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2022 Annual Luncheon, Fundraiser and Partner Appreciation Event

Annual Luncheon, Fundraiser and Partner Appreciation event

It’s almost time for the annual Homeless Alliance luncheon…

Join us as we gather to recognize individuals from across our community, fundraise to continue our efforts to eliminate homelessness at its root causes.

Want to learn more about this event?

Who is invited?

The Homeless Alliance’s annual luncheon recognizes members of our local Continuum of Care (CoC), collaborators, and sponsors who have contributed to the mission of our organization. Join us as we celebrate the great strides that are being made every day to end homelessness in Western New York.

What can attendees expect?

A tabletop filled with mixers, liquors, and local beer brands.

Our raffle includes a wide selection of classic mixers, popular brands, and local favorites.

This year, we are delighted to offer a fully catered luncheon, a variety of fun ways to support our cause, and an award ceremony recognizing outstanding members of our community. In addition to your free thank you gift, all attendees will have the opportunity to purchase…

  • Raffle tickets for exclusive prizes, generously donated by the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres, and the Buffalo Bisons!
  • Your choice of any wine bottle from our Wine Table for a minimum donation of only $10
  • Unique artwork created by children struggling with homelessness


To help kick off our event, we will highlight three special raffle items and open them up to our community members for raffle! Each week we will release one secret item, and the final winners will be drawn and announced on Dec. 9th. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 online or via check to HAWNY. We will then email you your raffle ticket number. *Please ensure you include an email in the description and the raffle item you select.

Raffle Prize Highlights

Week 1

Our first special raffle item this week is gorilla cart filled with an assortment of liquor, wine, beer!

A gorilla cart filled with wine and spirits.

Our raffle prizes include a gorilla cart.

The inside of a Gorilla Cart filled with wine and spirits that are available through the raffle.

Win from a generous collection of donated wines and spirits.









Week 2

Our week two special raffle item is here! Enter for a chance to win a brand new Nespresso machine with a set of gourmet Stormio coffee pods!

Nespresso machine and Stormio Coffee Pods

Week 3

Only one more week until the Luncheon! Check out this amazing signed hockey stick from Sabres player Rasmus Asplund, #74.










Click here to purchase a raffle ticket via Venmo (requires Venmo account).  If this link doesn’t lead to our account, please use QR code or search for @HomelessAllianceWNY. 

A QR code.

Click here to purchase a raffle ticket via PayPal (Paypal account or Credit card).

Where is this year’s event?

Classics V Banquet Center
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst, NY 14228 (view on Google Maps)

When are we celebrating?

Friday, December 9th, 2022 from 12 – 2pm, doors open at 11:30am (add to calendar)

Click here to register online by Wednesday November 30, 2022.

Why should I support this event?

The Homeless Alliance relies on the support of sponsors to continue our work to end homelessness. All proceeds from this event will benefit HAWNY, and our Continuum of Care (CoC) partners across Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. If you will be unable to attend, please consider making a donation to our raffle or wine table. Additionally, we are offering advertisement space within the event program at a variety of price points for businesses interested in demonstrating an organizational commitment to ending homelessness.

These individuals and organizations were nominated by their peers in the community and we look forward to honoring them at our 17th Annual Luncheon on December 9th.  Congratulations!

Monsignor Henry Gugino Service Award

  • BestSelf Behavioral Health Safe Space Program

Killian Vetter Achievement Award

  • Janette Evans, Neighborhood Health Center

Unsung Hero Awards

  • Roberta Rubin, Heart, Love and Soul
  • Kristen Lazarony, Independent Living of the Genesee Region
  • Flor Aber, Hispanics United of Buffalo

Community Advocacy and Education Award

  • Jordon Frank, Evergreen Harm Reduction Unit

Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaboration Award

  • Holy Cross

For more information please contact:

Ashley Matrassi

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Manager

[email protected]