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Winter Clothing Donations

brand new outerwear for winter donations

Temperatures in Western New York begin to drop in October, with the rare surprise of a below-freezing night before November is even here. Worse are the nights through the winter months, in which the average daily temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and the dangerous nights of January below 20 degrees. The freezing weather is…

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The Value of Warm Meals

man receiving socks with his food at the mobile soup kitchen downtown

As we transition into Fall and the first frosts sneak up on Western New York, we start to think more about shelter and protection from the elements for our homeless residents. However, we have to consider the impact of accessibility to hot meals for poor and homeless people year-round. At Hearts for the Homeless, we…

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Tips for Shopping Safely

Here at Hearts For The Homeless, so much of what we are able to do for our community is centered around our beloved Thrift Shop. Located on Tonawanda Street in Buffalo, Hearts Thrift Shop is located in an impoverished area where residents are less likely to have access to transportation or the funds to shop…

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Love Thy Neighbor

clients in line for food at the downtown library

Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV) 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.  39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’…

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Hygiene for the Homeless in the Summer Months

person washing hands under running sink

The weather is heating up and we’re all excited to get out of the house again. But not everyone is looking forward to the warmer summer months. People experiencing homelessness face hygienic issues in the summertime that many of us do not think of in our daily lives. Some of the obstacles that the homeless…

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How to Help Your Neighbor

a grocery bag donation from hearts harvest food pantry containing eggs carrots and more

Characterized by a profound spiritual motivation, Hearts for the Homeless has always been passionate about caring for the community. In our decades of operation, we have seen neighbors care for one another with great compassion to provide love, consistency, dependability, friendship, fellowship and most importantly hope. Hope that there is still good in the world.…

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Guide For Spring Cleaning

woman cleaning her windows wearing rubber gloves using sponge

Now that the coldest winter months are behind us, we can begin to look forward to the warmth and sunshine that spring brings. In March, daylight savings time began and the Spring Equinox took place on March 19th, signifying the start of a new, warmer season. This means that it is time to prepare for…

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Creating Balanced Meals on a Budget

3 pre-made meals in containers

While a home-cooked meal is nice, it can be time-consuming to make a meal, eat it, and then have to clean up after yourself and your family. Sometimes you may even find yourself ordering out and spending the extra money to save some time. Meals do not have to be time-consuming or expensive, that is…

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