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May 5, 2007
We are happy to report that we had another successful mailing in March at which time we sent out over 4000 pounds of supplies, necessities and personally requested items to our heroes overseas. This included toiletries, sundries, food items and treats, reading and writing materials and cards and letters from the Foundation and from Americans all over the country. We have now sent 86,000 pounds of items in care packages and look forward to breaking the 100,000 pound mark within the next few months. Thanks to the ongoing support of the American Legion Hall Brentwood, NY and Premier Storage Solutions the Foundation continues to grow and expand. We thank Dominick and Julia Mavellia for their offer of additional storage space in Deer Park, NY.
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Thanks to the following devoted volunteers for making this packing a success.
MaryAnn Robinson, Leslie Arent, Kathy Quinn, Jan Fallon, Ann L Kessinger, Michele Schmitz, Jody Heitner, Melissa Kramer, Cundy Mojuca, Michael Hoffman, Anthony Bidot, Janice Colquhoun, Raymond Michielini, Brett Berrick, Lynn Murray, Dennis Guinta, Julia and Angela D'amato, Allen Shaw, Gail D'Ambrosio, Joan S., Linda and Jim Sheltra and Jan Fallon.
BAE System Volunteers
Anna Hernandez, Ellen Williams, Kathleen Abidin, Al Boasi,Emma Scerbo and Eileen Lorito.
New Web Site Coming!
We are very excited about the prospect of a new look for our website in the near future. JJ Spelman of J2 Studio Advertising and Design, in Tampa, Florida, has made a generous offer to help us update our look. We are confident in their capabilities and that they will provide the foundation with a polished and more navigale web site. Stay tuned! Please visit their web site at www.j2studio.com to see the kind of quality and professionlism they will bring to the Jacob's Light Foundation.
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Upcoming Benefit Concert!
Mickey B from B-103 came to visit us during our March packing and he will be doing a Golden Oldies Benefit Concert on June 30, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Patchogue Theatre, 71 Main Street, Patchogue, NY with partial proceeds to benefit Jacob's Light Foundation, Inc. For more in depth information, please click here. For tickets please call 516-822-9611 www.mickeyb.com.
More thank yous!
Special thanks to the wonderful teachers and students at Tamarac Elementary School for their beautiful cards and letters for the troops. Also thanks to Har-Ber FFA school for their wonderful letters and cards as well.
Special thanks to Mr and Mrs Reiss of Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Northport,NY and their Level 1 Confirmation Class for their April 21st Support Our Troops Fundraiser. They raised over $500 for our troops. Check out their photos in our Gallery!
We would also like to thank the St Margaret's Church,Plainview ,NY for their November 2006 fundraiser and all the beautiful cards and letters from their children.. They raised $750 for the Foundation.
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Special thanks also goes to Centerport United Methodist Church,Centerport, NY for their donation of $300 to assist with our mission. One of the members of this church is a grandmother of a Marine soon to be deployed overseas. We wish this Marine much success and thank you for supporting our efforts on behalf of the men and women fighting so bravely overseas.
Thanks again to Annette Gibson and her Girlscout Troop and Cubic Simulations for donating $1300 worth of girlscout cookies for our soldiers. You can find their photo in our gallery as well.
Thanks go out to Girlscout Troop 3592 of Rices Landing, PA and to Troop J-2539 of Parkville, MD for their cookie donations as well.
We would like to send special thanks to Donnie Abraham for his donation of CD's "My Music Lives On" for our heroes which included a beautiful USA medley. email@example.com.
Also, we would like to thank Big Daddy Jeff Wayne for his comedy CD "Right from the Start". www.jeffwayne.com.
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We would also like to thank the following donors for their generous support:
|Dennis A. Dukes
||Joseph and Grace Tesoriero
|Gloria and Mark Chandler
||Donald and Kathleen Brown
|Barbara and Michael Bivona
||Joseph Mastriano and Grainger
|Dr. and Mrs. Harold Kallman
||Julie and Jacob Kell
|Willima Jakubek and Lisa Johanne Felver
||Michael and Patricia DeLeo
Our next packing is scheduled for May 22, 2007 at the Brentwood American Legion Hall at 6:45pm. If you are interested in helping us pack please contact www.jacobsprogram.org <http://www.jacobsprogram.org> .
Very Truly Yours,
Jacob's Light foundation, Inc.
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