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We invite you to join us for the 2010 Buffalo Poverty Challenge!

The Poverty Challenge is an exercise aimed at transforming how our community thinks about poverty and how to end it. Participants can attempt to live on the budget of a minimum wage worker or on the budget of someone at the federal poverty level.

Prominent local politcal, community, and business leaders like Mickey Kearns of Buffalo’s Common Council, Aaron Bartley of PUSH, and the Vukelic family of Try-it Distributing have taken the challenge. Visit www.povertychallenge.com to see their blog posts and videos about the diffculties they faced living at the poverty level.

This year we are partnering with www.WNYmedia.net who will be hosting the Poverty Challenge on their website.

To participate send an email to:


Write “I want to take the Poverty Challenge” in the subject.


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Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop

Friday, February 26, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Networking Reception: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Merriweather Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue (at E. Utica) | Buffalo, New York 14208

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop – Flyer (pdf)

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The Homeless Alliance will be having its Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 11th at noon at Pearl St. Grill and Brewery in Downtown Buffalo. The cost is $25/person.

Our guest speaker will be Margaret Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo News.

A copy of our e-vite is below.  Please respond by December 3rd.

2008 Annual Luncheon Invite (pdf)

The Homeless Alliance each year recognizes an exceptional individual  and an organization who have shown dedicating and committment to the cause of ending homelessness in WNY with the Killian Vetter Individual Acheivement Award and the Monsignor Henry Gugino Organizational Award. If you would like to nominate an individual or organization for either of these awards, please fill out the below form and e-mail it to decicco [at] wnyhomeless [dot] org.

2008 Annual Luncheon Award Nominatino Form (pdf)

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