Unity of Buffalo Makes a Difference in Our Community
We are members of two organizations that allow us to partner with other congregations for the greater good of our Western New York community:
• The Network of Religious Communities – is an organization of denominations, congregations and religious organizations located in our region. We are Baha’I, Buddhist, Christian (Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic), Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Unitarian.
The purposes of the Network are to facilitate communication and increased understanding among our members and the wider community; to foster cooperation within and between faith communities; facilitate collaboration in areas of common concern and in response to the needs of our wider community; and to promote justice, peace and the common good in Western New York and the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario.
• VOICE-Buffalo – is a community of congregations and neighborhood groups across the Buffalo region dedicated to strengthening member groups and revitalizing Western New York, especially its distressed neighborhoods. VOICE-Buffalo supports issues, not candidates. The organization focuses on long term systemic change and trains leaders who become active in their congregations and communities.
Unity of Buffalo has developed a special relationship over the years for our support of two wonderful organizations in our community:
• Compeer of Greater Buffalo – uses the power of volunteer friends and mentors to improve the lives of children and adults who are striving for good mental health. In 2013, Unity of Buffalo was named a “Compeer Angel” for our support. www.compeerbuffalo.org
• Massachusetts Avenue Proect (MAP) – nurtures the growth of a diverse and equitable community food system to promote local economic opportunities, access to affordable and nutritious good, and social-change education. www.mass-ave.org
Unity of Buffalo shares a portion of our tithes each month with local organizations that are doing inspiring work in our community. Among the local organizations to be recent tithe recipients from Unity of Buffalo are:
Food Bank of Western New York.
Buffalo City Mission
St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy