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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

Interior pictures of clothes on racks

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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How to Start a Food Drive

One in eight Americans does not know where their next meal will come from and the majority of those individuals are ineligible for federal assistance. With high inflation and a looming recession, families find themselves unable to feed themselves. In addition, most food banks and pantries are distributing their resources faster than they can replenish…

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Food Insecurity – How Hearts Is Making An Impact

What is Food Insecurity? According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns due to a lack of available financial resources for food at the household level. While many often think that this is mainly a problem in third world countries,…

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New Program Announcement on WDCX

We’re excited to share this interview with Hearts’ President & CEO Nick Calandra and Zach Boron, host of The Breakfast Blend and The Pregame shows on WDCX Radio. Nick and Zach talk about some of the work Hearts has been doing since the 1990’s and Nick shares about the newest branch of the ministry: Hearts…

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