Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County seeks volunteers

   January 10, 2014 2:42 pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County is looking for men, women and couples to provide guidance and to share life experiences in a one-to-one relationship with a child between the ages of 6 and 13. The goal is to provide mentorship to a child, while expanding his or her horizons through activities. Some of…

Carwash Saturday will raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

   May 29, 2013 6:42 pm

On Saturday, volunteers and “littles” from Big Brothers Big Sisters will wash vehicles to raise money for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program. The event takes place in the parking lot at Family Services of NW PA, 5100 Peach St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of all amounts will be accepted in exchange…

Big Brothers Big Sisters to partner with YMCA of Greater Erie

   December 4, 2012 9:30 am

Big Brothers Big Sisters, a program of Family Services of NW PA, will announce a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Erie during its holiday party this afternoon. Children who participated in the YMCA’s after-school programs will be eligible for a Big Brothers Big Sisters “match.” Matches of youth and adult mentors will meet for…

Big Brothers Big Sisters to host Volunteer Recognition Dinner

   November 1, 2012 12:44 pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield are hosting the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Friday. The dinner will recognize a successful “little-big” match. It will also honor major corporate sponsors, including Highmark, Erie Insurance, Scott Enterprises and National Fuel. The event will also launch the…

Recognized Volunteer: Jessica Crossman, Big Brothers Big Sisters

   July 26, 2012 10:05 am

When Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer Jessica Crossman, 28, brought up a trip to an Edinboro farm with her “little” Araja Robinson, 13, Robinson’s face lit up. Details of the trip–a new group of baby calves, Robinson’s first raw milk experience–emerged. “It was gross,” Robinson said of the raw milk. “It tasted all creamy.” “She…

Lawrence Park beauty salon celebrates Fourth of July with fundraiser

   July 2, 2012 11:23 am

Twenty-one Eufora beauty salons are ringing in the Fourth of July holiday with a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters and ChildHelp. The salons have been selling 50/50 raffle tickets in anticipation of the “FUNdraising” event on Independence Day. The event, located at Shear Delight Salon and Day Spa at 4348 Iroquois Avenue in Lawrence Park,…

Make a difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters

   May 29, 2012 12:03 pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters pair adult volunteers with youth ages six through 13 in the hope that the relationship will have a lasting impact on the life of the young person. The local chapter, run by Family Services of Northwest Pennsylvania, is looking for volunteers over the age of 18 to mentor local youth. Oftentimes,…