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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Volunteer or donate: capbigs.org

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“Middle school was the darkest and most difficult time for me. Eileen told me it’s ok to be sad but not to dwell on it, ...
01/11/2021

“Middle school was the darkest and most difficult time for me. Eileen told me it’s ok to be sad but not to dwell on it, to make the most out of happy things, try to remember the good things and forget the bad ones. She never let me down. When Eileen said she would be there, she always was.”

- Little Sister Lexis & Big Sister Eileen, Matched in 2009.

#NationalMentoringMonth #BiggerTogether #MotivationMonday #Inspiration #makingadifference #KeepKidsConnected

Today is #IAmAMentorDay and we want to hear from YOU! If you are a past, present, or soon to be Big...share your story o...
01/07/2021

Today is #IAmAMentorDay and we want to hear from YOU! If you are a past, present, or soon to be Big...share your story of why you mentor.

Thank you for being a defender of potential! #NationalMentoringMonth #BiggerTogether

Thank you to our amazing supporter, Cummins Inc for your generous donation of bikes and snack boxes at the end of 2020! ...
01/06/2021

Thank you to our amazing supporter, Cummins Inc for your generous donation of bikes and snack boxes at the end of 2020! We got the snack boxes out to kids in December and today our team discussed ideas for giving out the bikes in the springtime.

Cummins also donated personal care items last year for our Littles. Thank you for #givingback and being part of our #BiggerTogether BBBS network!

Thank you Pronto Plumbing for supporting our community and to everyone who submitted their vote for one of the three non...
01/05/2021

Thank you Pronto Plumbing for supporting our community and to everyone who submitted their vote for one of the three nonprofits. Congratulations HOPE Dogs on winning and Happy New Year everyone!

✨ We are excited to announce our Pronto Plumbing Cares winner...HOPE Dogs! Congrats to HOPE Dogs and a heartfelt thanks for all of the wonderful work they do! ✨

➡️ In addition, Bethesda Mission placed 2nd and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region placed 3rd, so they will each receive a donation as well.

Thank you to all 3 organizations for their amazing local work. ❤️ At Pronto Plumbing we are beyond happy to support all 3 missions with a donation:

🌟 "HOPE Dogs prison dog training program seeks to provide a second chance for both ends of the leash. By training handlers to rehabilitate rescued dogs who need to learn basic skills, we are able help both humans and doggos!"

🌟 "Bethesda Mission has been providing hope to hurting and homeless men, women and children in the Greater Harrisburg area since 1914."

🌟"Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth."

And, a special thank you to everyone that voted for their favorite non-profit!

January is #NationalMentoringMonth and Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating the greatness that is ignited by mentorsh...
01/04/2021

January is #NationalMentoringMonth and Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating the greatness that is ignited by mentorship!

This month we will highlight the power of relationships and the experience of being a mentor. Stay tuned! #BiggerTogether #BecomeABig #KeepKidsConnected

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's cover photo
01/04/2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's cover photo

Happy New Year! We look forward to the BIG opportunities that 2021 has in store!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! We look forward to the BIG opportunities that 2021 has in store!

Invest in our community by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters. #EmpowerResilience in local youth and help them reach th...
12/28/2020

Invest in our community by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters. #EmpowerResilience in local youth and help them reach their full potential! Donate Now: https://capbigs.org/donate-now/

Happy Holidays! We hope you're staying warm and safe just like Little Sister Mylaysha and her Big Sister Christa. Last w...
12/26/2020

Happy Holidays! We hope you're staying warm and safe just like Little Sister Mylaysha and her Big Sister Christa. Last week they enjoyed a holiday dinner, hot coco and a Christmas movie.

Big Brothers Big Sisters wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday!
12/24/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

Big Sister Wittney sent us this adorable photo of her Little Sister De'Ata. "We had Spooky movie night. De'Ata and Mason...
12/22/2020

Big Sister Wittney sent us this adorable photo of her Little Sister De'Ata. "We had Spooky movie night. De'Ata and Mason were dancing to the Nightmare Before Christmas songs!"

