News Neediest Fund begins today
blog by S.J. Velasquez • November 15, 2012 @ 12:42pm
The holiday spirit hit The Buffalo News this morning as Warren Colville, president of The News, announced the start of this year’s News Neediest Fund.
The 31st annual charity program’s kickoff was celebrated with a tree lighting, caroling by Houghton Academy’s chorus and a special appearance by ballerinas from the Neglia Ballet.
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County president Michael Weiner joined Colville in ringing in another season of charitable giving. Last year’s fund benefitted more than 12,000 families and 14,000 children in the area, distributing more than $700,000 in toys and food.
To contribute to the fund—every donated dollar goes back to the community—make a donation by PayPal here.
Or send a check to:
The News Neediest c/o The Buffalo News
PO Box 2667
Buffalo, NY 14240-9873
For information about toy donation drop-off centers, click here. If you or someone you know could use some help around the holidays, call 2-1-1 or 1-888-696-9211 before Dec. 8 for application information.