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Letters for Literacy – Scrabble®Fest 2015 Kick-Off

January 16th, 2015

Many thanks to all who joined us as we kicked-off our 10th annual Scrabble®Fest competition at The Filling Station at Larkin. We had a lovely evening of spirited competition and tasty food, all for a good cause!

Scrabble®Fest is hosted annually by Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc., with the intention of spreading awareness for literacy needs in our community. After the kick-off, a region-wide tournament will commence at the homes of people who love the game and want to help raise money and awareness for a worthy cause.

The winner from each household match will go on to the Scrabble®Fest Finals, scheduled to be held at the Buffalo Central Library on Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Spread the WORD!

For more information on hosting a Scrabble®Fest party at your home or more information on literacy advocacy, contact Anna Nawojski at 716-876-8991, or


Talking Leaves Books Does it Again!

January 6th, 2015

The crew at TALKING LEAVES BOOKS did it again! They collected donations on our behalf and kindly sent the proceeds to us. It is hard to properly convey how much this means to us. Thank you for your generosity.

TALKING LEAVES BOOKS is a local gem filled not only with great books but with lots of love. Please stop by TALKING LEAVES BOOKS at 3158 Main St or 951 Elmwood Ave. Support local!

#PayItForward #LiteracyLeads #Buffalove #Grateful










Buffalo, NY’s oldest independent bookstore



Friends go “Casual for a Cause”

January 6th, 2015

Thank you to our friends at Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, 250 Main St, Buffalo, NY, for going “Casual for a Cause!” We appreciate your support.

Going “Casual for a Cause” is a fun and easy way to help our fight to eliminate illiteracy in Western New York.

Here’s how it works: kindly lend your support to us by allowing your employees to wear casual clothing at the office once a week or once a month. Employees will donate a predetermined amount, usually between $1 and $5, to wear casual attire for the day, and the money raised is donated to LNYBN. The funds will help us train volunteer tutors and purchase learning guides for students. Help change lives in Western New York! For more information, please call (716) 876-8991.

Casual for a Cause



Find LNYBN on Instagram!

January 6th, 2015

Are you on Instagram? You can find Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. there!