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NOCO Express stores raise $11,000 for Friends of Night People

NOCO Express stores raise $11,000 for Friends of Night People
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees raised $11,000 to support Friends of Night People. Throughout the entire month of November, paper plates were sold for $1 each at all of NOCO Express’ 37 locations with all proceeds benefiting Friends of Night People.

“Because of the dedication and ongoing work of the Friends of Night People, those in our community who may otherwise go without are provided with the basic supplies that they need,” said that Jim DeFilippis, general manager, NOCO Express. “This was the first time we had conducted an in-store campaign to benefit the Friends of Night People. Thank you to our customers and associates who gave generously to assist their neighbors in need.”

Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen College has been selected as one of 240 institutions nationwide to receive the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, making it the second time the college has received this prestigious designation. Daemen is one of only two private institutions in Western New York of the five local colleges and universities to receive the classification.

“Being selected for this esteemed Carnegie national honor underscores Daemen’s campus-wide commitment to community partnerships, civic engagement and outreach in Western New York and well beyond our region,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This distinction is a significant credit to our students, faculty and staff and their exceptional efforts to strengthen and enrich the well-being of our communities.”

Daemen Awarded Highest National Recognition in Community Service

Daemen Awarded Highest National Recognition in Community Service

Daemen College has for the seventh consecutive year been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service learning and civic engagement.

Daemen is one only five institutions in Western New York and among 35 colleges and universities in New York State to receive this national designation in the 2014 general community service category, which is awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

“This prestigious national distinction is a great tribute to our students’ exceptional dedication and hard work to a range of community service activities that have a positive, meaningful impact in our local, regional and international communities,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are immensely honored to be recognized for all of the college’s outstanding civic engagement efforts.”

Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

 

A memorial service remembering Western New York’s homeless who have passed away during 2014 will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Lt. Colonel Matt Urban HOPE Center, 385 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo. Presented by the WNY Coalition for the Homeless, the event is purposefully scheduled on the first day of winter, the longest day of the year, to bring greater attention to the plight of the homeless.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers, music by the Buffalo City Mission Choir, a performance by Harvey Brice and a candlelight vigil, followed by refreshments. Information about local resources for the homeless will also be available during the event.

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy was recently awarded $50,000 from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston, N.Y. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.7 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. Additional donations from the community are needed soon if the Stella Niagara Preserve is to become a reality.

Laura’s Critter Care Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Pets of Ascension Pet Foo

Laura’s Critter Care Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Pets of Ascension Pet Foo

 

 

 

 

Laura’s Critter Care Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Pets of Ascension Pet Food Pantry

 

 

What:    As part of an international effort spearheaded by Pet Sitters International (PSI), the largest educational association for professional pet sitters, the Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive was created to collect pet food for local shelters and pet-rescue groups across the globe.  Proceeds from Laura’s Critter Care’s drive will go to Ascension Pet Food Pantry.

 

Who:    The Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive in Erie County is being hosted by Laura’s Critter Care.

 

Explore Buffalo to Host Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree Atop Liberty Building

Explore Buffalo to Host Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree Atop Liberty Building

 

Friends from Western New York and beyond are invited to join Explore Buffalo as they celebrate the holiday season from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Mid-Day Club at the top of the Liberty Building, 424 Main St., Buffalo. Guests at Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Buffalo at night with all of the city’s holiday lights aglow.

All guests will also have a chance to win festive Buffalo-themed prizes, and Santa Claus will be taking a break from his work at the North Pole to visit Buffalo to hand them out! Tickets are just $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door, and admission includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets for beer or wine.