Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York

Hispanic Heritage
Council of WNY Inc.

P.O. Box 361
Buffalo, NY 14201


716-402-1HHC (1442)

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COVID-19 Response Letter

April 13, 2020

Dear Partners and Friends of the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York Inc. (HHCWNY):

In this time of deep uncertainty and fast-moving changes, we wanted to reach out to you to inform you of how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation in our organization.

The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY (HHCWNY), Inc. has been continually meeting remotely, using phone and video conference, to connect and communicate. As we focus on the larger work of the HHCWNY, our unwavering goal is to meet important benchmarks related to the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute (HHCI) and keep the momentum we have begun.

As we continue to monitor the evolvement of COVID-19, we want to be clear in our stance that the health and safety of every Board member, committee member and community partner is paramount. As we make our community's wellness a top priority, HHCWNY also understands that we must continue to conduct key board and committee functions and communicate with our beloved community. The HHCWNY Board and HHCI Capital Campaign Team continues to stay committed to the promise we made to the community and are eager to continue our work.

To that end, our committed board has stepped up, with everyone pitching in to think through and execute the best possible plan. As we realign HHCI goals and set new timelines, we will post updates to our website and social media pages. We continue to post information that is of value to our community as we receive it and are hoping to begin some FB Live events to help us connect with you. Please visit the following links for information:




We have the following cancellations and postponements of which you should be aware:

  • Our Dia del Niño celebration will be cancelled this year. We will post information on what you can do at home to celebrate this day (April 30th) with your own family and contacts.
  • Our Annual Community Breakfast, originally scheduled for Saturday June 20th, will be postponed. The new date will be announced as soon as it is determined.
  • HHC Guitar Initiative Concerts scheduled for April 26th and June 21st at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, have been postponed, new dates will be announced in the future. Children Guitar Classes will continue via online thru the month of May 2020.
  • Events & Activities in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2020 will be announced as they are determined.

Thank you for your unwavering support as we work through this unfamiliar terrain together. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions. We wish you and your families, friends, coworkers, and our entire community good health and safety. We know that our Hispanic/Latino community will do its part to maintain safe practices such as social distancing, frequent handwashing and all CDC guidelines to minimize the spread so that we may all once again celebrate our rich culture and heritage together. These guidelines and pertinent information can be found on our web pages.

Best regards,

Casimiro D. Rodriguez, President

Board of Directors Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York Inc.


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Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY Inc.
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1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203

Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY Inc.
P.O. Box 361
Buffalo, NY 14201

716-402-1HHC (1442)
Email Us: info@hispanicheritagewny.org

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