Donations really matter here. We encourage you to check out our wish list, see if you have any new or gently used items you could part with and share our wish list around with your networks. Better yet, pick a critical item on our wish list and organize a donation drive on our behalf!
Volunteers bring balanced, home-cooked dinners to our guests 365 days a year. Your support is critical to our program's success and we are in constant need of volunteers.
Sign up to bring a meal to the guests at our Day Center and help them get the nutrition they need to succeed!
Help bring some sparkle into a child's experience in shelter. Things sponsors do are help make a birthday in shelter special, off-set the cost of summer camp, ensure a child has adequate school supplies and uniforms, donate a winter coat to a child, etc. Little acts of kindness can make a big impact in a child's life.
We encourage individuals or groups to "adopt" one of our families and become a special support for them as they work towards stability. Little acts of kindness - like flowers on Mother's Day - or big acts - like fulfilling items off a family's wish list for moving into a new apartment - are often the things that restore hope. This is an excellent way to make a significant impact in the lives of one of our families.
Want to put a little meaning into your next holiday? Spend a few hours with us! Volunteers serve in pairs and are here as a point person and resource for our families, allowing staff to take time with family and friends in order to come back to work refreshed. If addition, volunteers have the opportunity to plan a special celebration with our guests.
Get an inside look into the day-to-day workings of Family Promise by following us on Facebook. We regularly post updates about program successes or upcoming events, educational links about family homelessness and critical needs our shelter might have in any given week. Facebook is an easy way to share our story with your friends and get the word out about Family Promise!
Our guests often need transportation too and from work, school, medical appointments or other critical meetings. We also like to offer guests field trips whenever possible to fun events. We have a van and you just need a clean driving record. Sign up as a back-up van driver and we'll call to see if you are free when we need if we need help transporting guests.
Help Family Promise throw great events! We have several fundraisers and large-scale events that need teams of volunteers to help us find donations, make baskets, design flyers, sell tickets, cook food, paint faces and staff tables. Have fun while helping to make our program a success.
Support Family Promise of WNY in your own neighborhood by connecting to one of our host congregations close to you! Our host congregations welcome our families 4 weeks each year for meals and overnight hospitality and they could use a few extra hands! To find your nearest host congregation, check our all our host congregations below:
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Have a skill or talent? Put it to work here! We are looking for volunteers to paint murals, plant flowers, organize donations, offer handyman skills, assist in our office, help us set up rooms for new families, etc. Call us today to talk about how we can work with your talent!
Our program works because of all our generous supporters who donate to our bottom line and allow us to keep the lights on. We welcome your tax-deductible financial contribution to Family Promise of WNY!
Help us share our mission with lots of people by connecting us to your faith community, school, civic group, etc! Become a point person at your organization for Family Promise and help us recruit critical new supporters for our program!
All you need to do to get started as a volunteer is to complete the FPWNY Volunteer Interest Sheet below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers who work directly with our guests are expected to attend one volunteer training each year.
Check out our volunteer training schedule below.