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Published on Monday, February 9, 2015

TSC Awarded $100,000 to Combat Homlessness

The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. (TSC) has been awarded $100,000 by The New York State Commission on National and Community Service to assist in combatting homelessness through volunteer recruitment and mobilization. TSC is one of only five agencies across New York State to receive this highly competitive funding. Through recruitment, training, placing and managing volunteers who will serve, on average, two hours per week for six months, TSC will make a demonstrable impact on the root causes of poverty in our community. The Volunteer Center at The Service Collaborative of WNY will partner with ACCORD, Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier, Compass House and the Matt Urban Hope Center to continue building the volunteer network in Western New York. An additional partnership with The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County will support an online database, allowing community organizations and individuals to connect to a wide variety of volunteer options. “The Service Collaborative is committed to volunteerism in Western New York,” says Executive Director, Kate Sarata. “We recognized a need to grow the capacity of services to combat homelessness in WNY and saw this funding as a catalyst to do something about it. The partners we have selected will allow The Volunteer Center at The Service Collaborative to support volunteer recruitment and mobilization across WNY.” The Volunteer Generation Fund is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (NYS CNCS) received $470,000 through the program to continue to build the New York State volunteer network. “Under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, we are focusing our volunteers’
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