2022 Holiday Party

December 19, 2022

On Saturday, December 17th, Bigs, Littles, and their families came together with BBBSCR staff at The Blake Annex for a festive holiday party. We enjoyed winter-themed board games, crafts, coloring, food and beverages, and a special yule log activity. The celebration included a presentation of toys to all of the children in attendance from Macy’s Crossgates. Just in time for the holidays, Macy’s is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help inspire kids to realize their full potential. Now through 12/24, donate online or round up your change in store at the register to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region today. Were you seen at the celebration? Check out our video slideshow:

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BBBSCR in need of mentors this holiday season

December 9, 2022

BBBSCR is in need of mentors this holiday season! Did you catch our team on WTEN-TV this week? We need more Big Brothers and Big Sisters to serve the 150 kids currently on our waitlist. Many thanks to Board VP and Big Sister, Amelia, Big Brother Ed, and the Frenkel family for joining us and helping us to spread the word! Learn more below!     https://www.news10.com/news/big-brothers-big-sisters-in-need-of-mentors-donations/  

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2022 Match of the Year

October 27, 2022

New 2022 Match of the Year Announced at the Fall Classic on October 6th Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region honors four outstanding matches as finalists for the regional Match of the Year Award. The matches that are nominated each illustrate how the mentoring relationship helps Littles achieve their biggest possible futures and makes a long-lasting impact on the Big, too. Nominees are chosen for these characteristics: The match has demonstrated significant impact for the Little and the Big has helped their Little overcome obstacles to achieve positive outcomes. The Little has shown progress in reaching their potential and the Big has helped ignite, empower, or defend that potential in an identifiable way. The Nominee has…

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August 25, 2022

Agency Sponsored Enrichment Activities for Bigs/Littles and Waitlist Children This summer, Assistant Program Manager Cierra Daubitz has kept our Bigs, Littles, and waitlist kids busy with a plethora of agency-sponsored enrichment activities through our Big Experience Program. While these monthly activities are inclusive of all of our BBBSCR youth, they were designed so that the children on our waitlist could engage in fun, educational activities with BBBSCR staff and adult volunteers while they wait to be matched to their Big. On an annual basis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region works with the children in our programs to set individual goals and work towards BBBSCR priority outcome areas. We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community to…

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A BIG Thank You

December 9, 2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) is saying goodbye to two staff members this fall. We thank them for their many contributions to the organization and wish them great success in their future endeavors! They will be missed! Josh Kay Development and Communications Coordinator Josh Kay leaves BBBSCR to pursue his career working with teens as a Youth Ministry Coordinator for St. Pius X Church in Loudonville. During his time at BBBSCR, Josh worked on fundraising and communications and played a key role in the success of The Big Fall Ball this October. Angie Weber Always eager to take on new challenges, Angie fulfilled many roles with BBBSCR from Office Manager to Assitant Development Manager. Throughout 2020,…

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BBBSCR Announces their 2021 Match of the Year

October 27, 2021

At the Big Fall Ball, on Thursday, October 14, 2021, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) announced Big Brother Chuck & Little Brother Shazir as the 2021 BBBSCR Match of the Year. Selected out of a pool of five finalists, the committee, made up of BBBSCR staff, volunteers, board members and former Bigs, agreed that Chuck and Shazir best exemplified the criteria set for the Match of the Year. The criteria was as follows: the strength of their relationship and three key outcomes which include educational success, risk avoidance, and pro-social behaviors. Due to COVID-19, Chuck and Shazir could not be present at the event to accept the award. Instead, BBBSCR was able to interview the pair…

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