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HOPE Day Event Brought In $250,160

HOPE Day, the annual day of giving to benefit Appeal 2020, brought in $250,160 on May 22. The total will be increased by another $108,750 in matching funds for a grand total of $358,910. The goal of HOPE Day is to inspire first-time donors and those who already gave to go above and beyond to help those most in need, in addition to rallying Catholic Charities supporters. With the latest funds raised on HOPE Day, Appeal 2020, which helps to fund Catholic Charities’ programs and services across dozens of sites in Western New York, along with a number of programs and ministries through the Fund for the Faith, has raised $7,071,828, or 70%, of this year’s $10 million goal. Donations can continue to be made securely online at ccwny.org/donation or mailed to Catholic Charities, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209, through June 30. Approximately 160,000 people in need were helped by Catholic Charities over the past year.

Infinity Offering Digital Lesson Opportunities

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Inc. is providing digital lesson opportunities. Infinity has transitioned more than 200 registered students to online learning experiences with more than 40 instructors and is now accepting new students on a rolling enrollment basis for digital music, art, dance and theater lesson opportunities. Students can register online at infinityperformingarts.org/register at any time and will be contacted by an Infinity staff member within 72 business hours of completing a form to be scheduled with an instructor. New adult students may also enroll online at any time. Infinity is also offering a free trial lesson option to all students who would like to explore music and the arts and see if Infinity is a good fit. Trial lesson requests are available through Infinity’s Facebook or website.

Last Day To Purchase Plants Is Saturday

The last day to purchase plants at the Alleghany Community Greenhouse is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are many varieties of flowers and vegetables available, as well as hanging baskets and planters. The greenhouse is located on the Warren State Hospital grounds across from Walmart. It is a volunteer station sponsored by Allegheny Community Center, an affiliate of Experience Inc. and a United Fund member agency. The mission for the Allegheny Community Greenhouse is to provide an educational learning center, a therapeutic activity for people and an indoor classroom for people of all ages. Proceeds of the sale of plants benefit the Indigent Patient Fund of the Warren State Hospital. For more information, call Sue Himes at the Allegheny Community Center at 814-723-3237 or email shimes@experienceinc.org.

SWCS Board Meeting Moved To June 11

The Southwestern Central School Board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. has been moved to Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Anyone wishing to attend remotely is asked to contact the district clerk at 484-1137 or psagurney@swcsk.org to make arrangements.

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