Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Founded locally in 1981, our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
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Our virtual National Conference was a big success! Featuring speakers from our local region including: Amy Rote: CEO, El...
07/01/2021

Our virtual National Conference was a big success! Featuring speakers from our local region including: Amy Rote: CEO, Elizabeth Goodman: Bigs in Blue Coordinator, Corporal Brent Miller: Director of Communications PA State Police, and Sgt. Darren Cotten: Patrol Supervisor Derry Township Police

On this day of June 19th, 2021, we commemorate and honor a culture full of resiliency and perseverance. Today we remembe...
06/19/2021

On this day of June 19th, 2021, we commemorate and honor a culture full of resiliency and perseverance. Today we remember the past and move toward embracing the dreams of the future. Passing on the stories of resiliency by advocating and defending the potential of tomorrow’s generation. #Juneteenth

On this day of June 19th, 2021, we commemorate and honor a culture full of resiliency and perseverance. Today we remember the past and move toward embracing the dreams of the future. Passing on the stories of resiliency by advocating and defending the potential of tomorrow’s generation. #Juneteenth

06/17/2021

Although physical distancing may be keeping us apart, no pandemic can keep our Bigs and Littles from celebrating #BIGPride every day.

Let's go for a spin! We held an outdoor bicycle giveaway last night for Littles in our program. And as always, safety fi...
06/11/2021

Let's go for a spin! We held an outdoor bicycle giveaway last night for Littles in our program. And as always, safety first! Derry Township Police Department and Penn State Hershey Medical Center joined the fun and hosted a bike safety demonstration and set up a mini practice course for the kids.

Special thanks to The Hershey Company for supporting our Derry Township Bigs in Blue program and making activities like these possible.

‘Coming Out’ is a phrase we often hear when describing an individual’s LGBTQ journey. This process can be mentally and e...
06/11/2021

‘Coming Out’ is a phrase we often hear when describing an individual’s LGBTQ journey. This process can be mentally and emotionally draining. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we know it takes courage to be who you truly are. Learn how you can support your friends and family if they come out. https://www.hrc.org/resources/being-an-lgbtq-ally #BIGPride

"It's like running from hole to hole and from shot to shot," says Board Member Brian Lorenz as he and Joe Holston each w...
06/10/2021
Golf fore kids sake, pair golf 126 holes to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

"It's like running from hole to hole and from shot to shot," says Board Member Brian Lorenz as he and Joe Holston each worked towards completing a 126-Hole Golf Challenge. abc27 News featured their 13-Hour herculean task as they raised funds for our one-to-one mentoring programs.

Things always seem darkest before the dawn. The last 15 months, the Coronavirus pandemic has canceled many things, but there is light on the horizon. Last year, Joe Holston golfed 100 holes to rais…

Today we celebrate the courage of Big Sister Janelle. Janelle was the first openly transgender woman to become a Big at ...
06/09/2021

Today we celebrate the courage of Big Sister Janelle. Janelle was the first openly transgender woman to become a Big at our agency. She is an advocate for the LGBTQ community and a proud Big Sister to Aubury.

Janelle's passion is working with LGBTQ youth, “They need to know they are not alone in this," she says. “Be true to yourself and be you.” #BIGPride

Today we celebrate the courage of Big Sister Janelle. Janelle was the first openly transgender woman to become a Big at our agency. She is an advocate for the LGBTQ community and a proud Big Sister to Aubury.

Janelle's passion is working with LGBTQ youth, “They need to know they are not alone in this," she says. “Be true to yourself and be you.” #BIGPride

OPEN POSITION: BUSINESS MANAGER. Join our caring, tight-knit team driving our mission to ignite the power and promise of...
06/07/2021

OPEN POSITION: BUSINESS MANAGER. Join our caring, tight-knit team driving our mission to ignite the power and promise of youth!

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OPEN POSITION: BUSINESS MANAGER. Join our caring, tight-knit team driving our mission to ignite the power and promise of youth!

http://ow.ly/CrQJ50F503K

06/07/2021

We're excited to announce our top fundraisers of the Virtual 5K! Thank you Belco Community Credit Union for supporting our event!

Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes and celebrates the differences that make us all unique! This month as we celebrate #Pr...
06/07/2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes and celebrates the differences that make us all unique! This month as we celebrate #PrideMonth, look out for posts that answer commonly asked questions about the LGBTQ community and stories of LGBTQ volunteers. #BIGPride #BiggerTogether

Volunteers are welcome to sign up to #BeABig at https://capbigs.org/be-a-mentor/

06/02/2021

Our 126-Hole Golf Challenge is nearing it's end.

You can still donate and make a BIG impact!

Joe and Brian have each completed 108 holes... only 18 more to go! They are raising funds to defend the potential of you...
06/02/2021

Joe and Brian have each completed 108 holes... only 18 more to go! They are raising funds to defend the potential of youth. Joining them are Craig and Patrick, our relay team, working to complete 72 holes. They are all in the home stretch! DONATE: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

06/02/2021

Craig Kreider is starting the 72-Hole Golf Team Relay Challenge along with Patrick Killiany. They're joining the rapid pace Joe and Brian have set for their 126-hole marathon challenge. DONATE to cheer on our golfers and support our youth: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge: Day 0Start your putters! Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz were on the green at 5 AM and they've been flying ...
06/02/2021

Golf Challenge: Day 0

Start your putters! Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz were on the green at 5 AM and they've been flying through the course! They just passed the halfway mark of Round 2.

They're raising funds to support our youth. DONATE NOW: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge: Day 0

Start your putters! Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz were on the green at 5 AM and they've been flying through the course! They just passed the halfway mark of Round 2.

They're raising funds to support our youth. DONATE NOW: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 1 DayWE ARE ONE DAY AWAY! Tomorrow at 5am, BBBSCR Board Members Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz w...
06/01/2021

Golf Challenge Countdown: 1 Day

WE ARE ONE DAY AWAY! Tomorrow at 5am, BBBSCR Board Members Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz will start their 126-hole Marathon Golf Challenge! They are prepared to golf from sunrise to sunset, if that's what is needed for each to complete 7 rounds.

The relay team from GIANT (Patrick Killiany and Craig Kreider) will join on the fourth round. Like and follow us to see their story tomorrow. DONATE TODAY: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 2 Days. Watch us on Wednesday! BBBS board members Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz will each golf ...
05/31/2021

Golf Challenge Countdown: 2 Days.

Watch us on Wednesday! BBBS board members Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz will each golf 126 holes on June 2nd. Follow us for updates and to hear their stories!

And if you haven't made a donation yet, visit: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 2 Days.

Watch us on Wednesday! BBBS board members Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz will each golf 126 holes on June 2nd. Follow us for updates and to hear their stories!

And if you haven't made a donation yet, visit: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” - Joseph CampbellToday we honor and ...
05/31/2021

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” - Joseph Campbell

Today we honor and remember those who died in service to our country. #ThankYou #MemorialDay

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” - Joseph Campbell

Today we honor and remember those who died in service to our country. #ThankYou #MemorialDay

Golf Challenge Countdown: 3 Days They didn’t want to stop talking! When our staff introduced Little Sister Arianna to Bi...
05/30/2021

Golf Challenge Countdown: 3 Days

They didn’t want to stop talking! When our staff introduced Little Sister Arianna to Big Sister Debra, they chatted about going on walks, swimming, doing arts and crafts and each other’s pets. When our staff let them know it was time to end the meeting, the two didn’t want to leave zoom!

Our Littles rely on their Bigs for friendship, guidance and support. On June 2nd, two board members will each complete a 126-Hole Golf Challenge to raise funds to make more matches. Donate Now and Make a Difference: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 3 Days

They didn’t want to stop talking! When our staff introduced Little Sister Arianna to Big Sister Debra, they chatted about going on walks, swimming, doing arts and crafts and each other’s pets. When our staff let them know it was time to end the meeting, the two didn’t want to leave zoom!

