What Is “End Of Year Giving”?
This time of year, many find themselves reflecting on the occurrences of the past several months. They look for the successes and challenges of the past year, and also take time to conduct a personal inventory of what and whom they are grateful for. In years such as this past one, filled with struggles on both personal and global scales, personal reflections may also include the desire to find a way to wrap up the year on a positive note by taking the opportunity to help those who may be struggling or by donating to a cause that has helped so many others. End of Year Giving is the perfect opportunity to make such impacts.”
This Year Has Been Tight, I Don’t Think I Can Give Back This Season
End Of Year Giving is so much more than just opening your wallet and giving money to an organization of your choice. Rather, it can also be about helping those in your local community. Hearts offers the opportunity to directly help those in need through our volunteer programs. Donations don’t need to be monetary to make an impact; in fact, we are always in need of donatable items that can provide comfort and ease some of the burdens of those experiencing homelessness or financial difficulties.
Holiday Food Drives
As the nights draw colder and the season of giving approaches, Hearts has food drives planned, aimed at providing nutritious meals for the holidays for those experiencing need.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thanksgiving is a holiday known for its signature feast, but not everyone can afford to celebrate the holiday in that fashion. Help feed a family this Thanksgiving by donating classic food items. On the 9th and 22nd, we will be distributing your sponsored meal along with a turkey for families in need. By sponsoring a family, you can make their holiday season a little brighter.
To sponsor a family for Thanksgiving, drop off the following items on the Riverside Avenue side of our building at 890 Tonawanda Street by November 18th:
- Potato Flakes
- Green Beans
- Canned Sweet Potatoes or Yams
Amherst Hockey Food Drive
On December 11th, Amherst Hockey is collecting food items to give to the Hearts Harvest Food Pantry. Our food pantry is a client choice food pantry, allowing clients to choose which food will suit their family best. Join Amherst Hockey at this end-of-year food drive between 10am-2pm in the parking lot at Maple Road and Amherst Manor Drive at 60 Maple Road, Amherst, NY 14221.
Clean out your pantry for the end of the year and donate any of the following items that have not expired:
- Mac n Cheese
- Pasta and Pasta Sides
- Canned Fruit (any kind)
- Canned Vegetables (any kind)
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