For Immediate Release

    Contact Information:
    Shawn Barron
    [email protected]


    Harrisburg, PA
    Press Release Date – January 18, 2018

    On January 11, 2018, the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Central Pennsylvania Chapter kicked off the New Year with a transforming celebration at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg.

    Now as many of you know-this is the time of year where we all reflect and create resolutions to improve our lives. After some discussion on what type of celebration we should have-we thought, “Why don’t we start the year by changing someone else’s life and support individuals in need?” So that’s exactly what we did.

    Changing perspectives. Changing lives. That’s what Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is all about. For more than 100 years, BBBS has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") in communities across the country.

    We’re grateful that our organization collected a variety of items from the BBBS’s wish list including: scarves, hats, gloves, blankets, gift cards and several goods/services to be used for their matches. But the giving didn’t stop there. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that Paragon Engineering matched our monetary donation to BBBS!

    SMPS Central PA President, Shawn Barron presented Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties with a donation check of five hundred dollars ($500) to Linda Gorter, Executive Director Of BBBS.

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