2020 United Way Challenge

In Announcements, by , on October 8th, 2020

Did you know?

Thanks to funding from United Way of Greater Niagara, Niagara University’s Books, Balls, and Blocks has been re-imagined into Book in a Box!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events will not take place until it is safe to do so. Book in a Box is a free, exciting way to bring fun games, stories, art activities, and developmental screenings into the homes of the families in our community. This new initiative will begin the first week in October.

  • How it works:

    • Families will register their child(ren) online.

    • Once registered, they will complete the Ages and Stages questionnaires online.

    • Once both the registration and the developmental screenings have been completed, the family’s box will be sent to their homes!

    • We hope to receive pictures of all of the fun from the participating families to share on our social media page!

  • Inside each box:

    • One developmentally appropriate book.

    • Large and fine motor activities that correspond with the book.

    • Art activity with supplies.

    • Early literacy activities.

    • And more!

How can I make a donation?

Complete the online Donation Pledge Form on myNU anytime through Friday, October 16th, to elect for an automatic payroll deduction or a one-time cash or check payment. No amount is too small to help those who need assistance. Your $1 per week ($52 annual) donation entitles you to…

Prizes, prizes and more prizes!

Pledge at least $1 per week to be automatically entered into grand prize drawings held weekly through December 14th.  Grand prizes include $1,000 gift cards to Wegmans, Ashley Homestores, and Tops. For a complete list of the grand prizes, please visit the United Way Challenge.


If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Stott in the Office of Human Resources by email, Shannon Stott or by phone at 716.286.8692.