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blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

As you groggily leave your home Tuesday morning, don’t be shocked if you see a Kids Day volunteer standing on a street corner happily selling papers. Look for the bright red hats.

Now in its 30th year, Kids Day—a project of the Buffalo News and chief sponsor Top Markets—raises money for struggling children across the Western New York area. Almost $4 million has been donated to charity since 1983, and this year’s proceeds benefit Variety, the Children’s Charity, Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the Robert Warner MD Center for Children with Special Needs and Children’s Charities of Western New York. 

Kids Day volunteers will be conveniently stationed throughout all of Western New York selling newspapers for $1.00—only a quarter more than usual—but this serves as an opportunity to donate a larger sum as well. The volunteers will be serving from roughly 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Here’s an opportunity to donate online.

Some of the more popular corners include:

Genesee St. and Transit Road in Depew (in front of Salvatore’s)
Harlem and Clinton in Cheektowaga
355 Orchard Park Rd. near the Tops Markets in West Seneca
Main Street and Spindrift Drive in Williamsville
Dingens and Rossler in Cheektowaga

TAGGED: charity, kids day, news, women's and children's hospital

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