LizCoL16

Each holiday season, members of B Team Buffalo organize a grassroots event called City of Light. The goal of the initiative is to decorate a neighborhood in the city so that it shines for the holidays. Volunteers spend time decorating the streets and adding a sparkling touch to houses in the neighborhood. B Team Buffalo also hosts a free winter carnival for the families in the community, providing the neighborhood children with gifts from Santa, games, prizes, crafts, and a community meal. We also gather the residents and volunteers together for a celebration and tree-lighting ceremony.

CoL 2019 – Walden-Sycamore Neighborhood

We are thrilled to announce that our 12th annual City of Light will be on Saturday, December 14! More than 200 B Team volunteers will decorate homes in the Walden-Sycamore neighborhood and create a winter wonderland carnival for children in the area to attend at Buffalo Public School #97 Harvey Austin Elementary.

Want to volunteer?

We need volunteers for both the Friday before and the Saturday of City of Light 2019. Volunteers will help set up and decorate for our winter wonderland carnival, assemble packs of decorations for our Saturday outdoor teams, lead activities and distribute toys and prizes at our carnival, and decorate the homes of residents in the area so that their streets shine for the holidays. To learn more about opportunities available and to register as an individual or a team, please visit http://bit.ly/2019-COL.

Want to help plan and/or donate?

We are in the midst of planning for City of Light 2019! If you are interested in joining our planning committee and helping with some behind the scenes work, please email us at info@bteambuffalo.com. B Team is also seeking grant opportunities and potential sponsors. We accept monetary donations to help pay for decorations, carnival games/prizes, and gifts for children, as well as in-kind donations, like food and beverages for our families and volunteers. If you would like to make a donation, please check out our sponsor letter or contact us at info@bteambuffalo.com.

Video from City of Light 2016