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Join the Bills, Sabres and FCHS Team to Help Support our Community: 'Give 716' Starts Sunday

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

Western New York's Favorite Professional Athletic Teams Pledge to Help Support the Historical Society and Match Donations Made from July 16, 2023 through July 18, 2023


For the third year in a row, the Buffalo Bills, Sabres and other generous organizations throughout Western New York (WNY) are teaming up with the Fluvanna Community Historical Society (FCHS) to help better our community. Recognizing the vital role FCHS and other nonprofits throughout WNY play in revitalizing our community, the Bills and Sabres pledged to match donations made to FCHS as part of our 'Give 716' campaign.

'Give 716' starts Sunday, 7/16/2023 at 7:16 PM.

To learn more about Give 716, the generous of the Bills and Sabres, incentives for donors and how we need your help to make this partnership a success, read more below or click on any of the following links:

🏈… What is 'Give 716'?

'Give 716' is our community’s day of online giving sponsored by the Bills and Sabres. In response to the urgent needs our nonprofit community in WNY is facing as a whole, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundations created 'Give 716'. This 36-hour campaign provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to unite in support of local nonprofits.

🏒… When is 'Give 716'?

"Kick-off" = Sunday, 7/16 @ 7:16 PM, and

"Ends" = Tuesday, 7/16, @ 7:16 AM

🏈… How are the Bills and Sabres Helping?

The Bills and Sabres have pledged to support FCHS, and other nonprofits throughout WNY, by not only organizing 'Give 716' but also providing publicity, technical assistance and garnering contributions from corporate sponsors.

Most significantly, this year the Bills and Sabres secured over $500,000 in matching donations to encourage their fans to give to our cause. This means individual contributions made during the 'Give 716' event, at specific times, may be matched up to $500, per donor, per hour (see below for more details).

🏒… Who Else is Sponsoring 'Give 716'?

Joining the Bills and Sabres in this endeavor include the following corporations, well known to #WNYers: Wegmans, M&T Bank, Highmark Western New York, KeyBank and Dave & Adam's.

🏈… How Can I Help?

To encourage people to give to FCHS and other nonprofits, the Bills, Sabres and other co-sponsors pledged to match donations FCHS receives at specific times. Here's how you can help:

  1. Plan on making a donation to FCHS at one or more of the following times:

    1. Sunday: 7/16/23 @ 7:16 PM

    2. Monday: 7/17/23 @ 7:00 AM

    3. Monday: 7/17/23 @ 8:00 AM

    4. Monday: 7/17/23 @ 12:00 PM

    5. Monday: 7/17/23 @ 1:00 PM

    6. Monday: 7/17/23 @ 7:00 PM

    7. Monday: 7/17/23 @ 8:00 PM

  2. Make your donation(s) to FCHS (at the time(s) listed above) by clicking here ...

  3. Click the "Donate Now" button on the FCHS 'Give 716' fundraising page and follow the instructions.

Feel free to review the entire schedule of incentives and prizes for donors this year (including signed Bills, Sabres, Bison and Bandits memorabilia, apparel and tickets to games):

  • Donations will be matched up to $500 per donor for each donation received at the times listed above;

  • Donors may have their donations matched more than once between 7/16 and 7/18, but only once per the times/hours listed above;

  • Donations will be matched up to one hour after the times listed above; HOWEVER,

  • Make your donations at the times listed above or shortly thereafter ... once the matching funds budgeted for every hour are depleted no more matches will be made until the next hour.

🏒… What is the Link to Donate to FCHS for 'Give 716'?

To donate to FCHS during the 'Give 716' event click here or copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:

🏈… Questions? Comments?

Thank you for considering how you can join FCHS, the Bills, Sabres and other co-sponsors as one team striving to make our community a better place. Need some more info., have questions or want to make a suggestion? We're happy to help.

Just leave us a message in the Comments section below. Otherwise, you can chat with us live (click the "Let's Chat" button), email or give us a call at +1 (716) 804-7163.

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