How Your Donation Helps

Your gift of under $20 (Cost of lunch out)

  • $8 allows our Fresh Start Program to provide an individual with a new blanket to keep warm
  • $10 allows our Holiday Program to provide 10 children with gloves or mittens
  • $10 allows a family of 4 to have new, clean pillows through our Fresh Start program
  • $12 affords a family of 4 to be given new underwear through our clothing referral program

Your gift of $25 (Cost of a movie ticket and popcorn)

  • Will buy a month of personal and household supplies for a Batavia family of 6
  • Provides school supplies for Workforce and Education Services students

Your gift of $50 (Cost of dinner out for two people)

  • Assists an individual in Jamestown who needs work clothing or boots when beginning a new job
  • Provides emergency financial assistance so that a Perry family of 3 will have groceries for approximately 3 days

Your gift of $75

  • Provides a full-day, parenting skills class in Cattaraugus County for divorced or separated parents
  • Provides students with one month of transportation access to high school equivalency classes  

Your gift of $90

  • Provides one hour of mental health or substance abuse counseling for a person in Niagara Falls

Your gift of $100

  • Will assist 4 clients in Chautauqua County with gasoline to get to their doctors’ appointments when there is no other means of transportation
  • Allows a Lockport individual financial assistance for prescription co-pays for a month
  • Affords a low-income, new mother clothing, diapers, blankets, sheets and much more for her newborn through our Layette Program

Your gift of $250

  • Affords 4 to 5 families in Jamestown to purchase food for the holidays
  • Provides textbooks for one full semester for an enrolled student 

Your gift of $300

  • Allows a disabled veteran in Allegany county fuel pellets until his or her HEAP assistance kicks in

Your gift of $500

  • Provides counseling for 5 children working through traumatic life events in Chautauqua County

Your gift of $1,000

  • Helps to mentor 2 Hispanic high school students at the Dunkirk office
  • Provides a scholarship to a student looking to attend college or a vocational training