Oprah Fund to Help Buffalo's Inner City Youth

November 4, 2010 Updated Nov 4, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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November 4, 2010 Updated Nov 4, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW)

The Variety Children's Charity of Buffalo and Western New York donated $1,299 to administrators at Our Lady of Hope School. The money came from the charity's fundraising efforts and a grant from the Oprah's Big Give Fund. The school will use the money to purchase a brand new state of the art swing set and play center.

Organizers are also making the new playground equipment available to children who are not enrolled in the school, but live on the eastside of Buffalo. Administrators at the school tell us they were in desperate need of the money, since the school does not get government financial support or money from the Diocese of Buffalo.