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Neighbors Foundation offers thanks


Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island would like to thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2017 holiday distribution. Over 52 of your neighbors were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children.
The 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 pleasant, 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 2017 Holiday Season:
Grand Island Post 1346 American Legion
Wayne & Jeanne Anstett
Phyllis Baker
In memory of Bud Figler by Marlowe & Deborah Beis
Marsha & James Bruno
Betty Camarelella
Susan & David Campbell
Salvatore Cardullo
Mrs. Lenora Carroll
Michael & Katherine Chadwick
Casual Dress Days at Veronica Connor Middle School
Change to make a Change at Connor Middle School
Faculty, Students and Staff at Connor Middle School
Debra & John Coram
Robert E Davis Jr.
Tony & Marcy DiPasquale
Stan & Bay Ellson
Julie Estenoz
Valerie Gaydosh
Eilene Gebrian
Robert & Joanne Gesl
Joseph & Cynthia Gioia
Katherine Girard
Grand Island Golden Age Club
David Goris
Grand Island Farms Inc.
Ladies Auxiliary of Grand Island Fire Co.
Some Good Folks at Grand Island Golden Age Center
Faculty, Students & Staff of Grand Island High School
Payroll Contributions by Grand Island School System employees
Payroll Contributions by Town of Grand Island employees
The Grenda Family
Lee & Mary Herbst
Pat & John Hurld
Faculty, Students & Staff of Huth Road Elementary School
Casual Dress Days at Huth Road Elementary School
Faculty, Students & Staff of Kaegebein Elementary School
Henry & Grace Kammerer
Frank Kedzielawa
Sybil Kennedy
Mary Star of the Sea Council, Knights of Columbus
Ken & Linda Koch
Peter & Beverly Kuszczak
Nancy & Chuck Lachiusa
Kathy Lechner
Don & Evelyn Lewis
Tom & Nancy Luescher
Betty Marinell
Skip & Judy Mazenauer
Daniel McMahon
Laura & Michael Murray
Angelo & Rosalie Palamuso
Judy & John Pedlow
Mike & Donnette Rayhill
Jodi Robinson
Gary & Carol Roesch
Grand Island Rotary Club
Bonnie Sciuk
Richard Seibert
Debbie Sharon
Tom & Janet Sheehan
Bob & Pam Shoemaker
Faculty, Students & Staff of Sidway Elementary School
The Giving Tree at Sidway Elementary School
Nate Slotiuk
Holy Name Society St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church
Ron Stanke
Mark & Dianne Tiede
Elaine at Town Hall
Grand Island Tops Friendly Market
In Memory of Trooper Kevin Dobson from Troopers for Troops
Bob & Margaret Tyrrell
United Way Donors on Grand Island
Faculty, Students & Staff of Veronica Connor Middle School
Robin Vertino
Greg & Paulette Voyzey
Nancy & Stephen Webb
Dave & Victoria Wilkinson
•Our thanks also to these people and organizations donating gift cards, food, turkeys or gifts for this 2017 holiday distribution:
Several Anonymous Donors
Ann Taylor Factory Store in Niagara Outlet
Bell Ski Club
Bible Fellowship Center
Several Boy Scout Troops
Bremmer Sugar Kake Baking Co.
Students & Staff of Veronica Connor Middle School
Elden's Restaurant (River Oaks Club House)
Residents and Staff of Elderwood Nursing Home
Valerie Gaydosh
Grand Island Chiropractic
Faculty, Students & Staff of Grand Island High School
The Women of Grand Island Town Hall
Members and Staff of Golden Age Center
Gail Gorenflo
Faculty, Students & Staff of Huth Road Elementary School
Faculty, Students & Staff of Kaegebein Elementary School
Run With a Mission - Kim Kalman
Gerald & MaryAnne Kippley
Mary, Star of the Sea Council Knights of Columbus
Don & Evelyn Lewis
Grand Island Lions Club
Grand Island Little League
Annalea Masiello Christmas Run Participants
Niagara Sailing Club
Brooks & Brenda Rimes
River Oaks Golf Clubhouse (Elden's)
Jodi Robinson
Tom Russert
Kevin Slachciak & Say Cheese Pizza
Faculty, Students & Staff of Sidway Elementary School
Parishioners of St. Stephen's Church
Religious Education Department at St. Stephen's Church
Tops Friendly Super Market - Grand Island
AFSCME Employees at Town Hall
Linda Tufillaro
Grand Island Zonta Club
Our special thanks also to the very hardworking students from DECA and Student Council at Grand Island High School, and Interact at Grand Island High School and Middle School, for their sorting help during our 2017 holiday distribution. Without their help, the distribution would not have happened:
Rosie Boyko
Avery Burroughs
Nick Carey
Alexa Chiarenza
Jacob Corrao
Abby Czerwonka
Jess Faso
Grace Federico
Phil Gentz
Mark Giancola
Gina Graham
Faith Gworek
Luke Hess
Allison Hill
Anam Hussain
Shannon Klein
Emily Kurtzhalts
Kaleigh Lockett
Yusuf Mojawalla
Josh Schaeffer
Megan Stanley
Olivia VeRost
Cheryl Chamberlain, DECA Adviser
Melissa Kosmoski, Student Council Adviser
Caitlin O'Rourke, Student Council Adviser
Carley Antonelli, Middle School Interact Adviser
Crystal Barnes, Middle School Interact Adviser
Let's not forget other hard workers from the foundation and community who helped so much during our 2017 holiday distribution:
Lee Ann Arida
Beth Boron
Linda Clark
Ann & Denny Dahl
Marlene & Dave Dueble
Valerie Gaydosh
Grand Island Schools Maintenance Staff
Nancy Hayes
Lynn & Bob Henschel
Hank Kammerer
Dave Khreis
Peter Kusczak & all the K of C workers
Angelo Palamuso
Gary Roesch
Lydia Senser
Jan & Tom Sheehan
Larry Slovick
Carol Trexier
Linda Tufillaro
Do you know who The Neighbors Foundation officers and directors are? Most are listed in various ways above; here is the exact listing:
Henry Kammerer, President
Dennis Dahl, Vice President
Lynn Henschel, Treasurer
Valerie Gaydosh, Secretary
Linda Clark, Director
David Conboy, Director
Ann Dahl, Director
Marlene Deuble, Director
Nancy Hayes, Director
David Khreis, Director
Kathleen Lechner, Director
Angelo Palamuso, Director
Janet Sheehan, Director
Larry Slovick, Director
Linda Tufillaro, Director

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