100 River Rock Drive,
Suite 104, Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 873-5833  
  807 W. State St. (C/O The United Way)
Olean, New York 14760
(716) 480.9614  |  fax: (716) 873.6350   |   info@beafriend.org


Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on the generosity of donors like you to continue to provide mentors for children.  Your contribution stays right in our local community. Here are just some of the ways you can donate:

Donate Now!

To Donate Now, click to make a secure donation.

To donate by mail, please send your check or money order to:

Be-A-Friend Program, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
100 River Rock Drive, Suite 104
Buffalo, New York 14207

To donate by phone or for more information, please contact our Development Department at 716-873-5833 ext. 245.

Watch the impact your gift will have by learning A Little More About Us

Give through the United Way, SEFA or CFC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County is proud to participate in the local campaigns for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). You can designate all or a portion of your gift to support our local mentoring programs.
Helpful Hints: When searching for our name in campaign materials, we are listed as:

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County – #1243 – Be-A-Friend Program – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
SEFA – #57-00175 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
CFC – #80573 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier, Be-A-Friend Program, Inc.

If you have any questions about designating your workplace donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact our Development Department at  716-873-5833 ext. 245.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Giving a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion is a special way to pay tribute to that special someone while supporting the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters. All memorial and honor gifts will be acknowledged through a personal note sent by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Donations may be made by mail, contacting us by phone, or Donating Online.

Stocks & Securities

Increasing numbers of donors are making gifts to Big Brothers Big Sisters using appreciated securities including stock, bonds, and mutual funds.

If you would like to discuss this option, please contact your attorney or our Development Department at 716-873-5833 ext. 245.


Pledges allow donors to make recurring gifts over a period of months or years. Payment schedules are flexible. Recurring gifts, which may be billed at regular intervals, can be made via credit card by Donating Online or by contacting our Development Department at 716-873-5833 ext. 245.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers match their employees’ gifts to charitable institutions. Some companies will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired employees as well. Ask the human resources or benefits office at your workplace for more information.

If your company has a matching gift program, please designate Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier as the recipient of your funds.

Donate Tickets

Do you have tickets for upcoming events which could be distributed to our ‘Big & Little’ matches? Our kids love to go to hockey and football games, ice shows and the circus, age appropriate concerts and shows….and everything in between. Your donation will create special memories for a Little Brother or Little Sister with their Big.

Please contact Kara Hite, our Director of Development & Community Relations at khite@beafriend.org or call 716-873-5833 ext. 245.

On behalf of the children we serve and someday hope to serve, thank you in advance for your generous support.

A copy of the latest annual audit for Be-A-Friend Program, Inc., doing business as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier can be obtained by writing to the Development Department, Be-A-Friend Program, Inc., 100 River Rock Drive, Suite 104, Buffalo, New York, 14207 or you may obtain a copy by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271.

To view our Annual Report click here

Be-A-Friend Program, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to the program qualify for a tax deduction as allowed by law.