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For Immediate Release:  November 14, 2019

Media Contact: Jon Tashjian | (716) 775-7930 | [email protected]

North Tonawanda Foundation Announces $500,000 Commitment to Buffalo City Mission

Donation will help fund the East Hill Foundation Recuperative Care Unit within ongoing facility construction of One-Stop Community Center

Scheduled to open in 2020, the $15 million Center will provide community and preventative services, emergency shelter, transitional housing and recuperative care for the homeless

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — Today, the E & W G Foundation, a subsidiary of the East Hill Foundation, announced a $500,000 commitment to support construction for the recuperative care unit in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper Street. The new unit will be named the East Hill Foundation Recuperative Care Unit and will be housed on the second floor of the new Community Center.

“Today’s incredible donation from the foundation will help us build a first-of-its-kind, the East Hill Foundation Recuperative Care Unit in Western New York,” said Stuart Harper, CEO and Executive Director of the Buffalo City Mission. “For many poor and homeless in our community, the journey after the hospital does not end. The foundation’s generosity will help ensure that these individuals can receive the care they deserve on their road to recovery and restoration.”

“Our foundation is honored to support the City Mission in their work to rehabilitate and renew lives,” said Kenneth Dulian, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Together with the East Hill Foundation, we share the Mission’s history of helping others by supporting everyone in need with the same standards of dignity, respect, and compassion. We hope that today’s support will help the Mission to further advance its meaningful and tireless work for our community’s homeless.”

The homeless and poor are especially vulnerable after a hospitalization, with nowhere to go after discharge. In a bold move of compassion, the East Hill Foundation Recuperative Care Unit at the Buffalo City Mission will be the first of its kind in Western New York. By leasing bed space to area hospitals, the City Mission will partner with health care providers to deliver a safe and healthy environment for local homeless patients who need further wellness care to fully recover after hospital discharge.

Scheduled to open in 2020, the 75,000 square foot flagship Community Center will provide preventative services on the front end to decrease the percentage of homelessness year-over-year for those who are on the brink of homelessness. It will also deliver more complete care to individuals who already experience homelessness. Notable features will include space for social service agencies, case management, mental health services, medical care, job training, basic family services, legal services, food, clothing and more.

The current Buffalo City Mission will remain open throughout the construction process.

The building is part of the City Mission’s vision moving into the next century to provide services that help prevent and decrease homelessness in the community. Today, approximately $12.8 million of a target $15 million has been committed or is in process – all through the City Mission’s Next Century Capital Campaign.

The Next Century Capital Campaign now is $2.2 million from its goal. To learn more about the campaign and how to donate, visit

About the Buffalo City Mission:

The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit organization providing preventative, emergency, and transitional housing programs to thousands of people who are homeless and impoverished every year. The Mission includes a Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor), the Men’s Community Center, and the Dick Road thrift store to serve the Western New York community. For more information, please visit or call (716) 854-8181.

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About the East Hill Foundation:

East Hill Foundation is a privately funded family foundation, which was founded in 1986. The Foundation identifies and funds innovative, charitable projects designed to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Western New York, primarily in Erie and Niagara counties. For additional information, please visit or call (716) 204-0204.

Press Release Archive

11/14/2019 – North Tonawanda Foundation Announces $500,000 Commitment to BCM
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10/10/2019 – BCM Fall 2019 Fundraiser
09/24/2019 – Mission Possible Opening Ceremony 2019
05/10/2019 – Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge
04/16/2019 – Topping Out Ceremony
04/09/2019 – Easter Community Meal
02/26/2019 – Rich Family Foundation Announcement
02/14/2019 – Kaleida Health Foundation Announcement
01/17/2019 – BCM Raises $2.43 Million, Expresses Gratitude
01/31/2019 – Alfiero Family Foundation Announces $1 Million Commitment
10/25/2018 – Salvatore Foundation Announces $200,000 Commitment
10/04/2018 – BCM – Mission Possible Kickoff and Fall Campaign 2018
09/19/2018 – BCM – Groundbreaking Ceremony
05/08/2018 – Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge raises 32,220 canned goods for the poor and hungry in Western New York
05/01/2018 – Buffalo City Mission Recaps Next Century Gala: Launches Public Phase of Next Century Capital Campaign
03/27/2018 – Buffalo City Mission Plants Seeds of Hope to the Impoverished in Buffalo With a Successful Easter Celebration
03/08/2018 – GEICO Builds 5,500 CanStruction for the Hungry through the Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge
02/06/2018 – $3.26 Million Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Grant Sponsored by M&T Bank
01/18/2018 – Mission Thanks the Community: Announces Meeting 2017 Fall Campaign Goal
10/24/2017 – M&T Bank Awards $200,000 Grant Toward Mission’s Next Century Capital Campaign
10/11/2017 – Mission Accepts $300,000 Grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation for Next Century Capital Campaign
10/03/2017 – Mission launched its Mission Possible Program with a focus on STEM education
09/20/2017 – Mission Celebrates 100th Year Centennial and Launches 2017 Annual Fall Campaign
05/09/2017 – Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge – Winners and Totals
03/24/2017 – Thrift Store Makeover – Valu Home Centers and Pratt&Lambert
11/01/2016 – Turkey Drive to Provide Thanksgiving For Those In Need
10/11/2016 – One Mission, One Hope Fall Campaign
09/29/2016 – Mission Possible: Food Drive School Challenge
08/13/2016 – 10th Annual Ride for the Homeless
07/14/2016 – John R. Oishei Foundation Grant
05/23/2016 – Dollar General Grant
01/22/2016 – 2015 Fall Campaign Summary

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