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The Maria Love Convalescent Fund provides interim financial assistance to promote independence and enhance the quality of life of Erie County residents with medically related conditions who may be temporarily ineligible for aid from traditional sources and to provide additional assistance in the area of basic human needs.
Today, the Fund provides more than $120,000 in financial assistance directly to more than 600 individuals with medically related conditions who meet the Fund’s criteria for aid. The Fund raises approximately $150,000 per year to support its efforts, with the largest source of income being the annual Maria M. Love Charity Ball, a Buffalo tradition for 113 years.
Named in honor of Maria M. Love, a Buffalo social services pioneer, Ms. Love established the first day care center in the United States, and in 1903 organized a group of 31 prominent Buffalo women to raise funds and implement a program of convalescent respite care for mothers and their children.