Good Neighbors, Inc.
The purpose of Good Neighbors is to help families and individuals in times of crisis and need with clothing, emergency food and support.
Good Neighbors E-Newsletter
March 6, 2020
"They are awesome people always makes my day ... and make sure I eat healthy too..." was one of the recent reviews on our Good Neighbors, Inc. Google Business Page.
During the 2019, the Good Neighbors volunteers at our six locations gave 48,000 hours to help 30,000 families with food and clothing.
Our annual membership installation banquet will take place in April. Information will be sent to members. The 2020 Good Neighbors Governing Council Slate will be included in our year-end newsletter.
Thank you to ACME for their generosity and continued support!
ACME Representatives Nick Albrecht, Katie Albrecht Swartz
and John Demchock presented Good Neighbors Volunteers Robert Wilson, Jenny Siebert, George Camilletti and Valerie Straw
with the proceeds from the Pack the Pantry Food Drive.
Wayside Furniture held their annual After Thanksgiving Giving Event to benefit Good Neighbors and many other charities
throughout Summit County. They matched the financial
contributions made by our generous supporters.
Community Outreach and Food Center
In November, Sharon Conner and the RIGHT Committee collected food to benefit our food center at their Community Bowl event.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ recently donated dozens of handmade decorated grocery bags filled with food.
The following schools held food drives to benefit our food center: St. Vincent-St. Mary, Harris Jackson, Robinson, Jennings,
Sam Salem, Portage Path, Hoban, Schumacher, Miller-South, East, Robinson, Windmere, Ellet, Mason, Firestone, Seiberling, McEbright, Barber, Innes, Litchfield, King, Findley, Buchtel, NIHF STEM Middle School and Color Our Rainbow Academy. Windsor Park Estates and JAZ Hair Studios held their annual food drives to benefit our food center. Paul Iacobucci, Bill Genovese,
Bill Sudduth, Mike Letta, Roger Reynolds and George Camilletti have been picking up these donations. Valerie Straw organizes the food drives and sorting the donations. Students from Schumacher CLC, Buchtel CLC and Westminster Presbyterian Church Tween Group helped sort and organize the food drive donations.
We welcome new volunteer Mary Ann Congrove and returning volunteer Kathy Amedeo. The family and friends of Wednesday volunteer Dee Gartman volunteered during the holidays. Students from Archbishop Hoban High School and Walsh Jesuit High School volunteer over their holidays and summer breaks.
George Camilletti manages our food center with the help of crew leaders: Mary Pallone Thornton on Mondays; Jim and Janice Cuckler on Tuesdays; Tom Fritsch on Wednesdays; Wilma McMasters on Thursdays; and Sandi Kaucic on Fridays. George Camilletti continues to order the food and maintain our Community Outreach and Food Center buildings and property. Bill Sudduth,
Mike Letta, Bill Genovese, Paul Iacobucci, Roger and Susan Reynolds, Mary Pallone Thornton, Jenny Siebert, Valerie Straw, Bob and Lynn Roberts, Jim and Bobbie Stone, Deborah Hayden, Kathy Morse, Jean Dages-Wilkerson and George Camilletti haul thousands of pounds of food from the food bank and other grocery stores to our food center every week. Our friends at IBH and the helpful food center volunteers continue to unload and organize the food orders.
George Camilletti and Valerie Straw volunteer their time to speak to groups and schools throughout the area about our organization.
Charlene Nevada Krummel and George Camilletti continue to raise funds and write the grants for our central office and food center.
The K.I.S.S. quilt group made a generous donation of peanut butter and jelly. Westminster Presbyterian Church continues to donate groceries and provides financial support every month. The Women's Board and the children at the Summit County Juvenile Court donated beautiful handmade blankets for the families visiting our food center. The "Alpha Krappa" Widows Group continues to make financial contributions and donate household supplies, personal care items and groceries to benefit our food center.
Hundreds of handmade gifts were given to the families visiting our food center during the holidays from a generous supporter who wishes to remain anonymous. He and his wife donate hundreds of school supplies for the children visiting our food center. He made the beautiful wooden sign above our food center's volunteer door.
Continued thoughts and prayers for volunteer Dominic Iacobucci. We wish him a full recovery and look forward to his return.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of long-time volunteer and generous supporter Becky Conley.
During the 2019 year, our food center volunteers gave 18,564 hours to help more than 13,045 households (39,575 individuals) with food, personal care supplies and household items.
Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors
During their annual Christmas Drive, the volunteers provided food, clothing and gifts to 480 families. Thank you to the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Knights
of Columbus, Cuyahoga Falls Schools and Stow-Munroe Falls Schools, Mayor Don Walters and to all of the businesses and individuals that made this event possible.
During the 2019 year, their volunteers gave 12,680 hours to help more than 4,126 families (9,564 individuals) with food, clothing, personal care items, household supplies, back to school supplies and Christmas gifts.
During the 2019 year, their volunteers gave 1,200 hours to help approximately 500 families with food, clothing, household items, school supplies and Christmas gifts.
They will be closed for two weeks in May. The dates will be posted on our website.
Thanks to the volunteers and community, their annual Christmas Program was a success. More than 223 families received help for Christmas.
During the 2019 year, their volunteers gave more than 10,191 hours to help 2,512 families (7,545 individuals) with food, clothing, personal care supplies, household items, school supplies and Christmas gifts.
Good Neighbors Superior-Wooster Clothing Unit
Their volunteers gave more than 1,800 hours to help more than 500 families with clothing, accessories and school supplies.
They are in need of personal care items and diapers for the families visiting their unit.
During the 2019 year, their volunteers gave 3,000 hours to help 737 families (1,757 individuals) with food and 443 families (1,131 individuals) with clothing. Many of these families received household items, school supplies and Christmas gifts.