Totally Buffalo Boot Drive for the Buffalo City Mission!

February 12, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Our first ever boot drive for the Buffalo City Mission is underway. There is a desperate need for warm boots for men, women, and children.  We have drop off locations in several areas – so please help if you can.

It is a terrible, sad thought – folks living on the streets – homeless – without warm shoes. Children living in poverty without warm boots. When I first heard the desperate plea from the folks at the Buffalo City Mission – I knew we had to help.

Promise Bruce, the Mission’s Volunteer Community Coordinator says the need is great, “We are in great need of winter boots for men, women, and children. It’s one of our hardest needs to be met since boots are on the more expensive side and seldom do people think to donate their boots.”

So, we need your help!

If you’re like me, you probably have some old boots and shoes around the house, in the back of the closet, in the garage or basement.  If you find any and are willing to donate them – we have a variety of places you can drop them off.

We are looking for gently used boots and shoes for adults, children and babies. The drive will run Wednesday, February 14 to Sunday, February 25th..

Here are the locations collecting the boots with us – all during their normal business hours.


Buffalo RiverWorks

359 Ganson Street, Buffalo


Rolly Pollies  (all 3 locations) 

 4058 N Buffalo Rd, Orchard Park, 9630 Transit Rd #100, East Amherst,  1669 Hertel Ave, Buffalo.


Pink Martini Gift Shop

2445 Grand Island Boulevard, Grand Island


Merle Norman Cosmetics

2101 Military Rd, Niagara Falls



The Perfect Gift Boutique

 6000 Goodrich Rd, Clarence Center


Thank you so much!!!






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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