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January 2023 Newsletter

9 adults and one child holding stockings

The numbers above reflect the people and agencies we have served, fed, and reached throughout 2022. The Community’s Engagement This past year was a year of new opportunities and new faces! We want to thank you, our volunteers, donors and supporters of all types. You help make all the ministry does for the homeless and…

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December 2022 Newsletter

Live Generously, Give, and Give Thanks. On Our Heart: Thankful (Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18). Being thankful may best summarize my reflection of 2022 and this year’s holiday season at Hearts which had the highest level…

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November 2022 Newsletter

Bringing Christmas Joy to Those Without A Home On Christmas Eve when the buses pull up to 286 Lafayette Ave on Buffalo’s West Side and the guests walk into the building, many are shy and apprehensive. Living homeless over time can cause most to be overly cautious. But when they see the volunteers greet them…

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October 2022 Newsletter

Love Thy Neighbor – Help To Keep The Holidays Traditions Happening. As we prepare and look ahead to the upcoming holiday season, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. To kick off this holiday season, Hearts has started a “Feed A Family” initiative to help keep our neighbor’s Thanksgiving traditions going for future generations. We are…

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September 2022 Newsletter

Homeless for three years, Shawna now serves on the Mobile Soup Kitchen outreach team. Thank you for being a part of this ministry. Your prayers and your gifts of service and resources are greatly appreciated. God has used your support for Hearts to reach many in our community who are in need; including Shawna. Shawna…

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August 2022 Newsletter

8 volunteers in red tshirts

ON OUR HEARTS: Serve our neighbors in need. Come volunteer at Hearts! It has never been easier to sign-up and volunteer at Hearts and this comes at a time when you may be thinking it has never been harder to volunteer. The good news is we are here to say it is easy and well…

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July 2022 Newsletter

On Our Hearts: Our community urgently needs your help! For the first time in years our pantry shelves are nearly empty. This summer has been one of the busiest for Hearts. The ministry is touching more lives and providing support to our neighbors in need in many ways. The blessings you share with Hearts has a direct impact on the…

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June 2022 Newsletter

People getting care packages at the Hearts mobile van

On Our Hearts: To serve is to care for more than just ourselves. Philippians 2 ESV Years ago, God opened a door for Hearts to serve more of the homeless community through a partnership with other agencies during the seasonal Code Blue initiative that works to get individuals off the streets and into shelters. Two…

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May 2022 Newsletter

Mobile food pantry volunteers

On Our Hearts “…He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” ~Acts 14:17  As the spring rains come, they give us rich and lush surroundings provided from heaven above. Hearts is thankful for all of…

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April 2022 Newsletter

On Our Hearts “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” ~1 Corinthians 2:9 Isn’t it a blessing to know that God never stops thinking about us? He has a plan for each one of us, designed…

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