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Local businesses ask community for support in charitable giving

by mmcnamara
Fri, Jan 14th 2011 09:00 am


Buffalo, NY - January 7th 2011: For many years, Jesse's Children Health Mission has brought
groups of volunteers to the Dominican Republic. Doctors, dentists and optometrists tend to the
children of the region with donated supplies.


Robyn Young, CEO of Great Erie Federal Credit Union, is an active volunteer to the mission.
She has a trip to the Dominican planned for March 2011 and will be collecting eyeglasses of anysize and any prescription through January for the cause. The children will receive eye exams, with the donated eyeglasses being neutralized and re-prescribed to each.


After hearing about Young's commitment, managers at Urban Valet Dry Cleaners decided to join forces and ask their customers to donate as well. Glasses can be dropped off at the credit union at 4000 North Buffalo Road in Orchard Park, or at any of Urban Valet's locations in Hamburg, Orchard Park, or downtown Buffalo.


Great Erie Federal Credit Union was founded in 1952 as the Orchard Park Central Schools Federal Credit Union. Since then, it has opened its services to much of the Southtowns community. On December 1st 2010, it unveiled its new name along with the addition of a drivethru section. With 7000 members and over $50 million in assets, the company is proud to be growing in Orchard Park.


Urban Valet Dry Cleaners was founded in 1995, and is owned by local businessman Eric Pyne. The company has received awards from the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Buffalo Spree Magazine, and is the dry cleaner of choice for many local celebrities. In August 2010, Urban Valet became the first and only dry cleaner in WNY to offer its customers the choice to use reusable garment bags instead of plastic. Customers can drop off garments at any Urban Valet location, or sign up for free home or office pick-up and delivery.


Urban Valet Dry Cleaner Locations:
106 Evans Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
620 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
4081 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127


Jackie O'Malley
Director of Business Development & Operations
716.885.4351 (103)
Orchard Park Location

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