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Catholic Charities Ranked as Four-Star Charity by Nonprofit Evaluator for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Catholic Charities of Buffalo has attained a four out of four stars rating from Charity Navigator, a nation-wide nonprofit charity evaluator, indicating thorough financial management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Charity Navigator, found at charitynavigator.org, highlights the effort of efficient and open charities and works to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in their charitable choices.  

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night - Tifft FUNdraiser

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night - Tifft FUNdraiser

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night

Friday, November 22

7-9 PM

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Show off your NYS nature knowledge and compete for prizes while enjoying a rousing evening of delectable treats, drinks, and friends at this FUNdraiser for Tifft Nature Preserve! Non-Members: $30 for teams of four or $8 per person. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Annual Christmas in the Park Event Slated for Cazenovia Park

Annual Christmas in the Park Event Slated for Cazenovia Park

 

Christmas in the Park, an annual holiday tradition co-sponsored by South Buffalo Alive and the South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Cazenovia Park. 

This family friendly event includes carriage rides, caroling by an outdoor fire, hot chocolate, and the arrival of Santa Claus by firetruck! Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the lighting and blessing of a beautiful six-foot blue spruce, acquired with grant money and in memory of former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin. All are invited; please assemble in the parking lot behind the Tosh Collins Center. The event is free and open to the public. 

Mill Road Scenic Overlook Closer to Success

Mill Road Scenic Overlook Closer to Success

 

Now in their final 90 days of fundraising, The Friends of Mill Road are excited to announce two additional major gifts, propelling the project closer to a successful finish before its Dec. 31 deadline.  

Ford Friendship Express Applications Now Available

Ford Friendship Express Applications Now Available

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Ford Dealers of Western New York today announced that applications are available for the 2014 Ford Friendship Express program. Running for nearly two decades, the philanthropic program has donated more than 71 Ford vans to nonprofit organizations in the Western New York area.

“This program focuses on a great need that is often not top of mind for donors or supporters – giving nonprofit organizations access to safe vehicles,” said Scott Bieler, chairman, Ford Friendship Express selection committee. “I encourage every nonprofit in need of transportation to apply to Ford Friendship Express.”

The following items are important program details for eligible organizations looking to drive away in a new Ford van:

AT&T and the Buffalo Sabres Team Up to Support the ECMC Mobile Mammography coach

AT&T and the Buffalo Sabres Team Up to Support the ECMC Mobile Mammography coach

AT&T and the Buffalo Sabres have teamed up to give fans some extra cheering power this season. Starting Friday at the home opener and for nine other home games this season, Sabre fans can go to the AT&T Connection Center located within the First Niagara Center’s concourse and use an AT&T device to customize a cheer card that they can use to help cheer on the team.

The customized cheer cards are free and will be printed on site, and each fan will receive an email and photo of their cheer to post on their social media sites such as Facebook page, Twitter, etc.

For each cheer card, AT&T will donate $1 to benefit the Erie County Medical Center Lifeline Foundation to support the ECMC Mobile Mammography coach, up to $5,000.

In addition, during the game, the Sabres will run a scoreboard video feature where they will search for an identify the “Cheer Card of the Game” and announce AT&T’s pledge to donate $1 for each card created.