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Neighbors Foundation sends thanks

by jmaloni

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Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:00 pm

The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island would like to thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to make our 2014 holiday distribution so successful. Over 53 of your neighbors were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards or toys for their children.

The Neighbors Foundation is a small, all-volunteer organization. We don't do this ourselves; we depend on the community to recognize the need around all of us, and to respond so generously.

Even in beautiful, 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, perhaps on Internet, in the 2014 holiday season:

  • Allen Ackerman
  • AFSCME Local No. 1783A Town Hall employees
  • Grand Island Post 1346 American Legion
  • Anonymous
  • An anonymous friend of the foundation
  • Wayne & Jeanne Anstett
  • Auto Fix of Grand Island
  • Phyllis Baker
  • Jerry & Barbara Barlow
  • Paul & Judith Bassette
  • In memory of Bud Figler by Marlowe & Deborah Beis
  • Eric & Susan Berger
  • Eric Berger Insurance
  • Ray Billica
  • Bob & Sally Black
  • Tom & Diane Brady
  • Jean Brennan
  • Brite Ideas Sales & Marketing
  • Marsha & James Bruno
  • Charlene Burchfield
  • David & Susan Campbell
  • Susan Canavan
  • Michael & Katherine Chadwick
  • Dave & Jane Chervinsky
  • Cianbro Corp (North Bridge Repair)
  • Art & Elaine Ciechoski
  • Casual Dress days at Connor Middle School
  • Change to make a Change at Connor Middle School
  • Marlene Coughlin
  • Joyce Cowan
  • Richard Crawford
  • Grand Island Crop Walk
  • Don & Rosemary Culbert
  • Colleen Gasbarro of Custom Carpet Cleaning
  • Karen DiCarlo
  • Ray & Ann Dlugokinski
  • Stan & Bay Ellson
  • Julie Estenoz
  • Bob & June Ford in memory of Andy Piacente
  • Eilene Gebrian
  • Robert & Joanne Gesl
  • Joseph & Cynthia Gioia
  • David Goris
  • Ladies Auxiliary of Grand Island Fire Co.
  • Faculty, students and staff of Grand Island High School
  • Special holiday collection at Grand Island Optical
  • Grand Island Professional Womens Club
  • Payroll contributions by Grand Island School System employees
  • Payroll contributions by Grand Island town employees
  • The Grenda Family
  • Marian & David Grosenbaugh
  • Nancy & Ron Gula
  • Carol Hamm
  • Miles & Fran Havens
  • Nancy Hayes
  • Scott & Cathy Henderson
  • Lee & Mary Herbst
  • John & Pat Hurld
  • Karen Hutton
  • Peter & Alexann Incao
  • Jack & Jill Community Pre-School
  • Steven & Amy Jensen
  • Henry & Grace Kammerer
  • Peter & Beverly Kuszczak
  • Donna & Stuart LaVallee
  • Joanne Lazik
  • Christine Learman & Kent Richardson
  • Christine Learman, CPA
  • Grand Island Lions Club
  • Henry & Annette Boies-Lobl
  • Michael Lockett
  • Tom & Nancy Luescher
  • Shirley Luther
  • John & MaryJane MacGaffick
  • Betty Marinell
  • Shirley Martin
  • Daniel McMahon, in memory of M/M Thomas McMahon, Joseph Trautman
  • Terry & Cindy Mesmer
  • Jack & Bev Mikulski
  • In honor of Joyce from Mike, Kelly & Wesley Mongan
  • The Norman Family
  • Jerrie Page
  • Angelo & Rosalie Palamuso
  • Anthony & Elaine Pariso
  • Judy & John Pedlow
  • John & Gayle Piershalski
  • Earl Rhodes
  • Brooks & Brenda Rimes
  • Pancake breakfast fundraiser at River Oaks (Ellden's) Club House
  • Jodi Robinson
  • Grand Island Rotary Club
  • Ferdinand Ruocco, D.D.S.
  • Sandra Schnell
  • Richard & Beverly Seibert
  • Grand Island Senior Citizens Club
  • Tom & Janet Sheehan
  • Bob Shoemaker
  • Deborah Sharon
  • The Giving Tree at Sidway Elementary School
  • "Cut Off" musical group at St. Martin in the Fields Church
  • Holy Name Society St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church
  • Ron Stanke
  • Terrance Swain
  • Lee Tetkowski
  • Jim & Donna Tomkins
  • Ann Tubin
  • United Way Donors on Grand Island
  • William & Lynne Vaine
  • Mens Auxiliary of VFW Post 9249
  • Tom Witkowski
  • Grand Island Zonta Club

