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Homelessness and Employment

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Many people are under the belief that people who live in shelters or on the streets could easily improve their situation if they took the initiative to find employment, or used the money they received in aid from donations or other sources to meet their basic needs only. Yet, in 2022, there has been increased…

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Major Happenings in 2021

I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. (Revelation 2:19) At the end of 2020 we had hoped that the new year would bring normalcy back to our lives.  While 2021 was anything but “normal”, Hearts for the Homeless…

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions

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The new year is here, and it is human nature to seek a brighter future, especially after the last two years. Making obtainable resolutions for yourself is an effective way to improve your overall wellness. Here are our top five New Year’s resolutions and ways to put them into action. 1: Clear Out Clutter/Organize Many…

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The Holidays at Hearts

The holiday season is a special time at Hearts where we have several opportunities to share the joy of the season with our neighbors. It is also a time that many individuals and groups partner with us to volunteer their time and donations to show kindness to those in need throughout the City of Buffalo.…

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WNY Church Unleashed

Pastor Jeremiah Smith from Parkside Lutheran Church invited Hearts for the Homeless’ CEO & President Nick Calandra to share on WNY Church Unleashed. Hearts has a special connection to Parkside Lutheran as the home church of Nick and his family. In this segment of “A View from the Pew”, Nick and Pastor Jeremiah discuss “going…

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Kingdom Come 2021

Hearts for the Homeless® was invited by our friends at The Chapel for their annual Kingdom Come Sunday. This special occasion is designed to highlight the ministries and organizations that The Chapel partners with to bring support to those in need globally, nationally, and locally. Nick Calandra with Pastor Jerry Gillis during Kingdom Come 2021…

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Hearts Harvest Food Pantry & Café Grand Opening

cutting the ribbon on the new building october 7th

Hearts for the Homeless® held the grand opening of our new food pantry, Hearts Harvest Food Pantry & Café, located at 870 Tonawanda Street in Buffalo’s Riverside Neighborhood. The addition of this building will allow Hearts to increase our services to the community by creating a campus for Hearts. The Hearts Harvest Food Pantry offers non-perishable goods and…

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End of Year Giving

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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…

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Hearts Has A New Building On Tonawanda Street

exterior of new food pantry, cafe, and can and bottle redemption center on tonawanda street

On October 7th of this year, Hearts for the Homeless made a big stride in our goal to nourish the community with a ribbon-cutting celebration for our newest building adjacent to our thrift store on Tonawanda Street. This new, permanent location will be a tremendous help in lending a multi-purpose space for the residents of…

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