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 17, 2017

We Are Celebrating 60 Years Of Caring And Sharing With The Community!

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Good Neighbors Founders Laura McClure and Frances Watson

It was a simple beginning when friends Laura McClure and
Nurse Frances Watson helped a family in need with clothing.
​Since 1957, Good Neighbors has grown from the basement of these two caring women, to the first organized unit in North Hill, to fourteen centers. Currently, our Good Neighbors volunteers operate seven locations.

Built 100 Years Ago

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1917

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Today

The Good Neighbors Central Office Building in Goodyear Heights was built 100 years ago by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scout symbol above the fireplace and the restored picture above the office door are reminders of the history of this building.

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In Memory of 
​Richard Young and Lee Strawn

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Richard Young had volunteered for Good Neighbors from 1984-2016.

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Lee Strawn had volunteered for Good Neighbors from 1977-2016.

Our condolences to the families of Good Neighbors Volunteers
Mervin Faith, Melba Stubbs, Richard Young and Lee Strawn.

With Appreciation

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Ginny Black

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Monte York

Our Food Center Volunteers Ginny Black and Monte York
have "retired" from Good Neighbors.
We appreciate their help and support for so many years!

Volunteers

Wilma McMasters and Lee Thomas volunteer at our 
Superior-Wooster Unit and Goodyear Heights Food Center.
Lisa Kaucic volunteers at our ​Cuyahoga Falls Unit and
​Goodyear Heights Food Center. 

Unit Activities

Goodyear Heights Community Outreach and Food Center provided groceries, dental and personal care supplies, household items, books, layettes and diapers to more than 12,500 families (approximately 40,000 individuals). Many families were helped with back-to-school supplies and Christmas giving items. The volunteers gave more than 14,200 hours of their time during the 2016 year.
    Good Neighbors Council President Valerie Straw headed up the food drives to benefit our Food Center. Thank you to the following schools for their support: Miller-South School for Visual and Performing Arts, Archbishop Hoban High, East High, Firestone High, Kenmore High, Roswell-Kent, Robinson, Rimer, Schumacher, Sam Salem, Resnik, Forest Hill, Voris, Harris, David Hill, Seiberling, Litchfield, Windemere, Mason, Portage Path, McElbright, Findley, Glover, King, Case and Crouse. The Cub Scouts Pack #3037, Windsor Park Estates and the Cuyahoga Falls Class of 1970 donated food to our Food Center. Thank you to the following volunteers and groups that helped to sort and organize all of the donations: Valerie Straw, Mary Pallone, Jennifer Siebert, George and Rita Camilletti, Melton/Jarvis Family, Westminster Presbyterian Church Youth Groups, Girl Scouts Ellet Service Units 91410 and 90094, Walsh Jesuit and Archbishop Hoban High School Students and Kent State Fraternity Delta Tau Delta. Thank you to Bill Sudduth, Mike Letta, Roger Reynolds, Bill Genovese, IBH and East High School for picking up and delivering the food drive donations.
    Every week, Bill Sudduth, Mike Letta, Sue and Roger Reynolds,
Bill Genovese, Phil Martucci, Chuck Bogdan, Cody Criss, Mary Pallone and Jenny Siebert volunteer their time to haul and unload thousands of pounds of food from the Akron Canton Food Bank, Acme and other grocery stores to our Food Center. They hauled more than 586,299 pounds of food from the Akron Canton Food Bank to our Food Center during the 2016 year. Tom Fritsch, Valerie Straw, Jim and Janice Cuckler, Richard and Wilma McMasters, George and Rita Camilletti pick up food from grocery stores and restaurants throughout the week for our Food Center.
    Ted Iler, Jim and Janice Cuckler volunteer two days a week. Mary Pallone, Jim Cuckler, Glenn Bowers, Wilma McMasters and Sandi Kaucic oversee the daily operations at our Food Center. George Camilletti orders the food and supplies and makes sure our Food Center is well stocked, organized and maintained. Thanks to all of our Food Center Volunteers.
    Welcome to our new volunteers, Paul Iacobucci and Mark Pallone.
    Rochelle Kramer, Amy Geiser, Sandy Hansel and members of the Woodland United Methodist Church purchased, knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and booties. The Juvenile Court Women's Board, Laray and Nancy Salsberry donated hundreds of blankets. The United Disability Services and Club Teamwork donated 300 pair of new socks. We thank them for their kindness and generosity.
Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors provided groceries, clothing, personal care supplies and household items to more than 5,010 families (12,794 individuals), back-to-school supplies and shoe vouchers to 191 families (450 children) and Christmas gifts to 509 families (1,358 individuals). The volunteers gave more than 13,000 hours of their time during the 2016 year.
    They are in need of children's clothing up to size 8, household items such as blankets, towels, glasses, serving bowls, pots and pans. 
    The Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors Officers for 2017 are Chairman Kim Gaug, Co-Chairman Linda Pearson, Secretary Gail Templeton, Treasurer Ted Mosko and Co-Treasurer Kay Eikenburg.
    Thanks to their volunteers and supporters, they have been helping families and individuals throughout the community since 1968.
Ellet Good Neighbors provided groceries to more than 362 families
(810 individuals) and clothing to 751 families (1,700 individuals). 40 families were helped with back-to-school supplies and Christmas gifts. Their volunteers gave more than 1,300 hours of their time during the 2016 year. Thanks to the help and support from their volunteers and North Springfield Presbyterian Church, they have been helping families and individuals throughout their community for 50 years.
Green Good Neighbors ​provided clothing to more than 2,503 families (7,402 individuals) and groceries to 2,502 families (7,397 individuals). In addition, families and individuals received gift cards, personal care and household items. More than 150 families (346 children) were helped with Christmas gifts and 78 families (147 children) with back-to-school supplies. The volunteers gave 10,000 hours of their time during the 2016 year. Thanks to the help and support from their volunteers, their community and Greensburg United Methodist Church, they have been helping families and individuals for more than 40 years.
Spicer Good Neighbors provided clothing and school uniforms to more than 135 families (349 individuals). Their volunteers gave more than 554 hours of their time during the 2016 year. Lee Wallach has been volunteering since 1979 and Kathryn Burkins has been volunteering since 1994. Thank you to the volunteers and Trinity Lutheran Church for their help and support. 
Superior-Wooster Good Neighbors provided more than 120 families  with clothing. Thanks to funding from The Akron Community Foundation, 30 children were helped with school uniforms. Their volunteers gave more than 840 hours of their time during the 2016 year. Lee Thomas has been volunteering for more than 30 years and Wilma McMasters has been volunteering for more than 40 years. Thank you to the volunteers and Centenary United Methodist Church for their help and support.
Tallmadge Good Neighbors provided clothing to more than 526 families (1,348 individuals) and groceries to 728 families (1,845 individuals). 266 families were helped with back-to-school supplies, Christmas and Easter items. Their volunteers gave 2,900 hours of their time during the 2016 year. They are blessed to have the help and support of their community.

