Unity with our Community

Hilbert College students, faculty, and staff spent Friday, January 20 connecting with the local community through Unity with Our Community, a service day devoted to carrying on the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Members of the Hilbert community served at four sites in the area including: 1) The Teacher’s Desk, a nonprofit organization that provides free resources and supplies to local teachers for their classrooms and students to better facilitate learning and academic success; 2) Little Portion Friary, a completely volunteer-based nonprofit organization that strives to meet the needs of homeless individuals including short term shelter and meals; 3) Journey’s End, a Christian community organization that works to serve refugees in their journey to becoming new Americans in WNY including, but not limited to resettlement support, interpretation services, and legal services; 4) Veterans One Stop, an agency dedicated to providing a range of social and health services to meet to support our veterans and their families across WNY.

Depending upon the site, students, staff, and faculty had the opportunity to organize supplies and pantries, prep meals, assist with light housekeeping, and set up an apartment for a new refugee family.

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The BEST from Step Out Buffalo – Dec. 9

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  • Be the Gift Giver You Want to See in the World – Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, coworkers, and/or your beloved pets, make sure the gifts you give don’t totally suck. There are a plethora of holiday markets happening all over town including the Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Resurgence Brewery and Thin Man, A City of Buffalo Artists Market at the gorgeous Ellicott Square Building, and the 9th Annual Last Minute Panic Sale at the Western New York Book Arts Center. Trust us, don’t be *that* person who gives terrible gifts. Use these one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities to 1) check out some cool new places and 2) get great gifts for everyone on your list…including you. #treatyoself2016. Read more on the holiday markets happening this month at com/guide-buffalo-holiday-markets-2016
  • Embrace the First Snowfall –  Weatherman says we can expect snowfall to hit us in the coming weeks…and we’re actually kind of excited. Buffalo’s most infamous trait is also one of its prettiest, and unlike other cities that forget how to function in the colder months the snow makes Buffalo comes alive. It’s like Popeye and spinach but with snow. Ice skating, hockey, curling, sledding, skiing, snowboarding, walking through winter wonderlands, ice bikes…which are exactly what they sound like. Figure out a way to get out and enjoy Buffalo’s first snowfall, then take a zillion photos and upload them to Instagram using #hashtagstepoutbuffalo so we can show ’em off. Read more on winter inspiration and the best photos taken in WNY at stepoutbuffalo.com/tag/hashtagstepoutbuffalo
  • Be One of the First to Eat at Casa Azul – Chef Victor Parra Gonzalez has finally brought his amazing, authentic Mexican talents into the City *and* done so at prices that start at just $2.50. Say whaaaa.Call it a 2016 miracle. Casa Azul focuses on not one, not two, but EIGHT different techniques for tacos plus casa-made tortillas (!), tortas on casa-made bread (!!), and seven different beverages that are indigenous to Mexico including horchata, tres leches and pineapple tepache (!!!!!!!!!!!). If your stomach isn’t growling rn you’re lying. We want to go to there. Read more on Casa Azul at com/buffalos-new-mexican-taqueria-casa-azul
  • Win Free Stuff – Yes, you read that correctly. We at Step Out Buffalo are firm believers in giving away free stuff. Like, good free stuff. All the time. And we pretty much do it on a weekly basis. Check out our homepage, Facebook, and Instagram (@stepoutbuffalo) for daily and weekly contests where we give away things like Escape Room parties, shopping sprees, gift certificates, full-day boat rentals, concert tickets, murder mystery dinners, pig roasts, cycling classes, and literally so many other things that it would take forever to list them out. And we want to give it to ~YOU~. What can we say, we like you, we really really like you ❤ Read more on Step Out Buffalo giveaways at com/category/giveaways