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Military Appreciation Mondays
Supports CIA Officers Memorial Foundation
This month’s Military Appreciation Monday event on January 14th will be in support of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. As most of you know, this one is personal for me and I hope you will make an extra effort to come out and show your appreciation for what these brave men and women do for us on a daily basis. Be sure to make your reservations for either the 5:30 or 7:30 seating at the Old Brogue by calling (703) 759-3309.. Visit CIA Officers Memorial Foundation to learn more about this fabulous organization and the help it provides to Agency families.
For those unfamiliar with the MAM events, you simply come enjoy a great dinner at the Old Brogue in Great Falls, Va. The Brogue, myself and our co-sponsors will each make a contribution to the foundation based on 10 percent of whatever you spend. We typically have about a 200 percent match of your dinner tab and the average donation is about $200. Door prize entries are also sold as a means of raising additional funds. The dinners provide a perfect, low cost venue to show your appreciation to those who protect our country. For directions to the restaurant, simply click on the link: Old Brogue.
I would like to say a special thanks to all those who have volunteered to be cosponsors in the past. Feel free to contact me if you would like to help out with this month’s dinner or would like information on the business cosponsors and door prize donors.
Nelson Family Grossman Family
Sylvestre Family Kaihara Family
Doug Stevens Mary Ann Martel Thorpe Family
Dawson Richardson Dave and Amber Mclaughlin Bozell Family
David Moxley Scott and Dave LaMorte Glerum Family
Cox Family Karl Pierson Liz Foley
Recent Business Sponsors:
The Old Brogue
Double Eagle Title
Taylor Allgyer – First Savings Mortgage
G Stephen Delaney – State Farm Insurance
James Gaudiosi - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Last Month’s Door Prize Donors:
Lodgecliff on the Choptank B&B
PF Changs Restaurant
Home Escapes/Spas East
Great Falls Design Build
Great Falls Exxon
State Farm Insurance
Karin’s Custom Images
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation Mission Statement
Since its founding in 1947, the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency have served America in peace and war around the world to confront those who would do harm to our country and to alert the President and our national leaders to dangers and opportunities abroad.
The first American to be killed in action responding to the September 11, 2001 attacks by terrorists on the United States was Johnny Micheal (Mike) Spann, a CIA officer who died in Afghanistan on November 25, 2001. Mike Spann left behind his wife Shannon and three young children. To honor Mike Spann’s devotion to his country and that of the 78 officers who died in the line of duty before him, a group of former CIA officers led by the late Richard Helms, former Director of Central Intelligence, created the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation.
The Foundation was established in December 2001 to provide educational support to the children of CIA officers killed in the line of duty. In May 2006, the Foundation’s Board of Directors voted to expand its mission to include providing educational support to the spouses of CIA officers killed in the line of duty, and the children and spouses of officers who die on active duty as a result of accident, illness or other causes. The Foundation will consider providing other types of support based on specific circumstances and the availability of funds.
Our Military Kids
2012 Christmas Gift Wish List
Thank you to all who participated in this year’s wounded warrior Christmas Gift Wish List project. Between the families provided by Our Military Kids, Ruth Hoffman at Walter Reed and recommendations from others in the program, we purchased over $20,000 worth of gifts for 140 kids. This is an increase of more than 40 percent from last year’s list. Please check below for the names of adopted families and those who provided support. I know a number of folks not only purchased gifts, but also helped out with Christmas dinners, decorations, etc. I hope you all had a great experience and will maintain an ongoing relationship with your families. If you have them, please forward copies of photos and any comments you may have received from your respective families to Santa@bobnelsonteam.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. Both Gloria Schaefer and Ruth Hoffman provide support to our service member families year round and definitely deserve our thanks. Also see comments from both the families and some of the sponsors.