Our Littles rely on their Bigs for friendship, guidance and support. On June 2nd, two board members will each complete a 126-Hole Golf Challenge to raise funds to make more matches. Donate Now and Make a Difference: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 4 DaysWe are only a few days away and our Golf Fore Kids’ Sake challengers are ready to play! ...
05/29/2021

Golf Challenge Countdown: 4 Days

We are only a few days away and our Golf Fore Kids’ Sake challengers are ready to play! Thank you to our amazing donors for supporting Joe, Brian, Craig and Patrick as they GO BIGGER, TOGETHER to make a life-changing impact on the kids in our community. If you haven’t made your donation yet, go to: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 5 Days. Our Board Member, Joe Holston, says the 100 holes he golfed last year was “just a warm...
05/28/2021

Golf Challenge Countdown: 5 Days. Our Board Member, Joe Holston, says the 100 holes he golfed last year was “just a warm up!” In his own words he is “not young, isn’t in good enough shape to run even a 1K and the average 8th grader hits a golf ball farther than him.”

As a 4-decade supporter of BBBSCR, he is concerned about the loss of the organization’s major fundraising events due to the pandemic. This year, he figured, what’s 26 more holes? AND, fellow Board Member Brian Lorenz (who is young enough to be Joe’s son) is challenging him – Joe swears he’ll leave Brian in the dust!

Make Joe’s 126-hole single-day challenge a smashing success! Donate Now: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 5 Days. Our Board Member, Joe Holston, says the 100 holes he golfed last year was “just a warm up!” In his own words he is “not young, isn’t in good enough shape to run even a 1K and the average 8th grader hits a golf ball farther than him.”

As a 4-decade supporter of BBBSCR, he is concerned about the loss of the organization’s major fundraising events due to the pandemic. This year, he figured, what’s 26 more holes? AND, fellow Board Member Brian Lorenz (who is young enough to be Joe’s son) is challenging him – Joe swears he’ll leave Brian in the dust!

Make Joe’s 126-hole single-day challenge a smashing success! Donate Now: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Reach your 5K fundraising goal for the chance to WIN!!! If you're racing to reach your Go BIG for Kids' Sake fundraising...
05/28/2021

Reach your 5K fundraising goal for the chance to WIN!!! If you're racing to reach your Go BIG for Kids' Sake fundraising goal, today is the day! Raise at least $80 on your fundraising page by end of day today to be entered to WIN a $50 gift card to Highland Gardens PA. https://amplify.e-activist.com/19241/gbfks2021

Thank you Belco Community Credit Union for supporting the Virtual 5K!

Reach your 5K fundraising goal for the chance to WIN!!! If you're racing to reach your Go BIG for Kids' Sake fundraising goal, today is the day! Raise at least $80 on your fundraising page by end of day today to be entered to WIN a $50 gift card to Highland Gardens PA. https://amplify.e-activist.com/19241/gbfks2021

Thank you Belco Community Credit Union for supporting the Virtual 5K!

Golf Challenge Countdown: 6 DaysCatch up on the News! In case you missed it earlier this month, check out our segment on...
05/27/2021
Go Big For Kids with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Golf Challenge Countdown: 6 Days

Catch up on the News! In case you missed it earlier this month, check out our segment on Good Day PA on ABC27. We shared details about our Go BIG for Kids’ Sake campaign and next week’s Golf Fore Kids’ Sake challenge!

The pandemic has been an isolating and lonely time for many young people, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region has adapted their efforts to ensure their littles are getting the attention …

Golf Challenge Countdown: 7 DaysTwo new golfers are stepping onto the green! We’re excited to welcome our friends from G...
05/26/2021

Golf Challenge Countdown: 7 Days

Two new golfers are stepping onto the green! We’re excited to welcome our friends from GIANT: Patrick Killiany (left) and Craig Kreider (right). They are teaming up to complete a 72-hole golf challenge and will join our Board Members, Joe and Brian on June 2nd at Manada Golf Club.

Donate today to support our Golf Fore Kids’ Sake challengers: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 7 Days

Two new golfers are stepping onto the green! We’re excited to welcome our friends from GIANT: Patrick Killiany (left) and Craig Kreider (right). They are teaming up to complete a 72-hole golf challenge and will join our Board Members, Joe and Brian on June 2nd at Manada Golf Club.

