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W. Lee Whitaker President

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Chartered May 24, 1950

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Chapter Officers
W. Lee Whitaker, President

Linda Donalson, Vice President

Rosemary Hicks, Treasurer

Stacie Whitaker, Financial Secretary

Felecia Hanesworth, Recording Secretary

Clarissa Moore, Corresponding Secretary
Carol Poole, Program Coordinator 

 & Crystal Boling-Barton
Immediate Past President​

 

Chapter Members
Lisa R. Baines, Crystal Boling-Barton, Keisha Brandy,
Josetta Chatmon, Tomasina Cook, Mary Ruth Davis, Linda Donalson,
Stephanie I. Dudley-Tillman, Felecia Hanesworth, Rosemary E. Hicks, Angela Johnson-Foster, Kimberly Johnson, Barbara J. Jones, Latrice Leonard-Hemphill, Alicia L. Lester,
Hattie M. McCarley, Kimberly McCarley, Carolyn D. McClendon,
Carrie Mitchell, Platinum, Clarissa E. Moore, Carol Poole, Theresa E. Pope, Joanne Sadler,
Sheila L. Smith, Stacie Whitaker, W. Lee Whitaker,
Gradycia Williams

Alumna Members
Leona B Blackburn, Elizabeth F. Caffee, Julia Franklin, Linda Gray,
Laura Pleasant, Bennie Williamson Alumna Platinum

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Please join the Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated for a virtual conversation, about organ, eye, tissue and bone marrow donation.
Linkages to Life, The ultimate Gift of Life.
Our panelists include two brilliant speakers knowledgeable to our conversation. Victoria Dent and Barbara Breckenridge. Come be encouraged and educated, Saturday November 13th 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Registration is required for this event,  please share this flyer with your family, and friends, lets break the stigma.

Register on this link to be a Donor

Our October Breast Cancer Awareness activities included
Links Lifting Patients with Cancer Comfort Care Totes at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Pink Care giveaway bags at a tabling event sponsored by NFMMC at the Factory Outlet Mall 

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Niagara Falls
Memorial Medical Center

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Golisano Medical Oncology Center in affiliation with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA

Linked in the Know. . . 

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"Back to School, Back to Health"
The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated were excited to donate bags to children at the Lighthouse Women's and Children's Center. We continue to support our community and students to be safe and healthy while being back at school. 

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Lighthouse Women's
and Children's Center

1910 Falls Street,
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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Thank you for joining us for our virtual Suicide Prevention Workshop! You can view our workshop again on our Facebook page.  

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If you are in need help here are some local and national support resources,
you are not alone
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255   or   Text HELLO to 741741
Niagara County Crisis Services (716) 285-3515
Erie County Crisis Services (716) 834-3131
Niagara County Mental Health Services (716) 278-1940
Erie County Department of Mental Health (716) 858-8530

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We invite community,  family and friends to join us for our
"Virtual" Walk For Healthy Living, the 26th Annual Walk-a-thon.
As we practice social distancing and safety we want to encourage the benefits of physical activity, walking has proven to be beneficial to our health. 
Share your walking activities with us via email linksniagarafalls@gmail.com and social media  

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The Links, Incorporated is committed to serving the resilient people of Haiti and have initiated our disaster relief efforts through our national partner. We are proud to work with UNICEF to provide clean water and assistance for children and families in need.
Visit linksinc.org/haitirelief to donate to LinksHELP For Humanity: Haiti Relief. Your donation will make a significant difference in the lives of those impacted.

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The National Women's History Alliance 2021 Theme a continuation from lasts years theme: "Valiant Women of the Vote"
Shirley Chisholm, Ella Baker, Ida B. Wells, Stacey Abrams, and Vice President Kamala Harris
These women, these activist, from our past to our present have championed for women's rights and our right to vote.
WE HONOR THEM !

Community News

Caring for Carolyn's House continues...
Back to School, Back to Health

The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated supported our friends at Carolyn's House, with backpacks loaded with healthy essentials for children to ease back into school. Each backpack contained: first aid kits, thermometers, hand sanitizer, pocket size tissue packs, adult and children size face mask, stress balls and a gift card. We want our children to be healthy as they transition back to school.  

