Injury Lawyers In the Community
Whether we’re raising money for a national organization or collecting cans for a local food drive, at William Mattar, we’re committed to getting involved.
To learn more about how you can give back to your community, call William Mattar! Contact our New York car accident attorneys by completing a free initial consultation form or by calling 444-4444 today.
To commemorate Veterans’ Day, William Mattar is collecting gently used books for Operation Paperback, a non-profit which distributes books to our deployed service members, the USO, and various military and veterans’ hospitals. Drop off your donation through November 30 at our Williamsville office located at 6720 Main Street. Drop off hours are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our service members make so many sacrifices for our country and we’re glad for this opportunity to give something back to them.
Service members have specifically requested these genres: bestsellers, biographies and memoirs, fantasy, action, history, horror, mystery, science-fiction, and true crime (no romance novels please).
Buckle Your Belt
School is back in session and so is the William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Campaign. Our firm focuses on keeping New Yorkers safe on the road, and we want to reward those who make safety a priority. Each fall, we reward students with a chance to win a pizza party for taking the pledge to always wear a seatbelt; while students take the pledge seriously, they also have fun celebrating seatbelt safety. We invite your classroom to take the pledge.
Visit our Buckle Your Belt Campaign page to learn more about the pledge and register your classroom.
Pencils 4 Schools Campaign
With many area school districts facing tightened budgets this school year, the need for basic school supplies is greater than ever. To help provide local students with the supplies they need to succeed, William Mattar established the Pencils 4 Schools Campaign. So far, the campaign has donated tens of thousands of pencils to school districts throughout Western New York.
Visit our Pencils 4 Schools Campaign page to learn more about the program and how your school district can register.
Keeping It Cool at Taste of Williamsville
William Mattar, P.C. is proud to sponsor a community sun block tent at the 26th annual Taste of Williamsville. The food festival takes place Sunday, August 3, 2014, from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. Admission is free and the food is fantastic! Grab some grub from your favorite local restaurants and have a seat in the shade of our sun block tent.
2014 Taste of Buffalo
William Mattar Law Offices is proud to sponsor 10 Shade Zones at this year's Taste of Buffalo–the largest two–day food festival in the United States. The fun begins at 11 a.m. daily on July 12 and 13, 2014, and admission is free. Come out and enjoy some great food at an event that brings the community together!
Click here for a map of restaurants, sponsors, and vendors participating in this year's event.
What’s 4 Lunch?
Food trucks have been gaining popularity in Buffalo over the last couple of years. In an effort to support local businesses by showcasing great Buffalo food, and to bring an interesting change to lunch in Williamsville, William Mattar Law Offices is hosting the What’s 4 Lunch food truck series.
- March 7 - Knight Slider
- March 28 - Black Market Food Truck
- April 4 - Knight Slider
- April 25 - Betty Crockski
- May 2 - Knight Slider
- May 9 - The Roaming Buffalo
- May 16 - FallyMac
- May 23 - Betty Crockski
- May 30 - House of Munch
- June 6 - Knight Slider
- June 13 - J&B Blvd. BBQ
- June 20 - Black Market Food Truck
- June 27 - Betty Crockski
- July 11 - Greek on the Street
- July 18 - House of Munch
- July 25 - Black Market Food Truck
- August 1 - Knight Slider
- August 15 - FallyMac
- August 29 - Black Market Food Truck
- September 5 - Greek on the Street
- September 12 - The Roaming Buffalo
- September 19 - FallyMac
- September 26 - Hot Off the Press
- October 10 - Knight Slider
- October 17 - Greek on the Street
- October 24 - Hot Off the Press
- October 31 - House of Munch
- November 7 - Knight Slider
As the season goes on, more trucks will be confirmed for the showcase of Buffalo food trucks. The trucks will be open to anyone who wants to come eat at these locally owned mobile restaurants.
What’s 4 Lunch events will be held at 6720 Main St. in Williamsville, near Main and Transit.
Be a Protector, Get a CO Detector!
January is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness Month in the state of New York. That’s why William Mattar Law Offices is partnering with local nonprofit organization, The Amanda Hansen Foundation, to support awareness of this lethal gas and its harmful effects.
