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Sweet Buffalo Rocks wins $1,000 grant from Awesome Buffalo to bring smiles to sick children in need

Thanks to a $1,000 grant from Awesome Buffalo, Sweet Buffalo Rocks is teaming up with Stone's Buddies to bring smiles to sick kids at Children's Hospital.

Today is a very exciting day as our favorite group, (maybe we’re a little prejudice) Sweet Buffalo Rocks, has won a $1,000 grant from Awesome Buffalo after we pitched the idea for a project called Sweet Buffalo Rocks for Sick Kids.

Here is what we wrote when we applied:

“I applied to win an Awesome Buffalo grant when I first started my project, Sweet Buffalo Rocks, last year. I didn’t have many people participating, but now I have 28,000 members in my group hiding painted rocks in Western New York, but the most important members are kids. We love to brighten the day of a sick child in need and that’s exactly what we do. Anytime a child finds a painted rock it brings a huge to smile to their face, which brings me to my newest idea for a project!

There is a beautiful winter garden at Oishei Children’s Hospital. I would like to team up with Stone’s Buddies, a program supporting families coping with chronic and life-threatening illnesses on a regular basis. I’d like to put a sign or plaque that says “Leave your Sweet Buffalo Rock here to brighten a child’s day.” That way if a child or family member gets bored or lonely waiting in the hospital and wants to take a walk to the garden, they have something free and fun to do. The best part of my idea is members of Stone’s Buddies are actually children who face illnesses every day, so if I teamed up with them to paint rocks, they would be helping other kids just like them.”

Thank you so much, Awesome Buffalo, for helping us continue our mission to bring smiles to kids. We can’t wait! For more information on Sweet Buffalo Rocks, join our Facebook group and for more info on Awesome Buffalo, visit

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