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716 for 514


716 for 514
716 for 514

716 for 514
716 Day/July 16
10am-4pm
Admission to the Botanical Gardens for all visitors on July 16 will be $7.16, and 100% of these proceeds will be donated directly to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund.

There are absolutely no words to describe the loss, pain, and hurt that our community is feeling and will forever feel, specifically in East Buffalo. Our hearts are heavy and we are thinking of the victims and their families, though thoughts and prayers will never be enough. We must put an end to racism, hate and gun violence. We must also give ourselves the time and space to grieve and be there for one another. 

716 for 514 will be taking place at the Botanical Gardens on Saturday, July 16 (716 Day). Admission to the Botanical Gardens for all visitors on July 16 will be $7.16, and 100% of these proceeds will be donated directly to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund. Coordinated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, this Fund will address immediate community needs, long-term rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color in the aftermath of the horrific events of May 14th. We strongly encourage additional donations and will have the option to do so upon arrival on July 16. 

Healing looks different for everyone. Botanical Gardens for many people are considered a place for healing and reflecting. We hope that our community can come together, find peace, reflect, support, donate and HEAL TOGETHER.

Outside on the front lawn:

Crafts in the Gardens , hosted by K22R Events, will also be taking place on the front lawn of the Botanical Gardens on 7/16 from 10am-3:30pm. Enjoy an afternoon of crafts, chicken BBQ and the Botanical Gardens. Shop at dozens of diverse craft/vendor tents and complete your day by visiting inside the conservatory for $7.16 admission donations for the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund. 

E-Tickets - E-TICKETS are strongly recommended for all visitors during this special event. Walk-ins may be turned away if our visitor capacity has been met. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your arrival time. Most visitors spend 45 minutes-1.5 hours to complete their visit, but you are welcome to stay until we close to the public at 4pm. 

Masks -Updated February 28, 2022: Masks are not required but are strongly recommended for all visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Parking: Overflow parking will be available on July 16 only at the Our Lady of Victory Basilica lots. Please reference the map below. Click to enlarge. 

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Additional Resources for ways you can receive or give support
For mental health support, please dial 2-1-1
or call 1-888-696-9211
to reach 211 WNY, which provides free and confidential support for health and human services needs.

is also still providing food and hygiene products to those in need. The community is encouraged to call FeedMore WNY at (716) 822-2002 for questions related to donating or receiving food assistance.

Donate to the emergency respond fund through FeedMore WNY

Donate high-need products to FeedMore WNY
There are several products in urgent need for the community surrounding the sole grocery store that serves the East Side of Buffalo. These products include:
  • Diapers
  • Feminine Hygiene Projects
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
The community is encouraged to call FeedMore WNY at (716) 822-2002 for questions related to donating or receiving food assistance.

FeedMore WNY
100 James E. Casey Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14206
716-822-2002

Donate to the Buffalo 514 Survivor's Fund through the National Compassion Fund and Tops with GoFundMe.
100% of these donations will go directly to victims and survivors of this atrocity.
Donate to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund To support the community-based organizations serving East Side residents: 
Coordinated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, this Fund will address immediate community needs, long-term rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color in the aftermath of the horrific events of May 14th.

Mail donations for Buffalo Together Community:
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209.
Make check payable: United Way of Buffalo & Erie County c/o Buffalo Together Community Response Fund. 

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