Our thanks also to these people and organizations donating gift cards, food or gifts for this 2014 holiday distribution:

  • AFSCME employees at Town Hall
  • Anonymous
  • Lisa Augugliaro
  • Bremmer Sugar Kake Baking Co.
  • Dress Down Days at Connor Middle School
  • Students and staff of Connor Middle School
  • Joyce Cowan
  • The Ciffa Family
  • Pamela Detig
  • Lynn Dingey & Family
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dowd
  • Elden's Restaurant
  • David & Valerie Gaydosh
  • Daisy Girl Scout Troop 30046
  • Dr. Tim Glor
  • Grand Island Book Club
  • Holiday party of Grand Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Faculty, students and staff of Grand Island High School
  • Grand Island Professional Womens Org.
  • Grand Island Rod & Gun Club
  • The Hamm Family
  • Miles & Fran Havens
  • Mrs. Schauger's fifth grade class at Huth Road Elementary School
  • Faculty, students and staff of Huth Road Elementary School
  • Faculty, students and staff of Kaegebein Elementary School
  • Mary Star of the Sea Council Knights of Columbus
  • Robin & Brian Lally
  • Don & Evelyn Lewis
  • Grand Island Lions Club
  • Tom Luescher
  • Robert & Elaine Marinucci
  • Kevin Koch & Family
  • The Muehlbauer Family
  • Michael & Donnette Rayhill
  • Kim & Steve Rebmann
  • MaryEllen & Gerald Rippley
  • River Oaks Golf Clubhouse
  • Jodi Robinson
  • Kevin Slachciak & Say Cheese Pizza
  • Faculty, students and staff of Sidway Elementary School
  • Larry Slovick
  • Grand Island Snowmobile Club
  • Lee Tetkowski
  • Tops Friendly Supermarket Grand Island
  • Grand Island Town Hall Women
  • Linda Tufillaro
  • Grand Island Zonta Club

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

  • Carly Bernatovicz
  • Joe Boyko
  • Sara Colon
  • Alexis Conway
  • Cheryl Chamberlain, adviser
  • McLean Erhard
  • Joe Farrell
  • Ashley Franz
  • Ben Freedman
  • Katie Gentz
  • Katie Howell
  • Leah Killian
  • Marah Killian
  • Cole Kline
  • Sydney Khreis
  • Julia Lawley
  • Mike Mankowski
  • Tiffany Melendez
  • Lexi Miller
  • Emily Nobumoto
  • Meaghan O'Leary
  • Colin Osborn
  • Anne Pilie
  • Jordan Piershalski
  • Alyssa Pelosi
  • Brendan Pratt
  • Hailey Randle
  • Maggie Rustowicz
  • Mary Elisabeth Rustowicz
  • Katelyn Rudney
  • Cassidy Siebert
  • Robert Simpson, adviser

Let's not forget the other hard workers from the foundation and community who helped so much:

  • Martin Carroll
  • Linda & Jared Clark
  • Ann & Denny Dahl
  • Marlene & Dave Dueble
  • Valerie Gaydosh
  • Grand Island school maintenance staff
  • Nancy Hayes
  • Lynn Henschel
  • Hank & Grace Kammerer
  • Dave Khreis
  • Peter Kusczak & all the K of C workers
  • Kathy Lechner
  • Angelo Palamuso
  • Lydia Senser
  • Jan & Tom Sheehan
  • Larry Slovick
  • Ron Stanke
  • Carol Trexier
  • Linda Tufillaro

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