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September 9, 1999: Buffalo Inner City Ballet Company, Inc. Receives Award from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York

Buffalo Inner City Ballet Company, Inc. has received a $5,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, Inc. to help fund the Dance Enrichment Program. Funds for making grants come from McDonald's restaurant canisters and national McDonald's promotions.
The Dance Enrichment Program's primary focus is to reinforce a positive self-esteem among underserved inner-city children through dance. This grant will enable partial or full scholarships to approximately 100 youths from the Greater Buffalo area. The Buffalo Inner City Ballet was established in 1972 as a recreational alternative for inner-city youths and has grown dramatically in size and scope.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides lodging, comfort and emotional support to families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals and reaches out to families in the community by supporting programs that benefit children.

 

September 27, 1999: Oishei Foundation Gives Award to Buffalo Inner City Ballet
The Buffalo Inner City Ballet Training School has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation. This grant will further support the training school's mission to promote multiculturalism in the arts in offering full and partial scholarships to 100 low-income families residing in the Buffalo area.
The John R. Oishei Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the Buffalo area residents by supporting medical research, health care, education and the cultural, social, civic and other charitable needs of the community. The foundation was established in 1940 by John R. Oishei, founder of the Trico Products Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of windshield wiper systems.

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