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CrossFit Event to Benefit Hope House Shelter

CrossFit Event to Benefit Hope House Shelter

CrossFit Nickel City (CFNC), 247 Virginia St., Buffalo, is hosting an in-house individual CrossFit competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Hope House Shelter for Women & Children.

The Matt Urban Hope Center is a community-focused agency based on the East Side of Buffalo. Its mission is to revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by offering a full array of services and support to the community. This is accomplished through job training, housing assistance, financial planning and more. Each week over 300 people are assisted through the Center and over 250 families are served through the Hope House emergency shelter. Last year the organization helped 110 street homeless individuals secure housing and provided 88 permanent supportive housing units to the chronically homeless.

It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T and WNY STEM Hub

It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T and WNY STEM Hub

 

WNY STEM Hub, SUNY Buffalo State and the Girls Scouts of America Teams up with AT&T to Launch the Region’s First All Girls Coding Program to Close the Tech Gender Gap 

 

AT&T, WNY STEM Hub, SUNY Buffalo State and the Girls Scouts of Western New York have partnered to create the region’s first computer coding program exclusively for girls, It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T, to encourage more women to enter the field of technology, specifically coding, an industry that is alarmingly male-dominant.

It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T and WNY STEM Hub

It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T and WNY STEM Hub

 

WNY STEM Hub, SUNY Buffalo State and the Girls Scouts of America Teams up with AT&T to Launch the Region’s First All Girls Coding Program to Close the Tech Gender Gap 

 

AT&T, WNY STEM Hub, SUNY Buffalo State and the Girls Scouts of Western New York have partnered to create the region’s first computer coding program exclusively for girls, It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T, to encourage more women to enter the field of technology, specifically coding, an industry that is alarmingly male-dominant.

Book Event to Recognize Fallen Heroes from South Park High School

Book Event to Recognize Fallen Heroes from South Park High School

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café will host Hamburg resident Matthew Parsons, a 1970 graduate of South Park High School, for a book-signing event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Parson’s book, “Our Fallen Warriors Remembered,” shares the stories of 155 individuals from South Park High School and their service to America in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Of the individuals profiled, four lost their lives as prisoners of war and 30 remain missing in action.

Parsons served with the Buffalo Police Department for nearly 10 years before joining the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in 1981 and retiring in 2011. His wife Mamie is also a South Park graduate.

Dunkin’ Donuts and Rich Family Foundation Honor History of National Donut Day

Dunkin’ Donuts and Rich Family Foundation Honor History of National Donut Day

Today, Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) celebrated National Donut Day with Rich Family Foundation in support of The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army founded National Donut Day in 1938 to pay tribute to “Donut Lassies”, female volunteers, who provided donuts, for soldiers on front lines in WWI. 

The two philanthropic foundations came together to sponsor an event at Rich Product’s Customer Solution Studio to support the mission of The Salvation Army in a fun way. Students from the nearby West Buffalo Charter School were invited to take part in “sweet” contests and creative donut decorating as they learned the importance of giving back to their community through an educational magic show put on by one of Rich’s culinary chefs with help from The Salvation Army.

Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal Goal is Within Reach at $10.5 Million

Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal Goal is Within Reach at $10.5 Million

With about four weeks remaining before the close of the 2016 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,550,794.76 in cash and pledges, representing almost 96 percent of its $11 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $449,205.24 still needed to reach the final goal by June 30.
       
The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Appeal leadership team for all of the support the Western New York community has shown so far. He also stressed the urgency of contributing now to those who have not yet donated, or are in a position to consider an additional gift, to help ensure a successful conclusion.

Dog Ears Director Thanks Community for Gala Support

Dog Ears Director Thanks Community for Gala Support

Tom McDonnell, director of Dog Ear Bookstore & Café, would like to thank the South Buffalo community and beyond for supporting the nonprofit organization’s annual gala, held on April 30 at the Buffalo Irish Center.

“The entire community stepped up to help make this event — our largest annual fundraiser — a great success,” said McDonnell. “Thanks to our many volunteers and everyone who donated auction items, their time and money, we will be able to continue our community outreach and extensive literary programs.”

McDonnell would like to extend a special thank you to the 30 volunteers from RealtyUSA who worked both day and night to guarantee the success of the event, including Matthew Whitehead, manager of RealtyUSA’s West Seneca office, and his 5-year-old daughter Olivia.