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A tree of hope for Buffalo's less fortunate

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 19:06:29-05
You may have driven by Fireman's Park in Buffalo and seen trees filled with winter gear like hats, mittens and gloves.
 
That's because, for the second year, Buffalo's Good Neighbors Charity is giving away winter essentials to those who need it most.
 
"Instead of throwing it away, we can hang it up on trees and give it to the people who really need it," said Danielle Rydzynski, co-founder of Buffalo's Good Neighbors.
 
Rydzynski and her friend Amanda Wieczorek started the charity during the long, bitter winter in 2014. Since then, they've been collecting donations throughout the community.
 
The group says two Sunday's ago, they hung items at the park at 5:00 p.m. and when they came back at 8:00 p.m. everything was gone.
 
Buffalo's Good Neighbors often posts ways to help on their Facebook page.