Western New Yorkers are truly generous people! Our marketing team recently received an email from a local organization, Family Help Center, alerting us of the amazing donations of clothes, household items, furniture and even monetary donations by many of our community members. These donations were for local families who lost every thing in recent house fires, and went way over the top… able to outfit three families and their new homes with many needed items! Here you can see the YouTube coverage by WKBW Channel 7 over the weekend of two of the families moving in and our delivery of donated furniture…  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=codY9rdL22k

The organization has so many more donated items than the three families need, so they are in contact with the Red Cross to get the additional items sent out to more families and individuals who lost everything in fires on local streets: Timon (2 families) and Forest (27 people)

Now this local organization is once again asking for help! You can take action and support many other local organizations who need assistance and aid!

United Way developed an exciting opportunity for their Erie and Niagara County member agencies to raise funds from individuals, on-line, all on one day, on Friday 3/1/13.

“Spring it On” is a special 24 hour event on Friday 3/1/13, and you are invited to help support nonprofits in our community! 182 organizations are participating; just click HERE to download the full list in PDF format.

On Friday 3/1/13, just take a minute to make a difference for nonprofits throughout Western New York. Visit fundraise.springiton.org, click DONATE NOW, enter some information and that’s it!

You can even share your favorite agency’s fundraising page to inspire your Facebook and Twitter community to lend their support.

It’s all so easy – just visit fundraise.springiton.org on Friday 3/1/13 and spring something great on the nonprofits that make Buffalo Niagara a great place to be!

Any amount you can give would be put to very good use. Also, again, don’t forget to help promote this initiative on your social media channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., asking friends and contacts to go to their favorite charity or local organization’s fundraising link to make a donation.

Family Help Center’s goal is $7,000, so we hope to help get them there. Just go to the donation site at http://fundraise.springiton.org/fundraise?fcid=235657

Thanks for your help and generous support of our Western New York community!