Donate today to support our Golf Fore Kids’ Sake challengers: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 8 Days. Our kids are resilient! Throughout the pandemic, our staff heard from:-A Little who fe...
05/25/2021

Golf Challenge Countdown: 8 Days. Our kids are resilient! Throughout the pandemic, our staff heard from:

-A Little who felt lonely, but resolved to stay connected with friends by sewing masks for them.
-A Beyond School Walls program graduate who thought college wasn’t necessary for her career. Then, after talking with her Big, decided to pursue a versatile Business degree.
-A Big Brother who shared that his Little, “continues to amaze me with his confidence.”

Our youth are taking on today’s challenges and preparing for a brighter future. Our Board Members, Joe and Brian are taking on their own challenge to support these young leaders. Won’t you help them? https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

Golf Challenge Countdown: 8 Days. Our kids are resilient! Throughout the pandemic, our staff heard from:

-A Little who felt lonely, but resolved to stay connected with friends by sewing masks for them.
-A Beyond School Walls program graduate who thought college wasn’t necessary for her career. Then, after talking with her Big, decided to pursue a versatile Business degree.
-A Big Brother who shared that his Little, “continues to amaze me with his confidence.”

Our youth are taking on today’s challenges and preparing for a brighter future. Our Board Members, Joe and Brian are taking on their own challenge to support these young leaders. Won’t you help them? https://amplify.e-activist.com/19681/gfkschallenge21

05/25/2021

You could win!!! Go BIG for Kids' Sake this week and tackle the Virtual 5K challenge with our friends at Belco Community Credit Union. Raise a minimum of $80 by this Friday to win a $50 gift card to Highland Gardens PA!

Whether it’s practicing for an interview or learning to tie a bowtie, moments like these are priceless and help Littles ...
05/25/2021

Whether it’s practicing for an interview or learning to tie a bowtie, moments like these are priceless and help Littles reach their full potential.

Nordstrom Rack is supporting mentoring relationship moments. This month, Nordstrom Rack customers will be able to donate through the Sponsor-A-Moment campaign, with 100% of the proceeds supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Visit your local store to donate $10 to sponsor a key moment in a kid's life, like practicing for an interview.

Whether it’s practicing for an interview or learning to tie a bowtie, moments like these are priceless and help Littles reach their full potential.

Nordstrom Rack is supporting mentoring relationship moments. This month, Nordstrom Rack customers will be able to donate through the Sponsor-A-Moment campaign, with 100% of the proceeds supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Visit your local store to donate $10 to sponsor a key moment in a kid's life, like practicing for an interview.

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Thank you for providing smiles during this hard time . In a new and safe way, we always dress up for the holidays. Gotta keep traditions. Thank you BBBS for everything you do for families and the community opportunities 🤗🤗🤗
Christmas photos, social distancing of course 🤗🤗
Our research team at Johns Hopkins University is hosting a series of online focus groups (using private groups on Facebook) to understand how mentors are interacting with youth during stay-at-home orders. Please join if you are a mentor, and please share with your colleagues/friends! You can check eligibility and register here: https://bit.ly/2WXJm9p
Does BBBS do things to raise money? I was thinking today that if they do you should consider doing a 5K! I think that would be a great way to support BBBS!!!
Carter and his “Big” JK .. 😊
Today my Little asked me, “How long ago was is that we became best friends?” Melted me heart! Thank you Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Very disappointed that I was unable to get my AUTISTIC grandson a Big Brother. This program could be extremely beneficial to children with Autism but they are discriminated against because of their disability. No one wants to work with them I told. How about soliciting college kids for community hours? I’m sure my grandson is not the only autistic kid that could benefit from this program.
TONIGHT! Take a night off in the kitchen or grab lunch for the next day to support a great cause! Please share! https://www.facebook.com/events/709424446086792/?ti=cl
Carter with his “Big” James at the Senators game! 😊
What a difference four years make
I am delighted with interview!