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

Other Ways To Help

In addition to our year round need for Big Brothers & Big Sisters, there are additional volunteer opportunities and ways for you to Start Something Big for the kids in our program.

Future Littles Waiting List Program 

This opportunity pairs members of your company or organization, one on one, with children (6-12 years) from our waiting list to participate in planned activities in a group setting. Each event lasts 1.5 – 2.0 hours and includes a “Get To Know You” activity, various games, crafts and a snack or light meal. To learn more click the button next to the title.  For more information contact the Community Relations Department at agriffin@beafriend.org

Wish Lists

Throughout the year there are opportunities to help us provide little extras in our programs and to our kids & families. From craft items to games, books to school supplies to mittens & hats, our Wish Lists are a great way to engage your group in making a difference. To learn more about our Wish Lists, contact the Development Department at aconstanza@beafriend.org

Make the Holidays Bright

We are in need of sponsors to provide help provide holiday cheer to our kids and families through a Thanksgiving Dinner List and Holiday Adoption Program. Contact the Community Relations Department at agriffin@beafriend.org if you are interested in learning more or check back in the fall for more information.


We rely on fundraisers coordinated between our agency and local businesses. Here a few ways you could get involved:

• Sell “cut-outs” with our logo at a $1.00 each for a set period of time.

• Host a dress down or jeans day.

• Design a unique fundraising program to fit the nature of your business.  For any fundraiser you organize for us, we can provide staff & volunteers to help with coordinating the event.

To learn more about any of these opportunities contact the Development Department at khite@beafriend.org