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How the Bills are supporting these Buffalo-based Black History Month initiatives

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Buffalo Bills are supporting the following events that will run throughout February across the city of Buffalo.

Zeneta & Zaire's Book Club

The Buffalo Bills Foundation is partnering with Zeneta & Zaire’s Book Club to support Black History Month Children's Story Hours and Book Distributions throughout February. With support from the Buffalo & Erie County Library, story hours and book distributions will take place at 10 public libraries throughout the county. The books that children can take home are provided by Zeneta & Zaire's Book Club and feature stories about Black history, heroes, and diversity.

Zeneta & Zaire's Book Club's mission is dedicated to teaching children about diversity and inclusion through the power of books and education. They believe that putting books in the hands of children of all races and identities will act as a mirror and as a window to the diversity that exists within our world.

The Buffalo Bills Foundation will support their mission by donating $5,000 to Zeneta & Zaire's Book Club.


Buy Black Buffalo at the Broadway Market

In partnership with the Broadway Market, the City of Buffalo Mayor's Office, and Buy Black Buffalo, the Broadway Market will feature Black-Owned Vendors every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout February.

The Buffalo Bills Foundation will provide the Broadway Market Foundation with a $5,000 grant for Black History Month at the Broadway Market for the BBB Incentive Program. As part of this program, those who make a purchase from a Black-owned business at the market will receive a $25 gift certificate to use at Buy Black Buffalo Businesses while supplies last.

Each Saturday, 400 'Choose Love/Buffalo Bills' totes will be given away. Billy Buffalo will make an appearance on February 25, the last Saturday of the month, from 12 – 2 p.m.

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Jeopardy

The Bills are partnering with Buffalo Urban League to host jeopardy at 12 metro area colleges throughout February for the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Jeopardy program. The program will provide funding for food, games, and prizes which include gift certificates to Black-owned businesses.

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