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NOCO Express raises more than $13,000 for United Way in July

NOCO Express raises more than $13,000 for United Way in July
NOCO Express customers and employees helped to raise $13,743 for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. Throughout the month of July, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 36 NOCO Express stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.

 

“Thanks to the generosity of our customers and employees, NOCO Express has donated more than $45,000 over the past three years through this in-store campaign to benefit United Way programs,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “As a family owned and locally operated company, we are proud to support organizations that benefit the Western New York community.”

 

Rural Outreach Center to Present ‘Roctober’ Event at Elm Street Bakery

Rural Outreach Center to Present ‘Roctober’ Event at Elm Street Bakery

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting rural poverty, will host a fun-filled “Roctober” event from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Elm Street Bakery, 72 Elm St., East Aurora.

The event will feature Elm Street Bakery food, wine and beer, one-of-a-kind silent auction items and music by Doug Yeomans. Tickets to this special event are limited and are available for a $50 donation to the ROC. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Elm Street Bakery, and proceeds will be used to support programs and social work for the underserved and impoverished, helping all to become self-sufficient.

Amherst Senior Center Collecting New Pajamas & Books

Amherst Senior Center Collecting New Pajamas & Books

COLLECTION RUNS SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 31

The Amherst Senior Center is once again collecting new, unused pajamas (sizes infant to 17 years old) and new children’s books for The Pajama Program. The collection runs from September 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016. All items collected at the Amherst Senior Center will be delivered to The Buffalo Chapter of The Pajama Program who then distributes the items through agencies in the Buffalo area including Cornerstone Manor, Baker Victory Services, Child and Family Services and the Salvation Army.

The Pajama Program benefits area children that are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter and others are waiting to be adopted. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in a bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. For more information about The Pajama Program, please visit www.pajamaprogram.org.

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

Thirty nine Western New York girls are on their way to smashing through the glass ceiling of the tech and computer programing industry with the assistance of AT&T, WNY STEM Hub, SUNY Buffalo State and the Girls Scouts of Western New York, which have partnered to create and host 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

Thirty nine Western New York girls are on their way to smashing through the glass ceiling of the tech and computer programing industry with the assistance of AT&T, WNY STEM Hub, SUNY Buffalo State and the Girls Scouts of Western New York, which have partnered to create and host 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.

Rummage Sale at Amherst Senior Center 7/15 & 7/16

Rummage Sale at Amherst Senior Center 7/15 & 7/16

The Amherst Center for Senior Services will be accepting items in good condition for its upcoming Rummage Sale beginning on Friday, July 8 through Thursday, July 14 between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. No clothing will be accepted. Items can be delivered to the Main Entrance of the Center and receipts for tax purposes will be given upon request.

The Rummage Sale will take place on Friday, July 15 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM AND Saturday, July 16 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Amherst Center for Senior Services which is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, behind the Audubon Library (Exit 3 off the I-990 North). All proceeds benefit the Center’s programs, services and activities.

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

AMHERST, N.Y. – Filming in the Buffalo Niagara region for “Marshall,” a legal thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall, a future Supreme Court justice, was recently on location at Daemen College’s presidential residence, where scenes were shot for the new movie.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Daemen House selected as a location for a major motion picture that will bring national attention to the Western New York region,” said President Gary A. Olson. “To be a part of a production of this magnitude was a unique opportunity to showcase the college.”