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Volunteer Opportunity with Future Blooms Chicago Street Project

JLB Blooms Volunteer Opportunity: The Buffalo Metro area has one of the highest inventories of vacant buildings in the nation. Complex problems demand creative solutions. The women of the Junior League of Buffalo are teaming together with local residents and community groups to revitalize area neighborhoods. Future Blooms is a neighborhood transformation program that uses art to restore identity to abandoned buildings while improving the appearance of community. It is modeled after a similar program first developed by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. Volunteers paint doors, windows and flower boxes on the barricaded parts of abandoned buildings to make them appear new and in use. The painted facades add beauty and hope to an otherwise depressed streetscape.  First Ward native son and Buffalo artist, Vincent Alejandro, is donating his talents in support of the Future Blooms pilot project.  For additional information, click here or contact Kathleen Murphy, Future Blooms Program Coordinator at

Project Dates/Times/Locations:

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9am – 3pm Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9am – 3pm (Rain Date)

1. 55 Chicago Street, Buffalo NY 14204 2. 119 Chicago Street, Buffalo NY 14204



Day Bingo on Monday, April 7th

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and bingo will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Lunch will be available for  purchase. This will be a non-smoking bingo.  There is also a new schedule of games beginning for all Valley bingo sessions and features two Progressive games and two Red, White, & Blue games. Package deal for $20 is available as well.


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