Maryvale Leaders In Training are making paper flowers for Roswell Park Cancer Institute patients to avoid allergies. The LIT Students learned about a program called Because Char Smiled during the summer of 2018. These LIT students know how to brighten up a patients day!
WNY United is participating in Spring It On!
Spring It On is WNY's 24-hour online day of online giving fueled by the power of generous donors, creative nonprofits, social media, collaboration, and you!
The goal of Spring It On is to support local nonprofits that are committed to making Western New York a great place to live, work, and play.
Since 2013, over 10,000 donors have given more than $700 thousand dollars to 500 different nonprofits through Spring It On, making it one of the most successful giving days in the region.
Prevention Works, please support WNY United with a big or small donation so that we may continue to provide services to K-6 Graders, as well as 7th-8th Graders in our LIT program and 9th Graders in our NEW LIT2 program.
Simply click the Spring It On graphic below and you will be taken to our donations page!
Calling all participants that mailed their entries for the coloring activity during Red Ribbon Week 2018!
The Buffalo Bisons will be hosting the Red Ribbon game on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:05 pm. All ticket vouchers will be mailed in early May to the schools for distribution .
We hope to see you there, to show how we have "Teamed Up Against Drugs" and to help honor the Friends of Prevention!
The 15th Annual Drive Against Drugs golf tournament is now accepting sponsorship's. All the money raised this year will go towards helping WNY United expand into a new school district, where are services are greatly needed!
Complete the sponsor form here.
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. So we are reminding you:
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.
On December 6th, 28 students from all over WNY were honored at the Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony/Press Event; sponsored by Evans Bank in the State Police Building at the Hamburg Fairgrounds.
This year over 300 entries were received by students who created original works of art that demonstrated their healthy choices, instead of drugs or alcohol. The contest is made possible through a generous sponsorship from Evans Bank. Click here for the full list of winners
The winners of the Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest will be honored on Thursday, December 6th at the Hamburg Fairgrounds at 10:00 am in the NY State Police building. Please join us if you are supportive friend of family member for one of our winners!!
These students choose healthy activities and Not drugs or alcohol and we want them to be proud!
We are so honored that over 300 students submitted original art or poetry pieces for the Healthy Choices contest! We want to thank all of the students who took the time to create and demonstrate their Healthy Choice over drugs and alcohol, your work was amazing! A special thank you to the teachers, counselors, and schools who support the students and our contest. And of course a huge thank you to Evans Bank for sponsoring this contest! This year we had new age categories which were: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd - 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade and 9th - 12 Grade.
Our Prevention Specialists and Administrative team had the task of judging the pieces of work based on creativity, clarity of the message and craftsmanship. These winning pieces will be displayed in our Drive Safe Forest at the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, from November 23 to December 23 in the NYS Police Building.
On September 22, 2018, at Christ the King Seminary, a team that included Deacons, the Diocesan offices of Pro-Life and Family Life Ministries, the Samaritan Counseling Center, and WNY United presented a workshop designed to inform clergy and lay volunteers about addiction, how it impacts families and to explore the church’s role in bringing help, healing and peace to our communities. This workshop is the third in a series of annual workshops that WNY United has co-hosted for the faith community.
The workshop was attended by more than 60 people from throughout the diocese of Buffalo and included both clergy and laity. Dr. Richard Blondell spoke about the importance of prevention and treatment of addiction. Dr. Paul Updike spoke about the medical and spiritual aspects of recovery. And the Samaritan Counseling Center educated attendees about family systems. The entire event, including lunch, was available to participants free of charge, thanks to the generous sponsorship of The John Russell Paslaqua Memorial Fund of the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Contact your local parish to ask if they are participating in Red Ribbon Sunday, which is scheduled for October 28th!