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Congratulations to Niagara Falls, NY native - Dr. Sylvester Beaman
who will give the closing prayer following the
Inauguration of President elect Joe Biden & Vice President elect Kamala Harris.  He is the Nephew of our Alumna Member Linda Gray.  He also started his ministry at St. John's AME Church in Niagara Falls. Rev. Beaman is the current pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, DE.

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Service Work in our Community

The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
would like to thank ECMC for their Mobile Mammography Coach with collaboration of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. We thank our host sites John A Duke Senior Center and the Community Health Center in Niagara Falls.
Early screening saves lives remember your annual mammogram screenings!

 

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Check presentations to Feed More WNY and Urban Fruits & Veggies

Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of the Links Incorporated, with the Buffalo (NY) and Erie County (NY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, presented Feed More WNY and Urban Fruits & Veggies with check donations of $1000 each for their Covid -19 response in our communities. These proceeds were raised through a collaboration of all three chapters from our Annual Walkathon, which consisted of a series of virtual and socially distant walking events.

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Presentations given by the Chapter Presidents
W. Lee Whitaker (Niagara Falls) Evelyn L. Kerney Ph.D. (Buffalo) and Andrea Mays (Erie County)

Caring for Carolyn's House
The Niagara Falls Chapter of The Links, Incorporated had the honor to work with
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier "Carolyn's House"  a place where women and children in need reside in 19 apartments onsite. We were able to provide Thanksgiving meals to all 19 families, while adhering to the strict guidelines set in place for the coronavirus.

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The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier "Carolyn's House"

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We are forever grateful to Margaret Rosell Hawkins and Sara Strickland Scott for their vision, friendship and willingness to serve.

What started as a social club around a kitchen table in Philadelphia has now grown to a major international philanthropic organization. Our more than 16,000 members are Margaret and Sarah's legacy.

We are The Links, Incorporated.
Cheers to 74 years !

Walk for Healthy Living our 25th Annual Walk-A-Thon,
Why do we walk? To take control of our health with the simplest form of exercise, walking. We encourage you to walk, and to keep yourselves healthy. Help combat cardiovascular disease, and improve your health and wellness! We challenge the community, our family and friends to join us in walking for healthy living. This year is different, we are encouraging you to walk on your own, maintaining social distancing, wearing mask appropriately with all guidelines put in place for everyone's safety.  

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This year The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has joined the Erie County (NY) Chapter and the Buffalo (NY)Chapter of
The Links, Incorporated  

for a series of virtual and walking activities, from virtual healthy cooking demonstrations, and safe distancing events like viewing the sunset at Canalside, and strolling beautiful Goat Island in Niagara Falls. We hope that you too will take the opportunity to Walk for Healthy Living. 

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Here is our collaboration of the Walk for a Healthy Living

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The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
"Community Link Up" provided our local communities with  food distribution of fresh fruits, vegetables, staple items of rice, beans and peanut butter. We also provided voters registration and PPE; mask for adults and children, gloves and hand sanitizer. We served the Lockport community at the Spires Apartments, Niagara Falls community at Wroebel Towers and a distribution location on Higland Avenue.   

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The Niagara Falls Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
are deeply grateful to the healthcare workers at
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
who are relentlessly working to keep our communities safe! We wanted to take this opportunity to give back to you for your tireless work during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are deeply grateful for all of your sacrifices,
Thank you for all you do!

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Niagara Falls Memorial
Medical Center

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"Community Link Up Mask Giveaway" 
Mask, gloves, hand sanitizer and health flyers were given out at 
Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
We are doing our share to assist the communities in need.

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It was an honor for The Niagara Falls Chapter of The Links, Incorporated to participate in  
Niagara Falls New York's First Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony, we also
were pleased to offer census and voter registration information to the public.

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The Niagara Falls (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Would like to thank you for your support of our 2019 Emerald and Ivory Gala
Return to Wakanda An African Themed Affair

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Please enjoy our gallery of images taken the night of our gala event

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