Family Promise of WNY runs on Volunteer Power!

Our Wish List

We currently have a urgent need for plastic bins with lids of all sizes to help us organize guest supplies at our Day Center.  

  • For our Families upon entrance into our program: towels, linens, new pillows, laundry baskets, plastic shower caddies, deodorant, body wash, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes, new socks and underwear of all sizes
  • For our Children: gift cards to Super Cuts for haircuts or Wal-Mart for clothing, infant car seats, strollers, arts and crafts supplies (paints, markers, craftpaper, stickets, glue, safety scissors, etc.), used gaming systems with controllers and cartridges, old iPods and headphones, used tablets, toys in good repair
  • For our Adults: picture frames, used laptops, gift cards to Wegmans/Tops or Wal-mart/Family Dollar
  • For our living spaces: plastic bins with lids for storage, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, air mattresses, dish towels,  tables or cabinets, tool kit, seasonal flowers (hanging baskets, mums, etc)
  • For our First Aid Kit: thermometers, band-aids, antibiotic ointment, basic cold and fever medication for children and adults

Help make birthdays and holidays special for our guests by donating new toys, clothing, gift cards appropriate for all ages 

or seasonal treats like Easter baskets, back-to-school supplies or Christmas gifts, etc.

To donate please contact Family Promise of WNY at 771-3007 to make arrangements for delivery. 

***We cannot accept clothing or large furniture donations because we do not have the space to store them.

How to Volunteer

We encourage all volunteers to read the "Hospitality Code" below before your visit

If you are volunteering at a congregation, please also read the FPWNY Manual for Volunteers from Congregations and watch the "How Can I Help" video below.

Bring a hot, home-cooked meal to our guests

Click here to learn more: 

Sell 50/50 tickets with us at the Sabres Game on Wed, March 21st

Catch a free game!  2 start times: 4:30pm or 5:30pm.   Email Lu Firestone to sign up: 

Staff our Day Center on Saturdays

Volunteer to staff our building for a 3-hour shift once a month to allow our families to be able to stay in the city in order to take care of personal business on the weekend.  Contact Lu Firestone to chat more:

Become a regular volunteer

Volunteer opportunities include direct hospitality with our guests and indirect support of our program.  To begin the conversation, complete the FPWNY Volunteer Interest Sheet below and email it to

The Family Promise Hospitality Code (docx)


FPWNY Manual for Volunteers from Congregations (docx)


FPWNY Volunteer Interest Sheet 2018 (docx)


How Can I Help?

If you are volunteering at a congregation in our network, please watch this video prior to serving. 


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. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is tax  deductible.  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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