In our second video, Little Brother Matt talks about how he and Big Brother Mark got to know each other after they were matched last December.
Attention all BBBSLV Bigs and Littles:
Save the date of Saturday, August 12 for the All-Program Picnic at Keck Park in Allentown.
We want all of you and your families to join us! Check back for more information in the next few weeks.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help us collect back to school donations at the Sunday, August 13 Philling the Need event at Coca-Coal Park during the IronPigs game.
We now have enough volunteers for the day!
We hope you will still consider attending the game and bringing along school supplies for our Littles to use. We appreciate your donation and support!
This past Saturday we hosted "College Exploration Day" with six Littles in high school, five Bigs, and some parents.
The students are interested in attending college when they graduate, so we wanted to expose them to the college environment to help familiarize them with it and get them excited for what's ahead.
We visited Lafayette College in Easton, Lehigh University in Bethlehem, and Cedar Crest College in Allentown.
Thank you to The Taco Bell Foundation for providing a 2016 grant for the visits.
Thanks to The New Jordan Lanes in Whitehall for donating a free bowling party for our Big & Little matches yesterday. Debbie and her staff did a fantastic job of welcoming us and hosting a really fun event.
We're excited to launch a new video series profiling Big Brother Mark and Little Brother Matt who have been paired up since December 2016.
In the first video in the series, Mark tells us how he and Matt were matched and introduced.
Want to help BBBSLV as a one-time volunteer?
We need 100+ volunteers for our annual 5k race fundraiser on Saturday, September 9 at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem.
The Corner Store Run features several different volunteer opportunities starting with race registration on Friday 9/8, and day-of registration, plus volunteers at water stops, the finish line, and in the post-race carnival, plus some general floaters throughout the day.
To sign up for a shift, go here:
Thanks to everyone who joined us for last night's July Waiting List Club picnic at Keck Park in Allentown. The weather was great and we had fun playing games with all the Littles!
We are delighted to receive a First Niagara Bank Foundation grant along with Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County.
Of the $100,000 total grant, our $24,000 portion of it will be used for program support, specifically in the Easton area, and will allow us to grow our efforts there.
Bigs have a lasting impact on the Littles they mentor. Deciding to become a Big Brother or Big Sister is something that stays with you for life.
We have many children on our waiting list who want a Big, but we don't have enough volunteers for all of them to get one. Be A Big today. Contact us to learn more - firstname.lastname@example.org.