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    Dear Fellow Parksider,

    Thank you for your past support.  It is only through the generous efforts of our members that the PCA is able to continue to pursue its mission to advocate, communicate and act on behalf of our Parkside neighborhood. The PCA serves as the voice of a diverse community and provides leadership to promote a safe, vibrant and historic neighborhood. By communicating residents’ concerns and encouraging business development, the PCA helps to foster neighborhood revitalization, beautification and sustainability.

    What does the PCA provide to it its members?

    Amplified Voice -- Legacy -- Community Benefit

    The PCA provided our Parkside neighborhood with an amplified voice on numerous occasions in 2019, notably by collaborating with residents to submit two applications to the City of Buffalo’s Slow Streets Program and by providing a forum for community meetings such as the one we held to inform residents of the Historic Tax Credit Program. The PCA also continues to monitor applications to the Zoning Board for permits seeking changes to the character of our neighborhood. The legacy of the PCA gives a sense of community, pride and belonging that is truly unique. PCA programing, such as the Snow Angels and the Halloween party, provide long lasting community benefits.  

    The PCA has scheduled quarterly community meetings for 2020, where we can all discuss neighborhood related issues, including safety and traffic concerns. Please let us know if you have suggestions for community engagement activities or topics for community discussion.  A great opportunity to provide your input will be at the PCA Annual Meeting, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Also, please do not hesitate to contact the PCA office.

    Over the past year, the PCA board of directors continued to review the PCA finances and implement the restructuring of the office and by replacing the Executive Director position with an Administrative Assistant.  We have also increased Board of Directors engagement, all in an effore to enable the PCA to do more with less.  This is necessary because of the current state of reduced funding sources available to not-for-profits such as the PCA.

    The PCA continues to deal with unavoidable reductions in funding, while at the same time actively representing our neighborhood and addressing our community’s concerns.  To continue to be able to do so, we are asking for your help.

    Would you please consider contributing to the PCA’s Annual Appeal? Do you know that you can also donate to the PCA via SEFA or other workplace incentive programs?  Please contact our office for more information. Of course, we’d also love for you to join and become a member, renew or upgrade your membership level, sponsor an event, or even consider serving on our board or a committee…but please do consider contributing.  

    Sincerely,

    The PCA Board of Directors

     

    Donation Levels

    Your contribution helps the PCA to provide the following services:

    • Housing Advocacy, at weekly housing court hearings
    • Addressing quality of life issues, from noise complaints to traffic issues to graffiti removal
    • Community Forums
    • Snow Angels Program
    • "Movies in The Meadow" free community movie series
    • Annual Halloween Party
    • Holiday Market and Summer Artisan Markets
    • Century Home Plaque Program
    • Subsidized exterior home improvement loans
    • Summer Art Camp for kids
    • Representatives at zoning and planning board hearings
    • Weekly Security & Neighborhood News alerts
    • Neighborhood newsletter
    • North Buffalo Neighbors Elderly transportation service
    • Membership Discounts
    • Contractor Directory
    • Block Club / Tenant Association Support
    • And more...

     

     

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    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!


    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.