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An Impact can Help Spark a Domino Affect

Our story, but more importantly our impact, can be seen in the number of organizations and groups we’ve worked and the people we’ve helped. The Spano Foundation has worked with various organizations to bring change to the area, region and all around the United States. Through our work with these organizations and groups, along with many others, we’ve been able to help hundreds of families and kids in need. We believe that we are called to serve others, and that is what we will always do.

Boo Squad Fund Serves Dinner to over 213 Families in Need this Thanksgiving Season

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.

Boo Squad Fund Serves Dinner to over 213 Families in Need this Thanksgiving Season.

The Spano Foundation Delivers School Supplies to 15 School Districts in Ohio

The Anthony V. Spano Foundation had the opportunity to deliver thousands of school supplies to 15 school districts these past two weeks. Because of the anonymous donation received earlier this year, in the amount of $27,000, the Anthony V. Spano Foundation with the help of Diagnostics Direct, Inc. was able to deliver 15 pallets of much-needed schools supplies to the following school districts in Ohio: Minerva Local, Lisbon Exempted Village School, East Liverpool, East Palestine, Hubbard, Crestwood, Mathews, Champion, Howland, United, Boardman, Niles, Garfield, Heartland Christian, and Wellsville.

Left to Right: Madison Medvec, Caroline Medvec, and Valerie Stutler from the American Heart Association

Boo Squad Fund Presents Nearly $1500 Check to the American Heart Association

(Youngstown, OH) On March 5, 2021, the Boo Squad Fund, a component of the Anthony V. Spano Foundation presented a check to the American Heart Association in the amount of $1,460, which was the amount of money that the Boo Squad Fund raised in their February Fitness Challenge and the sale of the Boo Squad Recipe Book. “All the recipes in the book were submitted by children who are in the Boo Squad group” stated Dr. Heather Hrina-Medvec.

The money will stay in our local Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Heart Association and it will be used to purchase up to 50 blood pressure cuffs for local families so that they can better monitor their health.

Over 200 Families fed for Thanksgiving from the Boo Squad Fund

For the fourth year in a row, the Boo Squad Fund has made it their mission to help families with serving over 200 Thanksgiving meals. “Many families have members who have been laid off from work and are struggling because of Covid-19,” stated Dr. Heather Hrina-Medvec, Boo Squad director.

4 School Districts are Recipients of the School Supplies Fund Grants totaling $2,000

The Niles City Schools (Trumbull County), LaBrae Local Schools (Trumbull County), Indian Creek School District (Jefferson County, outside Steubenville), and Vinton County Local School District (Vinton County, South of Columbus) are this year’s recipients from the School Supplies Fund grants.  Each recipient received a grant for $500.

The Fund was established by the Spano Foundation of Youngstown, Ohio, in 2016 to help primary and secondary school teachers, students, and communities to help purchase much-needed classroom supplies for their underprivileged students.

A Gift to Help Spark the Imagination of Children with School Supplies

On January 23, the Spano Foundation in partnership with Staples Stores dropped off schools supplies to the Niles Intermediate School in Trumbull County (3-5 grades- Niles City School District) from it’s School Supplies Fund. These supplies will serve over 100 children in the school. More info on the fund click here.

Volunteers honored through the President Volunteer Service Award

The 2019 President Volunteer Service Award Winners were handed out by Brenda Rider on December 7 to Cheryl Altizer, Janet Rogers & Julie McAllister Vugrinovich. “It’s very important to continue the tradition and recognize the kindness of others. So many volunteers work quietly to make a difference and the PVSA honors just that,” stated Brenda Rider. The Spano Foundation will be the sponsored organization for this award moving forward.

Boo Squad Fund Honors Children in the Community

Children between the ages of three and 10-years-old are learning what it takes to be a helpful member of the community by taking part in the ‘Boo Squad.’ The Boo Squad is a Fund under the umbrella of the Anthony V Spano Foundation, which is a non profit 501 c 3 organization that supports these individuals and groups for the passion of there cause.

Fund Starts Feeding Families for Thanksgiving-Adopting a Family

Many individuals and families in our community are in need, existing day to day without the resources necessary to obtain many of the things most of us take for granted – food, clothing, housing, healthcare, just to name a few. This Thanksgiving Season, the Boo Squad Fund is going to provide meals to 65 local families between November 22 to November 26.