Campaign to build The Scott Bieler Rural Outreach Center

The Need

The Latest Update:

The end of summer, 2022 finds us over 50% through the build of the Scott Bieler Rural Outreach Center. Unexpectedly, our operations were forced to move to a temporary space, located at 300 Gleed Avenue, Suite 235, East Aurora, NY. We find that due to supply shortages and other unforeseen economic challenges affecting all projects in 2022, we continue to raise funds to support this critical need.

The Original Situation

The current space – a small, repurposed FEMA trailer – is not large enough to meet the increasing need for services. In fact, it limits the ability of staff, partners, and the community to address the complex issue of rural poverty.  It is currently in need of major repairs that surpass its value.   The situation is critical.

The Solution

Your support will help build The Scott Bieler Rural Outreach Center bringing together the many services and programs offered by the Rural Outreach Center. This building will include offices, counseling rooms, large, open, dividable areas, for children’s programming including play therapy, larger community gathering spaces, and small group sessions. A plaza for outdoor gatherings, a meditation/chapel access to the building for worship, conferences, and other community events. The Scott Bieler Rural Outreach Center will be a community asset, designed to be a place of hope and healing for families living in rural poverty.

The Reaching Out Campaign goal is to raise $6,100,000. We need your help to meet this goal, build the Scott Bieler Rural Outreach Center, and put an end to rural poverty. Your gift to the Reaching Out Campaign will help lift children out of poverty and give them a chance at a normal childhood and a productive fulfilling life.

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Circle of Care

Gifts of $50,000 or more


Scott R. Bieler Foundation, Inc.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

KeyBank Foundation

The M&T Charitable Foundation

Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation

Pathways Christian Fellowship

Children’s Guild Foundation

Chur Family Foundation

National Fuel Gas Company Foundation

John R. Oishei Foundation

Hayes Family Partnership

James H. Cummings Foundation

Paul and Helen Ellis Charitable Trust

Buffalo Bills Foundation


Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc.

Moog Inc.

Erie County


Estate of Donna Brott & Family

Keith & Lucie Albee

Paul Babbitt & Judith Van Nostrand

James & Karen Dusel

Christye Peterson & Peter Grogan

James & Judith Oubre

Charles E. Balbach

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