Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sabres Tickets Available

Thanks to a generous donor, we have 4 Sabres tickets to sell to benefit the Gardner Family. The game is for Sat Nov 26th, which is a sold out game. If you or someone you know might be interested, please see the following link.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Kindness of Strangers

One of the many things that has been so overwhelming during this process is the kindness and generosity of strangers. There have been so many examples of those who will never know the Gardners personally, but have been touched by their story. One in particular is Geri Spino.

Tomorrow Geri will hold an event with 200+ guests in honor of her son. Geri lost her son, 28 year old Scott Spino, in 2004 when he was struck by a drunk driver. In the midst of putting on her own (very large) event - the 5th Annual Bunco Bash, Geri has been consumed with thoughts for the Gardners. She calls Lisa regularly, speaking of each of the Gardners by name. Earlier this week she gathered items to make a beautiful basket to be raffled at our Pasta Dinner. This was while she was also collecting for her own event. She has put together little gift bags for Tyler, Emmalee and Nate and has solicited friends to make blankets for the Gardner children. The Bunco Bash takes place tomorrow, yet still, her wheels are turning and she calls Lisa with more ideas for the family. The fact that a person can look past themselves to this degree and truly "feel" for others whom they do not know is incredible.

As Geri Spino supports our efforts to assist the Gardners, I think it's appropriate to also recognize The Scott Spino Foundation and their efforts to make a difference in our community. If you would, please take a moment to look over their foundation and see the work they do.

5th Annual Bunco Bash

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Where: Ridgemont Country Club

Food: Coffee, tea, pizza, chocolate, desserts, and cash bar

Activities: Two Rounds of BuncoPrizes: Great raffle Items

Admission: $25.00 per person
MC: Maureen McGuire Anchor WROC/FOX TV

For more information, contact Geri at 585-255-0039.

"Live a life that matters" ~Scott Spino

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It's only October 26th and the Pasta Dinner is officially SOLD OUT!!!! Thank you to all those who have resonded with reservations and/or donations. We are looking forward to an incredible night!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

One Month to Go

One more month until the dinner and things are really coming together! We have been amazed by the generosity of businesses and individuals. Many thanks to our various sponsors (Proietti's, LiDestri Foods, Charlie's, Maidstone Coffee, Webster Fairport Elks Lodge) for providing the meal!

And the raffle items are really beginning to come in as well. We have already received the following commitments:
Handmade Alpaca Scarf
Various pieces of Handmade Jewelry
Custom Birthday Crowns
Manicure GC
Fun Fur Scarf
Photo Prints and other Digital Art
Celebrating Home Basket
Mary Kay Basket
Instant Lotto Scratch-off Tree
Scentsy Basket
Case of Sauce
Family Fun Gift Basket
Body Soap & Lotion Set
Bill Gray's GC
Brueggers Bagel Bundles
Pampered Chef Gift Basket
Hand Crafted Ceramic Piece

Raffles make these events so much fun and we continue to solicit donations! If you are donating something for the raffle, please coordinate drop off/pick-up prior to Nov 12.

And don't forget to RSVP (with your payment)- ASAP!!!!! Seats are selling fast. We expect to sell out very soon, and you won't want to miss this event.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in any way to help the Gardner Family. Besides financial support, I know the outpouring of love has been a tremendous source of encouragement to them.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Proud Auntie Moment

So my sister-in-law called me today to tell me that she found the Pasta Dinner invitation in my 10-yr old niece's book bag, along with the little background card. She asked her why she took it. Kaitlin told her that she wanted to help out the family and was taking it to school so her class could do a penny drive. Her teacher was so impressed that Kaitlin had taken it upon herself - that she agreed to do it!

Brent and Jodie- you touch the hearts of all those you meet, near or far, young and old!

Monday, October 3, 2011

And the winner is...(or could be)....YOU!

We will be having lots of wonderful items up for raffle at the Pasta Dinner. So far these items include:

Several sets of Custom Jewelry
Crocheted Alpaca Scarf
Celebrating Home Gift Basket
Instant Lotto Scrath-Off Tree
Mary Kay Gift Basket
Wickedly Scents Body Lotion/Soap Basket
School/Office Supply Basket
Several pieces of art
Oil Change and/or Car Wash Certificates

Many thanks to all those who have already participated or contributed in some way!

We will continue to solicit donations for raffle items. If you have something you would like to contribute, please let me know!