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Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers in Springville

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By Alicia Dziak If you are looking for a way to truly make a difference right here in Springville, Meals and Wheels for WNY is in need of volunteers. Since 1969, Meals on Wheels for WNY, a non-profit agency, has been serving the Greater Buffalo area, to provide homebound seniors and disabled individuals with hot, healthy meals every day. The ... Read More »

A New Chapter Begins at the Trading Post Community Care Center

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By Jennifer Weber Kicking off a fresh start for the new year, the Trading Post Community Care Center, now under the direction of the Hamburg Wesleyan Church, held a rededication ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 3 with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce. Peggy Austin, the new director of the Trading Post, explained that ... Read More »

First United Methodist Church Installs Blessing Box

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By Alicia Dziak The First United Methodist Church of Springville has introduced a new way to help your neighbors— the Blessing Box, a wooden box filled with many necessities that are free for anyone and everyone. The idea for the Blessing Box came from Michele Pellette of Orchard Park’s Presbyterian Church, who found the idea on Pinterest. Her good friend, ... Read More »

Snowshoes and Softball Jan. 27

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By Alicia Dziak Snowshoes are great for trekking over deep snow, and navigating wintry trails. But are they useful in a game of softball? Well, now’s your chance to give it a try! On Saturday, Jan. 27, it’s time for the 14th annual Springville Snowshoe Softball Tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Springville. Grab your friends and ... Read More »

Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients into the new year by giving blood or platelets. All blood types are needed this winter, Red Cross officials said. Platelet donations are especially encouraged the first week of the new year, which is among the most difficult to collect enough platelets to meet patient needs. ... Read More »

SES PTA Shoe Drive

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SES’s PTA is holding a shoe drive fundraiser through Feb. 1, 2018 to raise funds for events, programs, field trips, playground improvements and more. SES PTA will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Anyone can help by donating ... Read More »

Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives

The American Red Cross has announced upcoming blood donation opportunities. In December, donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady, according to Red Cross officials. To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21 through Jan. 7 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Make an appointment to give blood by ... Read More »

Give A Little Bit: Charitable Drives

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By Jennifer Weber ‘Tis the season of giving and there’s no shortage of opportunities available to give a little bit back to your community. Here are just a few food, clothing and toy drives in the Springville Area taking place for you and your loved ones to participate in this December. “It’s not how much we give but how much ... Read More »

Girls’ Basketball Raises Over $500 for Toys for Tots

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On Saturday, Dec. 2, the SGI girls basketball program hosted a “Toys for Tots” game, which was incredibly successful. Thanks to all the spectators, SGI parents, coaches and players as we were able to raise over $500 and bring in five full boxes of unwrapped toys for families within our community in need of providing a beautiful Christmas for their ... Read More »

#GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay is Nov. 28

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By Rich Place On Thanksgiving, Americans have the opportunity to give thanks for what they have. Five days later, they have the opportunity to give financially to help during the holiday season and give to organizations in need. Now in its sixth year, Giving Tuesday — and perhaps better recognized by its social media hashtag, #givingtuesday — kicks off the ... Read More »

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