Get Into Our App Giveback – Hasek’s Heroes, Boys & Girls Club, and the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter

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Voting for the App Giveback contest ends tomorrow, but it’s not too late to get your favorite organization to the top! Read about the last (but not least) of our wonderful finalists – Hasek’s Heroes, Boys & Girls Club, and Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter – and place your votes here for your favorite nominee.

Hasek’s Heroes gives children from low- to moderate-income families the ability to achieve their goals with a foundation of athletic development and educational support.

Working in partnership with the Buffalo Public School System, Hasek’s Heroes promotes academic achievement as an important component in athletics. The organization also provides children with the opportunity to learn basic hockey and skating skills, as well as the opportuntity to participate in the tiered hockey development program.

Unlike other youth sports programs, Hasek’s Heroes places an emphasis on celebrating individual achievements rather than winning.

Hasek’s Heroes was established in 2001 by former Buffalo Sabres and NHL-great goalie Dominik Hasek, and currently provides services and hockey equipment to over 500 children ages 4 to 17 on an annual basis free of charge.

Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo provides programs and activities for area youth to teachchildren the skills needed to build positive lives, attitudes, and behaviors.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo have been working to enrich the lives of girls and boys in Western New York who come from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. The organization was established in 1926 by the Rotary Club of Buffalo to provide after school programs and guidance to troubled youth.

Today, Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo serves over 8,000 youth between the ages of 6-18, giving them a safe haven that allows them to develop necessary skills to succeed.

Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo is located at 282 Babcock Street in Buffalo.

Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter provides injured, abused, lost, and abandoned animals food, care, shelter, and comfort, as well as adoption services.

The shelter helps reunite families with lost pets, and also keeps potentially dangerous animals off the street. Recently, the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter took in injured Jack Russell Terrier puppy, Pheonix, who was cruelly set on fire in Buffalo. Thanks to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and generous donors, Pheonix is on his road to recovery.

The Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter has many “Happy Tales” of animals they have helped, all of which are available to view on their website.

The shelter’s priorities include funding, providing, and promoting services such as spay/neuter surgeries, critical and preventative veterinary care, volunteerism at the animal shelter and off-site locations, adoption, foster care, and community education services.

The shelter is located at 308 N. Oak Street in Buffalo.

To learn more about any of these organizations, visit their websites or connect with them through social media by clicking the links above. Place your votes once an hour every hour for your favorite nominee here, and share the news on Facebook and Twitter! Act quick – voting ends tomorrow!

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