THE U.I.O.W. COALITION FOR A GREATER WNY’S MISSION IS TO SHOW HOW GROUP ECONOMICS CAN PROVIDE A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD AND BEAUTIFY OUR COMMUNITIES BY INCORPORATING UNIQUE PRINCIPALS INTO THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
IT IS OUR GOAL TO:
EMPLOY YOUTH WITHIN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE IN MOST NEED
RAISE THE PURCHASING POWER TO BUY BACK OUR COMMUNITY
EDUCATE RESIDENTS AND YOUTH ON THE POWER OF BEING A TRUE COMMUNITY
BUILD, GROW, OR SUSTAIN LOCAL BUSINESSES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY
PROVIDE ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
We believe small contributions from a multitude of like-minded individuals, will be the beginning to re-building the framework that will re-establish a sense of pride, love, appreciation, and respect in our youth and in our communities.
Andrew Carnegie once stated “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
“In cities and communities where opportunities are limited, economic activity stagnant, and public institutions unable to adequately provide for all citizens, new ways of thinking about and creating opportunities for wealth generation and asset accumulation are needed. Whereas the all too prevalent American adage of “every man for himself,” is often employed to power people out of distress, lost is the belief in a more cooperative and interdependent society. This collaborative mindset suggests that the mentality of immediate isolated gains is not in the best interest of the larger community, and thus lends itself to new views about change. These views value collective participation and long-term benefits for broader groups and networks, rather than short-term returns for individuals based on political control or ephemeral preferences.” Thesis (M.C.P.)–Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2007.
The U.I.O.W. Coalition understands in the power of collective economics, and what it has the potential to do for our community. In a City such as Buffalo where we have 260,000+ residents, our goal is to find 1,000 members. Less than .5% of the total population of our city can make a Multi-Million Dollar Community Buying Power sustainable and obtainable.
If we are to analyze what can happen, and how minimal the contribution amount per person would be, we truly could begin to come together to re-imagine what it is that our community is, and has the potential to look like. The Economic breakdown for what would be possible, and necessary from each member would look:
1000 people X $20 = $20,000 total
$20,000 X 52 WEEKS = $1,040,000!!!!!!
WAIT THERE IS ONE MORE THING
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO NEXT IS TELL TWO FRIENDS
WHO YOU THINK COULD SUPPORT AS WELL!!!
If we all could tell two friends, we can bring the contributions down from $20 per week per person / $2.85 a day, down to $6.41 per week per person / $.91 a day
$20 a week is equal to $2.85 a day…. That can be a cup of coffee for some, or less than a meal at your local fast food restaurant… It our goal to get each member to visualize the concept of the individual buying power, and how we utilize it on a consistent bases. Going to the movies, or buying that one item that you’ve always wanted, purchasing shoes, cars, flowers, clothes, etc… We as a Buffalo family have to realize that we GIVE $2.85 a day to every other company we see in this City, but we do not tithe to ourselves first. We give too the gas stations, record theaters, movie theaters, malls, convenience stores etc… All we need as a community of believers who knows that it is for us to agree that, a small sacrifice from the collective is necessary to gain a truly large return in exchange. Can and will you be willing to sacrifice one cup of coffee a day to make the biggest impact this City has ever seen in the Black Community?