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.

Permanent Supportive Housing Hosts Music and Mocktails Party

Our permanent supportive housing team recently created a positive social hour for their clients called “Music and Mocktails.” The event featured live music by local singer and musician Brian Beaudry, who is a member of several local bands including “Nerds Gone Wild.” Brian performs live music sets for nursing homes and residential sites all over Western New York.

Our clients from Housing First, Hope Gardens and HELP Buffalo attended the first Music and Mocktails event on December 4, 2019. They enjoyed appetizers, “mock tails”, and lots of singing and dancing. We’re looking forward to hosting more of these social events in the near future!

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.

Community Thanksgiving at Matt Urban Hope Center

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 ccarson@urbanctr.org or (716) 893-7222 x329.

Fall Fest Health & Wellness Event at HELP Buffalo

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 kskulski@urbanctr.org.

The Witness Project Workshop

Join us on the road to better health!
Stop by the Matt Urban Hope Center (385 Paderewski Drive) on Friday, October 18 at 11:30AM for a workshop with The Witness Project. Learn about their various preventative healthcare programs and how they can benefit you!

Join Us For Trunk or Treat!

The arrival of fall weather means its almost time for our annual Halloween themed community event: Trunk or Treat!
This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Stop by the Hope Center at 385 Paderewski Drive with your children to enjoy a safe, family friendly event. We’ll have lots of fun activities for youth and families outside the Hope Center, trick-or-treating in the Central Terminal parking lot, and plenty of cider and donuts to enjoy!
If you would like to register your car to hand out candy, please contact Danyel Sease at (716) 893-7222 x403 or dsease@urbanctr.org. If you are interested in donating candy, cider or donuts for the event, or would simply like more information, please contact Sarah Maurer at (716) 893-7222 x232 or smaurer@urbanctr.org.