During this difficult year, our Littles relied on their Bigs for guidance, friendship and emotional support. Give the gift of friendship this holiday season. Donate Now: https://capbigs.org/donatesupport/

Thank you to our Bigs in Blue partner, the Carlisle Borough Police Department, and the community for spreading holiday c...
12/22/2020

Thank you to our Bigs in Blue partner, the Carlisle Borough Police Department, and the community for spreading holiday cheer to our Littles and their families!

Little Sister Jewel recently visited her Big Sister Julia and her Big Sister caught this photo of her, sharing "Jewel lo...
12/21/2020

Little Sister Jewel recently visited her Big Sister Julia and her Big Sister caught this photo of her, sharing "Jewel loves the cats on my farm, it’s therapeutic for her!"

#MatchMonday #Mentoring #KeepKidsConnected

Thank You Marco for choosing to celebrate the holidays with Big Brothers Big Sisters! On this cold snowy night, it warme...
12/18/2020

Thank You Marco for choosing to celebrate the holidays with Big Brothers Big Sisters! On this cold snowy night, it warmed our hearts to come together for a night of bingo, tacky sweaters, and most of all...FUN!

If your company is interested in hosting a private virtual event with BBBS of the Capital Region, please contact Angela Linton at [email protected] to learn more!

Did you cast your vote yet?
12/17/2020

Did you cast your vote yet?

❤️ We're Donating $1,750. Help Us Choose Where! ❤️
Pronto Plumbing Cares: We're running a friendly competition between three wonderful and local non-profits chosen by our employees. Helping your favorite non-profit place first and receive a top donation of $1,000 is easy. Simply cast your vote at the link below. You can vote for your favorite charity once a day, every day through December 21st.

🗳️ Full Details & Cast Your Vote Here: https://bit.ly/2UA5Drv

Calling all Bigs & Littles: Join BBBS tomorrow at 6:00pm for some festive fun at our Grow Big Grow Well Holiday Event! T...
12/16/2020

Calling all Bigs & Littles: Join BBBS tomorrow at 6:00pm for some festive fun at our Grow Big Grow Well Holiday Event! To RSVP contact Kim Roosenberg at [email protected] or 717-360-8379.

Congratulations Amy Rote, new President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region! “Throughout my career, ...
12/15/2020

Congratulations Amy Rote, new President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region!

“Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to creating opportunities that inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential,” says Amy Rote.

Amy Rote started with our agency in 2013 as Vice President of Programs where she successfully grew the agency’s outreach in its five-county service area. She most recently served as interim President and CEO of our organization. Learn about Amy’s journey: https://capbigs.org/about-us/news-and-accolades/

VOTE TODAY! Let Pronto Plumbing know you support Big Brothers Big Sisters with your vote. Empower resilience and #KeepKi...
12/14/2020

VOTE TODAY! Let Pronto Plumbing know you support Big Brothers Big Sisters with your vote. Empower resilience and #KeepKidsConnected!

❤️ We're Donating $1,750. Help Us Choose Where! ❤️
Pronto Plumbing Cares: We're running a friendly competition between three wonderful and local non-profits chosen by our employees. Helping your favorite non-profit place first and receive a top donation of $1,000 is easy. Simply cast your vote at the link below. You can vote for your favorite charity once a day, every day through December 21st.

🗳️ Full Details & Cast Your Vote Here: https://bit.ly/2UA5Drv

Our Interim CEO, Amy Rote visited Mid Penn Bank to accept and thank them for their EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Cre...
12/10/2020

Our Interim CEO, Amy Rote visited Mid Penn Bank to accept and thank them for their EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) donation. Thank you Mid Penn Bank for defending the potential of youth with your generous donation, ongoing support, and new program partnership through Beyond School Walls!

Pictured with Amy is Aakrit Mehta, Branch Manager at Mid Penn Bank.

12/04/2020
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We're excited to share that Joe's 100 Hole Golf Challenge story placed in the NPPA TV Quarterly Contest!

A massive thank you to Anthony Durso abc27 Photojournalist for going above and beyond, joining Joe for the entirety of his single-day golf fundraiser challenge. Congratulations Anthony!

Most charity and fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region board member Joe Holston decided to take on a challenge to raise money for the organization.

