Welcome to


Hope Project

of WNY, Inc.

Dignified help for those in need

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.


The Hope Project is proud to now be open in our bigger location inside the Eastern Hills Mall. You will find us best if you park and enter at the main mall entrance located between Rocky's and JC Penny's. Hope to see you soon! 


Effective June, 27th, Hope Project has new hours:

Mon. 10am - 4pm

Weds. 10am - 7pm

Thurs. 10am - 4pm


   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)

March 25th          6pm - 9pm

Cocktails for a Cause

Join us once again for our 3rd annual Cocktails For A Cause event. Monday March 25th 2019 from 6pm-9pm at 99 Brick Oven in Lancaster.

$45 admission includes 3 drink tickets and upscale hors d'oeuvres. Beautiful basket raffle, delicious desserts and 50/50.

A perfect evening of great food and great people! See you there!

Tickets are limited! 

You can purchase tickets online HERE

April 13th          9am - 11am

HOPE Easter Bunny Breakfast

Come join us on April 13, 2019 from 9-11 am for a delicious Easter Bunny Breakfast! Our favorite bunny will be enjoying a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, milk and coffee! Coloring, face painting, sweets and bunny treats! Bring your camera and get your pictures with our favorite furry friend! Special needs guests will enjoy a patient Easter Bunny to ensure their day is a joyous one!

This is a PRE SALE ticket event as there is only one seating which is limited. Ages 3- 103 are $10, ages 0-2 are free! 

This will be a perfect family (and bunny) event for all!

Click HERE to purchase tickets

April 13th          5pm - 8pm

The Hope Project Is Going Back to The 80'S with The Nerds!

Come and join us for our 2nd Annual " VIP Going Back to The 80's with The Nerds Gone Wild" to benefit The Hope Project of WNY!! This event takes place at The Cove Seafood & Banquets and the cost per person is $25 a ticket! This includes Open Bar for 3 Hours, (Beer, Wine and Mixed Drinks), Pizza and a dessert from Paula's! Please come dressed in your 80's BEST as we will have 3 Costume Contests! Best Dressed 80's Movie Themed Group, 80's Best Dressed Male and 80's Best Dressed Female. There will be photos taken by Barney's Best Photos, 80's Trivia with Prizes, a 50/50 Raffle and games to play as you enjoy this VIP Event!! Our very own Buffalo Boy George will be joining us for the festivities and photo opportunities!! The Nerds take the stage at 8:18 and will be stopping in before their show for a few picture opportunities! You are free to stay on the upper level for the evening or feel free to roam around while listening to your classic 80's hits! THIS IS A VIP PRIVATE EVENT ONLY! Only 200 tickets will be available for presale! Tickets will not be sold at the door for this event! If you are not part of this event, you can still pay the cover of $5 to get into The Cove that evening to see The Nerds!

Click HERE to get your tickets before they are gone!

April 14th          11am - 4pm

Spring Craft & Vendor Show with Bake Sale and Basket Raffle

Join us on April 14th 2019 for our best FREE ADMISSION basket raffle, local vendor show and bake sale! Basket raffle and 50/50 drawing at 3:30 - do not need to be present to win. Pizza, baked goods and beverages available for purchase! Come and support the Hope Project of WNY! HOPE will only be hosting 2 free vendor shows this year, one Spring and one Winter!

If you are interested in being a vendor email Dee HERE.

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.
  • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, Dial bar soap, men's and women's deodorant, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash etc.)
  • Household hygiene items (toilet paper, laundry soap, glass cleaner, disinfectant spray etc.)
  • Gently used and clean coats and jackets as well as hats and gloves
  • Twin and queen size sheets/sets
  • Towels
  • Boys pants sizes 5 - 8
  • Women's size 9 & 10 sneakers
  • Men's underwear

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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