Welcome to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher Aspirations, Greater Confidence, and Better Relationships
- Avoidance of Risky Behaviors
- Educational Success
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1:00pm – 4:00pm
The Whitaker Center
222 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Come join Big Brothers Big Sisters for an amazing opportunity this holiday season! We will be gathering at the Whitaker Center to enjoy an afternoon at the Science Center and I-Max Theater. The first 100 Bigs and Littles that register will get a free ticket. Any parents, siblings or our Littles, and additional Bigs and Littles are able to join us at an extreme discount rate of $2.00 per ticket. In years past we’ve asked you to bring a covered dish to share; this year put that money towards this fun activity! Please remember to RSVP by calling 236-0199 with the names of everyone attending.
Check out our CEO, Maddie Young, Big Sister of the Year from PA, Amy Bischof and all-star Little Sister Dy’Mond in the United Way of the Capital Region’s 2014 Campaign Video! Thank you!
Big Brothers Big Sisters is eligible to receive corporate support through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit/Educational Improvement Organizations (EITC/EIO) program. Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), EITC provides large tax breaks for qualified businesses to fund innovative education programs.
Thru EITC, businesses may receive tax credits equal to 75% of their contribution up to a maximum of $200,000 per taxable year. If a business commits to donate the same amount for two consecutive years, they receive credits equal to 90% of their contributions. Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution is made. Since donations are made to a 501(c)3 organization, they are deductible on federal tax returns as well.
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Congratulations to Big Brother Gareth Pahowka for being nominated as the 2014 Pennsylvania Big Brother of the Year! Gareth was nominated by his Match Support Specialist, Stephanie Alsvan and named the 2014 Big Brother of the Capital Region. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region then sent his nomination to the State Association of Pennsylvania who selected Gareth as the 2014 Big Brother of the Year of Pennsylvania. Gareth has been a Big Brother to Derek for the last six years and a consistent presence at Match Activities and Fundraising events such as Bowl For Kids’ Sake!
Congratulations to Big Sister Amy Bischof for being nominated as the 2014 Pennsylvania Big Sister of the Year! Amy was nominated by her Match Support Specialist, Carol Thabateh and named the 2014 Big Sister of the Capital Region. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region then sent her nomination to the State Association of Pennsylvania who selected Amy as the 2014 Big Sister of the Year of Pennsylvania. Amy has been a Big Sister to Dy’Mond for the last four and a half years and a consistent presence at Match Activities and Fundraising events such as Bowl For Kids’ Sake! Amy and Dy’Mond participated in the photo shoot for our new website in 2012 and can be seen in almost all of our marketing materials.