January 2019 Newsletter
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Upcoming Events

1/24 - Board Meeting / New Board Member Interviews

1/30 - Member Appreciation Happy Hour

2/7 - Fundraising Committee Meeting

2/14 - Marketing Committee Meeting

2/17 - Buffalo Soup-Fest

2/21 - Membership Committee Meeting

2/28 - Board Meeting
See Our Full Event Calendar
Member Appreciation Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 30
6 to 8 PM
EXPO Market
617 Main St. #200

Join us as we celebrate a very successful 2018, especially last month's City of Light! Every volunteer will receive a drink ticket and light appetizers. We also will present our annual "Volunteer of the Year" honor.

Thank you, volunteers, for everything you do!
Buffalo Soup-Fest to Benefit
B Team Buffalo
B Team Buffalo is honored to be one of this year's designated charities for Buffalo Soup-Fest! Matt Carlucci, the festival's organizer, was a founding member of B Team Buffalo in 2008. Our sincere thanks to him for thinking of us.

We'll discuss Buffalo Soup-Fest more on social media as the event gets closer. Please save the date for Sunday, February 17 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center!
What a City of Light 2018 it was on Saturday, December 8! Thanks to our volunteers, sponsors, and main partner Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, we decorated nearly 80 homes in the neighborhood surrounding Buffalo Public School #80 Highgate Heights Elementary. The children's carnival also was possibly the largest we've ever seen, with more than 300 children passing through.

Be sure to check out our Facebook photo album to see images from the day. In addition, we'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Platinum Sponsors ($750+) and allow a few of them to say a few words.

J. Fitzgerald Group (JFG) is a marketing, branding, and advertising agency in Lockport. JFG specializes in working with nonprofits and has worked with many not-for-profit agencies in Erie, Niagara, and Genesee counties during the past 17 years.

As part of the agency’s work with charitable organizations, each year, JFG participates in the national CreateAthon campaign, a 24-hour marketing blitz to benefit local nonprofit groups in need of assistance with their marketing and branding. JFG is the only participating agency in Western New York, and one of the longest-running participants nationwide.  
This year, B Team Buffalo was one of the deserving organizations selected by JFG. In making the selection, JFG considered the support that B Team shows neighborhoods in Buffalo through its City of Light effort, working to beautify neighborhoods and improve the holiday spirit of communities in Buffalo through decoration, events, and gifts for children and a community meal. Helping neighborhoods in need and aiding those less fortunate during the holidays embodies the giving spirit – both of CreateAthon and of the holiday season – and through City of Light, B Team’s work helps make sure everyone can enjoy the most festive time of the year.  
The whole team at JFG thanks all the volunteers and participants involved with City of Light 2018 for their hard work brightening spirits and spreading cheer and embodying the spirit of Buffalo’s title as the City of Good Neighbors.
Ingram Micro is pleased to support B Team Buffalo as a Platinum Sponsor for City of Light 2018. We offer B Team Buffalo our best wishes for its continued progress and success in the coming year.
Founded in 2010 and in partnership with M&T Bank, Buffalo Promise Neighborhood is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve performance at three schools on the northeast side of Buffalo and transform the surrounding community by providing a continuum of solutions to children and families, including neighborhood resources, streamlining family services, and improving educational supports.
Three additional Platinum Sponsors were as follows:

The Buffalo Bisons, whose August 24 fundraiser raised $690 for City of Light 2018! The organization also donated additional tickets as giveaways for our future fundraising events.

The National Buffalo Wing Festival, which graciously has partnered with us as a charity for 10 years. Volunteers had an amazing time helping at the 17th annual festival this past summer.

WBLK 93.7 FM, who provided extensive media coverage before, during, and after the event -- on air, online, and through social media. A special thank-you to Todd Anderson, who has been on-site at City of Light since 2016!

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