Virtual Sessions with Buffalo Animal Adventures

Our youth department is excited to share that they will be offering virtual enrichment sessions with Buffalo Animal Adventures every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.

Buffalo Animal Adventures is an outreach program that uses animal ambassadors to educate audiences on the importance of wildlife preservation and conservation.

To participate in the online sessions, click the link below:

https://call.lifesizecloud.com/2926398

Permanent Supportive Housing Celebrates Black History Month

 

Our permanent supportive housing department recently celebrated Black History Month with an event at Hope Gardens! Clients and staff made decorations, sang, read poetry, played trivia, enjoyed a spoken word performance by Monique Murphy, and an African drums performance by Marvin Harris. Our Hope Gardens cook made an amazing traditional African soul food dinner, too!

 

Black History Month Celebration

The Matt Urban Hope Center will host a Black History Month celebration event, featuring a cultural meal and a presentation with facts about famous African American men and women and their accomplishments. The event will take place on Thursday, February 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Urban Diner at 385 Paderewski Drive. For more information, contact Cherise Carson at (716) 893-7222 x329 or ccarson@urbanctr.org.

Re-Pack the Bag Community Resource Fair

Join the Matt Urban Center and BlueCross BlueShield of WNY for a community resource event featuring a variety of vendors and a backpack giveaway for youth. Event runs from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Matt Urban Hope Center, 385 Paderewski Drive. For more information, contact Cherise Carson at (716) 893-7222 x329 or ccarson@urbanctr.org.

Wellness Goal Setting Workshop at Jericho Road Community Health Center

Looking to set and reach some new health goals in 2020? Our neighbors at Jericho Road Community Health Center are hosting a FREE goal setting workshop on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at their Medically Oriented Gym at 1021 Broadway. Their staff will help you come up with a road map for success with attainable steps to achieve your health and wellness goals. Go check it out and get motivated!

Amazon Hosts Winter Clothing Drive to Benefit MUC

Our friends at Amazon are generously hosting a winter clothing drive to support clients at our Hope Center and Hope House Shelter. They are currently collecting gently used or new winter apparel such as gloves, hats, coats and boots.

Those interested in donating can find dropboxes at the Amazon (BUF5) location at 4201 Walden Avenue in Lancaster, our main headquarters at 1081 Broadway, Buffalo, or our Hope Center at 385 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo.

Donations are being accepted through January 10, 2020!

Community Holiday Dinner at Matt Urban Hope Center

For those in need of some holiday cheer, stop by the Matt Urban Hope Center at 385 Paderewski Drive on Monday, December 23 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for our Community Holiday Dinner! We’ll have a lasagna dinner and sugar cookie decorating for children and families. The event is free to attend and all are welcome!

Interested in volunteering at this event? Visit our online sign up for a list of available volunteer slots: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4faea92da1f49-hope

Contact Cherise Carson at (716) 893-7222 x329 or ccarson@urbanctr.org for more information.

Cookies for a Cause at Resurgence Brewing Company

We’re so excited for the fifth annual Cookies for a Cause charity cookie exchange at Resurgence Brewing Company!

This wonderful holiday event brings the community out to exchange or purchase some delicious cookies, share some holiday cheer, and support the women and children staying at our Matt Urban Hope House shelter.

The event will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

A $10 donation gets you a mixed box of cookies to enjoy.
If you bring cookies to exchange (3 dozen minimum, a $5 donation will get you a mixed box of cookies. They will also have $5 grab bags of cookies this year if you don’t want a whole box!

All proceeds from the event will go to support our agency. Thanks to Rebecca Decker for all her hard work in organizing this event and all who generously donate cookies to this event! We hope to see you there!

Learn more about the event here: https://broadwayfillmorealive.org/2.0/2019/12/an-interview-with-rebecca-decker-on-cookies-for-a-cause-v-to-benefit-the-matt-urban-center-on-december-14th/

Free Christmas Tree Giveaway at Hope Center

If your family is in need of a Christmas tree to make your holiday season a little brighter, our Hope Center is here to help! Stop by 385 Paderewski Drive on December 9 or December 16 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. for our free Christmas tree giveaway! Contact Cherise at (716) 893-7222 x329 for more information.

Santas of Swig 2019 at Buffalo Iron Works

 

Join us for our final and most festive fundraiser of 2019!

The Sultans of Swig home brewers club will once again host the Santas of Swig fundraiser for the Matt Urban Hope Center on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1:00-4:00PM at Buffalo Iron Works.  Stop by to sample some delicious locally made homebrews and cast your vote for your favorite one! There will also be basket raffles and a toy collection for children staying at the Hope House shelter.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. To buy online, please follow this link.