Stitch Buffalo has outgrown its home on Niagara Street, and is heading over to a supersized space at 284 Plymouth Avenue. Once known as “The Cube,” for obvious reasons, the new West Side location will provide Stitch Buffalo with virtually everything that it needs to accommodate its ongoing growth spurt.
“We are raising $650,000 to fund this project, and all donations are currently being matched (up to $75,000) courtesy of the John R. Oishei Foundation.” – Stitch Buffalo
Once in its new location on Plymouth Avenue, near the corner of Connecticut Street, and not far from Mister Sizzle’s and the brand new health and wellness center on the D’Youville University campus, Stitch Buffalo be able to establish a “comprehensive textile arts center on Buffalo’s West Side, opening early 2024.”
This is incredible news for the Stitch Buffalo community, which has gone to great lengths to support the refugee population.
The new building will provide three times the amount of space that what the organization has access to currently. That growth will allow Stitch Buffalo to “build capacity in the Refugee Women’s Workshop, offer more Community Classes, and expand our Second Stitch sustainability program.”
Stitch Buffalo has become a ‘darling’ organization in Buffalo – an organization that we can all get behind, and rally for.
“Our move to this new facility requires Stitch Buffalo to raise $650,000 toward renovation costs. We have already raised over $580,000 toward the renovation, moving, and finishing costs.” – Stitch Buffalo
Over the years, Stitch Buffalo has contributed a great deal to the growth of Niagara Street. Now, it will do the same for the Connecticut Street corridor. In the end, a rising tide floats all boats, and in this case, the West Side is catching a nice breeze.
Get connected (and support): www.stitchbuffalo.org