Confer and the Community

Community means a lot to Confer Plastics. It is our corporate culture to support our friends and neighbors in an effort to make the area – and our country – a better place.

Financial Giving

Confer Plastics gives substantial monetary support to only a select handful of organizations throughout the year, with a focus on entities that help local youth and teens and organizations whose leadership we are familiar with and confident in.

Kids are the Future of our nation and they are always the bright spot of the Present. In an economy as depressed as Upstate New York’s, we feel that our money is best served being spent on the young, giving them the chance to learn, play and succeed and rise above what the WNY economy and political scene give them and their families.

The organizations we support are:

  • The United Way of Greater Niagara
  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • Alfred University
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • Saves For a Cure
  • The Erie Canal Fishing Derby

Hosting of Becca’s Closet

If you know of a family that will have financial difficulties in sending their daughter to the prom, help can be found at Confer Plastics’ Liberty Drive facility which is a service center for Becca’s Closet. Becca’s Closet was created as a legacy to Rebecca Kirtman and the project she created prior to her passing in 2003. Becca’s Closet donates formal attire to high school girls with financial need who otherwise would not be able to attend their schools’ military balls, homecomings and proms. Their mission is to continue her vision and dream of helping others. You can learn about Becca’s Closet at beccascloset.org

The Women Helping Others organization at Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport opened a chapter of Becca’s Closet in 2015 and they literally have hundreds of slightly used or new prom dresses to distribute at NO COST to girls in need in the area. To allow them to easily distribute dresses on the western side of Niagara County (Gasport is on the eastern side), so they can help young ladies in Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda, we have given them storage space and office space at our facility at 2107 Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.

Regular distributions occur throughout the year. Stay tuned to our Facebook page or our news page for announcements regarding those days and times.

Donation of Product to Fundraisers

Bistro set with 4 stools

Bistro set with 4 stools

While Confer Plastics’ financial giving is limited to only the above organizations, our charity doesn’t end there. We give our products – and lots of them – to local events and fundraisers that help smaller organizations (like churches and schools) or, especially, families that are in great need in times of health issues and other crises. These are the people who need help, the people we want to help.

Every year we give away well over 200 of our Leisure Accents patio sets or picnic tables to such events. These sets are valued at $200 to $280 each and make great raffle, door and basket prizes which can help the organizers of these fundraisers bring in some big money to benefit those families in need.

If your organization or cause in Niagara, Orleans or Erie County is looking for such a prize to give away at a fundraising event, please feel free to contact us. We’ll gladly help out with one of our patio furniture sets. Please send your requests to Bob Confer via email at bob@conferplastics.com or postal mail at Confer Plastics, Inc.. 97 Witmer Rd., North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

Plant Tours

A lot of companies shut themselves off to the community at large and don’t allow plant tours. Confer Plastics, on the other hand, welcomes visitors. Our doors are open to community organizations for kids and adults alike. Plant tours typically last 1 hour and they give the visitors a chance to see American manufacturing in operation.

To schedule a plant tour for your group, email Bob Confer at bob@conferplastics.com or fill out our contact page.