City of Light 2013 will take place on Buffalo’s West Side in the neighborhood surrounding the John F. Beecher Boys and Girls Clubhouse on Saturday, December 7th.
Each holiday season, members of B-Team Buffalo (BTB) organize a grassroots event called City of Light. In essence, the goal of the initiative is to decorate a neighborhood in the city so that it shines for the holidays. This year, B-Team Buffalo has chosen Buffalo’s West Side in the neighborhood surrounding the John F. Beecher Boys and Girls Clubhouse as the recipient for the decorating project. Not only will the team be decorating the streets, volunteers will also be adding a sparkling touch to houses in the neighborhood. On top of that, B-Team Buffalo will be hosting a winter carnival at the clubhouse, providing the neighborhood children with gifts (from Santa!), games, prizes, crafts, and other activities throughout the day, and we gather the residents and volunteers together for a celebration and tree-lighting ceremony & candlelit caroling. But we can’t do it without you!
8am: Sign in and breakfast provided by Coffee Culture Elmwood!
9am: Decorating begins!
1pm: Lunch for volunteers provided by Roaming Buffalo Food Truck!
2-4: Carnival and more decorating!
4-5:30: Carnival Clean up
5:30: Tree Lighting Ceremony
We will have shifts from 9-1 and 2-6 for decorating. Carnival shift is 1:30-5:30. However shifts can be customized to fit into your schedule, every hour of volunteering is appreciated!!
With your help, we hope to continue to grow this event each year. Our major funding need in 2013 is for the purchase of lights and decorations for the homes and businesses. Please consider a sponsorship at one of the following levels:
Platinum Sponsor: $1000 – supplies lights & decorations for 30 homes and food & water for our volunteers
- top acknowledgement in event program, website, press release, t-shirts, and ceremony
Gold Sponsor: $500 – supplies toys for 40 families
– prominent acknowledgement in event program, website, press release, t-shirts, and ceremony
Silver Sponsor: $250 – supplies games, crafts and prizes for our Winter Carnival
Bronze Sponsor: $100 –supplies 50 children with their photo with Santa
– each receive acknowledgement in event program, website, and ceremony
All donations, including in-kind gifts, are gratefully accepted & tax deductible. Checks may be written to B Team Buffalo, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. We will be happy to pick up your donation at your convenience or you can send it to: B Team Buffalo, Attn: Liz Callahan, 46 Juniata Place, Buffalo, NY 14210.