Allie Berube has the story.

https://www.abc27.com/sports/local-sports/golf-fore-kids-sake-challenge-100-holes-to-help-local-children/

Today we launched our second Dauphin County Beyond School Walls program in partnership with Mid Penn Bank and Susquehann...
12/04/2020

Today we launched our second Dauphin County Beyond School Walls program in partnership with Mid Penn Bank and Susquehanna Township School District.

At our first session, Justin Webb, SEVP & Chief Operating Officer at Mid Penn Bank and BBBSCR Board Member welcomed the students with a behind-the scenes video highlighting the bank’s philanthropic initiatives and community engagement. Mid Penn Bank mentors were excited to meet their mentees and share their career paths and current roles in the finance and banking industry.

#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity - we stand together to #DefendPo...
12/01/2020

#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity - we stand together to #DefendPotential. You have stood with us throughout the year and despite challenges. Today we are #GivingGratitude to you! Show us why you support the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

-Take a selfie holding a sign of why you are #unselfie and #giveback.
-Post the picture and share: This #GivingTuesday, I stand to #EmpowerResilience/#InspireDreams/#IgniteFriendships for youth. #unselfie #giveback
-Tag 3 friends. Encourage them to share their why or get involved. And tag us @BBBSCapRegion and we may spotlight you or share you.

Thank you Capital BlueCross for providing Thanksgiving meals to our Littles and their families! You've made this holiday...
11/26/2020

Thank you Capital BlueCross for providing Thanksgiving meals to our Littles and their families! You've made this holiday special for so many of our kids!

Happy Thanksgiving! THANK YOU for all you do! For volunteering, donating, supporting and taking time to EMPOWER RESILIEN...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! THANK YOU for all you do! For volunteering, donating, supporting and taking time to EMPOWER RESILIENCE in youth! We hope you and your families have an amazing day and stay safe this holiday.

A simple cycling celebration! We got to wish our Carlisle-area Littles a special "Happy Holidays" as we handed out bikes...
11/23/2020

A simple cycling celebration! We got to wish our Carlisle-area Littles a special "Happy Holidays" as we handed out bikes, snacks and smiles last week! A massive thank you to LifeCycle Carlisle and New Life Community Church - Carlisle for coordinating this event and donating bikes and food for our Littles. The kids were thrilled!

Congratulations and welcome to the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President & CEO! #DefendPotential
11/23/2020

Congratulations and welcome to the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President & CEO! #DefendPotential

“One of the most important parts of my life has been the opportunity to lead purpose-driven work and empowering young people to be the change they want to see in the world.”

Congratulations Artis Stevens, new President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America! He succeeds Pam Iorio, who is retiring in December, after leading the organization for nearly seven years. As the first Black CEO to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters in its 116-year history, Stevens brings 25 years of leadership in the positive youth development sector.

Learn more about about Artis’ path to BBBSA here: https://bit.ly/2UPt9AW #BiggerTogether

Big Brother Nathan and Little Brother Julian will be going over the hills and through the woods for their first activity...
11/23/2020

Big Brother Nathan and Little Brother Julian will be going over the hills and through the woods for their first activity: hiking at Wildwood Park! #MatchMonday #MentoringMatters #MotivationMonday

No matter whether you're planning to stay at home this Thanksgiving or make your own trip "over the hills and through the woods" to relatives homes, we hope all our BBBS family stays safe and healthy!

Cast your vote and help Pronto Plumbing decide who will get the top donation of $1,000! A massive thank you to Pronto Pl...
11/17/2020

Cast your vote and help Pronto Plumbing decide who will get the top donation of $1,000! A massive thank you to Pronto Plumbing for including us in this competition.

#giveback #communitymatters #impactinglives

❤️ We're Donating $1,750. Help Us Choose Where! ❤️
Pronto Plumbing Cares: We're running a friendly competition between three wonderful and local non-profits chosen by our employees. Helping your favorite non-profit place first and receive a top donation of $1,000 is easy. Simply cast your vote at the link below. You can vote for your favorite charity once a day, every day through December 21st.

🗳️ Full Details & Cast Your Vote Here: https://bit.ly/2UA5Drv

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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!