While the city of Buffalo has made noticeable changes, economically, socially, and physically, some neighborhoods remain underserved. Organizations such as Cynthia Gardens Housing Development Fund Company and the Heart of the City Neighbors are working with Harmac Medical Products to reinvest in the Bailey Green neighborhood, which borders E. Ferry Street, Bailey Avenue, and Genesee Street. Along with neighborhood gardens, farmers markets, health clinics, and affordable housing, it is also vital for children to have a safe place to play nearby.
At Algonquin Sports for Kids, we are building soccer and tennis courts in hopes to bring physical education programming and nutritional education to the site. A recent study of childhood obesity by United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, showed that 32% of Erie County students are obese or overweight. Children in lower income areas have less access to safe parks, sport facilities, and are more than twice as likely to be overweight or obese.
Please be apart of our project to give the youth of Buffalo a safe place to play!