Issue 2   November 28, 2016

Warm & Fuzzy News
Because of your generosity...
We have provided
585 new pillows
as of November 27, 2016.

The smallest gesture of giving a child a new pillow provides a lot of comfort and love!
Dear friends,
September 2016 marked our 11th year. To celebrate, we held a Cornhole and KanJam tournament at the Niagara Sailing Club. Thank you to all who supported the event in any way!  All who attended, made donations, and helped plan, work, and clean up made the event a success! Although it was a rainy day, that didn’t stop the fun.

Because of your continued support we are able to help kids in need:
Cornhole Tournament
  • 61 generous supporters - thank you very much! 
  • 21 new bed pillows collected
  • 5 fleece blankets donated
  • Profit to date $1,221.18

Volunteers welcome!

Thank You Banner
Thank you to:
  • The Gail Scott Family for their donations to the GOMOC furniture program.
  • Lisa and Mac McCarthy for the donation of a twin bed directly to GOMOC. 
  • Barb Maute for her help with preparing the M&T Charitable Foundation grant request. 
  • M&T Charitable Foundation for awarding us a $750 grant.
  • Janis Hofbauer for offering her website and newsletter help.
Supporter Spotlight!

It is a beautiful thing when people come together and help!  Through the donations received from private and corporate supporters, we were recently able to purchase eight new twin bed sets from Extreme Mattress.  The owner, George Costello added two extra twin sets to our order as a donation.  The ten beds were set to be delivered to recipients through Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern.  Unfortunately, GOMOC’s delivery truck was broken down.  So, without a truck, our friend Amy Monti took the lead and offered to help.  Extreme Mattress delivered the ten mattresses to her home.
Mattresses in StorageAmy cleared out one side of their garage – her husband Dave gave up his side – and allowed the ten mattresses to be stored there until they could be delivered to those who were vetted to receive them.  To help get the beds to the families sooner than later, Amy and her friends Peter and Cathy Dauphin from Holy Trinity Parish delivered five of the mattresses with a trailer borrowed from another family.  GOMOC also got a new delivery truck and was able to pick up and deliver the other mattresses, too.
Amy made sure that each bed was delivered with a new bed pillow and new or gently used GOMOC Delivery Truckbedding from the GOMOC supply room. The beds went to ten children ranging from ages 2 to 18. At each delivery, a brief story of Beds from Brian and a blank thank you note were provided to the family to return to GOMOC if they wished.  Thank you cards have been received.  Here are a few of the words of thanks:
  • “My kids were so happy for the beds.”
  • “Thank you for sharing your story – life is precious.”
  • “It all makes my room look like a bedroom now.”
  • “To and with much appreciation.  May God bless you all.”
  • “Thank you so very much for the beds, we appreciate them so very much.”
Welcome new board member Laura Moran!
Laura MoranLaura earned her undergraduate degree from Cazenovia Collage in Human Services and has one year of her master's degree completed at Syracuse University. She has one year left to complete her master's in social work at the University of Buffalo. Laura has recently worked at Haven House in Buffalo and is currently employed as a social worker at ECMC Terrace View for long-term care. 
We look forward to Laura being on our board of directors and appreciate her willingness to share her time and knowledge to help us succeed.
What's in Your Attic?
Or garage or basement?  Our agencies are in need of bed frames, any size. 
Please email to schedule a pick-up.
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