William Mattar is once again teaming up with The Amanda Hansen Foundation to distribute thousands of dollars' worth of carbon monoxide detectors. Join us at Tops Friendly Markets, 1989 Seneca Street in Buffalo, on Sunday, January 26, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and receive your free carbon monoxide detector (limit 1 per household please, while supplies last). Keep your family safe and protect your loved ones.
The Amanda Hansen Foundation was established in memory of 16-year-old Amanda Hansen who passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning while at a friend’s house for a sleepover. The foundation’s main goal is to spread awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide in the home and to ensure that CO detectors are given to those who could not typically afford them.
Holiday Help for a Local Family in Need
For Christmas, William Mattar, P.C. sponsored a local family in need. We were overwhelmed by the amount of support we received from our staff members. They truly demonstrated the Mattar Way of giving back to the community! The liaison between our firm and the family sent us a note, and we’d like to share it:
"There are not enough words to say how thankful myself, the school, and family were for all the wonderful gifts. Mom could barely move she was so overwhelmed. Their apartment was filled with gifts everywhere. This time of year really puts life into perspective for me. I am grateful to have worked at William Mattar Law Offices with such wonderful and great people that are willing to take the time to make a stranger’s Christmas blessed. I wish all of you Happy Holidays and may the New Year hold love and happiness for all of you. THANK YOU Everyone! Thank you Tressa and Julie for keeping things so organized!"
26th Annual Buffalo Ball Drop
At a press conference on Dec. 19, William Mattar announced that our law firm will be one of the sponsors of the 26th Annual Buffalo Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve in Roosevelt Plaza (at the intersection of Huron, Genesee, and Washington Streets).
Tens of thousands of people will gather for the second largest such event in the United States. We’re proud to be one of the sponsors for this year’s event, and we encourage everyone to come downtown for the celebration.
If you feel you’ve had one too many celebratory drinks after ringing in 2014, we encourage you to utilize our Safe and Sober Free Ride Home Program. Call Designated Drivers of Buffalo at 713-7703, and they will provide a safe ride home for both you and your car.
Rescue a Shelter Animal Campaign Winner
With votes calculated by our Facebook friends, the winning photo of Lennox from our Rescue a Shelter Animal campaign generated a shelter donation for Pitty Love Rescue. William Mattar presented the donation to Kerri Saxer, secretary at the shelter.
Thank you to everyone that participated, and please remember to support your local shelter!
Spreading the Joy of the Season with Toys for Tots
We believe every child deserves to have a happy Christmas morning. That’s why William Mattar Law Offices is proud to once again participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the months of October, November, and December every year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to local children in need.
You can help us give underprivileged children in our community a joyful Christmas. Bring new, unwrapped toys suitable for children under age 16 to our office at 6720 Main St. in Williamsville, New York. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Together, we can help ensure that every child in our community experiences the joy and excitement of Christmas morning.
Thinking PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. and 250,000 women are newly diagnosed each year. Breast cancer is a disease that affects everyone. To show our support for the fight against breast cancer, William Mattar Law Offices went PINK and launched a breast cancer awareness campaign during the month of October. The campaign was a great success and will be back again in October 2014.
Free Smoke Detectors for Fire Safety Month
October is Fire Safety Month, and the William Mattar Fire Prevention Program is reminding Western New Yorkers to take proper precautions to keep their homes safe from fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are vital for reducing fire-related deaths and injuries. The NFPA estimates 890 lives could be saved every year if all homes had smoke detectors that worked.
We want to help keep Western New York safe, so we’re giving away free smoke detectors to everyone who registers for the William Mattar Fire Prevention Program during the month of October.
Registration is free. Simply download and fill out this form. Email your completed form to Dawn Raub (email@example.com) and you’ll receive a certificate redeemable for a free smoke detector at Ed Young’s True Value Hardware, located at 5641 Main Street in Williamsville, NY. Terms & Conditions
William Mattar’s Buckle Your Belt Campaign
Teachers — Sign up your classroom today!
The Law Offices of William Mattar take pride in keeping New York’s roadways safe and buckling your seatbelt is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself in the event of an auto accident.
To remind New Yorkers like you to stay safe, we’re hosting the Buckle Your Belt Campaign, which challenges you to wear your seatbelt every time you ride in a car.
