Senior Wishes to hold Sips, Suds & Sweets to make wishes come true for seniors!

March 31, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

It’s one of our favorite charities in Western New York and we’ve covered quite a few of their stories. The work they do to grant wishes for seniors in our community is amazing! They can’t do it alone and need help raising funds to make wishes come true!!

Here information on their next fundraiser.

Senior Wishes, an organization dedicated to honoring WNY’s lower income seniors by bringing their wishes to fruition, is hosting its sixth annual Sips, Suds & Sweets fundraiser from 6-9pm on Thursday, April 11 at Fox Run at Orchard Park.

Presented by United Healthcare, with additional support by dozens of other caring community organizations, this year’s event will include samples of beer, wine, spirits, desserts and appetizers provided by local businesses. Music will be performed by Rockin’ Robin.

Tickets for Sips, Suds & Sweets are $50 pre-sale, and can be purchased at Guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as last year’s event sold out.

Attendees can participate in a silent auction and basket raffle. A complimentary candy buffet will be offered as well as free valet parking.

Wendy Backman, Executive Director, says this event is crucial to the organization’s mission: “Sips, Suds and Sweets is our main fundraiser for the year. Funds raised will help us continue to fulfill wishes and further our mission. When you attend Sips, Suds and Sweets, you’re helping people who have dedicated their lives to their families and communities, but now find themselves isolated, physically challenged or financially strapped.

“The idea behind Senior Wishes is that just because someone is aging it doesn’t mean there are not still things they want to do, places they want to go, or people they wish to see. We help make that happen.”

For more information, contact Wendy Miller Backman at 508-2121 or visit


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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.
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