Catholic Charities of Buffalo was established on October 30, 1923. We’re thrilled and humbled to celebrate our centennial milestone in the Western New York community.
Born out of the Diocese of Buffalo from a collection of institutions serving the very young to the elderly, Catholic Charities today is a comprehensive human service organization with a dedicated mission that has provided HOPE and advocated for millions of individuals, children and families in need through the years.

Over the next year, we will celebrate our legacy in ways that mirror our mission, vision and values. We’ll also reflect on where Catholic Charities has been, where it is now and its future direction so we can continue to be a beacon of HOPE for the next 100 years. Please join us as we mark this significant milestone now through October 2023.

Anniversary Events

  • Centennial Kickoff Luncheon: State of Catholic Charities – Held Nov. 2, 2022
  • Community In-Kind Collection to Support those We Help – Held March 2023
  • Day of Service – Healthy Baby Festivals celebrating families – August 2023
  • 100th Anniversary Mass and Gala – October 29, 2023

Get Involved

Young Professionals: We are looking for Young Professionals ages 21-40 to join our Young Professionals Board, and help us advocate, fundraise, and volunteer. Community: Our Community Division is looking for individuals with a passion for serving youth and young adults. This committee creates fundraising opportunities for youth, young adults, Catholic Charities staff, and religious orders. Corporate: Our Corporate Committee is looking for business professionals from all industries to work closely with Catholic Charities’ Development Department. The goal of the Corporate Committee is to connect with, educate, and solicit support from businesses in Western New York. 

HOPE for the 100th Personal Care Items Drive

We are overwhelmed by the incredible response we received for the HOPE for the 100th Personal Care Items Drive.

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to collect over 5,000 items that will be distributed to those in need across the eight counties of western New York.

Your support will help make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many people, and we are incredibly grateful for your kindness and compassion to our mission of HOPE!

Centennial Kick Off Celebration

Nov. 2, 2022, Pearl at the Webb, Buffalo

HOPE through the Years