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Adopt a Family brings holiday suggestion to needy families

Posted by Z Dental Group - December 30th, 2015

The munificence of UB employees opposite a university brightened
the lives of scarcely 50 families in need this past holiday

The holiday suggestion came from a some-more than 35 offices,
departments and schools that participated in UB’s Adopt a
Family program, sponsored by a Office of Community Relations.

Tionte Brown and her fiancé, Ali McKoy, who were
nominated by a University District Community Development
Association and a Salvation Army, were among those assisted by
the UB program.

“We walked into a jobs during a Buffalo collections agency
on Oct. 6 final year, vehement after we bought a home 5 days
earlier,” Brown said.  

“They told everybody to go home, that a group was
shutting down. We had worked there 7 years and there was no
announcement or anything. It was a misfortune day of my

Brown pronounced that unexpected being out of work put her and her
fiancé behind on everything.

“Any new income we made, we went to Family Dollar to try
and start shopping presents for a kids that we could set aside for
Christmas. We are so happy that we were selected by this program. We
are unequivocally beholden that people care.”

Participating UB offices, departments and schools each
“adopted” a family for a holidays, purchasing toys,
clothing, present cards and most indispensable domicile equipment from the
families’ wish lists. Gifts were distributed to a families
on Dec. 18 in Allen Hall, South Campus. The families also had the
opportunity to accommodate sponsoring expertise and staff members.

For Brown and McKoy, it was a School of Dental Medicine.

“I have participated in Adopt a Family given a second
year of a program,” pronounced Eileen Mcilhagga, a business
operations manager during a school. “Years ago, my father
passed divided 3 months before Christmas. we was a singular parent
with a 6-year-old son, and that left us unequivocally struggling. Then my
son’s facile propagandize nominated us for a module that
helped families in need of assistance.

“I had only started with UB, and a support from that
program done all a disproportion for us that Christmas. The memory
is still unequivocally clever for me. You don’t forget a

Happy families and UB expertise and staff sponsors smiled and
shared tears and hugs during a Adopt-a-Family event. UB Community
Relations Director Linwood Roberts pronounced a expansion in university
offices and departments participating in a Adopt-a-Family program
says a good understanding about a UB community.

“The munificence of UB expertise and staff, who have filled
this room with presents, to wrap, adorn and proffer their time
and appetite is such a large partial of creation this eventuality what it
is,” he said.

“The success of this module any year helps to make the
holidays meant something to many of Buffalo’s families in
need. I’m some-more than beholden and we know a families are, as

The following UB offices, departments and schools participated
in a 2015 Adopt-a-Family program: Student Health Services; School
of Dental Medicine; School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Office;
Behling Simulation Center; Department of Epidemiology and
Environmental Health; Women’s Health Initiative Research
Center; Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; School of
Nursing; Department of Rehabilitation Science; Business Services;
Human Resources; Office of Science, Technology Transfer and
Economic Outreach, UB Technology Incubator, UB Biosciences
Incubator; Office of International Education; Office of a Senior
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; and a Office of Research

Also, College of Arts and Sciences; College of Arts and
Sciences’ Student Advisement Services; College of Arts and
Sciences’ Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement;
Student Life; Intercultural Diversity Center; Office of Graduate
Medical Education; Department of Computer Science
Engineering; Department of Physiology and Biophysics; Social
Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs; Honors College; Office
of Shared Governance (Faculty Senate and Professional Staff
Senate); Wellness Education Services; Office of a Registrar; and
HUB Support.

Also, Department of Counseling, School and Educational
Psychology; Financial Aid; Office of a President; Office of the
Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement; Office of
Government Relations; Office of Community Relations; Uniform Data
Systems for Medical Rehabilitation; Network and Classroom Services;
Office of a Provost; Office of Student Engagement; Educational
Opportunity Program (EOP); Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Student Accounts;
UBMD; Campus Living; Office of a Vice President for Research and
Economic Development; and Office of a Vice President for Finance
and Administration.

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