Some local organizations are looking to help out federal employees who aren’t getting paid due to the government shutdown. Here is a list of some of them:
- Airbnb – Executive branch employees who use homes to host Airbnb users for at least three nights between Dec. 18 and March 18 earn an extra night of income worth up to $110.
- Albright Knox Art Gallery – Free admission with government ID.
- Buffalo Museum of Science – Free admission to furloughed employees and their families during the shutdown.
- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – Free tickets for federal workers, veterans and military families for January 17 concert at 7 p.m. Government ID required.
- Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo – $25 consultation fee waived for federal workers.
- The Food Bank of Western New York is offering food to furloughed employees. See locations and times here.
- JJ’s Casa Di Pizza – Free pizzas for Buffalo Niagara International Airport’s TSA employees on Sunday at 4 p.m.
- Misuta Chows – Free meals for those affected by shutdown from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Government ID required.
- O’Connell & Company – Free tickets to “The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives” and “Love Letters” for furloughed employees.
- Skyzone – Furloughed employees and three immediate family members can have one hour of free play between Tuesday and Thursday in January.
Explore Buffalo is offering the workers two free tickets to its Inside Downtown tours through February, regardless of when the shutdown ends. Additionally, free admission will be offered to children under the age of 18 of federal employees.
The Harlem Globetrotters will give twp free tickets to their shows In North America to any furloughed federal worker for as long as the work stoppage lasts. They play the Key Center February 8.
The Seneca Resorts and Casinos in Niagara Falls is offering two free buffets for furloughed TSA and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol employees. Click here for more information.