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CMI Announces 10th Annual #GivingTuesday Plans

by Christian Hoffman
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 02:00 pm

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Approximately 100 volunteers and nine restaurants from the Niagara Falls community will partner with Community Missions on its 10th Annual #GivingTuesday event on Tuesday, November 29th.

#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.

“It is hard to believe that we are celebrating our 10th year of participating in #GivingTuesday,” said Christian Hoffman, VP - Public Relations and Development at Community Missions. “We are so pleased to welcome volunteers back for this day, as we’ve been unable to do so the past two years. The Niagara community is so generous, and we look forward to seeing the impact our volunteers and supporters can make this year!”

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

  • Anchor Bar, 114 Buffalo Ave., NF; 285-2521 – Monday, Nov. 28
  • Power City Eatery, 444 3rd St., NF; 304-1990 – Tuesday, Nov. 29
  • The GoldBar, 435 3rd St, NF; 205-8838 – Tuesday, Nov. 29
  • Parkway Prime, 401 Buffalo Ave., NF; 524-3347 – Wednesday, Nov. 30
  • Spot Coffee, 24 Buffalo Ave., NF; 215-6000 – Wednesday, Nov. 30
  • Rainforest Cafe, 300 3rd St., NF; 278-2626 – Thursday, Dec. 1.
  • Sēvā Tapas Bar & Lounge, 200 Rainbow Blvd., NF; 804-7444 – Thursday, Dec. 1
  • Bella Vista Ristorante, 7001 Buffalo Ave., NF; 299-0344 – Friday, Dec. 2.
  • Cantina Falls, 310 Rainbow Blvd. Suite 110, NF; 299-1001 – Friday, Dec. 2.

Community Missions will once again give students opportunities to volunteer. Students from Niagara University will kick off the day at 6:30 a.m., preparing breakfast for those staying at Community Missions. Later in the day, high school students from around the area will be working to spread Christmas cheer around the Mission, decorating and wrapping presents, while others will serve lunch in the Community Kitchen.

In all, more than 100 volunteers are expected to participate in #GivingTuesday activities at Community Missions. Those include individuals from the community, Niagara University, and Leadership Niagara’s High School program, LYNC (Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities.)

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

About Community Missions

Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2021, CMI provided over 174,000 meals and more than 10,000 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 29. #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.

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By The Numbers...

In 2022, Community Missions provided:

13,647 nights of shelter

218,178 meals

1,425 individuals with clothing

2,886 care days in Youth Services

40,978 care days in Recovery Services

72,642 care days in Housing Services

410 reflections & resources for Faith Development


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