A BIG thank you to our sponsors, golfers & donors for making the 9th Annual Fore the Children Golf Tournament presented by PCB Piezotronics a success! We had beautiful weather for our participants that enjoyed 18 holes of golf along with lunch & dinner, contests and auctions. Congratulations to Phil Petoniak on receiving the Hedwig “De” Moss Leadership Award for his outstanding support of BBBSEC and other local charities. To view photos & a list of sponsors, click here.
You help make our work possible and we wanted to share our success with you. We hope you will enjoy reading our Annual Report. With the generous support of our community, over 400 children were matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Through the caring time commitment of our Bigs, and the generous contributions of Western New Yorkers, these children have been empowered to achieve their current goals and reach for future aspirations. The Annual Report includes: Story about two very special Big Sisters Updates on exciting partnerships Recap of our 2015 events 2015 Financial Statement July 2015 – June 2016 Program Outcomes We hope you enjoy and as always, thank you for joining us in making a BIG difference in the lives of…
Come join the BBBSEC Big Mirror Committee as they host a second Big Mixer on Thursday, January 31st from 6pm-9pm at Mes Que. Guests can enjoy food and drinks while chatting with current Big Brothers and Big Sisters and will even have the opportunity to sign up to become a mentor. More information provided in our invitation which you can see here.
In an effort to recruit more male mentors, we will be holding our first barbershop volunteer recruitment event “Grooming Men of the Future” on Saturday, September 28th from 11am – 3pm at three barbershops located in the City of Buffalo. The event is an opportunity for men to stop by in a relaxed & familiar setting to learn more about becoming a Big Brother from Big Brothers Big Sisters fraternity partner Alpha Phi Alpha. The barbershops opening their doors that day to BBBSEC are Styles of Man on East Delavan and the Signature Cutz locations on Main Street and Grant Street. Men who stop down that day will be entered to win a cut from a barber of their choice at each shop and into…
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!
We are excited to announce that the video submitted by Big Sister, Emily Felmet, that was a finalist in First Niagara’s 2016 Mentoring Matters Grant Giveaway Contest. won the top prize of $10,000! Thank you to all who voted and shared the contest with friends, family and colleagues through Facebook and to First Niagara for this wonderful opportunity. A BIG thank you to Big Sister Emily & Little Sister Quinn who shared their 5+ year friendship with the community to make this all possible. To view the final results click here. To view the video, created by Odessa Pictures, click here.
Just in time for the winter weather, TransitowneUSA representatives presented warm winter hats, gloves and scarves to the children involved in BBBSEC at a pancake breakfast with their mentors on Saturday,December 10th at the Niagara Frontier American Legion Post. TransitowneUSA collected the winter accessories during their “A Little Warmth Makes a BIG Difference” campaign held at all of their locations in November. TransitowneUSA customers received a gift certificate for a free oil change for bringing in a donation to benefit a child in BBBSEC. In addition to enjoying a delicious breakfast and receiving the winter accessories, each child also made a snowman measuring stick craft to take home and measure the latest snowfall!