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NOCO Express Stores raise $11,400 for Hospice Foundation

NOCO Express Stores raise $11,400 for Hospice Foundation
NOCO Express Stores, its customers, and employees recently joined forces to support Hospice Foundation of Western New York. Throughout the entire month of June, paper sunflowers were sold for $1 each at all of NOCO Express’ 35 locations to benefit Hospice for a total donation of $11,410.

 

“NOCO is proud of our eighty year tradition of giving back to the Western New York community,” said Michael Newman, executive vice president, NOCO.  “Thank you to our customers and employees who donated generously to support Hospice Foundation of WNY and the services they provide to individuals and their families in our local communities.”

 

In 2012, NOCO raised $4,770 for Hospice during a two-week campaign at its Express stores.

 

Boston Free Library Fundraiser exceeds last year’s total

Boston Free Library Fundraiser exceeds last year’s total

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills is pleased to announce that the 2nd annual Boston Free Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser raised $1,016 to support the library’s ongoing efforts to provide quality programming and to continue building maintenance projects.

 

“The library saw a significant increase from its first fundraiser thanks to the support of the community. In 2012, the event raised $760 and this year the total was over $1,000,” said Legislator Mills. “Last year I extended a challenge to the Boston Library director and board to break its record and they did better than expected. These funds will significantly benefit the library and I am pleased to present this donation.”

NOCO Express celebrates 80th birthday bash

NOCO Express celebrates 80th birthday bash
To thank its customers for their patronage over the past 80 years, NOCO, a family owned and locally operated energy company, is celebrating its anniversary through an in-store contest.  On Monday, July 15, NOCO will be launching its 80th Birthday Bash Scratch & Win sweepstakes across all 35 NOCO Express locations. The stores will be decorated for a birthday bash and will offer free cupcakes to customers throughout the day, while supplies last.  In addition, customers will have a chance to instantly win one of approximately 10,000 coupons or prizes. 

 

Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 28, 2013 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced today the 2013 Appeal exceeded its $10.7 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $10,819,043.65.

Completing his first Appeal since being installed as Bishop of Buffalo last August, Bishop Richard J. Malone addressed donors and supporters of Catholic Charities at the organization’s headquarters regarding the final report of the 2013 campaign. “As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year,” Bishop Malone said.  

Joined by Catholic Charities’ leaders, staff, and the Appeal leadership team and volunteers, Bishop Malone thanked donors and supporters for their dedication and commitment toward achieving this year’s Appeal goal.

Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone to Celebrate St. Stanislaus Church’s 140th Anniversary

Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone to Celebrate St. Stanislaus Church’s 140th Anniversary

Buffalo, New York – The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will celebrate the 140th Anniversary of the founding of St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church during a special mass at 4pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

St. Stanislaus is located at 123 Townsend Street, corner of Peckham in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District. Concelebrants during this special mass will include Bishop Emeritus Edward U. Kmiec and former St. Stanislaus Parish Pastor and current Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz. Liturgical music will be performed by Buffalo’s Chopin Singing Society under the direction of Dr. Thomas Witakowski.

East Aurora Cooperative Market nears 800 member-owners

East Aurora Cooperative Market nears 800 member-owners

On June 12, the East Aurora Cooperative Market held a member-owner event at Aurora Brew Works on Main Street.

Called “Suds ‘n Buds,” current member-owners were encouraged to invite a non-member to the event so they might learn more about the co-op and consider joining as well.

With nearly 40 in attendance, by the end of the evening, the membership bell had rung four times, bringing co-op member-ownership to 750. Several others stated their intentions to join as well.

“Our events geared toward growing member-owners have been successful in the past, and this one was no different,” said Peg Potter, East Aurora Co-op events and outreach coordinator. “It really feels like we’re hitting our stride in terms of awareness, and it’s getting easier to share our message.”

The co-op’s next membership goal is 800, which is an important threshold for launching the third and final stage in the “four cornerstones in three stages” development plan.