Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to our Helping Hands basket raffle!

Are you looking for a fun way to support Aspire of WNY? Well, do we have one for you!

Aspire of WNY’s Helping Hands program, which assists families/individuals with disabilities in emergencies, is putting on its annual Chicken BBQ, and this year, they have a basket raffle AND 50/50. We’re encouraging anyone in Chautauqua County to let us cook you dinner on May 11 while you support a great cause. Dinners are $15 each. Raffle tickets are $10 for 1 sheet, $25 for 3 sheets, and special basket items are $5/ticket.

For those interested in tickets, for dinner AND/OR the basket raffle, you can click here to purchase. If you are buying physical raffle tickets online, you will receive an email before the raffle to indicate where you would like us to put your tickets. Or, if you come to pick up your dinner, you can put the raffle tickets in the baskets at our Mall Boulevard location. Either way, we’ve made it easy for all to participate and enjoy. If you have any questions, feel free to email Tracy Flagella, at teflagel@aspirewny.org

Here are the baskets with descriptions:


21. MyStErY bOx, Donated by Aspire of WNY’s Maintenance Department
Nobody knows what it could be!

20. Family Game Night, Donated by Carrie Spence
3 Family-Friendly Games, Soda, Snacks, and $20 Gift Card to Dominoes

19. Summer Fun, Donated by Aspire of WNY’s Intake & Outreach Department
Blow Up Kiddie Pool, Bunch of Balloons, Watershooters, Float

18. Strike a Pose, Donated by Megan Rechin
Two-Hour Photography Session on Agreed Upon Date and Location

17. Feeling Lucky Lotto, Donated by Aspire of WNY Day Services
Lottery Tickets

16. Shots Happen, Donated by Aspire of WNY’s Chautauqua HR Team
(Debbie, Donna, and Amanda)
Motivational Sign, Different Flavored Liquor, Jello Mix, Jello Shot Instructions, Shot Cups

15. Do you feel bonita? Donated by Jennifer Vacanti
Mary Kay Satin Hands Bag including Satin Hands Products and $10 OFF a $50+ Purchase

14. Time to Unwind (Self-Care), Donated by Natasha Peterson & Stier Resident Managers
Wine, Skin Care Masks, Essential Oils, Lotions, and More!

13. Handcrafted by iXpress, Donated by Sabrina Parsons & Aspire of WNY’s iXpress Art program
Jewelry, Playing Cards, Knit Hat, Ceramic Dish, and More! 

12. Dare to Self-Care, Donated by Melissa Roth
Non-Alcoholic Bubbly, Wine Glasses, Candles, and Chocolates

11. Buffalo Swag Home Basket, Donated by Beth Bergstrom and Aspire of WNY’s Behavior Department
Home Basket with Large Buffalo Bills Shirt, XL Buffalo Bills Shirt, Buffalo Bills Hat, Socks, and Josh Allen Hurdle Ave. Sign

10. Money Grows on Trees, Donated by Danielle McMullin & the American Legion Auxiliary
Light Up LED Birch Tree with Lotto Tickets

9. Heaven Scent, Donated by Heather Raymond
Wax Burner, Scented Wax Cubes, Candles, and Chocolates

8. Office Utility Drawer, Donated by Aspire of WNY’s CILS Department and Jennifer Wren
Stapler, Calculator, Pencil Sharpener, Tissues, and More!

7. Summer Sizzle, Donated by Heather Raymond
17.5 Inch Charcoal Grill, Charcoal, 5 BBQ Sauces, Grill Utensils, $25 Tops Gift Card

6. Relax & Write, Donated by Pat Long & Christine Hawkins
Tea, Mug, Reading Lamp, Stationary Cards, Puzzle Books, and More!

5. Fixer-Upper Utility Drawer, Donated by Aspire of WNY’s CILS Department and Jennifer Wren
Flashlight, Duct Tape, Tools, and More!

4. Rainy Day Zen, Donated by Beth Bergstrom & Aspire of WNY’s Behavior Department
Lotion, Chocolates, Mug, Fleece Blanket, Hydro Masks, Adult Coloring Books & Colored Pencils

3. The American Dream, Donated by Jenny M. and Aspire of WNY’s Fiscal Department
Lottery Tickets

2. Ultimate Utility Drawer, Donated by Jennifer Wren & Aspire of WNY’s CILS Department
Lint Roller, Cleaning Gloves, OxiClean Pen, and More!

1. Beer from the Southern Tier, Donated by Michelle Dodson & Aspire of WNY Day Services
Southern Tier Brewery T-Shirt, $50 Gift Card, and Beer

SPECIAL RAFFLE: $5/ticket for your chance to win an entire Cricut experience,
including the Cricut, accessories, and more!