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Become a Member

For over fifty years, membership has supported the goals of the Allentown Association, which exists to serve the residents, businesses, and visitors.

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Volunteer

Our volunteers are crucial to the success and livelihood of the Allentown Association. Volunteers like you are needed in a variety of roles, from donating an hour of your time as part of our Litter Mob, volunteering at one of our events, or joining a committee.

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Donate

Whether it be a new sidewalk planter, start up funds for a local business initiative, or simply the purchase of office supplies, all contributions are dedicated to further the Association mission to serve  the Allentown community.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

To further our mission – to champion a healthy, vibrant urban core – the Allentown Association produces a variety of forums and events tailored to visitors, resident and business/community leaders. These year round events serve as great advertising opportunities for sponsors to increase their exposure, launch new services and products, and educate the greater community while supporting our mission.

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Committees

Beautification

Maintain the garden and visual improvement projects undertaken by the Association including, but not limited to, community garden at Main and Allen, annual plantings in concrete planters and whiskey barrels, spring/summer hanging baskets, holiday lights and decorations, annual holiday tree lighting, etc.
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Business Development

The Association works with the neighborhood merchants to bring shoppers into the area through various promotions, especially at holiday shopping time.
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Crime Prevention

Volunteers work closely with the Buffalo Police Department on crime problems, and have achieved much success, especially in promoting quality of life issues.
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Housing & Historic Preservation

Work with community groups, block clubs, property and business owners and other residents to identify, monitor, and inform the community of potential opportunities and deficiencies in the fabric of Allentown.
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Membership

Work to ensure that everyone that lives, works or invests in Allentown joins the Association. This committee shall maintain an up-to-date database of current and past members.
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Special Events

Plan and implement special events of the Association. Each event may form a standing committee, as directed by the Board. Special events may include the annual Tour of Historic Homes a.k.a. The Secrets of Allentown, Allen West Festival, Annual Meeting and Dinner, Garage and Porch Sale, and other events from time to time.
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The Allentown Neighbor (Newsletter)

Research, write and solicit input from Board and community members to communicate the activities of the Association and items of interest from neighborhood activity to keep members informed of issues, progress and changes to the historic district.
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Internship Opportunities

The Allentown Association offers internships for college credit several times per year. Intern tasks include; working with committees, participating in fundraising and membership development, and general office duties.

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