Vive News

Vive Resident/Ugandan Refugee “Anita” Speaks at Luncheon to Benefit Vive

Vive news item.
Posted on February 17, 2014

Lakareber Lucky–”Anita”–was a radio presenter and journalist on a youth related radio station in Uganda. A co-founder of United Youth Entertainment, a community based organization using talents among the youth to bring a positive change in society, Anita was pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the Gulu University. That is, until tragedy stuck. […]

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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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Fall at Vive

Women in the kitchen.
Posted on October 15, 2013

See how we celebrate freedom during every part of our year…

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Vive Holds Freedom Bowl 2013—Peace In Our World, International Community Celebrates Freedom

Woman at 2013 Freedom Bowl.
Posted on October 15, 2013

At the present time, there is a startling number of Syrians–more than 1.6 million–awaiting resettlement. Currently, Vive—the US’ largest refugee shelter, located right here in Buffalo—is receiving an influx of refugees from the world’s most distressed countries. Significantly, Vive is seeing its first Egyptians and Syrians who are fleeing persecution, desperate to be free. The […]

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Vive in the News: Gazebo Project Garners Acclaim

Vive news item.
Posted on September 18, 2013

Emily Pawlowski is a high school senior and a girl scout who volunteered at Vive, Inc., a refugee shelter in Buffalo. When she saw an opportunity to help, she spent the balance of her summer vacation building a gazebo. Her outstanding volunteer work makes her a strong candidate for girl scouts’ highest honor, the Gold […]

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