This year, as we assembled our annual report, it was an especially poignant reflection on 2019. It is still hard to believe that less than a year ago, we were hosting in-person workshops and gathering for events. While we have pivoted with the times and never wavered in our support of families, it is still strange, yet special, to look back at everything we've accomplished leading up to our 40th anniversary year and see how different the world is today. We hope you enjoy our 2019 report, and as always, a thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and everyone who has supported EPIC in the past year!

In other news:

  • This October, join us for the Buffalo Baby & Toddler Expo: a 4-day virtual event sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY. This year, the expo will be held over the course of four days, entirely via Zoom. We've targeted each day into specific topics, so you can customize your Expo experience and tune in to the parts that matter most to you! Topics like car seat safety, early literacy, breastfeeding support, prenatal yoga, telemedicine, massage therapy, child care information and nutrition demonstrations will still be available. Register here- it's free!

  • Our Heroes nominations have been pouring in, and it's been incredible reading about the acts of kindness and bravery being done in our community. Who is your hero? We want to know. We are collecting nominations for Heroes now through September 14, and winners will be honored throughout our annual Heroes celebration this fall. Click here to submit your nomination!

Stay safe, stay well, and as always, know we are here for you.

Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team