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!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com for more information.
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/
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.
The Matt Urban Hope Center will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 27 from 3:00-6:00PM at our Urban Diner, located at 385 Paderewski Drive. The meal is free and all are welcome to attend.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help serve the meal on Wednesday, November 27th, from 2:00-7:00PM. You can sign up to volunteer using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4faea92da1f49-community
For more information or to donate, please contact Cherise Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 893-7222 x329.
Join the Matt Urban Center and HELP USA for our first “Fall Fest” Health & Wellness event at our HELP Buffalo site! We are hosting this celebration and resource fair in honor of our veterans and their service to our country.
The event will feature food, drinks, prizes, and activities for kids. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit our vendor booths to get information on economic empowerment, job training & education, social and health services and more! Those interested in getting a flu shot will have the opportunity to do so at the event.
We are seeking a handful of volunteers to assist with set-up, serving food, facepainting and making balloons. For more information, contact Kadie Skulski at email@example.com.