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Neighbors Foundation wraps holiday distribution

by jmaloni

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Tue, Dec 31st 2013 01:10 pm

The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island would like to thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to make our 2013 holiday distribution so successful. More than 65 of your neighbors were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards or toys, for their children.

The foundation itself is a small, all-volunteer organization; we cannot do anything "ourselves." We depend on the community to recognize the need around us, and to respond so generously. Even in beautiful, pleasantly suburban Grand Island, there are needs, and you have helped. Thanks to all of you!

Our thanks to these people and organizations who donated to our "Share Your Happiness" fund drive by check or Internet in the 2013 holiday season:

  • G. I. Town Employees in AFSCME Local 1783A
  • Allen Ackerman
  • Anonymous
  • Wayne and Jeanne Anstett
  • Auto Fix
  • Phyllis Baker
  • Paul and Judith Bassette
  • Shirley and Arnie Beck
  • In memory of Bud Figler by Marlowe and Deborah Beis
  • Eric and Susan Berger
  • Eric Berger Insurance
  • Marsha and James Bruno
  • William and Olive Burch
  • Thomas Butler
  • Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa
  • David and Susan Campbell
  • Dave and Jane Chervinsky
  • Kelly Clark
  • Casual dress days at Connor Middle School
  • "Change to Make a Change" at Connor Middle School
  • Richard Crawford
  • Ray and Ann Dlugokinski
  • Stan and Bay Ellson
  • Julie Estenoz
  • Anne Fahning
  • Kathleen Franz
  • Eilene Gebrian
  • Robert and Joanne Gesl
  • Ladies Auxiliary of Grand Island Fire Co.
  • Faculty and staff of Grand Island High School
  • Student Council "Gala of Trees" of Grand Island High School
  • Grand Island Optical
  • Payroll contributions by Grand Island school system employees
  • Payroll contributions by Grand Island town employees
  • The Grenda Family
  • Marian and David Grosenbaugh
  • Ron and Nancy Gula
  • Stephanie and Steven Hall
  • Miles and Frances Havens
  • Nancy Hayes
  • Lee and Mary Herbst
  • Peter and Alexann Incao
  • Henry and Grace Kammerer
  • John and Editha Kapoor Charitable Foundation
  • Sybil Kennedy
  • M. Erin Koprevich
  • Peter and Beverly Kuszczak
  • Stuart and Donna LaVallee
  • Christine Learman and Kent Richardson
  • Christine Learman, CPA
  • Grand Island Lions Club
  • Michael and Julie Lockett
  • Tom and Nancy Luescher
  • Shirley Luther
  • Thomas Macguire
  • Daniel McMahon
  • Terry and Cindy Mesmer
  • Jack and Bev Mikulski
  • George and Eileen Minton
  • In honor of Joyce from Mike, Kelly and Wesley Mongan
  • Jerrie Page
  • Angelo and Rosalie Palamuso
  • Judy and John Pedlow
  • Richard Ray
  • Michael and Donette Rayhill
  • Brooks and Brenda Rimes
  • Gary and Carol Roesch
  • Deborah Kennedy Rogoza
  • Grand Island Rotary Club
  • Al and Dorothy Rowswell
  • Ferdinand Ruocco, D.D.S.
  • Thomas Rusert
  • Brian and Judy Schorb
  • Richard and Beverly Seibert
  • Deborah Sharon
  • Tom and Janet Sheehan
  • Barbara Sherman
  • The Giving Tree at Sidway Elementary School
  • Grand Island Snowmobile Club
  • Mark and Dianne Tiede
  • Karen Vanthoff
  • Mens auxiliary of VFW Post 9249
  • Dennis and Michelle Iannello-Ward
  • John and Florence White
  • Tom Witkowski
  • Susan and Jesse Wolcott
  • Grand Island Zonta Club

•Our thanks also to these people and organizations that donated gift cards, food or gifts for this holiday distribution:

  • AFSCME employees at Town Hall
  • Helen Andrews
  • Anonymous
  • Andrew and Bethany Bernatovicz
  • Michael and Lori Boyko
  • Bremmer Sugar Kake Baking Co.
  • Dress down days at Connor Middle School
  • Faculty and staff of Connor Middle School
  • Students of Connor Middle School
  • Joyce Cowan
  • The Ciffa Family
  • Pamela Detig
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dowd
  • David and Valerie Gaydosh
  • David and Sally Goris
  • Grand Island Book Club
  • Holiday party of Grand Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Faculty and staff of Grand Island High School
  • Students of Grand Island High School
  • Grand Island Professional Womens Org.
  • Grand Island Rod & Gun Club
  • The Hamm Family
  • Kyle Harris
  • Miles and Fran Havens
  • Faculty and staff of Huth Road Elementary School
  • Students of Huth Road Elementary School
  • John's Pizza & Subs
  • Faculty and staff of Kaegebein Elementary School
  • Students of Kaegebein Elementary School
  • Mary Star of the Sea Council Knights of Columbus
  • Don and Evelyn Lewis
  • Robert and Elaine Marinucci
  • Fay and Richard McDonald
  • Staff and residents at Park Creek Assisted Living Facility
  • Kim and Steve Rebmann
  • Jodi Robinson
  • Students and staff of Sidway Elementary School
  • Paul Sikora
  • Skelly
  • Religious education teachers at St. Stephens Church
  • Patty Smith
  • Christine S. Stedman
  • Amy Stevenson
  • Deb Szaflarski
  • Lee Tetkowski
  • Tops Friendly Supermarket - Grand Island
  • Grand Island Zonta Club

•Our special thanks also to the very hard-working students from DECA and Interact for their sorting help during our holiday distribution. Without their help, the distribution would not have happened:

  • Jacob Athoe
  • Jack Boyko
  • Rosie Boyko
  • Justine Cardone
  • Quinn Carrao
  • Cheryl Chamberlain, adviser
  • Alexandra Dzielski
  • Joe Farrell
  • Kevin Freedman
  • Connor Hutton
  • Kristin Kalman
  • Cole Kline
  • Mary Frances Koch
  • Julia Lawley
  • Brittany Little
  • Brentyn Mendel
  • Meaghan O'Leary
  • Jordan Piershalski
  • Anne Pilié
  • Nick Pino
  • Hailey Randle
  • Joshua Schaffel
  • Robert Simpson, adviser
  • Molly Smith
  • Chris Swagler
  • Ray Tafelski
  • Mia Villani
  • Jadon Wegrzyn

•Let's not forget the other hard workers from the foundation and community who helped so much during our holiday distribution:

  • Dave Conboy
  • Ann and Denny Dahl
  • Marlene and Dave Dueble
  • Valerie Gaydosh
  • Grand Island Schools Maintenance Staff
  • Nancy Hayes
  • Lynn and Bob Henschel
  • Hank and Grace Kammerer
  • Dave Khreis
  • Peter Kuszczak and all the K of C workers
  • Kathy Lechner
  • Angelo Palamuso
  • Jan and Tom Sheehan
  • Larry Slovick
  • Linda Tufillaro
  • Bud Whiting

The Neighbors Foundation welcomes these additional donors to the 2013 "Share your Happiness" fund drive, helping finance our distribution of food and gift cards to needy families in the recent holiday season:

  • Grand Island Post 1346, American Legion
  • Jerry and Barbara Barlow
  • George and Claire Bishop
  • Rachel Corulli
  • Jennifer Dzielski
  • Julie Estenoz
  • Joseph and Cynthia Gioia
  • John and Pat Hurld
  • Scott Henderson
  • Thomas Macguire
  • Richard and Diana Ray
  • Rob and Pam Shoemaker

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