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Clothing Swap

As part of Earth Week 2023, the Sustainability Committee and Phi Sigma Sigma are hosting a clothing swap on April 20 , from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Science Hall Commons.

Please help us by donating your gently used clothing to the swap.  Donations will be taken this week, March 27 – March 31,  from 12:00 -3:00 p.m., outside the library.  Time to do some spring cleaning and recycle your clothing at the same time!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, Director, The New Buffalo Institute

Tax Preparation Assistance


Get your taxes done for free with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at Canisius College.  VITA offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

See the flyer above  for registration information.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Volunteer this Christmas Season

The Resource Council, located at 347 E. Ferry Street, is holding its annual toy drive and needs volunteers for the following days and times:

Thursday, December 15: 12:00 – 6:00p.m.

Friday, December 16: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17: 9:00 a.m. -12: p.m. (possibly)

Our contact is Racheal Tarapacki  –

In addition to the volunteer opportunity with the Resource Council, Jewish Family Services is welcoming 12 Ukrainian families in the next few weeks and looking for volunteers to be paired with a family and to commit to bringing them hot meals, groceries, winter gear and to facilitate activities with children. They also need of volunteers to complete home set-ups and form Circles of Care around these families.   

Please fill out this form if you are willing to help

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute




Campus Candids

Many thanks to MMB Realty group and their sponsors for distributing more than 500 turkeys and produce bags this weekend at the Spillman Lot.  Student and staff volunteers helped out the neighborhood volunteers and President Steve Stout pitched in, too.  Thanks to the Department of Public Safety for overseeing the traffic flow and helping to make things run smoothly.

Pictured (above): Members of the Alpha Kappa Si fraternity


Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute


President Stoute Welcomes Hamlin Park Neighbors

President Steve Stoute and Vice President for Student Affairs Harold Fields, EdD, hosted a reception for the Hamlin Park Community and Taxpayers Association last week.

Stephanie Geter, the president of the association, welcomed the new administrators to the neighborhood and Mayor Byron Brown spoke about the long and productive partnership between the city of Buffalo and Canisius College.  Many city officials, including Masten District Council Member Ulysees Wingo, attended the event, as did the principal of Hamlin Park School, Patrick Cook, and Buffalo Board of Education Member Sharon Belton Cottman.

President Stoute fielded questions from guests and assured them that our campus would be an open and welcoming place for our neighbors.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute