The ECMC Foundation has introduced Give 716, a collaborative effort between the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Buffalo Sabres Foundation by using their collective resources to benefit nonprofit organizations in Western New York. ECMC, along with Kaleida Health, is the official healthcare sponsor of the Buffalo Bills.
The Give 716 donation campaign was established in response to the unprecedented challenges and a critical gap in the services that local nonprofits faced last year as a result of the pandemic.
The goal of Give 716 is to unite Bills and Sabres fans with the Western New York community in “an epic day of giving.” Other objectives of Give 716 are to establish greater awareness and develop deeper, more meaningful connections between nonprofits that provide vital supporting services to the Western New York community.
“ECMC has always been there for our community, and over the past 18 months our dedicated caregivers have stood tall on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., president & CEO of ECMC Corp. “From compassionate care of COVID patients at the bedside to providing tens of thousands of vaccines to keep our community safe, ECMC continues to be there for Western New York each and every day. Give 716 is an opportunity for Bills and Sabres fans and others to express their appreciation in recognition of our frontline heroes who have consistently stepped up to care for our family members, friends and neighbors.”
Through Aug. 16, ECMC is offering a special thank-you opportunity for Give 716 donors who choose ECMC Foundation as their charity of choice for their donation; one donor will receive a pair of Buffalo Bills 50-yard line season tickets at Highmark Stadium, two additional donors will each receive a pair of single game tickets.
Participants in Give 716 can donate with the opportunity to receive Buffalo Bills tickets by visiting www.ecmc.edu and clicking on the Give 716 button at the top of the home page.