What a beautiful sight it was on Christmas Eve as luminaries twinkled throughout certain areas within our community.
For 2016, rather than adopt several kids through the iCare Foundation, Jim Petricci, the iCare Co-Founder, asked us to adopt a family of 7 who had just lost their father the first week of December. Between luminary sales and generous donations from our members, we had over $2,500 to shop for this family. We were able to buy the kids iPods, Kindles, a ukulele, a globe, art supplies, Legos, gift cards to favorite stores, sneakers, jewelry, books, crafts, a world map, and a remote control car! In addition, we bought the family Bose speakers, a Visa gift card and a gift certificate to a restaurant!
Thank you to Lauren Barnicle, Mandy Culbertson and Megan Reynolds for taking on the shopping responsibilities for a specific child and to our members who helped pack and deliver the completed luminary kits to our participating neighbors.. And, thank you to all the Juniors who donated monetarily or by purchasing a specific gift to donate to the cause: Anne Bergeron, Angela Fantin, Kelly Johnson, Cindy Mazur, Kerry Seely, Sarah Stango, Kyleigh Von Dohlen, Laura Wilson, Elisa Wyman and Julie Yacteen. Also, thanks to Tori Legacki who created a special fundraiser with all proceeds going to our cause!
And last but not least - thank you to our committee chairs Lauren Barnicle and Corrie Viola for spearheading such an amazing and heartwarming fundraiser!