Dear Ally to the Disability Community of Western New York:

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law and discrimination against people with disabilities became illegal.  In 1980, The Western New York Independent Living Project, Inc. opened its doors at 3108 Main Street and began providing programs and services for all people with disabilities throughout all eight counties of WNY.  With all the services provided throughout the years, we have reached a time to Celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the ADA becoming a law!

Therefore, Western New York Independent Living, Inc. will be celebrating this important occasion on Saturday, July 27, 2019 with our Disability Pride Parade and Festival!  In recognition of this and to raise awareness within the community, WNY Independent Living, Inc. as a family of agencies, along with many community partners will be hosting the celebration.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Canalside, Buffalo, New York

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Admission is free and open to all persons with disabilities.  WNY Independent Living has already received reservations and expects to reach a goal of over 1,200 participants in total.  As stated above, several local agencies serving the disabled community of Western New York are collaborating with this event. WNYIL will also be holding the Fourth Annual Disability Pride Parade through downtown Buffalo starting at 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Our agency is providing this formal request for donors and sponsors for the upcoming Disability Pride Parade Festival. Please refer to Sponsorship Levels for the various levels and details of how to participate as a sponsor.  If you decide to take part in the event, the levels will dictate the amount of marketing you will receive as a sponsor. For questions or clarification, please contact Marykate Waringa at 716-836-0822 ext. 146 or email

Sponsorship Form

Yes, I would like to take part as a sponsor or advertiser for Disability Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Parade at 10:30 a.m. and celebration until 2:00 p.m. at Canalside, Buffalo, New York.

Sponsorship information

Please RSVP by July 8, 2019 and make checks payable to: Western New York Independent Living, Inc., Disability Pride Parade and Festival.

Mail to: Western New York Independent Living, Attn: Marykate Waringa, 3108 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214

Please email a high-resolution logo (300 dpi) – JPG or GIF file for the event promotional materials to by July 8, 2019. Email subject line: Disability Pride Sponsor Logo.