A Permanent Home for Big Brothers Big Sisters Beaver County
In November 2010, Big Brothers Big Sisters relocated to 1475 Third Avenue New Brighton, the first permanent home in 36 years of service to area youth. Thanks to the generosity of capital campaign donors, $335,000 has been raised to underwrite the acquisition, relocation, and rehabilitation. The remaining $85,000 to be raised will support ADA compliance.
The agency will celebrate the relocation and rehabilitation through an Open House to be held Friday July 15th from 3pm to 7pm. A ribbon cutting with elected officials and dignitaries will take place at 4:30pm.
Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that the ability to succeed and thrive in life is inherent in each and every child. Most of the 350 children served annually reside in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest and largest mentoring network, the agency assigns matches between volunteers (“Big Brothers, Sisters, and Couples”) and children (“Littles”). The need is especially great for Big Brothers and Big Couples willing to share time with one of the 75 boys on the waiting list.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of evaluation and support proven by independent studies to help communities by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities.
In addition to the traditional community based mentoring, the agency partners with Geneva College and Penn State-Beaver and the School Districts of Aliquippa, Ambridge, Rochester, and Western Beaver to offer campus and school-based mentoring.
Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer today at www.bcbigs.org, or phone 724.843.4600