The Belle Center

Buffalo Gives Back: A Fun Family Resource Festival & Giveaway Event

Buffalo Gives Back: A Fun Family Resource Festival & Giveaway Event

Buffalo, NY - April 22, 2011 -This spring the “City of Good Neighbors” will join forces for “Buffalo Gives Back”- A Fun Family Resource Festival & Giveaway Event!” The event will take place at The Belle Center from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 7, 2011 at 104 Maryland St. Buffalo, NY 14201.

We are excited about this collaboration between local agencies to give back and share how their organizations help the Buffalo community. During the event 1000 bags of groceries will be distributed to event goers. There will be: Interactive Exhibits from More Than 15 Organizations, a Live Cooking & Urban Farm demonstration, Face Painting & Fun Children’s activities, Special Mother’s Day activities, a Community Cook Out with prizes and more! Free to the community!

This event is serving as a kick-off to AmeriCorps Week 2011. During the event Buffalo AmeriCorps, The Buffalo Dream Centers’ Adopt-a-Block and other volunteers, will perform a spring cleaning of The Belle Center’s neighborhood. They will dispose of debris left over from the long Buffalo winter season.

Sponsors include: The Belle Center, Buffalo AmeriCorps, The Buffalo Dream Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County (Agriculture, Eat Smart NY & 4-H Youth Development Programs), Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, Bremner Food Group, The Witness Project, American Diabetes Association, Asthma Screening Program, Erie County Department of Senior Services, American Heart Association, Olmsted Center For Sight, Independent Health, Catholic Health, Donate Life Upstate NY Transplant Services, American Cancer Society, PUSH Buffalo & more!