We are so excited to celebrate National Mentoring Month(NMM) with all of our Bigs & supporters and look forward to encouraging others to get involved! A special thank you to our NMM Media Sponsor, WGRZ-TV 2 for creating and airing a PSA encouraging the community to get involved. To learn more about the opportunities during NMM and your options to help make a BIG difference in the life of a child click here!
A special thank you to the members of Elmwood Kiwanis for sponsoring a special day for 10 of the children involved in BBBSEC at Build A Bear. Each child was able to create a bear of their very own with their Big Brother or Big Sister looking on! As you can see from the smiles in the photos, for each Little their new furry friend is already very special. Again, a special thanks to the Elmwood Kiwanis for making this event possible!
Our BIG Give campaign has officially kicked off! The BIG Give is an online fundraising effort of current Big Brothers and Big Sisters to help raise the funds necessary to move more kids off the waiting list into matches with Bigs of their very own. For every $1,000.00 raised, we can match a new Big & Little together! Visit The BIG Give page to pledge a Big Brother or Big Sister you know or donate to our general BIG Give fund. Thanks!!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County and Media Sponsor Kiss 98.5 are excited to celebrate Liz Callahan as our first 2016 Women Who Move the City Wednesday Honoree! Liz currently serves on the Board of Directors for Journey’s End Refugee Services and WNY STEM Hub. She is on the communications committee for the WNY Women’s Foundation and the event committee for the South Buffalo Community Table’s annual fundraiser and for Startup Grind. Liz also volunteers as a teacher for Junior Achievement of WNY. Previously, Liz was the chair of B Team Buffalo and also served as sponsorship coordinator for TEDx Buffalo from 2012-2015. She was awarded the 2014-2015 Brenda McDuffie Award of Excellence for the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals and the 2014/2015 Rising Stars award from the…
We hope you will consider a donation to our The BIG Give Challenge on #GivingTuesday, December 2nd, and help to match 15 local children with new mentors. You can either donate to our agency page or select from one of our Bigs or supporters personal pages that includes photos & stories. New this year- donate $25 and you will receive a beautiful BBBSEC Snowflake Ornament! Be sure to let your friends know that you have donated through The BIG Give Challenge by using #GivingTuesday on Facebook or Twitter!
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