March 2011 - Foundation E-newsletter

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Join in to support our community-wide spring fundraising event for People Inc., Western New York’s leading nonprofit human services agency helping 10,000 people every year. Through a variety of services including residential, employment, community outreach, health care and recreation programs, People Inc. helps seniors, families and people with disabilities live more healthy, independent and productive lives. Here are some quick ways to grab a few friends, have fun and support the mission of People Inc. this spring!

Be a Star!
How can you be on TV and help People Inc. at the same time? Just donate a minimum of $20 to People Inc. and you will be on TV! Airport Plaza Jewelers and its marketing division, Leg Up Marketing, will be producing a new, half-hour television series, called “The Kiosk Presents: People Inc. and the Chocolate Sale.” This series of shows will begin airing Monday, March 28, promoting the charity chocolate sale event and People Inc.’s mission for four straight weeks, every day except Saturdays at 7 a.m. on WNYO, MyTV Channel 49 (Channel 8 on Cable).
Here’s where the fun begins! Just a minimum donation of $20 to People Inc.* gets you an appointment for an audition! Each person will get thirty seconds to show off their special talent, skit, original song, or just sing the Airport Plaza Jewelers jingle! 100% of the donation benefits People Inc.
Act now – commercial time is limited! Two rules: keep it clean and have fun! Performances deemed inappropriate will not be aired.
*Please donate via paypal ( or make checks payable to the “People Inc. Foundation,” and schedule your audition by calling 716.715.3012. While the use of your full performance cannot be guaranteed, as much of each performance as time and content permits will be shown. Grab your pals, your kids, and have some fun! We can’t wait to see you on TV! Don’t miss your chance!

Visit and Shop at the Chocolate Store
You will find what you are looking for at our chocolate store in “The Showroom,” located at 4230 Union Road (Airport Plaza) in Cheektowaga. Help raise awareness of People Inc.’s mission, while taking care of chocolate shopping in an easy and affordable way! Buy chocolate for your kids, sweetie, family or for yourself! Please consider ordering yummy Fowler’s Chocolate through this location and asking a few friends and family members to do the same. This year, make your chocolate purchases really count, as 100% of the net proceeds benefit People Inc! “The Showroom” is an easily accessible, secure location with plenty of parking – just take the 33 East to Union Road.  

Kids Day at “The Showroom”
“The Showroom Chocolate” Store will host a very special Kid’s Day on April 16, from 10 a.m.-4p.m. with Dora the Explorer and Diego! There will also be an appearance by Kids on the Block of WNY, a project of People Inc. Kids on the Block is an internationally acclaimed educational program promoting the awareness and acceptance of individual differences through the use of live puppet theater. Stop in and color a picture of Clucknbucks the chicken (every child “artist” gets a prize!) or have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!    

Your place of Business, Organization or Day Care can Help!
Want to offer a convenient way for your employees to check off “candy shopping” from their never-ending to do list?  Have a child in day care and think it would be so much easier to order a pre-wrapped chocolate basket (boy or girl)? There are three tiers of partnerships to help support our spring chocolate sale:
1. An easy “order form” sale just for your business (could include convenient delivery of items for your employees)
2. An onsite sale at your location in April
3. Participate by having chocolate suckers for sale (in your reception area) 

To make arrangements or get more information to join in the fun and support the cause, please contact Sarah Snyder at or 716.817.7269.

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