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New Refugee Families Need Immediate Help!

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Update: We are no longer holding open donation hours on site. To coordinate your drop offs please contact our Donations Coordinator Cara at: donations@iibuff.org or call (716)883-1900 extension 329. Next week we’re resettling a new refugee family of six. Arriving from Malaysia, the family includes a grandparent and three young children, ranging from three to eight years old. We are…
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Non-profit Wheels for Workers 716 donates 18 bikes, along with helmets and locks to help newly arrived refugee families to provide basic transportation.

Wheels for Workers 716 Donates 18 Bikes for Refugee Families

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Local non-profit Wheels for Workers 716 stopped by our location on Delaware Avenue to generously donate 18 bicycles, along with helmets and locks. They’ll now be given to our newly arrived refugee clients to help them get to and from work, school, grocery shopping, and other essential destinations. Wheels for Workers 716 assists re-settled families to integrate into our community…
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Gilbane’s EmpoWer Initiative Helps Brighten Season for Newly Arrived Refugee Family

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Representatives from Gilbane Building Company recently stopped by our Delaware Avenue location this week to brighten the season for a New American Family. They dropped off a large gift package with multiple snow shovels, a vacuum, blankets, and a television. It's all part of our Gifts for Good Neighbors program to help our city's newest neighbors integrate into the community…
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Today is Giving Tuesday!

By Donations, Volunteer
November 28 is Giving Tuesday. What is Giving Tuesday, anyway? (Never mind what it is! I want to make a contribution now) Giving Tuesday is frequently described as a global philanthropic response to the blatant consumerism immediately after Thanksgiving on Black Friday and the following weekend. Instead of advocating for the acquisition of “stuff,” it offers a day of generosity…
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Sponsor a Refugee Family for the Holidays!

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Update: Our Gifts for Good Neighbors program has been extended through the end of 2023. You can still sign up through the link below and drop off your donations on the original dates, December 2 and December 9, or email our Donations Department to schedule your drop off: donations@iibuff.org We want your help to brighten the season for our New…
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Donate Old Winter Coats to Help a Refugee Family!

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Buffalo winters can be brutal. Please help refugee families with your gently used winter coats. For many, this will be their first time experiencing cold weather! We’ll be here during every workday during business hours to accept your donations of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Medium, Large, and X-Large coats. Do you have winter hats and gloves to donate? We’ll take…
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New Refugee Families Need Immediate Help!

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Drop off both new household items and used items (listed below) at the carriage house behind our building at 864 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209  Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you are able to make a cash donation, please click here. Over the next couple of months new, scheduled refugee arrivals will include families and quite a…
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Wheels for Workers 716 Donates Bikes for Refugee Families

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Local non-profit Wheels for Workers 716 stopped by our location on Delaware Avenue to generously donate 13 bicycles, helmets, and locks. They’ll now be given to our newly arrived refugee clients to help them get to and from work, school, grocery shopping, and other essential destinations. Wheels for Workers 716 assists re-settled families to integrate into our community here in…
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Urgent Help Needed: Two-Alarm Fire Forces Family Out of Home

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One of our newly arrived refugee client families need extra support after a two-alarm fire forced them to evacuate their home this past weekend. After an arduous journey that brought them to Western New York, community support will help them through this recent setback. The following items are urgently needed to help this family back on their feet: One Stroller Cookware:…
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Helping Hands: BreadHive Donating 5% of Cafe Proceeds to IIB Through September

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BreadHive Bakery & Cafe wants to help our newest neighbors settle in Western New York. Through September, the cafe and bakery is donating 5% of sales on cafe products to the International Institute of Buffalo. These donations will boost our important work of resettling refugees as they start their new lives, supporting survivors, regional education, translation, and interpreting in local…
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