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Keep Cool This Summer

Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty Schedule outdoor activities carefully Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen Take cool showers or baths Never leave children or pets in cars Read More:https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/extremeheat/index.html

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Drive-Through Picnic with Chatham Star Tribune and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area

On Friday, July 3, Chatham Star Tribune sponsored a Drive-Through Picnic at their office location and at the office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area. We fed 75 Bigs, Littles, and family members that brought the children. The Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention provided bags of information about preventing drug and alcohol abuse in elementary, middle, and high school age youth. Social distancing bags were distributed by Community Development of the…

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Regional Scripps Spelling Bee Postponed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area and the Danville Host Lions Club in partnership with Averett University is the proud sponsor of the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee. The event was scheduled for March 21, 2020 at Blount Chapel on the university’s campus. Due to the pandemic and the closure of schools in Danville/Pittsylvania County for the rest of the year, and Governor Northam’s order not to have more than 10 people in one…

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Bowling for Fun with Bloom Ministries

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area enjoyed Bowling for Fun with Bloom Ministries at Riverside Lanes. The girls practiced their bowling skills and learned new techniques from the women in the ministry. The evening ended with a hot dog supper. For more information, contact Pat Daniel at 434-791-3700 ext 234.

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Pancake Supper and Mardi Gras with Ascension Lutheran Church

Littles of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area visited Ascension Lutheran Church for their annual Pancake Supper and Mardi Gras celebration. They feasted on blueberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, and eggs. The evening ended with a Mardi Gras parade and the youth singing “Oh When the Saints Go Marching In.” For more information, contact Pat Daniel at 434-791-3700 ext 234.

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1 Dream One Team

Saturday, February 22, six Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area attended the 1 Dream One Team Gala at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Youth were able to mingle with the Edmunds brothers and other sports personalities. The youth tickets were provided by Delegate Danny Marshall and Jeffrey Haley, AMNB. For more information, call Pat Daniel at 434-792-3700.

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House of Delegates Assembly

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area were guests of Delegate Danny Marshall at the 2020 Session of the VA House of Delegates. Delegate Marshall met with the youth in his office building to explain the legislative process. The littles and their chaperones were escorted to the gallery of the House Chamber by Mary Franklin where they were introduced to the “full body” by Delegate Les Adams.  During their visit, the youth had an…

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City Council for City of Danville

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area Executive Director and Board Member attended the first City Council Session of the New Year. In honor of National Mentoring Month, the agency was presented a proclamation. The proclamation celebrates with the City of Danville and the premier mentoring organization National Mentoring Month 2020. For more information, contact Pat Daniel at 434-791-3700 ext 234.

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2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters Angel Tree Christmas

Zinc Total Hair Salon sponsored an Angel Tree for 70 children and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area participants to have a Merry Christmas. Each child got at least a shirt, pair of pants, shoes, and a special gift. Zinc’s customers generously gave to each child they had a name for. Each gift made the season merry and bright. For more information, contact Pat Daniel at 434-791-3700 ext 234.

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2019 Annual Pancake Breakfast

On Saturday, Dec 7, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area enjoyed the Annual Pancake Breakfast held at Sovah Health. Attendees enjoyed arts and crafts. Santa visited, and gifts were given. Thank you to the New Arbor Youth Choir for their performance. For more information, contact Pat Daniel at 434-792-3700 ext 234.

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