Confer Plastics donated raffle items to 262 causes over the past year

We’ve completed another annual cycle of giving. I’m always curious how many charity events we donate to across the region, so I track them from October 1 to September 30.

2016-2017 was another record-breaker as we donated to 262 charities, benefits and raffles. For most of those 12 months, we donated our bistro sets which have since been discontinued. Since mid-summer we’ve donated $50 gift cards for the Made in America Store.

Even though our year of tracking our donations has ended, the giving doesn’t stop. We just keep on going. We love to give to the community, with a special emphasis on local events and fundraisers that help smaller organizations like churches, non-profits, scout troops and, especially, families that are in great need in times of health issues and other crises.

So, don’t hesitate to ask for gift card. It’s the least we can do to help local organizations and families succeed in trying times and a trying economy.

Here’s the roll call of causes we donated to:

  • Adams Fire Company
  • Adell’s School of Dance
  • Alden’s Meals on Wheels
  • American Legion Newcomb-Long Post 928
  • American Legion Wheatfield Post 1451
  • AnJo Bombers 9 U Baseball
  • AnJo Bombers 11 U Baseball
  • Michelle Archer benefit
  • Autism Services
  • John Babis Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • BAM Memorial fundraiser
  • Jason Barden benefit
  • Barker Lions Club
  • Holly Beals benefit
  • Patti & Dave Bova benefit
  • Boy Scouts of America: Troop 8
  • Boy Scouts of America: Troop 98
  • Boy Scouts of America: Troop 173
  • Boys & Girls Club of Depew-Lancaster
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns
  • BRAINS: A pediatric brain tumor research fund
  • Bridget’s Battle
  • Bryce Buchholz Skate Park
  • Buchholz Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Buffalo CARES Animal Rescue
  • Buffalo Club 49ers
  • Buffalo Curling Club
  • Buffalo Goes Gray
  • Buffalo Public School #84, Health Care Center for Children
  • Buffalo State College motorspots team
  • Michael Busch benefit
  • The Butterfly Foundation
  • Butterfly Moon
  • Jimmy Caito benefit
  • Cambria Fire Company
  • Jerry Campbell benefit
  • Gary Cammarata benefit
  • Camp Happiness
  • Camp Kesem
  • Addison Cannon benefit
  • Cambria Volunteer Fire Company
  • Cardinal O’Hara High School
  • Casalinuovo girls’ benefit
  • Cataract Bulldogs Youth Travel Basketball
  • Cayuga Heat 12U and 11U Baseball
  • Cayuga Gambler 12U & 16U travel softball
  • Cayuga Gambler 14U travel softball
  • Celebrate Ian 5K Walk/Run
  • Children’s League
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas
  • Chesterton Academy of Buffalo
  • Church of the Assumption
  • Column of Hope
  • Community Missions of Niagara Frontier
  • Sue Coolidge benefit
  • Covenant United Church of Christ
  • Crisis Services
  • Crossroads Community FCU “Care for Kids”
  • Cure SMA
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dale Association
  • Danceability
  • Patrick Dell racing
  • Billy Dekdebrun benefit
  • Terry Deming benefit
  • Detective Wasyl Potienko Memorial Foundation
  • Diamonds in the Ruff
  • Jackie Dietrich benefit
  • Benefit for family of Megan Dix
  • Dom Polski Social Club
  • Domstock
  • Eastern Niagara Health System
  • Elks Lodge #346 Niagara Falls
  • Empower
  • Epiphany United Church of Christ
  • Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club
  • Ginny Fagard benefit
  • Family Justice Center of Erie County
  • Family Promise of WNY
  • Families Touched By MS
  • Fantastic Friends of WNY
  • The Foundations of Catholic Health
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Franklin Middle School
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1411
  • Friends of NRA
  • Greater Niagara Chapter of the American Legion Riders
  • Greg Frazier benefit
  • Friends of Drake School
  • Fusion Dance Studio
  • Gasport Beautification Committee
  • Gasport Chemical Hose Ladies Auxiliary
  • Gliding Stars
  • Glory Be to Kids
  • Grand Island Junior Vikings
  • Scott Greenawalt benefit
  • Shane Gross benefit
  • Richard Grosskopff benefit
  • John Hamann benefit
  • Hamburg Central School cheerleaders
  • Hamburg Mutts for Freedom
  • Health Association of Niagara County
  • Ed Henley benefit
  • Holy Family Learning Center
  • Hope Project of WNY
  • Irish Professional Firefighters of Buffalo
  • Iroquois Trail Council
  • Andy Jenneve benefit
  • Jessa’s Quest
  • Jim Harszlak Foundation
  • Jimmy J’s Pub & Grub cancer benefit
  • John Jankowiak Christmas Families Fund
  • Jordan’s Journey
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
  • Harvey Karnuth benefit
  • Fred Kaufman benefit
  • Kenmore Blue Devils U12 boys soccer
