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Help Spread Holiday Cheer to Local Soldiers for Free

Help Spread Holiday Cheer to Local Soldiers for Free

All across the globe, families are preparing for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa celebrations, but for our troops the holiday season is not as bright.

Many of our bravest men and women will be spending the holidays overseas or at various military bases across the country without the comforts of home and will have just a few cards from their family to brighten their day, but one website is working to spread the holiday cheer on a broader level.

DVIDSHub.net is a website designed to help keep the public and troops connected with each other through broadcast, print and digital communication.  That digital component includes the functionality for sending free holiday e-cards year-round.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

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, January 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.

To schedule an appointment, please call UNYTS at 512-7940. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed parental consent form. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the blood drive. Your donation can save up to three lives right here in Western New York!

13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses

13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses

The Daily Meal recently compiled a list of the Top 13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses and without a doubt, the builders have extreme talent.

With subjects as Occupy North Pole, Food Truck and the White House, these gingerbread houses are sure to impress.

To see the full article click here, and if you're hungry for more click here.

 

Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

Friends of Harmony Chorus Goes Extra Mile for Food 2 Families

BUFFALO, NY – It takes a special individual to dedicate their time and talents towards helping others, but for one group of local men it’s a tradition.

The Friends of Harmony Chorus is a small group of men who hail from various communities across Western New York and Canada, which is known for their Barbershop style of a cappella singing.

The group spends the majority of the year giving free performances throughout the community including free patriotic-themed concerts at the Naval Park in the summer and at area hospitals during the winter to bring the holiday cheer to those who need it most.

Annual Food 2 Families Food Drive benefitting The Food Bank of WNY

 Annual Food 2 Families Food Drive benefitting The Food Bank of WNY

A check for 1188 in pounds of food was presented to WGRZ presenter Kevin O´Neill by staff of Merrill Lynch, for The Annual Food 2 Families Food Drive benefiting The Food Bank of WNY today at Tops Friendly Markets. 

 Pictured are Merrill Lynch staff members Donna Kozuch and Lauren McKenzie
  

 

Food 2 Families: What to Donate

Food 2 Families: What to Donate

The holiday season is about more than just giving presents here in WNY, it’s about giving back to others.

Today marks another annual Food 2 Families Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of WNY, the details of which can be viewed here.

If you are planning on giving this year, here is a list of items that the Food Bank is accepting:

Assemblymember Gabryszak: $100.3 Million will Provide Much-Needed Economic Boost

Assemblymember Gabryszak: $100.3 Million will Provide Much-Needed Economic Boost

“I want to congratulate the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council for being awarded a $100.3 million grant from New York State and being named a ‘Best Plan Awardee’ by the Economic Development Council. The grant provides help to stimulate our local economy, spur job creation and revitalize the region.

“The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was thorough in its efforts to submit a plan that is practical and full of promise. Such an award is unparalleled and I look forward to our region leading New York State in ingenuity and opportunity.

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