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How You Can Support MUC Programs

Make a Monetary Donation

Donate Online

Our organization and the residents we serve greatly benefit from the generous contributions of our supporters. Make an online donation through our easy and secure PayPal platform by clicking on the Donate Button below. If you’d like to be part of our effort to revitalize the historic Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and provide programs that support its residents, click the Make a Donation link below to safely contribute.

Donate via Mail

Checks can be made payable to:
Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY
1081 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212
Staff from Cricket Wireless on Broadway deliver a donation of groceries to our Hope Center for our food pantry.

Make an In-Kind Donation

Our agency operates multiple community centers and permanent supportive housing sites on the East Side of Buffalo that are regularly in need of donated items. Your contributions go directly to support the needs of our clients. Please see below for information on each site and their specific needs. To make an in-kind donation, please contact our Development Director, Sarah Maurer, at smaurer@urbanctr.org or (716) 893-7222 x232.

*Please note that we are not accepting general clothing donations at this time, in anticipation of our Hope Center moving into a new building and our clothing boutique being closed at the current time. 

Matt Urban Hope Center

Our Hope Center provides a variety of services, including a food pantry, personal essentials pantry, clothing boutique, and Urban Diner where residents can get a hot meal on weekdays. The Hope Center’s current donation wishlist includes:

    • Liquid dish soap
    • Shampoo
    • Bar Soap
    • Laundry detergent pods
    • Deodorant (men’s & women’s)
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Razors
    • Toilet Paper
    • Sandwich bags

Donate to us via Amazon! Click here for our Hope Center wishlist.

Homeless Outreach

Our Homeless Outreach team performs weekly street outreach to provide support to homeless individuals and connect them with resources for healthcare, counseling, food, and permanent housing. Our Homeless Outreach team’s donation wishlist includes:

    • Hand warmers
    • Snack foods, such as peanut butter crackers, granola bars, pop tarts, etc.
    • Bottled Water
    • Deodorant
    • Winter Boots
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Winter Socks
    • Backpacks

Donate to us via Amazon! Click here for our Homeless Outreach wishlist.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Our Permanent Supportive Housing team facilitates multiple programs with individuals who are chronically homeless. Our Housing First program works with local landlords to secure safe, affordable housing for our homeless clients and provides ongoing case management services. The PSH team also operates three permanent supportive housing locations – Hope Gardens, HELP Buffalo I, and HELP Buffalo II – which provide long-term housing and wraparound case management services for chronically homeless clients, including individuals and families.  The Permanent Supportive Housing donation wishlist includes:

    • Toilet paper
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Shampoo
    • Razors
    • Deodorant
    • Crackers
    • Peanut Butter
    • Juice
    • Cereal
    • Canned Tuna
    • Canned Fruit
    • Applesauce
    • Full sheet sets
    • Books & puzzles
    • Shower curtains
Donate to us via Amazon! Click here for our Permanent Supportive Housing wishlist.
 
Hope House Shelter
 
Our Hope House Shelter provides a safe place for women and women with children to stay, as well as trauma-informed case management support to assist them in securing safe housing, as well as the resources to maintain that housing such as employment, healthcare, mental health and substance abuse counseling, resources for children, etc. Our Hope House Shelter donation wishlist includes:
 
    • Shampoo
    • Combs
    • Tampons/Pads
    • Bottled Water
    • Stress balls
    • Stress management books
    • Diapers
    • Baby Formula
Donate to us via Amazon! Click here for our Hope House Shelter wishlist. 
 
Youth After-School Program & Community Hub
Our Youth Department operates after-school academic enrichment programs at multiple sites, including Polonia Hall (385 Paderewski) and the T.J. Dulski Center (129 Lewis St.). 
 
    • Folders
    • Paper
    • Pencils
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Rulers
    • Scissors
    • Tri-fold boards
    • Gallon size
      storage bags or desk size caddies to hold students’ items
    • Cookware (pots and pans, knives, etc.)
    • Serving utensils
Donate to us via Amazon! Click here for our Youth Community Hub wishlist.
 
Housing & Community Development
Our Housing & Community Development department manages several affordable apartment buildings and facilitates housing repair and homeownership programs for low-income members of our community. 

Welcome Baskets for Hope House Tenants: Many of our residents are coming to our facilities from situations of homelessness, and are arriving with nothing more than the few bags they bring with them. More often than not, they do not have the basic items that one needs to set up a new home. Items we can use to make welcome baskets for our new tenants include:
  • Shower curtain
  • Broom & dustpan
  • Dish sponges
  • Wastebasket
  • Trash bags
  • Dinnerware sets
  • Utensils
  • Full-sized sheet sets
Donate to us via Amazon! Click here for our Hope House tenants wishlist.

Office Items
  • 3″ three-ring binders
  • Bankers boxes
  • Point-and-shoot camera
 Donate to us via Amazon! Click here for our Housing & Community Development wishlist.

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