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Trees for a Cause: Donate Now!

Trees for a Cause

The Delta Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area. DONATE NOW, December 3 through December 19 at our tree at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (150 Slayton Ave, Danville, VA 24540) OR online now at BigLittleDanville.org/Donate.

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Graduate Littles

Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating our 100% graduation rate with the following students from Danville-Pittsylvania County schools. Shayla Monae Chaney is an Honor Graduate of Dan River High School, Pittsylvania County, VA. Shayla is graduating Number 11 in her class with a GPA of 4.0. The thirteen year Little Sister will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and majoring in Psychology. A’Nya Jennings is an Honor Graduate of George Washington High…

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First Day of Middle School

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area saw Littles Malachi and Marquarius off on their first day to Westwood Middle School. Good luck!

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Daly Day of Donating is Fun for All

On July 7, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area and Daly Seven Corporation hosted the Daly Day of Donating at a Sacred Heart soccer field. 30 youth and adult chaperones attended the event. Inflatable water slide and tunnels, dunking and photo booths, face painting, and musical chairs were part of the event. The Chick-fil-A cow and retired NBA player Johnny Newman made special guest appearances. Attendees enjoyed Chick-fil-A sandwiches, snow cones, cotton candy,…

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Littles Go See”The Lion King”

On Monday, July 29th, 25 youth and four volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area went to see “The Lion King” at the Gretna Theatre. They ate pizza, soda, and cupcakes prior to seeing the movie and had popcorn, candy, and drinks during the movie. The event was sponsored by Board Member Marie Young and her husband, Donald. For more information, contact Pat Daniel at patbbbs@dancom.us or 434-792-3700 ext. 234.

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Littles Visit Life Saving Crew Training Center

On July 15, 2019, ten youth and the Mt. Hermon Willing Servants Sunday School Class visited the Danville Life Saving Crew Training Center. Tobie Addis and Sheri Giannini showed the youth the rescue vehicles and equipment used for land and water rescue. They learned the importance of the equipment and how they will help in any emergency situation.

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Mentoring Works!

Kristen Brandon returned to us to thank us for matching her with her Big, Bernice Jones Glass. Kristen has stayed in contact with her Big since she was 9 years old. She works as a Nursing Assistant at Howard County Hospital which is part of John Hopkins Medical Systems. She is also about to earn her RN certification.

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Littles Enjoy Splash Day

Joe Nicholson

On Monday, June 17th, 13 youth traveled to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church for a Splash Day. Activities included water balloons and Super Soakers. Joe Nicholson, Team Leader of the Willing Servants Sunday school class gave a motivational talk about “Trust.” Chicken dinner followed the fun and games.

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Littles Tour Sites in Virginia

Dixie Caverns

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area recently went on a trip that started with a tour of the Greenbrier Hotel grounds and bunker. The next day, they visited the Dixie Caverns in Salem, VA for a lecture about the caverns and a short tour. Later that day, they visited the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy, VA, where they saw Booker T. Washington’s birthplace and watched a film about his life. The…

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Paint N Sip

Paint and Sip

On May 13th, the North Main Baptist Church Hannah Sunday school class and the youth of Big Brothers Big Sisters had a “Paint N Sip” at the United Way large conference room. Seventeen youth and ten adults created sunflower paintings while sipping on sparkling soda.

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