Welcome to


Hope Project

of WNY, Inc.

Dignified help for those in need


We are staying within the mall, but we are moving to a larger area within the mall. We will be CLOSED beginning August 22nd, and our grand re-opening is TBA.

We thank everyone for their understanding. We are super excited to move into a larger space, and be able to help more folks in our community!

When we re-open, we will have our fall & winter clothing out.

WE WILL BE CLOSED THIS COMING SATURDAY (8/17), in preperation of the move!

Once again, thank you for your patience understanding!

Sign up for our E-Blasts below, if you haven't already for updates on our move!

Consider donating to help offset the cost of the move! No amount is too small or too big! We thank you!!

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If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to our Store Manager Trevor by emailing [email protected]

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Client Updates:

We are in the process of switching to a more detailed application process. We understand your time is valuable however once we convert we will need all current and future applicants to fill out the new form. This is to ensure that we are assisting those who qualify through our mission. Documentation must be current per the guidelines which you qualify. It is strongly suggested that if you or others in your household qualify under multiple scenarios you provide documentation for each, for example a pay stub and a diagnosis letter for a special needs child. Going forward there will not be any exceptions allowing clients to sign up and shop if:

1. The application is not thoroughly completed and 

2. Required documentation is not present. 

In addition all adults in the household will require photo ID and birth certificates for minors in the home. If you do not have the birth certificate because you are a legal guardian custody papers will suffice.


Effective August 10th, Hope Project has new hours:

Mon. 10am - 4pm

Weds. 10am - 7pm

Thurs. 10am - 4pm

Satuday 10am - 2pm


   The Hope Project of WNY, Inc. would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Ken-Ton Rotary on their generous grant of $5,000 to help us purchase a box truck or van. This will help us provide donations of larger items to our clients. Additionally, we would like to thank Carpet Factory Outlet, for their donation of carpet remnants which will be used as carpet tiles in our new location, and to Emerald Heating and Cooling who installed a new thermostat for us. 

   A huge thank you to everyone who purchased gifts for our Christmas families especially our corporate sponsors Ingram Micro, Touching Hearts at Home and Drescher & Malecki! Your generosity has helped make the holidays bright for many struggling families in our local community!

The Hope Project of WNY, Inc.

Upcoming Events

(check back frequently for additional events)

September 13th      6 pm - 10 pm

Hope Project Meat Raffle

Please join us on September 13th for our Meat Raffle. Doors will open at 6:00pm, Bar opens at 6:30, and the first raffle is at 7:00pm. Admission is $10 per person (a pre-reservation of a table of 10 is $90 contact Trevor @ (716) 544-4709). The ticket includes admission, pizza, open bar (beer, wine, and pop), and a whole night of fun! We will have a 50/50 (2 drawings) and a chest freezer with about $150 worth of meat. 50/50 tickets and freezer raffle tickets are $5 for 1 ticket and $20 for 5 tickets - these can be bought at our shop in The Eastern Hills Mall. You may bring outside food. Outside drinks are NOT permitted. THIS EVENT IS 21+, and is Friday the 13th themed! Please wear your best Friday the 13th costumes! For more information, please email [email protected] for admission tickets please stop in at our shop or call the Lancaster Moose Lodge at (716) 683-3920. 


October 19th          6 pm - 10 pm

5th Annual HOPE October Event

Where did the time go! 5th year for our main event! As always $20 includes beer, wine, delicious eats and treats as well as live music featuring Tom Bender! In the past we have had over 200 INCREDIBLE basket and raffle items and this year is sure to be just as amazing, and of course our 50/50 jackpot never disappoints! Five years will be quite the celebration! For all of you that have supported us in the past, we thank you! Our event always falls on Sweetest Day and our supporters are definitely the ‘Sweetest’! 

SAVE THE DATE! Tickets to go on sale mid summer, baskets & raffle items always welcomed year round! 

Admission tickets $20

Basket raffle tickets $5 for 1 sheet or $20 for 5 sheets

50/50 tickets $5 for 1 or 5 tickets for $20

Pre sale tickets will be entered in a special $100 drawing as in the past! 

If you have basket or gift card donations for the event please contact Trevor Dehn at [email protected] or by calling him at (716) 544 - 4709.

Current Needs:

We have an ever-present need for items in our shop.listed below are the current most needed items. This list will be updated weekly by Tuesday at 8am.

  • Toothpaste

  • Household cleaners
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Diapers, usually 4's and 5's
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges
  • Dish detergent
  • Feminine pads

And again, thank you for your generosity.

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Malloween was a huge success! There was over 2000 Trick-or-Treaters in amazing costumes, Elsa singing live, a pumpkin patch, many different vendors, live demonstrations, free photo booth and of course LOTS of candy! We are already looking forward to next year!

Our October basket raffle was a great night out as usual! Over 200 wonderful prizes were raffled off while we enjoyed live music and included food and drinks! Thank you to all who donated for the event and to everyone who came. 

Meet one of our amazing volunteers!


Peggy has been with The Hope Project of WNY, Inc. for many years. Peggy steps up to the plate in numerous ways, one in particular is how she always makes sure we are stocked. She is also our chauffeur for recycled donations. Peggy continues to be irreplaceable asset of The Hope Project of WNY, Inc.

This year at our 4th Annual Holiday Fundraiser, Peggy was named 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

Thank you Peggy for always being there for us! 

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4545 Transit Road #954

Williamsville, NY 14221

Inside of the Eastern Hills Mall

*please check website for

closings due to weather 


Summer Hours (effective 6/27)

Monday 10-4

Tuesday closed

Wednesday 10-7

Thursday 10-4

Friday - Closed

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed