For the fifth year in a row, the Boo Squad Fund is making it their mission to help families with Thanksgiving meals. The Thanksgiving Food Drive has always been near and dear to our hearts and this past Saturday, November 20, a drive-through giveaway at Struthers High School was done to distribute food to those in need. The donations were for the Struthers, Poland, Boardman, Lowellville, Hubbard, South Range, Howland, Springfield, East Palestine, and Campbell school districts. All recipients were chosen with the help of local school districts’ guidance counselors and/or principals who supplied lists of families they felt were in need and would benefit from the meal. This mission will serve over 213 families. The Boo Squad Fund was created in 2018 through a partnership with Anthony V. Spano Foundation. For more info about the Boo Squad Fund, please visit https://spanofoundation.com/crw_causes/boo-squad-fund. The Boo Squad Fund is a component fund of the Anthony V. Spano Foundation. The Spano Foundation is a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization for this fund.
“There are still many families that have members who have been laid off from work and are struggling because of Covid-19,” stated Dr. Heather Hrina-Medvec, Boo Squad director. “The goal of this mission is to teach our youth to be thankful. Thankful for many day-to-day needs that we all take for granted.” The Boo Squad is a volunteer group for children ages 7-13 and teaches our children about teamwork, volunteerism, and compassion.
We would like to thank our
Platinum Sponsors ($1,000+): Jayde Simon & Chic Chateau;
Gold Sponsors ($500): Preston Toyota of Boardman & Mercy Health Respiratory Therapy Department;
Silver Sponsors: George Lyras, Jennifer Myers, Jacqueline’s Bridal, Conti Corporation, Posh Studio & The Beauty Boutique;
Bronze Sponsors ($100+) Garner Steel Corp, Eveyln Klimis, Beth Bodine, Charlie Pizanias, Kristy Khunnawat, Tamara Krafft, The Medvec Family, Mary Hazimihalis, Eleni Hazimihalis, Melina Frangos, Katina Stamos, Lisa Henn, The Medina Family, The Kindinis Family, The Mihas Family, Mandi Bero Saluga, Wesley Prout, Maria Medina, The MLO Brothers, The Spahr Family, Krista Giannios-Kaydo, Kelly Koulianos, Sandra Burnett & Kaliope Rohan;
Honorary Chairs: Mr. & Mrs. Cormell. A special thank you to Old Navy for donating the masks. We will also be donating to local law enforcement families and the Golden String.
“I hope this mission encourages other members of the community to step forward and support the fund or contact us to help us turn their passions into an impactful mission like the Boo Squad Fund,” Anthony Spano, Executive Director of the Anthony V. Spano Foundation stated.
The Anthony V. Spano Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and fiscal sponsor who seeks to positively affect the lives of individuals and families in need. We do so by providing a healthier, sustainable quality of life and helping individuals and groups with their philanthropic passions. We help turn these passions into an impactful mission.
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