Vive News

Vive Plays in World Refugee Day Soccer Tournament with Help from Friends

World Refugee Day soccer game.
Posted on July 8, 2014

On Saturday, June 21, Buffalo Immigrant and Refugee Empowerment Coalition (BIREC) hosted its annual World Refugee Day Soccer Tournament to celebrate refugees throughout the world through an all-day soccer tournament. This year, Vive fielded a team and played two games against Ethiopia and Vietnam. Although Vive did not advance to the next round (the team […]

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Michael Marszalkowski Wins Mentorship Award as Vive Participates in Physicians for Human Rights Training

Vive news item.
Posted on July 8, 2014

On Tuesday, June 10, Vive staff and volunteers had a busy day participating in the Asylum Training: Medical, Legal and Psychological, presented by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), held at the Buffalo Club located in downtown Buffalo. To start the day, Vive’s own Michael Marszalkowski was awarded with the Mark T. Kenmore Mentor of the […]

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Future Fellowship and Fun Day Celebrates World Refugee Day at Vive

World Refugee Day
Posted on June 17, 2014

On Saturday, June 21, the Zion Dominion congregation will be hosting the Future Fellowship and Fun Day to celebrate World Refugee Day at Vive. This year’s theme will be “Restoring Hope” and will bring attention to the pivotal role of Vive in its services to the community. There will be a cookout between 11-2pm, and […]

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Hands Across Buffalo: Vive Joins with Local Supporters to Fight Poverty and Promote Diversity

Hands Across Buffalo
Posted on June 3, 2014

On May 17, Vive joined hands with local supporters to fight poverty and promote diversity in the community.

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Vive to Host Annual Recognition Dinner: Will Commemorate 30 Years of Service, Honor Community Supporters, and Celebrate the “New Americans”

Young girl and American flag
Posted on January 24, 2014

Vive, the largest transitional housing facility in the United States located right here in Buffalo, will host its Annual Recognition Dinner on Thursday, February 27, at 6:00 pm at Salvatore’s Restaurant. This event marks Vive’s 30 years of service to the Buffalo region.

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City of Buffalo Mayor Visits Vive

Mayor Byron Brown at Vive.
Posted on January 6, 2014

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown visited Vive to ring in the New Year.

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Refugees Celebrate First Thanksgiving

Refugee at Vive.
Posted on December 2, 2013

Watch a touching story about Refugees’ first Thanksgiving–and first snow!!

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The Perfect Gift Hosts Shopping Night to Benefit Vive

Woman at 2013 Freedom Bowl.
Posted on December 2, 2013

The Perfect Gift in Clarence Center will host a holiday shopping night from 6:00 – 8:00p.m. on Thursday, December 12.  A portion of the sales will be donated to Vive.  The event is open to the public, and the store will have in house specials.  The Perfect Gift is located at 6000 Goodrich Rd. at the […]

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Vive Cuts Ribbon For Brand New Kids’ Room

Babies' room.
Posted on November 14, 2013

For years, Vive—the nation’s largest refugee shelter—has housed many children, yet never had a kids’ play room for their use. Now, thanks to some good Samaritans from the community, the kids have a stunning new room to call their own. To the delight of the 40 children currently living there, Vive cut the ribbon for […]

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Vive Awarded $7,500 by the Buffalo Sabres During Their First Ever Community Assist Week

Vive at the Buffalo Sabres.
Posted on October 23, 2013

On October 19, Vive was honored during The Buffalo Sabres Community Assist Week. Vive families were highlighted during a video shown at the game, which they watched from a luxury suite—their first time ever in such an environment. They were all delighted. In announcing the special program, the Sabres stated, “We are proud to announce […]

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