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A Community United: how you can get involved or find support

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 20, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — More than a month after the mass shooting at Tops on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, an act of racist hate that took the lives of 10 people, neighbors in Buffalo are still coming forward to show support and love for the community.

Here, 7 News is compiling a list of organizations to which you can donate your time or resources to get involved. These organizations are also available to anyone in the community who needs support.

Big Brother Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
(716) 873-5833
Big Brothers Big Sisters offers local children evidenced-based, best practices mentoring through three different program models each designed to best meet the needs of the child. Each program model provides the child with a mentor who focuses individualized attention on the child’s needs and an opportunity for the child to build social, emotional and educational skills.

Harvest House
(716) 825-0929
Harvest House is a nonprofit organization that works to break down the barriers keeping people in poverty by providing integrated and inclusive support services to undeserved and marginalized communities in Buffalo. 

International Institute of Buffalo
The International Institute welcomes, connects and empowers the foreign born, and encourage the region’s support for different cultures.

Buffalo Community Fridge
A volunteer-led network of community fridges dedicated to making sure all Buffalo communities have access to fresh, healthy food.

Rooted In Love
Rooted In Love works to provide the people in the Western New York Community, who are homeless/less fortunate or those who find themselves in need from time to time, with fresh produce, non-perishable food items, and personal care hygiene items free of cost. 

Friends of Night People
Friends of Night People provides food and other necessities for people in need in Buffalo.

Big Big Table Community Café
A pay-as-you-can restaurant focused on community building.

The Teacher’s Desk
A store where teachers shop free for school supplies, books and teacher resources for students in 250 WNY schools in need. Its mission is to distribute free school supplies to students in need, to encourage teachers and to provide purpose through volunteerism.

Peaceprints of WNY
Peaceprints strengthening communities by rebuilding lives through housing and community programs.

The B Team
The B Team Inspires the residents of the Greater Buffalo area to work collaboratively and play an active role in our community, serving as a catalyst for change and enhancing the quality of life in Western New York through partnerships and exemplary leadership.

Response To Love Center
Inspired by faith and welcoming to all, this non-profit works to improve lives in the community of Buffalo by addressing basic human needs and providing a pathway to self-sufficiency.

Buffalo City Mission
The Buffalo City Mission provides emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children.

Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put faith into action, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace
A group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering quality bunk beds to children and families in need.

Most Valuable Parents
An organized body of concerned citizens (parents) and organizations who stand in unity to make Buffalo a better and safer place to live - concerned citizens who stand in solidarity to address issues that affect Buffalo and its surrounding communities.