City of Light 2015 location will be the Seneca Babcock Community Center and surrounding area around the community center.

We are accepting donations again this year.
If you wish to send an electronic donation you can do so through PayPal.

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. 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, 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.

We are looking for volunteers to help us again with City of Light.
Sign up to volunteer here: City of Light Volunteer Signup Form

Itinerary Day Of

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Volunteer Check In – Decorators at Seneca Babcock Community Center (Breakfast Provided)
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Decorating – Outdoors (Morning) in Neighborhood
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Volunteer Check-In – Carnival Prep at Seneca Babcock Community Center (Breakfast Provided)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Decorating & Carnival Prep at Boys and Girls Club
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Pizza and Wings from Zip’s Wiseguys )
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Volunteer Check In – Decorators at Seneca Babcock Community Center
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Volunteer Check In – Carnival/Craft Teams at Seneca Babcock Community Center
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Decorating – Outdoors (Afternoon) in Neighborhood
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Carnival and Craft Begins at Boys and Girls Club
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Picture with Santa at Boys and Girls Club
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Community Dinner at Boys and Girls Club (Catered by Chef’s Restaurant)
5:00 p.m.
Tree Lighting across from Seneca Babcock Community Center

With your help, we hope to continue to grow this event each year. Our major funding need in 2015 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
– Art supplies, and craft supplies for our Holiday Carnival
– OR Light and decorate 10 houses
– OR Feed 100 people at our City of Light dinner

– Recognized on the B Team Website and newsletter
– Receive recognition on City of Light event t-shirt
– Mentioned in B Team’s official press release
– Receive as a gift our yearly “B Book” retrospective chronicle
– Prominently displayed as a top level, platinum sponsor

Gold Sponsor: $500
– Art supplies, and craft supplies for our Holiday Carnival
– OR Light and decorate 10 houses
– OR Feed 100 people at our City of Light dinner

– Recognized on the B Team Website and newsletter
– Receive recognition on City of Light event t-shirt
– Mentioned in B Team’s official press release
– Receive as a gift our yearly “B Book” retrospective chronicle

Silver Sponsor: $250
– Games and prizes  for our City of Light carnival
– OR Light and decorate 5 houses
– OR Feed 50 people at our City of Light dinner

– Recognized on City of Light event program
– Recognized on the B Team Website and newsletter
– Receive recognition on City of Light event t-shirt

Bronze Sponsor: $100
– Art supplies, and craft supplies for City of Light
– OR Light and decorate 2 houses
– OR Feed 20 people at our City of Light dinner

– Recognized on City of Light event program
– Recognized on the B Team Website and newsletter
– Receive recognition on City of Light event t-shirt

All donations, including in-kind gifts, are gratefully accepted & tax deductible.

You can send through Paypal or 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: Joanna Panasiewicz, 1200 William Street #654, Buffalo, NY 14240.

2015 Partner

Seneca Babcock Community Center

2015 Sponsors

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PLATINUM:
Councilman Richard Fontana

GOLD:
Buffalo Niagara 360 Happy Hour for a Cause
Freed Maxick
Just Wing It Productions

SILVER:
Buffalo Soupfest
Chef’s Restaurant
Savers – Tonawanda
StaffBuffalo, LLC

BRONZE:
Accessium Group
Carmina Wood Morris, DPC
Charlotte Sidway Elementary School
Fat Bob’s Smokehouse
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Paint of WNY
Senator Tim Kennedy
Thin Ice