Smart Thing One: Charity Making Ridiculously Cool Bedrooms for Ailing Kids
Special Spaces Buffalo is a non-profit organization that creates dream bedrooms for kids with life-threatening illnesses all across Western New York.
A bedroom is a kid’s castle. It’s where dreams happen, and it’s where kids go to escape, think, or just play. It’s a special spot. Special Spaces Buffalo has done some fantastic, transformative work in the homes of many sick children in the area to ensure that these rooms – these castles – are as powerful and awesome as can be.
— proudmarsmom (@ritasell) May 4, 2014
Their website has plenty of inspiring kids and their stories – be sure to make a donation when you stop by, and check out their events listing for information on a golf benefit taking place on June 14. You can find the Buffalo chapter of Special Spaces on Facebook, and also on Twitter at @SpecSpacesBflo.
Smart Thing Two: Buffalo – Home of the Coolest Treehouses in the Country
I’m getting one of these for my kid.
Just as soon as I get one set up for a man room. I know my wife won’t mind, since these things actually boost a home’s resale value.
“The original owner of the ‘Cottonwood Cabin’ was transferred out of town for work. The treehouse turned out to be the selling point to buyers who were transferred here from Ireland.”
Smart Thing Three: Buffalo Zoo Wrangles Flying Bison for Summer Festivities
An exclusive Flying Bison (the beer, of course) will be one of the features of the Buffalo Zoo’s BuffaLoveFest 2014. More fun includes:
- Double the amount of food trucks than last year
- A slo-mo photo booth
- Local celebs
- Buffalo bands, brews, trivia, DJs, and over 60 artisan vendors
Smart Thing Honorable Mention: This Kid Gets It
Last man on the field. Still working. pic.twitter.com/my7eewCKLu
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 19, 2014
Now, let’s go win some damn football games.
Note: Questions? Comments? Have a Smart Thing? You can find Scott Michalak awaiting the beer garden on Twitter at @ScottyMCSS.