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CMI Announces 11th Annual #GivingTuesday Plans

by Christian Hoffman
Mon, Nov 27th 2023 09:00 am

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Approximately 90 volunteers and four restaurants from the Niagara Falls community will partner with Community Missions on its 11th Annual #GivingTuesday event on Tuesday, November 28th.

#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, VP of Public Relations & Development at Community Missions. “The Niagara community is one that is so generous, and it is always wonderful to see all of the different ways that our supporters want to do so. We hope that everyone finds their way to participate in #GivingTuesday this year!”

Beginning November 27th, four local restaurants will participate in “Dining for Dollars,” an event where each establishment will donate a portion of their sales to Community Missions. Participating restaurants include:

  • Rainforest Cafe, 300 3rd St., NF; 278-2626 – Monday, Nov. 27
  • Anchor Bar, 114 Buffalo Ave., NF; 285-2521 – Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Parkway Prime, 401 Buffalo Ave., NF; 524-3347 – Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Bella Vista Ristorante, 7001 Buffalo Ave., NF; 299-0344 – Tuesday, Nov. 28

Community Missions will once again give students opportunities to volunteer. 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 90 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 #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 28. #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.


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

467 reflections & resources for Faith Development


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