Mark your calendars for March 20 and 21 for the annual United Way #SpringItOnWNY fundraising campaign! Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a donation to help support the Matt Urban Center’s human services programs!
Your donation can provide:
Toiletries and essential items for our homeless clients
Art supplies for our Youth After School program
Home care for our senior citizen clients
A night’s stay at our Hope House shelter for homeless women
It was a busy evening at 1081 Broadway with the City of Buffalo’s Public Hearing/Community Roundtable event. Members of the community and area non-profit organizations were invited to weigh in on how the City will allocate its 2018-2019 funding, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.
Breakout discussion groups dove into topics including funding needs for housing, community planning, crime prevention, public infrastructure, demolition, and public facilities.
We’re excited to be partnering with Nonprofit Works to bring a grant writing workshop to Buffalo!
On Tuesday, April 10, the Matt Urban Center will host “Grant Writing Basics” from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at our headquarters at 1081 Broadway, Buffalo. The workshop registration fee is $150 and includes lunch, training materials, and documents that organizations can customize to fit their specific needs. The workshop will cover:
Researching and identifying grant opportunities
Approaching and developing relationships with grantmakers prior to applying
Planning programs and budgets before writing grants.
Preparing information and materials typically required in grant applications.
Tracking and following-up grant applications after they are submitted
Mark your calendars for Monday, August 2, 2018 for our annual Dyngus Day celebration and fundraiser at the Matt Urban Hope Center! Stop by 385 Paderewski Drive between 3:00 and 10:00 p.m. for Polish food, Pilsner and Polka music! All proceeds will go to the Matt Urban Center.
Also – If you’re attending the Dyngus Day Parade, keep an eye out for our Matt Urban Center team!
We’re excited to announce that Matt Urban’s Hope Services team has launched a unique fundraising campaign using a brand new, locally developed website called IfThen.
With IfThen, a nonprofit launches a 12-month campaign outlining a monthly action promise—an action that they promise to deliver every month, for 12 months. Our Hope Services team has committed to securing long-term housing for 10 or more individuals experiencing homelessness each month.
This commitment is incredibly important in our agency’s target neighborhood, Broadway-Fillmore, where 44 percent of residents live below the poverty level, putting them at risk for homelessness. Our Hope Services staff not only work to provide housing for those experiencing homelessness – they connect them with wraparound services to help them attain long-term financial stability.
By becoming a donor to Hope Services’ IfThen campaign, you’re investing in action. Help us reach our fundraising goal and continue our fight against homelessness. You can donate just $10 per month and make a huge difference! Click here to visit our campaign page and learn more about how IfThen works.
Youth from the Hope Center’s after school program were given the opportunity to get a free haircut this week. Damone, owner of X-Pressions Barber Shop on Broadway and Strauss Street, brought his crew of barbers to the Hope Center and gave free cuts to all the kids. Our agency is very lucky to have such generous partners in our community!