After raising over $2.2 million to benefit Western New York charities over the last two years of Give 716, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres announced that the initiative will return for a third year this summer.
Buffalo's Give 716 in 2023 will begin at 7:16 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 and run through 7:16 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18. Registration is now open for all local charities who wish to be a part of the event.
"The support of Give 716 in our first two years has been incredible. Bills and Sabres fans continue to step up and give back to these amazing charities that mean so much to our community," said event organizers Michelle Roberts (Bills Foundation) and Rich Jureller (Sabres Foundation). "We look forward to engaging our fans and working with partner organizations to make an even bigger impact this year."
How to be a part of Give 716
To be a part of Give 716: any qualified 501c3 organization that is in good standing with the IRS and located or providing services in the eight counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties) will be eligible to participate and benefit from Give716. There is no cost to register. Registered charities will receive access to their own Admin Dashboard where they'll be able to track their progress during Give 716, access Campaign Resources such as toolkits and social media graphics, and receive the funds they've earned following a successful event. Charities are invited to sign-up now at Give716.org.
Over the 56 hours of giving combined in 2021 and 2022, Give 716 has impacted 601 WNY charities with over 11,000 donors contributing to 17,410 donations. In addition, the Bills and Sabres Foundations have donated a combined $200,000, and Corporate Sponsors have donated over $250,000.
About Give 716
The goal of Give 716 is simple: to unite Sabres and Bills fans with the Western New York Community in an epic day of giving! Nonprofits deliver for our community every day, so let's come together as one team, for one day, and become a symbol of generosity not only for our local community, but for the world. Give 716 will bring together individuals, groups and businesses in support of any nonprofit headquartered or providing services in one of eight counties to include Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua.
Let's Go Buffalo! Do what you do best! For more information, visit Give716.org.
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