Good Neighbors Governing Council 
2017

President - Valerie Straw
Vice President - Alberta Veri
Treasurer/Secretary - Debi Foss
Assistant Treasurer - Wilma McMasters
Trustees Chairman - Ted Mosko
Trustees - George Camilletti, Frank Copeland, Jay Hershey,
Florence Iacobucci, Ted Iler, Phil Martucci, Susan Reynolds, Dave Taylor, Mike Trinko, Alberta Veri and Robert Wilson. 
We welcome two new Trustees, George Camilletti and Phil Martucci.
We would like to thank Jay Hershey for his service and dedication, his term will end in April.

Unit Chairmen - Goodyear Heights Community Outreach Food Center - George Camilletti,  Cuyahoga Falls Unit - Kim Gaug and Linda Pearson, Ellet Unit - Ella Krinjeck,  Green Unit - Dorothy Cormany and Pat Stiles, Spicer Unit - Kathryn Burkins, Superior-Wooster Unit - Lee Thomas and
Wilma McMasters, Tallmadge Unit - Candy Lorkowski.
Council Committees - Valerie Straw, George Camilletti, Ted Mosko, Florence Iacobucci, Alberta Veri, Mary Pallone, Jenny Siebert, Ted Iler, Jerry McCarty, Lew Meeker and Debi Foss.

About Good Neighbors, Inc.​

Good Neighbors, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, with only one part-time paid employee. More than three-hundred volunteers operate our seven locations. We rely on donations and financial contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, schools, churches, civic and social organizations to help the families and individuals that we serve.

Good Neighbors Locations

Central Office: Located at 1453 Goodyear Blvd. Akron, OH 44305-4170
Phone: 330-733-1453 / Fax: 330-794-8832
Email: goodneighbors1957@yahoo.com or                                     goodneighbors1957@gmail.com
Website: www.good-neighbors.org. / Facebook: Good Neighbors, Inc.
Goodyear Heights Community Outreach and Food Center: 
Located at 1456 Bingham Path, Akron, OH 44305 
Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 - 3 pm for food
Cuyahoga Falls: Located at 1742 2nd Street, Cuyahoga Falls,OH 44221 Phone: 330-928-8057 / Email: cfgoodneighbors@sbcglobal.net
Facebook: Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 233, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm for food and clothing
Donations Accepted: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am - 2 pm 
Ellet: Located at 2630 Albrecht Avenue, Akron, OH 44312
North Springfield Presbyterian Church
Hours: Wednesdays from 8:30 - 11:00 am for food and clothing
Green: Located at 2161 Greensburg Road, Green, OH 44232
Greensburg United Methodist Church
Phone: 330-899-9880
Hours: Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm for food and clothing
Spicer: Located at 50 North Prospect Street, Akron, OH 44304
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hours: Thursdays from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm for clothing
Superior-Wooster: Located at 1310 Superior Avenue, Akron, OH 44307
Centenary United Methodist Church
Hours: Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm for clothing
Tallmadge: Located at 74 Community Drive, Tallmadge, OH 44278
Hours: Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for food and clothing

Visits are permitted every 30 days with a referral.
Please call Info-Line at 330-376-4850 for a food referral or
330-376-6660 (211) for a clothing referral.
Written referrals are accepted from community services, social agencies, churches, schools and hospitals.

Good Neighbors is closed for federal holidays and when the schools are closed due to the weather.

Thank You To All Of Our Dedicated Volunteers And Supporters!