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Mentoring Scores Big in Western New York

Mentoring Scores Big in Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y.— First Niagara kicked off National Mentoring Month with yesterday’s announcement that 18 area non-profits will receive a total of $150,000 as part of the company’s fifth annual Mentoring MattersSM program. During a news conference held at the First Niagara Center, bank leaders emphasized the importance of mentoring and the need for every Western New York child to have a caring adult in his or her life.

The Buffalo Sabres also joined in on the mentoring celebration, skating with students from Enterprise Charter School in Buffalo, N.Y., on the First Niagara Center ice.

Mentoring Matters is First Niagara’s charitable giving program that provides critical financial and volunteer support for mentoring efforts conducted throughout the Northeast. In 2011, Mentoring Matters topped the $2.5 million total grant mark in Upstate New York – positively impacting more than 46,000 youth in more than 200 organized mentoring programs.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host Blood Drive this Friday

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host Blood Drive this Friday

The Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) Donate Life Express Bus will be at Mary Queen of Angels School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, to hold a community blood drive. The bus will be parked in the parking lot of Queen of Martyrs Church, located directly in front of the school at 180 George Urban Blvd.

Zambito Family Takes Top Honors in Contest

Zambito Family Takes Top Honors in Contest

 

TONAWANDA, NY - 2 On Your Side's Kevin O'Neill had some fun with the Zambito family, winners of the WGRZ 2011 Home for the Holidays light display contest, on Thursday's Daybreak show. Click on the video link above to see his interview with the whole clan ... including Noah, the dog.

 

NOCO Express Donates More Than $2,000 to Food Bank of WNY

NOCO Express Donates More Than $2,000 to Food Bank of WNY

NOCO Express Stores presented representatives from the Food Bank of Western New York with a donation of $2,126 to help feed those in need this holiday season. From November 14 through November 30, NOCO donated ten cents from every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee sold at its 32 locations to the Food Bank.

“This is the second year NOCO has partnered with the Food Bank of Western New York to donate a portion of our Nickel City Roast Coffee sales to help feed those most in need in our community,” said Michael F. Newman, NOCO executive vice president. “Fighting hunger in Western New York is important 365 days a year, but the need is especially great during the holidays.”

The Food Bank of Western New York collects and distributes food to its 400 member agencies in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, distributing one million pounds of food per month, assisting 100,000 people in need.

Christmas Message from People, Inc.

 

Happy Holidays from People Inc.!

From all of us at People Inc., we wish you a happy, safe and healthy holiday season and new year!

Please watch our fun holiday video that is posted on Facebook! You can watch it without a Facebook account, but if you have one, feel free to “Like” us.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties, you can watch our holiday video (and others) on YouTube

For more information about People Inc., visit our website at www.people-inc.org.

Science Charter School Students Carol to City Mission to Drop off Toys

Science Charter School Students Carol to City Mission to Drop off Toys

On Wednesday, December 21, National Honor Society students from the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School caroled to Buffalo City Mission and dropped off toys collected throughout the month to help those most in need this holiday season. 

Jr. Sabres say "Thank You!" for Teddy Bear Toss success

Jr. Sabres say "Thank You!" for Teddy Bear Toss success

The Buffalo Junior Sabres wish to extend their deepest gratitude to fans who came out on Monday, December 19 and tossed teddy bears and other stuffed animals on the ice following the team's first goal.  More than 100 bears were collected in the team's inaugural Teddy Bear Toss and were donated to the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association.

The Alumni, in turn, will turn these toys over for distribution on the morning of Christmas Eve by Sabres alumnus and broadcaster Rob Ray, who along with Buffalo Police visits several underpriveleged families that day.

As a junior-A level hockey club oeprated by Sabres Alumni, the Buffalo Junior Sabres are pleased to assist the Alumni's charity efforts this holiday season and acknowledge the support of their fans for making this possible.