VISION’s “Party with a Purpose” Coming September 26th

VISIONS Invitation Email and Social Media

“Party with a Purpose- Eat, Drink, Do Good” is the main fundraiser of the year for the VISIONS Queens Advisory Board. VISIONS, a 91-year-old non-profit, provides free services to over 6,000 individuals a year. VISIONS mission is to develop and implement programs to assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. All the services VISIONS provide to its clients are FREE!

This is a community-developed event by Queens Advisory Board volunteers and VISIONS staff. The purpose of the reception is to increase awareness and visibility for the organization and to raise funds to support the free services that we provide to individuals who reside in Queens.

Visions Queens Advisory Board will honor Charles W. McBride, Lions Club District Governor of 20-K1, Queens and Brooklyn. Lion Charles McBride has a passion to serve as demonstrated by his long distinguished career of 23 years of dedicated service to our community. He has served as: Zone Chair, Region Chair, Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee, Board Member Camp Badger, Trustee District 20-K1 Foundation, Chair of Alert Team and he is a Certified Guiding Lion.

He is a Progressive Melvin Jones fellow, recipient of the International Presidential Award, and LCIF Helping Hands Award in recognition for his contribution with Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Lion Charly founded St. Anastasia Leo Club in Douglaston. He received awards from the NY City Police Department, the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade and Queens Flag Day Committee. Join us in celebrating Lion Charles McBride’s long history of commitment to our community.

Individual Ticket: $100
Table of 10: $950-$3,000

There are discount tickets for the visually impaired of $65 and $30 tickets for guests under 30.

The amount exceeding $62.00 per ticket represents a donation to VISIONS and is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Proceeds for this event will be used for VISIONS Programs in Queens.

For tickets, go to http://www.visionsvcb.org/visions/events/visions-queens-a…

Ad information Print, Type or attach logo. Full page: 8.5 x 11 “,
Half Page: 8.5 x 5.5 “, Quarter Page 4.25″x 5.5. Ads can be sent as pdf, or jpeg files to tdellavecchia@visionsvcb.org

Front Inside Cover $1,000
Back Inside Cover $1,000
Full Page Gold $750
Full Page Silver $450

Full Page Ad $350
Half Page Ad $250
Quarter Page Ad $150
Business Card Ad $100

Deadline for Journal Ads: September 15th

Sponsorship Opportunities:

10,000 Presenting Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Presenting Sponsor with top billing
on all event collateral, website, social media, newsletter, event signage 2 tables of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$5,000 Premium Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Premium Sponsor on website, social media, newsletter, event signage 1 table of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$2,500 VIP Sponsor
Logo displayed as VIP Sponsor on all event collateral website. social media, newsletter, 6 tickets, full page ad, Acknowledgement in journal

$1,500 Journal Sponsor 4 tickets, gold page ad in Journal, acknowledgement in journal.

Please make check payable to VISIONS

Mail to:
VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
500 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013,
Att: Doreen DiLeonardo

Date: Tuesday, September 26th

Location:
Douglaston Manor
63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
Douglaston, NY

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

For inquiries, contact Fundraising Director, Doreen DiLeonardo at (347) 865-3369 or by email at ddileonardo@visionsvcb.org to purchase tickets for the event or for sponsorship or journal opportunities.

Charles McBride Being honored by VISIONS at “Party with a Purpose”

VISIONS Invitation Email and Social Media

Lion Charles McBride has a Passion to Serve with a long and distinguished career in Lionism. Lion Charly, as he is affectionately known, joined the Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Club where he has been a member for 23 years.

He has served as: Zone Chair, Region Chair, Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee, Board Member Camp Badger, Trustee District 20-K1 Foundation, Chair of Alert Team and he is a Certified Guiding Lion.

McBride is a Progressive Melvin Jones fellow, recipient of the International Presidential Award, and LCIF Helping Hands Award in recognition for his contribution with Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Lion Charly founded St. Anastasia Leo Club in Douglaston. He received awards from the NY City Police Department, the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, (one of the largest parade in the country) and Queens Flag Day Committee.