  • Kenmore United U16 girls soccer
  • Kensington Lion’s Club
  • Kids Escaping Drugs
  • Kilos for Cancer
  • Daniel Kirst fundraiser
  • Robert Kujawa fundraiser
  • Brandon Kupiec annual blood drive
  • Lancaster High School’s Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra
  • Lancaster Lacrosse Foundation
  • Lancaster Regional Players
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Diamond Ball
  • Lewiston #2 Ladies Auxiliary
  • Lewiston Predators 14U baseball
  • Lightning Girls Fast Pitch Softball
  • Linda Lilley benefit
  • Lindsay’s Legacy
  • Literacy NY Buffalo-Niagara
  • Little Learners Academy at St. Leo The Great
  • Little Match Girl Foundation
  • Make-a-Wish
  • Anthony Mannino Foundation
  • Matt’s Music
  • Salvatore Mattina benefit
  • Steven McGinnis benefit
  • Meadow Home School Association
  • Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY
  • Medina Mustangs Marching Band
  • Mental Health Association of Erie County
  • Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk
  • Mount St. Mary Academy chrysalis auction
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Marcia Nachreiner benefit
  • Bruce Narbe charity golf event
  • National Railway Historical Society
  • Newfane elementary school scholarship
  • Newfane elementary school’s veterans luncheon
  • Newfane Lions
  • Niagara Catholic
  • Niagara County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
  • Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club
  • Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund
  • Niagara Falls Junior Football Club
  • Niagara River Anglers Association
  • Niagara Street Elementary School
  • Niagara Thunderwolves 12u baseball team
  • Niagara Jr. Thunderwolves 13U baseball team
  • Niagara USA Chamber
  • Niagara-Wheatfield softball
  • Niagara Wheatfield Stallion Thunder soccer
  • Nicholas A. Dusenberry Memorial Endowment Fund
  • North Tonawanda Fire Department Local 1333
  • North Tonawanda Live Hose Volunteer Company #4
  • North Tonawanda Lumberjacks Hockey
  • North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association
  • Northtowns Soccer Club U12 Boys Revolution & U11 Girls Renegades
  • Nancy Northup benefit
  • Northwood Elementary School
  • NYS Deputies Association
  • Julie Overholt Jones benefit
  • Ohio Elementary School PTA
  • Olcott Beach Car Show
  • Olmstead Center for Sight
  • Orchard Park Fire Company
  • Orleans Community Health Foundation
  • Our Lady of Black Rock School
  • Our Lady of Czestochowa
  • Owen Shay Foundation
  • Pistol Dawn Social Club
  • Tom Porteus Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Rapids Senior Citizens
  • Gina Razzani-Rinker benefit
  • Meghan Redenbach Memorial
  • Relay For Life of Greater Niagara
  • Relay for Life of Lockport
  • Richard Reiss benefit
  • Renee Greco Heart to Heart foundation
  • Gina Rinker benefit
  • Riviera Theatre
  • Rotary Club of Williamsville
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and Shrine
  • Salt and Light Festival
  • Save-A-Pet of Niagara County
  • Ken Schebell benefit
  • Scleroderma Foundation
  • JC Seefedlt benefit
  • Suzanne Seneca benefit
  • Owen Shaw Foundation
  • SkillsUSA
  • Christopher Smith benefit
  • South Towns Bowling Boosters
  • Sharon Sowicki benefit
  • Amelia’s 8th grade
  • Francis of Assisi Church
  • Francis High School Justinian Fundraiser
  • George Antiochian Orthodox Church
  • John’s United Church of Christ
  • Johnsburg Ladies Auxiliary
  • Peter Lutheran School
  • Ernie Stahl racing team
  • Starry Night Theater
  • John Steinbroner benefit
  • Amy Strauch benefit
  • Don Swanson benefit
  • Sweeney Hose Company #7
  • April Tedesco benefit
  • Tomahawks Travel Baseball
  • Tonawanda High Schoiol art/music/theatre group
  • Tony Nemi Sportsman League
  • Patrick Torgalski benefit
  • Town of Niagara Lioness Club
  • Tri-Community Ambulance
  • Twin City Community Outreach
  • Walk MS Team
  • Morgan Watts benefit
  • West Seneca Woman’s Club
  • Wheatfield Blades Peewee Minor AA hockey
  • Wheatfield Nitro Girls 14U softball
  • Wild Critters of Niagara
  • Willow Ridge Elementary School
  • Wilson Little League
  • WNY Independent Living
  • Rosanne Wojtaszek benefit
  • Team MSSUCKS
  • UAW Local 686 Buy American Committee
  • Wee Havens Preschool
  • Wilson School Athletics
  • WNY Parrot Head Club
  • WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network
  • Women’s Club of Grand Island
  • Rex & Helen Wright Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Wright’s Corners Ladies Auxiliary
  • Wyndham Lawn
  • Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company ladies auxiliary
  • YWCA North Tonawanda five-family sponsorship for Christmas
  • Zion Lutheran Church
  • Zonta Club of Niagara Falls