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The local nonprofit International Child Advancement is coordinating a back to school drive to equip the children of refugee families in Buffalo with supplies for the coming academic year. Donations will be accepted now through Aug. 17.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The City of Good Neighbors is proving it again. Cash, water and food are making the long trip to Puerto Rico to help the island devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Governor vetoes tax credit for donated farm food

Nov 30, 2016

Governor Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have given New York farmers a tax break for donating fresh food to food banks.

Comforting new pillows for those in need

Nov 29, 2016
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A unique collection drive for the holiday season is underway and it is not about food. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us volunteers are collecting new pillows to provide comfort to those in need who seek assistance at the Response to Love Center.  

SantaCon to spread holiday cheer and good will

Dec 13, 2014

Hundreds of volunteers decked out in Santa Claus costumes will collect toy donations in downtown Buffalo Saturday. The fourth annual SantaCon Buffalo will take place at participating businesses along Chippewa Street from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 67 West.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The First Niagara Foundation donated $175,000 to nine non-profit organizations in Buffalo/Niagara. The shared award will provide financial support and draw attention to the importance of mentoring programs.

Local immigrants help raise funds for Ebola epicenters

Aug 19, 2014
Courtesy: Sierra Leone Cultural Alliance of Western New York, Inc.

A group of local West-African immigrants have created a new organization that will help raise money to assist poor countries battling the Ebola outbreak. The Save Africa/End Ebola organization is collecting funds to purchase much needed medical supplies.

File Photo / WBFO/AM 970 News

Fundraising for Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014 campaign account is going well, and some Western New Yorkers are being generous.

At least ten local donors have contributed a minimum of $20 thousand each. The News reports that local residents have provided the Governor more than one half of a million dollars toward a total of nearly $6 million that he has raised just this year. Much of this money is flowing from individuals who have legal, development and commercial interests before the state government.