The Rotaract Club of the University at Buffalo held a garbage pickup during the month of April on Maryvale Drive in the Town of Cheektowaga. Altogether, they cleared over one dozen full bags of garbage off the side of the road.
They are especially grateful for the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, who provided an officer for the entire day for their safety. Local residents came out of their homes to thank these Rotaractors (one even brought them a box of Girl Scout Cookies!)
This semester, this Rotaract Club also held a fudge fundraiser for a young man local to the University at Buffalo who lost his battle with cancer; all profits went to the Anthony V. Mannino Foundation for Cancer Research in his memory.
The Rotaract Club of the University at Buffalo looks to continue in their efforts with their winnings from the 2018 District Conference Shark Tank event. If you know of an after school program that would like to participate in the Purple Pinky Project, please contact President Evan Gestwick at
MESSAGE:  Unfortunately, one week after UB Rotaract member Alexis Linck-Entwistle spearheaded the cleanup event in her Cheektowaga neighborhood, her life turned upside down.  A massive multi-dwelling fire destroyed nearly everything she owned except her car and laptop. Alexis got out safely but her cat Katrinah perished. She is now struggling to put her life back together and could use some help. Words of encouragement or contributions to help Alexis rebound would be a huge help to her, and may be sent to: Alexis Linck-Entwistle 9352 Roberts Rd.  Sauquoit, NY 13456. Suggestions are debit or gift cards from Target, Walmart or gas stations, or if preferred, simply checks payable to Alexis.   Questions can be directed to Larry Coon at  Thank you very much for any kind gestures.