Thank you to everyone who joined us for Trivia Night on Saturday January 25th 2014!
200 people on 22 teams battled it out through 100 questions. With everyone's generosity we raised $2,800 to support our youth mentoring programs, and we all had a great time. Special thank you to Ericka Almeida for organizing, and to our guest caller Representative Paul Mark and to his wife, Cassandra, who helped tally scores.
Thank you to The Recorder, St Kaz, WHAI/Bear Country Radio, St. Stan’s, The United Way of Franklin County, the Second Congregational Church, all the bakers and Kathy who saved the day with the sound system!
Youth Mentoring Day at the State House
On Thursday January 23rd, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County's Executive Director Danielle Letourneau-Therrien and Program Services Supervisor, Jessie Cooley went to the State House in support of Youth Mentoring Day. Mentoring Organizations from Massachusetts meet with legislators to discuss their programs and the impact they have in our communities.
Big Sister Genie, Big Brother Brian, and Little Sister Danielle talk about their match and what it is like to be involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County.
Franklin County Fair Parade
On September 5, staff and matches marched in the Franklin County Fair Parade.
Red Sox Night at the Greenfield Grille!
On August 15th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County hosted a Red Sox Night at the Greenfield Girlle. This free outreach event brought current Bigs and Littles together with potential mentors for a night of fun. We watched the game and raffled off a set of tickets to a very lucky winner.
We were lucky to have local, former Red Sox pitcher Jeremiah Bayer on hand to greet the guests. Board members and Staff members got in on the fun, too.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County is proud to be an official partner of the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, a program of the Boston Red Sox and Mass Mentoring
Go to www.redsox.com/mentors for more information on this ongoing recruitment drive.
In spring 2013 we participated in two local parades, the first was at River Rat Day in Athol, MA on April 13, and at the second we won "Best Use of Theme" award for the Franklin County Spring Parade in Turners Falls on April 20.
Here is Executive Director Dani Letourneau-Therrien's post about our parade outreach on Mass Mentoring Partnership's blog.
45th Anniversary Celebration
On Friday, March 15, 2013 we joined friends at the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons to celebrate our agency's 45th year.
Board Chair Laurel Guy gave a history of the agency and Executive Director Dani Letourneau-Therrien spoke about the future. The staff and current "Bigs" were recognized and the agency received citations from the State Congressional Delegation in Boston. Thank you to Senator Stan Rosenberg, State Representative Stephen Kulik for the citations, as well as State Representatives Paul Mark and State Representative Denise Andrews who presented at the festivities.
We'd like to send a Thank you to Taylor's Tavern for making Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County the recipient of the proceeds of the Bartender Shootout on February 17, 2013! Didn't make it? Take a look-----
Our board members once again were active in the event, raising additional funds beyond what Taylors plans to donate, with raffels from a number of local organizations, as well as a 50/50 raffle. We raised over $3000. Thank you to all who participated, or attended!
Soup & Games Night
Thank you to all who attended Soup & Game night on January 7, 2013, hosted and dreamed up by Hope & Olive's owners and staff. Soupsters extraordinaire from Antionos, Taylor's, Jake's, Mesa Verde, Franklin County Technical School and others reminded us all just why we love soup on a cold night. And let’s not forget the Mac n Chesse from the Rendezvous!
Our very active board and dedicated staff lent a hand to Hope & Olive as traffic control, all the while raising additional funds with tempting baked goods. On that night Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County raised almost $2000.
Thanks again for hosting Jim and staff, we know how much effort goes into something like this!