The state conventions of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ancient Order of Hibernians will be held this week at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo.
The conventions, which run through Saturday, will officially kick off with a Mass at 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Cathedral.
The ladies' organization will conduct a day of service Wednesday at St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center and the Mother Teresa Home.
The ladies' organization is also collecting donations of peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow fluff that will be used to help feed struggling families and children in Western New York. Donations can be dropped off at the Adam's Mark, 120 Church St.