Buffalo City Mission to raise $1M for new community center

The  Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its Pick-a-Brick Campaign, a dynamic fundraising initiative that will provide community individuals and organizations with a special opportunity to make a lasting legacy gift that will build a “Pathway to Hope” for the next century, leading to the completion of the organization’s new community center, the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.

Through the Pick-a-Brick Campaign, donors can select and personalize their own brick that will be used to pave the Pathway to Hope, in front of the new community center. Gift levels include a Hope Brick (4 by 8 inches) for $400, and a Promise Brick (8 by 8 inches) for $750. Each purchased brick will be personalized and placed along the pathway to memorialize the generosity of the giving community.

The City Mission has set a goal to raise over $1 million by the end of April 2020.

“The Pick-a-Brick Campaign is a way for our community to make personalized and permanent contributions in our shared mission to help every neighbor in need,” said Stuart Harper, CEO and executive director of the Buffalo City Mission. “We are in the final stretch to complete our new community center this year, and — in every sense -— this campaign represents the power of coming together to help change lives for the poor and homeless in our city.”

“On any given night, over 900 men, women and children are homeless and on the streets of Buffalo,” said Harper. “Through the final stages of our Next Century Capital Campaign, this Pick-a-Brick opportunity will help us to cross the finish line strong. The time to make a lasting impact together is now.”