Big Brothers Big Sisters postpones Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge has postponed its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A new date is yet to be determined.


Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the most important annual fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Those interested in supporting the program may still do so in two ways:



By participating as a Virtual Bowler at bbbsnepa.org/bfks2020 until a date is set for an actual bowl-a-thon.


By participating in online fundraiser called “Spare, Strike and Split, with raffle prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000. To enter, visit bbbsnepa.com/spare2020.

For information about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister volunteer, visit bbbsnepa.org or call 800-955-4376.


Pike County Public Library receives grant


For more than 26 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has invested in programs that help uplift and empower others through education. In the wake of the pandemic as more youth are in need of academic support and an increased number of adults are looking to enhance their basic skills and employability, Dollar General Literacy Foundation proudly continues its support of basic education and literacy initiatives for individuals of all ages.


Pike County Public Library in Milford was the recipient of a $2,000 grant.


Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards funds to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Through partnerships with national literacy organizations like the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, XPRIZE Foundation and the American Libraries Association, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports organizations that increase access to educational programming, stimulate and enable innovation in the delivery of educational instruction and inspire a love of reading.


The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also offers a student referral program for individuals interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency exam. Referrals to a local organization that provides free literacy services are available online here or through referral cards found in the Learn to Read brochures that are available at the cash register of every Dollar General store.