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Community Missions Announces Ninth Annual #GivingTuesday Plans

by Christian Hoffman
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 01:00 pm

Seven restaurants from the Niagara community will partner with Community Missions on its Ninth Annual #GivingTuesday event on Tuesday, November 30.

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#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

“At Community Missions, we look forward to #GivingTuesday and the opportunities that it offers each year,” said Christian Hoffman, Vice President - Public Relations and Development at Community Missions. “The Niagara community is one that is generous year-round, but we are especially excited to see how much impact our volunteers and supporters can make for this year’s #GivingTuesday event!”

Beginning November 28, seven local restaurants will participate in “Dining for Dollars,” a week-long event where each eatery will donate a portion of their sales to Community Missions. Participating restaurants include:

  • Village Bake Shoppe, 417 Center St., Lewiston; 754-2300 - Will donate $1 for each Cake in a Cup sold between Sunday, Nov. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 4
  • Parkway Prime, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; 524-3347  – Will donate 10% of food sales on Monday, Nov. 29.
  • Anchor Bar, 114 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; 285-2521 – Will donate 10% of food sales on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
  • Bella Vista Ristorante, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; 299-0344 – Will donate 10% of food sales on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
  • Rainforest Cafe, 300 3rd St., Niagara Falls; 278-2626 – Will donate 10% of sales on Thursday, Dec. 2.
  • F-Bites Coffee & Kitchen, 616 Niagara St.., Niagara Falls; 513-0138 - Will donate 10% of sales on Friday, Dec. 3.
  • Power City Eatery, 444 3rd St., Niagara Falls; 304-1990 – Will donate 10% of sales on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Community Missions will once again give students opportunities to volunteer, though unlike in previous years, those opportunities will be off-site. High school students involved in Leadership Niagara’s High School program, LYNC (Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities) will wrap presents and assemble hygiene bags for use across Community Missions.

Those interested in donating as a part of #GivingTuesday at Community Missions can do so by donating online at Also, volunteer opportunities can be found at

About Community Missions

Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2020, CMI provided over 197,000 meals and more than 11,000 nights of care within its crisis services programs. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, please visit

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 30. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

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By The Numbers...

In 2023, Community Missions provided:

12,108 nights of shelter

178,696 meals

2,780 individuals with clothing

3,562 care days in Youth Services

43,388 care days in Recovery Services

72,302 care days in Housing Services

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