1. Parish Bulletin Announcement

Help by getting our announcement in your parish bulletin! We have provided the text for such an announcement below. All you need to do is copy it into an email and send it to your parish office.

IHM Catholic Homeschool Conference – May 30, 2014

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Buffalo Homeschool and Parent Conference will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., in Buffalo, on Friday, May 30th (12:00pm – 8:00pm). Confirmed speakers include: Father David Baker, Dr. Catherine Moran, Mr. Dale Ahlquist, and Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett! Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call 540-636-1946, email info@ihmconference.org or visit www.ihmconference.org

2. Volunteer at the Conference

Help by volunteering to work at the conference. We usually need several volunteers to help us at our Registration Table. The work is very light, but very important.

Although we do not charge admission at our conferences, it is important for us to have attendees sign in so that we can let them know about future conferences. We also have name tags for attendees to fill out and if they have not brought a copy of the schedule with them, we need to provide it.

Volunteering Incentives

IHM wishes to offer volunteers a gift for helping at the conference. Volunteers who sign up for one time slot will have the option of choosing two free books from Virginia Seuffert's "Ginny's Gems" series (retail $7.95 each), or Virginia's new book "It Doesn't Have to be This Way!" (retail $7.95).


Volunteers that sign up for the entire day will be given a free MP3 recording from the 2013 National Conference (retail $35), or from the National Conference from 2012 or 2011.

Conference Recordings and Books

Below we have a volunteer schedule, and if you are available to volunteer for one of the shifts, we would be most appreciative! We would like to have two people signed up for each shift. Please email us and let us know what time slot you would be able to fill. Please include in the email your name and phone number (cell phone preferred).

IHM Buffalo Volunteer Roster

Friday May 30, 11:30pm – 2:00pm (volunteer needed) (volunteer needed):
Friday May 30, 2:00pm – 5:00pm (volunteer needed)
Friday May 30, 5:00pm – 7:00pm (volunteer needed)

3. Your Financial Assistance

Our conferences are free to attend, but obviously they are not free to put on. IHM Conferences require your financial assistance to operate. If you are able to make a donation toward the conference, that would help ensure that these conferences can continue in the future.

Conscious of keeping our spending to a minimum while still providing the highest quality conferences we can, our costs are not huge (so your donation goes a long way). Your donation will help us defray the most significant costs of running a conference which are the facility rental (except in rare cases where we are able to get a free facility), speaker travel and honorariums, and promotion. (Our speakers believe strongly in our mission and give us staggering discounts compared with their usual speaking fees.

When you speak with them at the conferences, please let them know how much you appreciate them!) The chart on the right shows the average breakdown of our costs (and where your donation goes).

vendor pie chart

You can donate online through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to donate).



Thank you so much for your help! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.