February 28, 2019

Grandpa emigrated from Sicily – not Italy...Sicily - as an 18-month old in 1929. They ran out of food on the boat and his mom only had a chicken bone for him to suck on. Early experiences like this helped shape him to become the man he is today.

Growing up with five si...

February 24, 2019

Jordan Benedyczak was just 16-years-old when his life was taken, leaving a devastated family and community.

His mother, Paula, and the rest of the family are committed to a lifetime of keeping his name and his legacy bold and bright.

"I am so afraid that Jordan will be f...

February 21, 2019

Adonis is a 7-year-old, 150 lb Great Dane, who is dearly loved by his humans.

But, this year, his family received devastating news about his health - he is fighting for his life against Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that brings a terminal diagnosis. 

When his owner...

February 21, 2019

In February of 2018, Zoar, formerly Seal, and his brother, were found in an abandoned home in Buffalo, NY. Although we don’t know much about Zoar’s past definitively, signs revealed that he had a pretty rough start to life.

He came to the shelter very thin with many sca...

February 18, 2019

It was January 31, 2019 when Special Education teacher, Jen Brosius Willats turned to social media asking for help from the community in regards to her student, Cornell Jones - in her words "a delightful, talented student with the most amazing personality". 

Cornell is...

February 10, 2019

It's been more than a week since a young girl and her mom were impacted by a stranger in Aldi grocery store in North Tonawanda, NY, who performed a beautiful, random act of kindness. 

See the mother's Facebook post on here:



February 10, 2019

"At 5 years old I was sitting at the dinner table with my grandpa and as I heard him pass gas (or what I thought was gas), I looked over at him and said, 'Papa, no farting at the dinner table. That’s gross!' That’s when I saw him turn red, and he hung his head down to...

February 9, 2019

Lorie Ann is from Buffalo, NY, and anyone who knows this great city understands that it's often referred to as the snow capital of the north.

With that comes intense cold, which makes it hard on those who are in need on the streets.

When Lorie was recently in her car at...

February 8, 2019

Wow, thanks to you, we are making a big difference for our homeless friends in need.

Since starting our fundraising efforts for Friends of Night People, in memory of Larry “the homeless wonder of Williamsville”, we have seen nearly $2,500 raised and dozens of supporters...

February 2, 2019

It's been one month since Hope Rises came together with the community to make a sleepover party wish a reality for a very deserving woman.

Ryan Kania is a warrior in many ways - not only is she an incredible mother to 1-year-old Mason, and wife to Brian, she has also to...

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