A foundation built to bring
hope to the hurting
The mission of Buffalo Gives is to build relationships at home and around the world, and we do this — first and foremost — by listening to people talk about their lived experiences, and listening to them tell us what they need. Each of us is an expert on our own life, and we believe people when they name their needs.
We work to follow the example of Jesus, and to walk a path of grace and love that he modeled. There’s a story Jesus told the disciples about a shepherd who realized that one of his lambs didn’t return to the fold with the rest of the herd. The shepherd left the herd in search of the one who was separated from them. This story reminds us that every single individual matters, and that sometimes the right thing to do means walking away in search of the one who is lost, or hungry, or oppressed, or in danger.
This is why we show up for our neighbors on the East Side of Buffalo, and it’s why we show up for our neighbors in Ukraine. Every person matters.
Buffalo Gives is a nonprofit, public charity, recognized as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3).