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For Immediate Release:  March 27, 2018

Media Contact: Laurie Patsalides, Public Relations |716.348.3143 | [email protected]

Buffalo City Mission Plants Seeds of Hope to the Impoverished in Buffalo
With a Successful Easter Celebration

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Today, the Buffalo City Mission fed more than 200 hungry and hurting Western New Yorkers at their Annual Easter Community Meal. Buffalo City Mission staff and volunteers provided the meal and keepsake gifts to plant the seeds of renewal and hope in the hearts of those who desperately need it and who would not otherwise receive an Easter celebration.

The City Mission would like to thank all of the donors who gave and assisted in the providing meals, gifts, flowers, and music to once again make this year’s celebration a success, and so everyone in the Buffalo community is remembered at Easter time.

“For most, the Spring season ushers in a time of renewal, but for many in Buffalo facing difficult life challenges like hunger and poverty, Easter becomes another reminder of sorrow and loss,” said Stuart Harper, CEO and Executive Director of the Mission. “We want to change that for them because where hunger ends, hope can begin.”

Nearly 30 volunteers came from across the Buffalo area to uplift and serve hurting people. “We are so grateful for the generosity of the Buffalo community for their compassionate support. Because of them, we were able to provide a not only meal but also hope that they can overcome their present circumstances and begin again,” said Harper.

To make an impact on those experiencing homelessness this Spring, please make a donation today by visiting www.buffalocitymission.org or calling 716-854-8181 ext. 429!

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 www.buffalocitymission.org or call (716) 854-8181.

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Press Release Archives

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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