NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — “$31 in the name of the city of good neighbors. Buffalo, N.Y.," The owner of Platter’s Chocolates in North Tonawanda John DiGuiseppe said. "It's not a lot of money. But again, if we all do a little, we can do a lot."
John DiGuiseppe is encouraging Western New Yorkers to support the Barstool Fund, a national fundraiser helping small businesses during this time of uncertainty.
"I got a young group of nieces and nephews and they saw what they were doing over at Barstool, and they had me watch it. [My wife and I] said, 'well, why don't we do a little something,” DiGuiseppe said.
The business donated $3,100 to the Barstool Fund in honor of Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs
“Number 17, Allen. Number 14, Diggs. So we thought, why not 31. 31 hundred.”
DiGuiseppe said he understands how hard it's been for businesses throughout the pandemic. So he wants to do anything to help give back.
“Our family also owns a banquet business, and we’re in the restaurant business too," he said. "Those have been closed. So it makes us really realize how fortunate we are here at Platters."
DiGuiseppe is encouraging all Western New Yorkers to join him in spreading the Buffalove.
“Whatever we can do to help each other out and sometimes, it just takes these donations," DiGuiseppe said.