The Buffalo Sabres Foundation and Perry’s Ice Cream teamed with World Vision to provide school supplies to 4,000 disadvantaged children in the City of Buffalo. The program is part of United Way’s Day of Caring and was hosted at the First Niagara Center on Wednesday (Aug. 15).
Over 250 volunteers helped to pack supplies that included notebooks, pens, pencils, dictionaries, calculators and more into backpacks that will be delivered to city schools in the next few weeks. All the supplies were purchased and donated by the Buffalo Sabres Foundation and Perry’s.
“The Sabres Foundation recognized what an important event it is and wanted to get involved in a big way,” said Sabres Director of Community Relations Rich Jureller.
“We think giving 4,000 students the supplies they need to succeed in school next year is going to go a long way in improving our community and we were overwhelmed by the support of the volunteers.”
The Day of Caring is an annual event, held the third Wednesday of August, an involves over 3,000 volunteers from 155 companies completing 160 projects at 112 local agencies in Erie County.