Rex Latham – $100
Pat Martin – $300
Jane Muehr – $150
Kim Degnan – $150
Tom Steffens – $150
Tarry Farries – $1,000
Doug and Jane Hanscom – $100
Suzanne and Cofer Black – $500
The Grande Dams Book Club – $425
A. Rio Family – Adopted by Roellig Family
B. Welton Family – Adopted by Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
C. Alexander Family - Adopted by Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
D. McMains Family – Adopted by the Heymann Family
E. Maynor Family – Adopted by Tom Francis and Family
F. Nemwan Family – Adopted by Mary Lou Christy and Family
G. Rivera Family – Adopted through cash donations
H. Harrison Family – Adopted by Louis and Alice Andors
I. Jones Family – Adopted by Blackbird Technologies
J. Bentley Family – Adopted by Blackbird Technolgies
K. Czech Family – Adopted through cash donations
L. Green Family – Adopted through cash donations.
M. Sproul Family – Adopted by the Sales Associates at Tory Burch
N. Family – Adopted by Diane Glerum and Josee Cox
O. Family – Adopted by Diane Glerum and Josee Cox
P. Banks Family – Adopted by Gloria Schaeffer with Our Military Kids.
Q. Jauregui Family – Adopted by Santa
R. Lopez Family – Adopted by Susan Kristol
S. Burkett Family – Adopted by Julianna Chapman
T. Shanrahan Family – Adopted by Julianna Chapman
U. Burkett Family – Adopted by Josee Cox and Diane Morales-Glerum
V. Ohmer Family – Adopted by Josee Cox and Diane Morales-Glerum
W. Oppelt Family – Adopted by Christine Henck
X. Hunter Family – Adopted by Jeff and Mia Barb
Y. Green Family – Adopted by Santa
Z. Banks Family – Adopted by Gloria Schaeffer
Original List of 40 families
1. Keen Family – Adopted by the McGillis Family
2. Jackson Family – Adopted by the Landy Family
3. Hess Family - Have had a good turn of events and withdrawn their names from the list. This is the best type of gift one can receive!
4. Adams Family – Adopted by Ambre and Dave McLaughlin
5. SSG Cortinas Family – Adopted by Otto and Nita Hoernig
6. Moran Family – Adopted by the Digges family.
7. Anderson Family – Adopted by Laura Rhodes and Rick Whaley
8. Ahlin Family - Adopted by the Augustine Family
9. Shive Family – Adopted through cash donations
10. SSG Moore Family – Adopted by Laura and Gene Smith
11. Harper Family -Adopted by Mary and Steve Cassady
12. Spoerle Family – Adopted by Laura Rhodes and Rick Whaley
14. Holmes Family – Adopted by Norma and Brent Bozell
15. Diaz Family (Family name is Delgado) – Adopted by Hartley Family
16. Scott Family – Adopted by Tim Heil and family.
17. King (Patterson) Family – Adopted by Shiner Roofing and Siding
18. Marr Family
Girl, 7 – Adopted by Andy Stern and Vernon Wyly (Andy Stern Furniture)
Boy, 3 – Adopted by Bill and Linda Flickinger
19. Davis Family – Adopted by the Leach Family
20. Bob Pierce – Adopted by the Wise Family
21. Childs Family – Adopted by Double Eagle Title
22. Fitzner Family – Adopted by the Chmura Family
23. Lewis Family – Adopted by Claire Abbott
24. SGT Fitzpatrick Family – Adopted by the employees at Trace Systems Inc.
25. SGT Karpf Family – Adopted by Gina and Doug Jones
26. Santos Family – Adopted by the employees at SKC LLC.
27. SSG Keaton Family – Adopted by Shiner Roofing and Siding
28. SFC Platt Family – Adopted by Dave and Lyn LaMorte
29. Lopez Family – Adopted by Chris and John Yaremchuk
30. Mund Family – Adopted by Larry Sabin and family
31. Staton Family – Adopted by Andrea Kamman and family
32. Dawsey Family – Adopted by Paula Quiroz
33. Timothy Ashworth – Adopted by the Peters Family
34. MacDonald Family – Adopted by Adeler Jewelers
35. Greg and Betty Easley – Adopted by the Fitzgerald Family
36. McLean Family – Adopted by the Kuzmick family
37. Coleman Family – Adopted by Shiner Roofing and Siding
38. Tejada Family - Adopted by the employees at Trace Systems Inc.
39. Bedore Family – Adopted by the Eric Brugel Family
40. Ruiz Family – Adopted by Sam Ghanem, AFT International
Comments from some of the families:
Thank you so much for calling on Friday. It means so much to hear of your support for our family. It has been a rough year with my husband being admitted inpatient twice for PTSD/TBI issues to hospitals in New York and D.C. I have had to be a dual parent most of this last year and try to carry forward as best as I can. We appreciate and are so thankful for what you do in order to get our family adopted this year.