Commit to buckling your belt and you will be automatically entered to win a free pizza party for your classroom.
97 Rock just hosted their 19th telethon to support the Make-A-Wish® foundation. There are many worthwhile causes and foundations, and Make-A-Wish is certainly one of them. We were glad to be able to make a donation to this year’s efforts. During our visit, we stopped to get a photo with our friend and radio host Larry Norton. Please visit the Make-A-Wish website to find out how you can help.
Buckle Your Belt Winner Believes in Seatbelt Safety
Buckle Your Belt contest winner Antonio Imperi was awarded a free trip for four to Fern Resort in Orillia, Canada, this week.
Antonio grew up in the Buffalo, New York, area and is excited about winning the drawing. He became a big believer in seat belt safety after his sister was in a serious car accident and says that he will “always buckle up.”
Congratulations to Antonio, and thank you to everyone who made this campaign such a great success.
Buckle Your Belt and Win a FREE Trip to Fern Resort!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Program. Our law firm was overwhelmed with the commitment made by so many New Yorkers to wear their seatbelts 100 percent of the time while traveling in motor vehicles.
Congratulations to 2013 winner Antonio Imperi (Tonawanda, NY)—recipient of a family trip for four to Fern Resort in Ontario!
William Mattar is passionate about women’s safety issues, and we’re proud to sponsor a free Women’s Awareness and Self Defense Seminar. Taught by retired Lieutenant Colonel Michael “Moose” Moore of The Vigilance Group, this one-time free training is a unique hybrid of skills training designed to help women successfully recognize and respond to situations that could result in deadly outcomes.
University at Buffalo
Student Union Room 330 (North Campus)
April 17 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
The mission of The Vigilance Group is to teach women a variety of ways to neutralize violent situations and to find space and separation in order to successfully escape. Although self-defense and survival techniques are demonstrated in this seminar, the primary emphasis is on empowering women to recognize potential risks.
Remember, the best way to avoid a crime of opportunity is to remove the opportunity! For more information, please contact William Mattar.
New Year’s 2012
Designated Drivers of Rochester: (585) 880-0380
Designated Drivers of Buffalo: (716) 713-7703
The program was available from midnight to 2:30 a.m. in Rochester, and from midnight until 4 a.m. in Buffalo, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
William Mattar, P.C. is a proud annual participant in Williamsville, New York’s “Paint the Village Pink,” a month-long breast cancer awareness campaign in the city. The local initiative is put on by Buffalo MRI in affiliation with the American Cancer Society. It focuses on raising awareness and research funds to fight breast cancer.
Buckle Your Belt Campaign
The firm supports our very own safety effort, the William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Campaign, which encourages the people of New York State to practice seat belt safety. We give people who promise to wear their seat belts 100 percent of the time the opportunity to win great prizes like vacations, laptop computers, and more. To sign up for the program, download our registration form and read more information on terms and conditions.
Around the Community
At William Mattar Law Offices, giving back to our community is a priority. Donating our time and raising funds for local organizations and community projects is just how we operate. Our team has raised money to support organizations that are important to you, such as the Children’s Memorial Park, Ride for Roswell, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Toys for Tots, and many others.
Safe Ride Home Program
William Mattar wants to help limit the tragedies that result from drunk driving. The Safe Ride Home Program not only educates people on the alternatives to drinking and driving, but also gives tips on dealing with situations that may arise from such social settings. As another part of the program, William Mattar partners with Designated Drivers of Buffalo and Rochester to offer free rides home to people who have been drinking or need a safe way home.
Carbon Monoxide Poison Awareness Month
After losing their daughter to carbon monoxide poisoning, Ken and Kim Hansen created the Amanda Hansen Foundation, which distributes free carbon monoxide detectors to families. With the help of our firm, the Hansens have raised money to support the foundation, distributed more detectors, and increased awareness of carbon monoxide dangers in honor of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness Month.
Boy Scouts of America
An Eagle Scout himself, attorney William Mattar gives back to scouting in the community. He is a leader in a local troop and, for many years, has organized and chaired significant fundraising events to support local scouting. He also had the honor of chairing the Boy Scouts One Hundredth Anniversary Gala for the Western New York area.