As always we are grateful to Fred Sganga, Executive Director of LISVH, and Jonathan for allowing us to sponsor this wonderful program.
With Thanksgiving almost here I am thankful to be able to join all of you to help our veterans and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Land of the Free, Because of the Brave
Hats for Heroes – Veterans Day 2016
Help make this Veterans Day a great day for our US veterans who reside at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook.Your $5 donation will purchase a military service hat for one of our US veterans residing at the LISVH. Let’s remember our veterans and show them our appreciation for all that they have sacrificed! Cash, or Checks written to “Stony Brook Foundation/LISVH” and note in the Memo “Hats for Heroes program, SBF account 285040”.
Mail or deliver donations to be received by Nov. 4th to: Nancy Gaugler, c/o UUP West Campus Chapter Office, S5415 Melville Library, zip=3388
Any questions contact Nancy.Gaugler@stonybrook.edu or 632-6241.
Spread Some Holiday Cheer 2015 – All items must be received on or before December 18th.
Please join the UUP Community Services Committee to spread some Holiday Cheer among the pediatric oncology patients in the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital by donating new unwrapped gift items. Items most needed include infant rattles, teething toys, clothes, Fisher Price toys, Playschool or Little Tikes toys, plastic baby dolls, Disney Princess dolls, Thomas the Tank Engine cars, anything Frozen, Lego sets, diaries and blank journals; gift cards to Itunes, Target, Barnes & Noble; Play-doh.
Please see http://www.stonybrookchildrens.org/get-involved and click on Support Child Life Services Wish List (pdfs on bottom of website) for additional age-appropriate item suggestions.
Please check below for a list of volunteer/contacts or call Nancy Gaugler at 632-6241.
Locations for Donation Drop-offs:
Arthur Shertzer – UUP West Campus Office
S-5415 Melville Library
Nancy Gaugler – Computer Accounts Office
100 Computing Center
Diane Rodriguez – Biochemistry & Cell Biology
450 Life Sciences Building
Margaret Abbatiello – Charles B. Wang Center, Suite 302
Jan Tassie – Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
Administration Building, Suite 180 (on the first floor)
Catherine Verdi – University Communications
Administration Building, Room 138
Regina Lento – Campus Planning, Design and Construction
R&D Support Services Building
Carolyn Osiecki – Campus Operations & Maintenance
126 Service Building
Hats for Heroes 2015 – Thanks to All
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays rapidly approaching, it was very gratifying to take the time to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Long Island State Veterans Home on Friday, November 6th. UUP members Alissa Betz, Margaret Abbatiello, Jessica Rotolo, Robin McCarthy, Kevin Moriarity, and Jeanmarie Ricciardi helped to distribute the Hats for Heroes to the LISVH resident veterans as they entered the LISVH All Purpose Room for this ceremony.
Because of your generosity and the wonderful assistance of our UUP Community Service Committee members, our UUP President Arthur Shertzer presented a total of over $2200 along with a letter from UUP thanking LISVH for all that they do for our veterans. We were able to supply military service caps to all LISVH residents as well as the veterans in the Adult Day Care program. In addition any funds beyond what was needed to cover the cost of the military service caps will go to the Therapeutic Recreation department run by Michelle Cheslak, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, for programs for our veterans.
Personally I would also like to express how much I enjoyed the comments from people who donated monies. They told me how much they loved our veterans and liked the Hats for Heroes program. They spoke about how much it meant to them to be able to give something back to our brave veterans.
All of us came together to make a greater collective whole and do something really worthwhile. And that I know for sure when I look at the faces of our veterans entering the LISVH Veterans Day Ceremony. We all can be very proud to have this opportunity to be able to express our appreciation to our heroes.
The UUP Community Services Committee thanks everyone who donated for letting us do this on your behalf!
Land of the Free, Because of the Brave
UUP Community Services Committee Chair
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” Sally Koch
Together We Do Make a Difference!