Consider donating toys to sick children this Giving Tuesday – December 3rd!

November 12, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

We know Western New Yorkers do not need a reason or even a day designated for giving – because giving is 24/7, 365 for this community. That being said, we are hoping you will consider our mission on this Giving Tuesday – December 3, 2019.

Our mission is Make a Case for Kids. A toy drive for sick children at Oishei Children’s Hospital and other children in need in our community. We’re making it as easy as possible for you to help!

So, what is Make a Case for Kids?(you can read more at

We have collected 500 pillowcases. Many of them hand made by folks in our community. We will fill each one with toys, crafts, games and more! Each case will be given out to a child in need – our way of showing these children and families that they are not alone. We are giving them toys, crafts and games but we are gifting them with hope and love!

We have the pillowcases – now we need the toys!!

So, how can you help?

On December 3rd – drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any freestanding Spot Coffee location!

Anyone who drops off a new, unused toy will get 15% off their order that day!!!!

So the SPOT to help us is Spot Coffee!!! All of them!

ALSO – anyone who drops off a toy or makes a monetary donation THAT day will be entered to win two free tickets in the Dunn Tire Club Section for Bills/Baltimore game on December 8th!!!

You can find more information on this mission or make a donation – by heading to

You can find our Amazon Wish list HERE. 

If your business would like to get involved and sponsor cases for kids – please reach out to us –

We’ve also teamed up with WIVB – Channel 4 – and they will be live from the Spot Coffee on Main (at Union) in Williamsville on December 3rd for their morning and noon shows!! Our entire team will be there collecting toys, celebrating this community and helping those in need. We will have a toy shop set up right inside THIS Spot Coffee so if you didn’t have time to grab a toy, you can do-so there. You can stop and say hi to our friends from Channel 4 and make a difference for a sick child!!

Participating Spot Coffee locations:

765 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
225 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
1406 Hertel Ave, Buffalo
1 Delaware Rd, Buffalo
4610 Main St, Snyder
5330 Main St, Williamsville
6519 E Quaker St, Orchard Park
1300 Union Road, West Seneca
12 Main St, Hamburg
5205 Transit Rd, Clarence
8845 Main St, Williamsville
Learn more about Spot Coffee by visiting their website,
Thank you to Spot Coffee, WIVB and all of WNY for helping to bring joy and hope to those in need!!!  We appreciate all of you more than you know!!!


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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