Want to Help Us?

 Family Promise of WNY survives because of community kindness and goodwill. You don't need to donate thousands of dollars or hundreds of hours of service to make a difference. In fact, you can make a meaningful change for your neighbors in need with one hour of volunteer work or a single donation of clothing, food, or furniture. There are many ways you can help us in our mission to respond to the needs of homeless families in Western New York. 


 Resource Center:
Family Promise of WNY can use your help at our Resource Center.     

  • Sort and organize our donations
  • Data Entry
  • Help prepare for new families

Host Site:
Volunteers from host congregations provide hospitality to Family Promise guest families through their church, synagogue or place of worship. We welcome volunteers of all ages. These volunteers help us provide meals, overnight hospitality, and a friendly face to our families. Other volunteer jobs include:    

  • Cooking and/or hosting dinner 
  • Spending the evening with guest families chatting, tutoring kids or playing games 
  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation 
  • Coordinating children’s crafts and activities 
  • Donating needed supplies for the host week 
  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

Support Site:
Volunteers from support congregations provide volunteers of nearby host congregations with added help and team support. These volunteers may find themselves doing any of the congregations duties above.   

Special Events/Board Committees:
Family Promise needs many volunteers who are interested in assisting with special events or serving on a Board committee.   Volunteer Application:
If you are interested in volunteering with Family Promise of WNY, please download & fill in our volunteer application and send it to Family Promise via e-mail or mail.

Volunteer Application

    If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities please contact us at 771-3007 or info@fpwny.org 

Wish List

 Below is our Wish List for items that we use to maintain the Day Center and most importantly supply to our families.  

Laundry Supplies:

  • Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Fabric Softener

Medical Supplies:

  • Child & Adult Cold Medicine
  • Child & Adult Ibuprofen 
  • Thermometers 

Gift Cards:

  • Wegmans
  • Tops
  • Walmart
  • Payless
  • Super Cuts

Back to School:  

  • Backpacks
  • Stationary
  • Pens & Pencils

Storage Supplies:

  •     Storage Totes (all sizes)


  • Movies (DVD/ VHS)       
  • Office Supplies 

Bathroom Supplies:    

  • Toilet Paper
  • Hygiene Products
  • Hand Soap
  • Disposable Razors
  • Tissues

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Lysol Wipes & Spray
  • Detergents 
  • Sponges
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Glassware
  • Silverware/ utensils
  • Microwave 

Children Supplies:

  • Diapers
  • Pull Ups
  • Wipes
  • New packages of socks (all sizes)
  • New packages of underwear (all Sizes)

Overnight Supplies:

  • New Pillows
  • Air Mattresses 

 If you would like to donate any of the above items on the Wish List please contact Family Promise of WNY at 771-3007 or email info@fpwny.org to make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. 


Give the gift of a  financial donation that will help Family Promise of WNY provide food, shelter, and support services to homeless families in need. All financial contributions made to the Family Promise of WNY are used to support our local organization and no contribution is ever too small. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is tax  deductible. Please consider what you can do to help our families! If you would like to support Family Promise of WNY you can click the Donate button below or send a check payable to: Family Promise of WNY
75 Hickory St.
Buffalo, NY 14204 

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