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  • WNYBAC- Western New York Book Arts Center  - The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. The Western New York Book Arts Center features a letterpress and screen printing studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique. WNYBAC is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit.    
  • The Wash Project - The WASH Project @ Westside Value Laundromat establishes an outlet to create & engage in art, music & literacy, as well as a neighborhood access point for information regarding a wide range of community services & cultural opportunities
  • Buffalo Museum of Science - The historic building was designed by August Esenwein and James A. Johnson and opened in 1929. The attractions include animals, astronomy, the science of technology, and more about science.
  • Second Chance Home - Second Chance Home was created in response to a need in the Buffalo community to develop housing for young mothers in the foster care system.  Second Chance Home opened in 2006 to provide parenting youth between the ages of 14-21 with a safe, supportive home to raise their children while working towards their goals related to permanency, self-sufficiency and parenting.
  • Cornerstone Manor - Buffalo City Mission’s Cornerstone Manor sits at the corner of North and Michigan. The spacious building provides emergency shelter for up to 16 single women and 5 families seeking protection from city streets or an abusive relationship. Up to 12 families and 46 single women can find hope and healing in the facility’s two-year resident recovery program. Women with their children who are housed here were given the opportunity to participate in a literacy based arts and crafts activity.
  • Buffalo City Mission - Buffalo City Mission’s vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. But we don’t believe that’s enough. Men were encouraged to create an inspirational mini-book of quotes that they would refer to on a daily basis to help build strength, hope and wellness.
  • Seneca Woods Senior Center – Senior Housing Center…creating custom Christmas cards with senior citizens.
  • The Valley Community Center - Valley Community Association

  • The Valley Community Association (VCA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit United Way agency located in southeast Buffalo. The VCA serves all ages from infants to senior citizens through various services and programs. The VCA operates programs from the Father Carmichael Community Center, the Valley Senior Center, and the Valley Child Care Center, all located at South Park Avenue and Elk Street in the "Valley" neighborhood. Throughout the year the VCA organizes various events to promote community togetherness and neighborhood spirit.  Neighborhood residents participated in creating heart shaped books ( all-about/informational/non-fiction as well as fiction) for a Valentine’s Day celebration which showed the community building component between generations in this make and take program.

  • Tosh Collins Senior – Tosh Collins Senior Center – Community Center providing seniors with activities. Create A Mini-Book provided director with blank mini-books to inspire seniors with literacy and arts & crafts activities based around holiday themes.
  • The Olmsted School - Providing students with an educational experience that merges academic rigor and relevance with creativity and social responsibility within a safe, caring environment. Butterfly book program was presented for all third grade classroom students.
  • Smallwood Elementary -Smallwood Drive School serves approximately 670 students from kindergarten through grade 5. A comprehensive educational program is offered to all students, including those needing special education. Create A Mini-Book has served kindergarteners and and fifth graders.
  • City Honors 
  • North Tonawanda Art Gallery – With Natalie
  • Elmwood Village Association – The mission of The Elmwood Village Association is to work with businesses and residents to improve the quality of life for our entire community. The Elmwood Village Association is a hub for community involvement that enhances the unique urban character of our community. Our commercial district is economically healthy, vibrant, walkable, clean, safe, and sustainable. Residents, businesses, and visitors experience a welcoming attitude and distinct sense of community.
  • ​Kaleida Foundation – Our mission is to advance the health of our community...To provide compassionate, high-value, quality care, improving health in Western New York and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine.
  • ​Music Is Art Foundation – Music is Art is dedicated to exploring and reshaping music's cultural, social, and educational impact on our community - supported by a variety of programs and events. Music is Art is a not-for-profit, federal 501c3 organization founded in 2003 by Goo Goo Dolls bassist and Buffalo resident, Robby Takac.  Music is Art operates through a board of directors, staff, sponsors and volunteers, as well as collaborations with several partner organizations.  
    Music is Art is proud to enrich our community with access to music. It is our hope that we encourage people to find their musical voice, think about how music touches their lives, and most importantly think about the fact that...music is art.

  • ​Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation – To foster, promote and expand community appreciation for Americana music from Buffalo and Western New York through the production and sponsorship of performance and broadcast events and presentation of seminars and workshops on Americana music.
  • Buffalo Irish Center – The Buffalo Irish Center is the cultural home of the Irish-American community of Buffalo and Western New York. Founded in 1970 by St. Patrick's GAA and the Knights of Equity, the Center today serves over a dozen Irish organizations and their members.
  • La Nova Pizzeria – La Nova Pizzeria began operations in 1957 when pizza was still a novelty to most Americans. Now, over 40 years later, La Nova has grown into the largest independent pizzeria in the United States.
  • Child & Adolescent Treatment Services - Create A Mini-Book provides extended learning/enrichment after-school programs for CATS. 
  • YMCA Buffalo Niagara - A charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Its vision is to be recognized in the community as the premier provider of mission driven, family oriented programming promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Create A Mini-Book provides after school enrichment & extended learning programs for the Y.
  • ​Goin' South
  • WNY Coalition of Peace, Justice & Non-Violence Advocates
  • Elmwood Village Association
  • The Kaleida Foundation
  • Arts Services Initiative of WNY
  • Sportsmen's Foundation
  • Canalside
  • Roxbury Arts Group
  • Delaware County School District NY
  • Buffalo Public Schools
    Buffalo Erie County Public Library System Affiliates:

  • Aurora Town Public Library
  • Central Downtown Buffalo Library
  • Clarence Public Library
  • Crane Branch Library
  • Dudley Branch Library
  • East Clinton Branch Library
  • East Delavan Branch Library
  • Eden Branch Library
  • Elma Public Library
  • Grand Island Memorial Library                                    
  • Hamburg Public Library
  • Lake Shore Public Library
  • Lancaster Library
  • Marilla Free Library
  • Frank E.Merriweather, Jr. Branch
  • Newstead Public Library             
  • Niagara Branch Library
  • North Park Branch Library           
  • Orchard Park Public Library
  • Riverside Branch Library
  • Town of Tonawanda Public Library – Kenilworth Public Library
  • Kenmore Public Library


 
 

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