Giving Tuesday


Nov. 29 is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide effort designed to encourage people to donate charitably after several days of shopping and sales from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. The Diocese of Buffalo has several social service agencies that would benefit from your donation or time this Christmas season.

Catholic Charities is Western New York's largest human service provider and empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. To make a donation or for more information, visit

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul seeks out God's needy, both materially and spiritually, and helps where and when they can. To make a donation, volunteer or seek more information, visit

The Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charities began as an initiative from Venerable Nelson Baker (1842-1936), a diocesan priest from Lackawanna. Today, the institutions include Baker Victory Services, which provides educational, residential, and other services for the needy. To donate or for more information, visit

The Franciscan Center offers long-term transitional shelter and mentor programs for young men who are runaways or homeless. To donate or for more information, visit

Hope Van Service offers transportation for people to Attica, Wyoming or Wende Correctional Facilities. For more information, call 716-572-3708.

Peaceprints Prison Ministries provides support for those in prison, those who have been released and those young adults who are at risk. To volunteer or for more information, visit

The Little Portion Friary offers food, shelter and direction for homeless adults. For more information, visit

The Response to Love Center serves the less fortunate of Bufffalo's East Side. The center is dedicated to helping poverty-stricken individuals and families by providing a variety of compassionate programs that assiste those in need and enable self-sufficiency. To donate, volunteer or more information, visit

The Mother Teresa Home provides safety, stability and well-being for people who have experienced or been exposed to pressure in regards to their pregnancy. To donate or for more information, visit