How do you celebrate four years of giving back, and over $400,000 raised to help families in need and worthy charities?
You throw a party that raises money to help families in need and worthy charities.
FC Buffalo is teaming up with 26 Shirts, Hydraulic Hearth, Community Beer Works, and (of course) to put a bow on our summer fundraising drive for Jericho Road and Westside International Soccer, while also celebrating the start of 26 Shirts’ fifth volume of shirts with a party at Hydraulic Hearth, 716 Swan Street in Buffalo from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 (Get it?).
They’ll have an exclusive Buffalo tee shirt available only that night, adding to FC Buffalo’s summer fundraiser to benefit Jericho Road and Westside International Soccer, two wonderful community organizations with a focus on Buffalo’s refugee community. FCB will have something exclusive, too, to be announced closer to the date.
In additions to proceeds from their exclusive shirt, and FC Buffalo’s collection of merchandise, CBW and Hydraulic Hearth will donate a portion of bar sales to the organizations.
There will be special guests, delicious pizza, and a sneak preview of Shirt 1 of Volume 5 with special event pre-order pricing (We’ve seen it, and believe this is one of their best yet).
Also, show up wearing a 26 Shirts design — including their FCB “For Our City” shirt — to be entered to win a year’s supply of shirts from 26 Shirts, with second and third prizes from FCB.
West Side International Soccer’s mission “is to provide youth mentoring and opportunity through a free organized soccer program to Buffalo’s refugee and low-income populations. At WSIS, we develop our players to be leaders both on and off the field. This means instilling in them confidence, discipline, and a sense of responsibility which extends beyond themselves and into their community.”
Jericho Road Community Health Center “provides a culturally sensitive medical home, especially for refugee and low-income community members” through a wealth of incredible programs including Vive, the nation’s largest shelter for asylees. Jericho Road’s core values are dignity, sustainability, participation, integrity, sensitivity, holism, justice, and compassion.”