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Kathleen Chiavetta Chooses Hearts To Receive Grant

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In the fall of 2022, Buffalo Business First held their 16th annual Women of Influence awards. The awards, sponsored by BestSelf Behavioral Health and Lake Shore Savings Bank, took place on September 15th. “The awards recognize the business acumen and community spirit of these women.”, Business First Publisher John Tebeau said. As a Women of…

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The Impact of Food Banks During the Holidays

Food banks play a crucial role in addressing food insecurity, particularly during the holiday season. The holidays are a time when many people are struggling to make ends meet and may not have the resources to put food on the table. As the holidays approach, families, seniors and those already struggling to make ends meet…

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National Fuel Gas Company Foundation Grant Recipient

In November of 2022, on Giving Tuesday, Hearts for the Homeless ® was one of four recipients within New York State to receive a grant from National Fuel Gas Company Foundation. We are honored for their support and generosity. “Our recent grant recipients comprise organizations that focus on food insecurity, homelessness and human services, provide…

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Featured Article with Kingdom Come

  Hearts for the Homeless® was recently featured in an article with Kingdom Come titled “The Gospel Wrapped in A Sandwich”. Hearts’ CEO and President, Nick Calandra, sat down with Amy Tartick and the two discussed Nick’s journey, the remarkable work of the ministry and how Hearts is continuously helping those in the community.  Nick…

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Dangers Of Improper Hygiene During the Winter Months for the Homeless

Most of us associate winter with holidays, family gatherings, and gift-giving. People experiencing homelessness, however, face a brutal winter. As a result of the cold weather, people who are experiencing homelessness are impacted more than most by seasonal changes. From rain disrupting sleeping spaces to holiday hours closing public spaces, it can be more difficult…

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Feed a Family

As inflation remains at the highest level in more than 40 years, millions of Americans are facing financial hardship due to rising consumer prices and are finding themselves in need of help from their local food bank. As we near the holiday season, this means Thanksgiving may look different than years prior. This means that…

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Hearts on WDCX Radio

  Hearts’ President & CEO Nick Calandra was interviewed by Zach Boron, host of The Breakfast Blend and The Pregame shows on WDCX Radio. Nick and Zach talk about our fundraising efforts for the Mobile Soup Kitchen. They discuss how the amazing community around Western New York donated over $10,000 to help with repairs to…

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How To Resell From Thrift Stores

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Is thrift store flipping something you have ever considered? Buying and selling used items is an easy side hustle because anyone can do it and it doesn’t require a significant investment. Purchasing thrift store clothing can also be critical in promoting a more sustainable wardrobe. You can find so many hidden gems while thrift-flipping and…

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Epic Church Buffalo Serves with Hearts

On Saturday August 9th, Hearts had the honor of being one of several organizations around Western New York who benefitted from Epic Church Buffalo’s Serve Day. This awesome team of seven showed their love of the community by being the hands and feet of Jesus in Riverside! They served in our Thrift Store at 890…

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Volunteers in bus

Volunteering requires an open mind, a willingness to pitch in wherever needed, and a positive attitude. By helping people who may not be able to help themselves, you are able to change lives, including your own. Through volunteering, you can give back to your community while developing important social skills at the same time. Even…

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