McBride has been married to the former Nancy Gardner since 1979. They have two sons, Charles and James, who grew up in the house McBride grew up in Little Neck, NY.

“Party with a Purpose- Eat, Drink, Do Good” is the main fundraiser of the year for the VISIONS Queens Advisory Board. VISIONS, a 91-year-old non-profit, provides free services to over 6,000 individuals a year. VISIONS mission is to develop and implement programs to assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. All the services VISIONS provide to its clients are FREE!

This is a community-developed event by Queens Advisory Board volunteers and VISIONS staff. The purpose of the reception is to increase awareness and visibility for the organization and to raise funds to support the free services that we provide to individuals who reside in Queens.

Join VISIONS and “Party With a Purpose”

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“Party with a Purpose- Eat, Drink, Do Good” is the main fundraiser of the year for the VISIONS Queens Advisory Board. VISIONS, a 91-year-old non-profit, provides free services to over 6,000 individuals a year. VISIONS mission is to develop and implement programs to assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. All the services VISIONS provide to its clients are FREE!

This is a community-developed event by Queens Advisory Board volunteers and VISIONS staff. The purpose of the reception is to increase awareness and visibility for the organization and to raise funds to support the free services that we provide to individuals who reside in Queens.

Visions Queens Advisory Board will honor Charles W. McBride, Lions Club District Governor of 20-K1, Queens and Brooklyn. Lion Charles McBride has a passion to serve as demonstrated by his long distinguished career of 23 years of dedicated service to our community. He has served as: Zone Chair, Region Chair, Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee, Board Member Camp Badger, Trustee District 20-K1 Foundation, Chair of Alert Team and he is a Certified Guiding Lion.

He is a Progressive Melvin Jones fellow, recipient of the International Presidential Award, and LCIF Helping Hands Award in recognition for his contribution with Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Lion Charly founded St. Anastasia Leo Club in Douglaston. He received awards from the NY City Police Department, the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade and Queens Flag Day Committee. Join us in celebrating Lion Charles McBride’s long history of commitment to our community.

Individual Ticket: $100
Table of 10: $950-$3,000

There are discount tickets for the visually impaired of $65 and $30 tickets for guests under 30.

The amount exceeding $62.00 per ticket represents a donation to VISIONS and is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Proceeds for this event will be used for VISIONS Programs in Queens.

For tickets, go to http://www.visionsvcb.org/visions/events/visions-queens-advisory-board-pa/

Ad information Print, Type or attach logo. Full page: 8.5 x 11 “,
Half Page: 8.5 x 5.5 “, Quarter Page 4.25”x 5.5. Ads can be sent as pdf, or jpeg files to tdellavecchia@visionsvcb.org

Front Inside Cover $1,000
Back Inside Cover $1,000
Full Page Gold $750
Full Page Silver $450

Full Page Ad $350
Half Page Ad $250
Quarter Page Ad $150
Business Card Ad $100

Deadline for Journal Ads: September 15th

Sponsorship Opportunities:

10,000 Presenting Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Presenting Sponsor with top billing
on all event collateral, website, social media, newsletter, event signage 2 tables of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$5,000 Premium Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Premium Sponsor on website, social media, newsletter, event signage 1 table of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$2,500 VIP Sponsor
Logo displayed as VIP Sponsor on all event collateral website. social media, newsletter, 6 tickets, full page ad, Acknowledgement in journal

$1,500 Journal Sponsor 4 tickets, gold page ad in Journal, acknowledgement in journal.

Please make check payable to VISIONS

Mail to:
VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
500 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013,
Att: Doreen DiLeonardo

Date: Tuesday, September 26th

Location:
Douglaston Manor
63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
Douglaston, NY

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

For inquiries, contact Fundraising Director, Doreen DiLeonardo at (347) 865-3369 or by email at ddileonardo@visionsvcb.org to purchase tickets for the event or for sponsorship or journal opportunities.

My Brother Vinny Walk Continues to “Help Mankind One Good Deed at a Time”

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Our walk is so much more than a walk! It is a celebration of life, party, festival like atmosphere to help us help others and celebrate our journey through the year!

Charitable Forces from all walks of life join in, including: Fire Forces, Military Forces, Police Forces, Super Forces, Zumba Forces with one mission…to help My Brother Vinny continue to “Help mankind one good deed at a time.”

NO REGISTRATION FEE! Raise $25 and receive a My Brother Vinny Walk T-shirt! So, get started today and enjoy the fun!

My Brother Vinny is a 100% Volunteer, 501c3 Organization

Event – Registration -10 am – Light Breakfast will be served (Please arrive early)
Warm Up and Kick Off – Move 2 Empower (Zumba)

Walk – 11 am sharp – 2 mile leisurely walk for good around FDR Park

Luncheon – 12 pm – Free BBQ/Luncheon Party for all donors/participants

Live Music/Entertainment – WHUD, Fun Crew, DJ, Raffle Extravaganza, Face Painter, Balloon Artist, Vendors, Police Demo, Fire Demo, Military Groups, Bouncy House, Pony Rides, Gymboree Demo, Zumba Love Moves, Cupcakes
2017 Guests – Empire City Garrison 501st Legion – Storm Troopers, Darth Vader and other characters, H4HUS-Hearts 4 Heroes, Leave No Veteran Unremembered, Columbia Cardiology Group

2017 SPONSORS
Super Star – $ 1000 Sponsor
Columbia Cardiology Group
Reel Snow, Inc. – Michael & Lori Bottone
Goody Bag Swag – $ 250 Donation
ASAP Mortgage, Corp – donated 250 Goody Bags for event
​Bryson Towning
​Carmel Rotary
Franzoso Contracting, Inc. Croton, NY – Mark Franzoso

My Brother Vinny is a NYS 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. We organize, distribute food, clothing and furniture and housewares to US Veterans, outreach groups, shelters and families in Westchester County as well as other vicinities. We run an annual My Brother Vinny Walk and help local animal shelters and rescue groups in the aid and support of animal welfare. We establish and implement community based events geared towards improving the enjoyment of life, happiness, and health of the emotionally, physically and intellectually disabled.

Please visit our website www.mybrothervinny.org and/or click My Brother Vinny on FirstGiving to learn more about MBV and see pictures of us in action!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK IF YOUR COMPANY ALLOWS MATCHING FUNDS!
You can donate directly online to a team, walker or mail a tax deductible donate to:

My Brother Vinny
P.O. Box 644
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Contact person:
Paula Miritello
mybrothervinny@yahoo.com
914-299-2106

Community Laces Up to Raise Funds and Awareness for Organization “My Brother Vinny”

My Brother Vinny

My Brother Vinny

Nearly a thousand walkers gathered this past Sunday, May 15th for the My Brother Vinny Walk at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights to help raise funds for this Yorktown-based charitable organization, My Brother Vinny continue its mission of ‘Helping Mankind, One Good Deed at a Time.’ The NYS 501c3 charity is a very unique and multi-beneficial non-profit organization that provides support to those who are most in need. Dedicated to the memory of her brother Vincent Miritello who lived with Cerebral Palsy and passed away in 2000, founder/director Paula Miritello is committed to honoring her brother’s memory by establishing community programs and charitable events designed to improve the quality of life, happiness and health of those who are emotionally, physically and intellectually disabled. The organization’s involvement in animal advocacy/rescue assistance along with their well-known children’s music, arts & dance program, ‘Playtime with a Purpose’ and their ‘Let’s Give Thanks/Holiday Coat Drive’ events are just some of the meaningful initiatives implemented annually all over the Hudson Valley region.

But perhaps this organization’s extraordinary support to US Veterans in Westchester, Putnam, the Bronx and neighboring areas is what makes it so remarkably special. My Brother Vinny has become an invaluable resource to the Department of Veteran Affairs by assisting those US Veterans transferring out of local VA Hospitals through the HUD-VASH Program. Since June 2013, My Brother Vinny has assisted nearly 300 US Veterans from various military branches to start their lives over. Miritello and her dedicated team of volunteers plan, organize, and physically move these homeless Veterans into their own independent living spaces: one by one and provide them with home furnishings including almost every household essential necessary – all free of charge.

“So many Veterans we assist,” Miritello explains, “they finally acquire their permanent housing voucher from the HUD-VASH Program, and only receive a key to an empty place, nothing else. And they end up sleeping on the floor.” As a 100% volunteer organization, My Brother Vinny operates entirely by the donations of furniture, household items and monetary contributions received in order to make these moves possible. Several Veterans assisted by My Brother Vinny have actually turned into volunteers themselves. “Some of these Veterans are now part of my volunteer team; they actually help us move other Veterans and look forward to doing future work together to help others.” Miritello recalls, “I will never forget our very first Veteran. He said, ‘Paula, you will now assemble your own Army, [of us] and we’ll help you in any way we can’ and honestly, he couldn’t have been more right.”

In December of 2013, Westchester resident and business owner Gregory Wager of New Rochelle’s Wager Contracting donated nearly $13,000 to My Brother Vinny to purchase their own van after seeing a News-12 Westchester story about the organization’s needs. “Greg Wager gave us our biggest miracle that year.” Said Miritello. Prior to having a dedicated My Brother Vinny van, the organization’s only resource was renting multiple trucks and using friends’ minivans and cars to move Veterans. Miritello shares, “We are extremely grateful for all of our donations, we rely on them to keep doing what we do.” One volunteer even hand makes large ‘household bins’ for each Veteran consisting of all new bath towels, shower curtains, silverware, dinnerware/glassware, etc. as her way of donating to the organization. Recently, the organization received several floors of furniture as a donation from a renovating hotel in Long Island. Volunteers then found a way to secure donated storage units from a Westy facility to hold that furniture for upcoming Veteran moves. “We were beyond thrilled to have received such a generous donation of furniture for our Veterans – and then to receive donated storage space to hold it, we felt truly blessed.” explains Miritello. “As a volunteer-based charity, our largest expenses are storage units, gas and moving trucks.” She said. “We actually just rented our fifty-fifth U-Haul truck this month, and there are so many more out there who need our help.” As their way of contributing, Gordon’s Deli Café in Croton Falls has renamed their menu’s vegetarian wrap to the “Vinny Veggie Wrap” with 100% of the proceeds benefiting My Brother Vinny.

Sunday’s My Brother Vinny Walk hosted special guests including Hearts for Heros (H4HUS.org) a non-profit organization that helps US Veterans become re-acclimated to life at home through therapeutic canine and equine programs. Returning from North Carolina for a second year to exhibit and participate in the walk, H4HUS introduced miniature horses and former kill shelter rescue dogs to ‘meet and greet’ supporters of My Brother Vinny. This week they will train 10 rescue dogs to work with military Veterans suffering from PTSD at the nearby VA Hudson Valley Health Care System’s FDR Campus in Montrose, NY. “My Brother Vinny is a perfect alignment and compliment to the H4HUS mission.” Key Burns, H4HUS President said. “Through our dog and horse rescue programs we save animals and help those who have served our country.”

Other special guests included SNARR Northeast, FurBridge, Fight4Them and Cimmaron Ranch. Volunteer groups included the Yorktown Lions Club, Yorktown Leos, Somers Young Americans Club, Westchester County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums. Live music was provided by Sailing Stone and 100.7 WHUD Radio’s Mike Bennett. Major event sponsors included Westy Self Storage, A.S.A.P Mortgage Corp., Inc., Reel Snow, Raiser & Kennif, Arroway Chrysler Jeep Ram of Bedford, Polyglass USA, Plymouth Beef, ACME of Cortland, Yorktown Self Storage, People’s Bank and Yorktown’s 202 Kitchen featuring Grandma’s Pies.

Donations can be made at www.mybrothervinny.org and for a special inside look at My Brother Vinny volunteer crews in action take a look here: http://tinyurl.com/hzghxeh and http://tinyurl.com/gs5cr74.