Be a CASH Coach

CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), a United Way initiative, has a wonderful volunteer opportunity available - we are in need of CASH Coaches! Cash Coaches are well-trained volunteers who work with people to address common financial concerns. We will teach you coaching skills and equip everyone with the financial tools and local resources needed … Continue reading Be a CASH Coach

Ways to Give This Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time – spending time with our loved ones, enjoying great food and being thankful for everything we have. Many people in our community are struggling during the holidays, and there are many easy ways to help make a difference – and make your own holiday a little brighter at the … Continue reading Ways to Give This Holiday Season

Report to the Community

Earlier this month, we gathered at the First Niagara Center Harbour Club for our annual Report to the Community, and we were very pleased to see more than 150 representatives from local companies, foundations, government, and nonprofit agencies there. The event included an address by John Koelmel, president and CEO of First Niagara, who offered … Continue reading Report to the Community

WNY Holiday Partnership

Even though the snow is not yet flying, we are working hard as a proud partner in the WNY Holiday Partnership (WNYHP) – a collaborative of toy giveaway programs for the December holidays. Working together, the WNYHP members create one network where everyone can come together, without duplicate efforts and services, so that we can … Continue reading WNY Holiday Partnership

Volunteer Spotlight: Dave at BBBSEC

This year we have once again partnered with the Buffalo Bills to create the United Way LIVE UNITED SPOTLIGHT award, to showcase some outstanding volunteers from our Program Partners. We are appreciative of every single person that chooses to volunteer, but the volunteers chosen for this award have gone above and beyond their duties. This week … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Dave at BBBSEC

Lamar Outdoor Advertising

If you have ever seen a billboard on a street or next to a highway in Western New York, you are familiar with the work of Lamar Outdoor Advertising.  What you may not know is that Lamar – the company and its employees – are incredibly committed to our community.  A visit to the Lamar … Continue reading Lamar Outdoor Advertising

Vendors Using the Key Center Atrium

Our 2011 Campaign is in full swing, and there are many ways to give - a direct donation, as part of every pay check, at an event, by having a fundraiser - the list goes on. We love to hear about new and creative ways people think of to make it easy to give – … Continue reading Vendors Using the Key Center Atrium

Wegmans Check Out Campaign

This year we have again teamed with Wegmans to raise funds for health and human services in our community. The campaign is going great and with a little over a week to go we want to keep it successful! Through October 9, Wegmans shoppers in Erie, Niagara and Southern Chautauqua Counties in New York and … Continue reading Wegmans Check Out Campaign

Jericho Road Ministries: Parent-Child Home Program

Next in our education series we would like to spotlight Jericho Road Ministries and their Parent-Child Home Program. Jericho Road Ministries helps with wellness and self-sufficiently for refugees and low-income people in our community.  The Parent-Child Program is available for children between 18 months and 4 years old. Home visitors come over and meet with … Continue reading Jericho Road Ministries: Parent-Child Home Program

Ready, Set, Parent!

Continuing with our education series we would like to spotlight our Program Partner Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) and their Ready, Set, Parent! Program. This program focuses on the need for every child to have a solid family life from birth to be able to better succeed in the future. It is a parent education … Continue reading Ready, Set, Parent!