Michelle Hamilton
Executive Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Pennsylvania
(570) 824-8756

Annual Telethon Set to Help Children in Big Way
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA Serving Monroe County
Telethon – February 21, 2021

January 14, 2021 – Now, more than ever, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Pennsylvania needs public support to keep igniting the power and potential of youth in the Poconos. For 35 years, BBBS of NEPA serving Monroe County has been fortunate to have outstanding support of partners throughout the community and this year is critically important to continue in the organization’s mission.

In light of the ongoing public health crisis, the BBBS annual telethon will be held virtually this year on February 21, 2021 on Blue Ridge Cable Channel 13 and YouTube from 6 p.m. – 8 pm. Local mentors will be showcased throughout the telethon. As always, the telethon will feature amazing local talent, albeit, pre-recorded.  The past year has been challenging in many ways for non-profit organizations as well as individuals in our community. Every donation, big and small, will help BBBS toward its goal for this year’s telethon and will stay in Monroe County to support mentoring programs for our youth.

“Each year, the funds raised during the telethon are invested in volunteer recruitment, supporting the match between Bigs and Littles and ultimately defend potential of our young ones,” said Michelle Hamilton, Executive Director of BBBS of NEPA. “At a time when our children need us most, it is our great honor to provide for them mentors and opportunity to improve their quality of life.”

Online donations are being accepted at or calling (570) 824-8756 to pledge support. Every $50 in donations will enter donors into a raffle to win a $100 basket of gift cards. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that young people have someone in their corner, someone they can turn to during times like these. During the pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters continued to find innovative ways for Bigs and Littles to stay connected through virtual mentoring or one to one in person mentoring. Please consider helping to continue this critical mission for those in great need in Monroe County.

BBBS expresses its gratitude to the Mattioli Foundation and Brown Daub Chevrolet, the organization’s 2021 Empower Sponsors. There are opportunities for corporate sponsorships at varying levels that will provide an opportunity to be featured during the telethon. Honorary chairpersons for this year’s telethon are Chief Jen Lyon of Stroud Area Regional Police and Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.

Additionally, an online auction will be held beginning February 7 ending February 21 to aid in the fundraising efforts for this unprecedented year. The auction can be found at the following link: