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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: N.Y. Power Authority to Make Donation to Center for Joy

February 7, 2006

The Center for Joy, a Niagara Falls not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the central city, will receive a check Wednesday for $25,000 from the New York Power Authority for an ambitious mentoring program for disadvantaged inner-city groups. The program, called the Connections Network, is designed to address literacy and personal development needs of children, youth and adults.

Randy Crissman, regional manager at the Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project, will present the check at a special meeting of The Center for Joy board of directors.

EVENT:                       Oversized check presentation to signify NYPA's donation to The Center for Joy

WHEN:                        Wednesday, February 8,  5:30 p.m.

WHERE:                      The Center for Joy
                                    1117 Michigan Avenue
                                    (Corner of 11th Street- opposite the Harry F. Abate Elementary School) 

CONTACT:                    Sister Beth Niederpruem, director, Center for Joy, (716) 282-7588 or niederpruem@yahoo.com  
                                    Joanne Willmott, community relations manager, Niagara Power Project, (716) 285-6651 or

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