Matt Urban Hope Center and NFTA Team up to Provide Socks and...

Matt Urban Hope Center and NFTA Team up to Provide Socks and Gloves for those experiencing Homelessness

What:

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Matt Urban Hope Center, Buffalo Zoo, and BNMC are announcing a special socks and glove collection for those in need. Socks are the number one item needed for those experiencing homelessness and can provide critical items that can be life-saving.

Who:

Leaders from Matt Urban Hope Center, NFTA, Buffalo Zoo, BNMC

Why:

Most of us take new socks and gloves for granted, but we know these items bring great comfort to and make a dramatic difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Each year, it’s estimated that between 2.5 million and 3.5 million Americans sleep in shelters, transitional housing and public places not meant for human habitation, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Additionally, a reported 7.4 million people have lost their homes and are living with family or friends due to economic necessity. And 1 million people who are experiencing homelessness have full-time jobs.

When/Where:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. NFTA headquarters, exterior lot at downtown bus terminal (off Ellicott

Street)

181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo

Parking: Pull into the bus lot at 181 Ellicott and you will be directed where to park.