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Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

 

On the heels of two generous donations from the community — a flat screen television from a local business and art supplies from a WNY resident — Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School has created a “wish list” with the hope of obtaining more useful items for the school.

Compiled by teachers and staff at Cheektowaga’s only Catholic school, the list includes the following new or gently used items:

• Age-appropriate DVDs 

Erie County Plans Emergency Response Exercise

Erie County Plans Emergency Response Exercise

The Erie County Department of Health is seeking hundreds of volunteers from area community groups, student groups and health care providers for an upcoming emergency response exercise.

 

The free event will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 13, in Erie Community College North’s B Building, 6205 Main St., Williamsville.

 

Participants will receive health information, educational materials and family disaster planning tools. A drug and needle drop-off and door prize raffle also will be included.

 

Registration is required before the event by following the instructions at www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=registration-form-march-madness-emergency-response-exercise-3132015.

 

For more information, call 858-7101.

Buffalo Artvoice Award Winning Poet To Volunteer in Nepal

Buffalo Artvoice Award Winning Poet To Volunteer in Nepal

 

Joel Lesses [2014 Buffalo’s Artvoice, Best Poet] has an opportunity to volunteer in Nepal on a program dedicated to human rights, education, healthcare and agriculture in impoverished rural and urban settings. He most deeply desires to serve these communities and learn from beautiful Nepali people in a once in a life time exchange of mutual benefit and cross cultural understanding.

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Joel will be volunteering with and for http://www.tevelbtzedek.org an organization that focuses on impoverished communities in Nepal, Haiti and Burundi, to enhance and advance the livelihood, capacity, and well-being of their members.

Concert to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Matt Urban Hope Center

Concert to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Matt Urban Hope Center

 

A concert featuring five bands to benefit the Matt Urban Hope Center, a nonprofit organization that assists the homeless as well as East Side residents who suffer from extreme poverty, will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at The Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst.

Performing at the event will be Sic Sin, Harvey Brice, Albert the Fish, Destiny of Knowhere and Skinbound. Admission is $10, and guest must be 18 or over unless accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.theforvmbuffalo.com. A basket raffle will also be held during the event.

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for Tour de Cure®

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for  Tour de Cure®

Popular cycling event shifts to Niagara Falls, NY’s Old Falls Street in 2015

 

The American Diabetes Association has announced a brand new location—downtown Niagara Falls, NY—for the site of its 2015 Tour de Cure® cycling event in support of the Stop Diabetes® movement. To celebrate this venue change announcement, ADA representatives and rider team captains were joined by corporate sponsors from Independent Health, Seneca Gaming Corporation, and General Motors for an off-season “training” session on the Ice Bikes of Buffalo at Canalside.

Catholic Charities Volunteers from Western Niagara County Gather for 2015 Appeal Workshop

Catholic Charities Volunteers from Western Niagara County Gather for 2015 Appeal Workshop

About 40 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, gathered Jan. 24 for a  volunteer training workshop and luncheon to help kick off the 2015 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Western Niagara County.

The event was held at Antonio’s Restaurant in Niagara Falls in preparation for the 91st annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10.9 million and officially began Jan. 7. The patron saint for the 2015 Appeal is Saint Francis of Assisi.

Working under the theme “Find Good Within,” Appeal volunteers from Niagara County will begin reaching out to individuals and businesses in the community to encourage their support of the 2015 Appeal, which helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 myriad programs across 61 sites in Western New York along with a number of ministries through the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.

Catholic Charities Volunteers from Erie County Gather for First 2015 Appeal Workshop

About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, gathered Wednesday, Jan. 15 for a  volunteer training workshop to help kick off the 2015 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Erie County.

The event was held at Christ the King Seminary on Knox Road in East Aurora in preparation for the 91st annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10.9 million and officially began Jan. 7. The patron saint for the 2015 Appeal is Saint Francis of Assisi.

Working under the theme “Find Good Within,” Appeal volunteers from Erie County will begin reaching out to individuals and businesses in the community to encourage their support of the 2015 Appeal, which helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 myriad programs across 61 sites in Western New York, along with a number of ministries through the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.