March 2016
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Send Hunger Packing

United Way, 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
Monday, March 28
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The recent Pints & Pads Happy Hour, in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York’s REAL Program and AmeriCorps Alums Buffalo, raised 80 boxes of pads and tampons and over $135 for personal care products to benefit Send Hunger Packing. On Monday, March 28th, volunteers are needed to pack bags of trail mix and to create personal care packages for those in need. We’d like to thank Senator Tim Kennedy, Target on Walden Ave., and BJs Wholesale Club on Sheridan for their generous donations to purchase food and personal care products for Send Hunger Packing.

In the past, we have partnered with Friends of Night People, Seneca Babcock Community Center, and Code Blue Relief Mission. For our 3rd annual Send Hunger Packing event, we will partner with Harbor House Drop-In Center, which is open 365 nights a year to provide food, supplies, and services for those in need.

 To volunteer for this event visit, For questions, please contact

Unyts Bucket List Bash

Statler City, 107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
Friday, April 22
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come celebrate life at the 5th annual Bucket List Bash! An evening filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences benefiting Unyts, WNY's only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Some featured stations include Face Your Fears, Let's Roll with the Queen City Roller Girls, and Look Into Your Future. Admission includes open bar, food, and live music by Party of Nine. You may visit for a sneak peak of this year's bucket list stations.

Approximately 20 volunteers are needed to assist with set up, breakdown of the event, serving food, and helping run bucket list stations. The night is broken into 2 shifts (5:00 - 7:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm) so you will be able to enjoy the event for free before or after your volunteering!

 For more information, please email To sign up to volunteer, visit

Hull Family Home & Farmstead Spring Work Day


Hull House, 5976 Genesee Street, Lancaster, NY 14086
Saturday, April 23
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The c.1810 Hull House -- the oldest stone dwelling in Erie County, NY-- is a rare piece of early American architecture in western New York.  Located on Genesee Street in the Town of Lancaster, the Hull House is currently being restored by the Hull House Foundation as an educational and interpretive center for early 19th century life in the Western New York frontier. It is a rare surviving example of Federal style architecture in the Niagara Region and is purported to be the oldest substantial stone dwelling in Erie County. 

Volunteers are needed for a Spring Work Day on April 23, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.  Some of the tasks may include:
  • clearing small pieces of cement rubble from behind and around barn
  • cutting tall weeds and small brush by barn
  • sifting dirt under tarps for artifacts
  • filling and seeding ruts in lawn
  • grading dirt away from house
  • removing wood to curb
  • raking and garden maintenance
To sign up, visit: For questions, email
Welcome to Our Newest Board Member, Tara Kennedy!

Born and raised in Buffalo, Tara has spent her entire life active within the community. She is a long-time employee at Ingram Micro, Inc. and graduated with her BA in Business Administration (2014) and Masters in Organizational Leadership (2016) from Medaille College. She is excited to be a part of the B Team and looks forward to the opportunity to bring her passion for volunteering and raising civic awareness to the community.

 If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board of Directors and helping to shape the activities of the B Team Buffalo, Inc., contact

Community Soup Recap


B Team volunteers were proud to assist with set-up and clean-up, as well as take part in Community Soup on Sunday, March 13th at the University Presbyterian Church. A dinner of soup, salad, bread, and dessert was provided for $5 and each diner had one vote toward the winning presentation. This session’s Soup Grant of approximately $500 went to a group from Gloria J. Parks Community Center’s Food For Thought Program to provide money for nature field trips for teen girls in the community. Community Soup funds projects by youth ages 15-25 that benefit the Buffalo community.

 For more information on how youth can apply, visit The next session will take place in fall 2016.

March Agency Spotlight - Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Volunteers make a tremendous impact on the lives of our girls - both today and in their futures.  70% of female US Senators are Girl Scout alumnae; virtually every female astronaut who flew in space was once a Girl Scout.  Wouldn't you love to influence the next great generation of girl leaders?
Girl Scouts has volunteer opportunities available throughout 9 WNY counties, including Erie and Niagara.  There are endless, flexible ways to make an impact on a girl’s life, from being a weekly troop leader, to serving as a mentor to girls, to helping at a one-time event, and everything in between. Their volunteers represent the diversity of the world we live in — that means women, men, young adults, senior citizens and people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are volunteers.  They will work with you to design a volunteer plan that fits your schedule.  Girl Scout experience NOT required - full training provided!
 Contact them at for more information or start the volunteer process at
Partnership Opportunities

If you have an event, cause, idea, or other opportunity that B Team can work with you on, please complete our partnership proposal form at:
B Team Website Calendar

New events are added to the B Team calendar on our website throughout the month. It is an evolving source of volunteer opportunities for B Team and community events. Check it out for the most up to date listing of events!

Help us capture your volunteer experience! Tag us in your posts and photos using #bteambuffalo.

Support B Team

Not able to volunteer at this time? Consider supporting our upcoming events by making a donation or shopping through our merchant partners! Visit and click "Support Us"
Upcoming Events


3/28 - Send Hunger Packing


4/9 - South Buffalo Community Table

4/22 - Unyts Bucket List Bash

4/23 - Hull Family Home & Farmstead Work Day
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