I wish a Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!
Sorry this took so long to get to you, but I really appreciate your patience and generosity! This has been a rough year for our family. I’m not sure how much background you were given on us, but my husband was injured in June in Afghanistan when his compound was attacked by insurgents. He took a grenade to the left side of his face, where shrapnel entered his brain through his left eye. Among a few other minor injuries, he has a traumatic brain injury as well as a lost left eye. All in all, he is doing remarkably well, but as you can imagine things have not been easy, especially for the kids. My husband, however, is on the mend and back home with us receiving care here in Michigan, so we are very fortunate to be able to spend the holidays with him.
We would be interested in the program this year, as we are unable to provide much for our children this year due to money issues. We have 5 children- ages: 14, girl; 12,boy; 5,girl; 2,girl; and 7 months, boy. Our older children understand that we will need to wait until after the new year (tax season) to provide Christmas gifts, but the younger ones are still expecting Santa to visit. (Please note: We have the family adopted and the “older” kids will definitely be taken care of.)
Yes, We did receive your box! I was out of town visiting my mother in San Diego who is sick and did not return until today. But, my neighbor saw the box and kept it for me until today. He said it came on Friday (Nov30). I did not open the box because the girls were right there with me! THANK YOU so much for your kindness and your generosity! I know the girls will absolutely love the dolls that you so thoughtfully picked out for them! My husband and I are very grateful to you and your beautiful daughter Isabel. You embody the true spirit of Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, may God giving you many more blessings for your act of kindness towards my girls. We truly wish upon you and yours the best in life….
Email from Samantha to Eric:
I just read your e-mail, and started crying! My husband thinks I can be a big baby, but I have I am just so grateful. My family and I were not going to do much this year because we don’t have that much money and our girls were not expecting a lot for Christmas. Since you have adopted our family, I thought you would like to know a little bit about ourselves.My husband has served ten years in the army and has done 5 tours to Iraq. He was severely injured on our oldest daughters first birthday when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. He battles many challenges but the most challenging one is his memory. He currently doesn’t recollect a lot of our oldest child growing up and also forgets things throughout the day, we take brain training classes near our home at the VA and it seems to have helped a little and are currently still in therapy. He has as well had multiple surgeries and more recently our Orthopedics Dr. has asked us to consider a prosthetic leg for my husband because of the lack of mobility and pain he is in, its just a really hard decision to make.
I currently am going to school full time and hope to become a physical therapist in the future ( I am going on my second year, still have a long road ahead). I hope to help people who have have been injured just like my husband serving in the military on tour. After my husband was injured, he lost hope not knowing what to do. I have thankfully motivated him to go to school and I am his note taker in his classes and proud to say he is passing. He gets discouraged when he says he cannot recollect things I have spent lots of time working on him with but he doesn’t stop, and if he won’t give up, I sure won’t. I hope you don’t mind me telling you so much, I just thought you would like to know a little bit about us and who we are.
Thank you again for adopting our family,we are very grateful. My husband and I will look on Amazon as soon as we get home!!
Comments from some of the supporters:
Bob: We thank you for the opportunity to help two families. We had a wonderful day.
I wanted to let you know my family has order the gifts for the Weinrick Family.
Thanks for letting me part take in this….
I called our family last night.
It was such a great conversation..one of admiration and appreciation on my end and one of gratefulness on his end.
During our telephone conversation Tara was moved to tears that someone who didn’t even know her was willing to help her family. They are struggling financially and had already prepared their 7 year old daughter to expect a lean Christmas this year.
From Eric Brugel:
FYI, I have had a touching exchange with Samantha and Jason Bedore regarding the gifts. It heightens my appreciation for their contribution to the country. Thanks for making the effort to pull this all together. I gave them a budget of $250 per child, which was above your suggestion, and I am glad I did given what they are going through. BTW, I googled his name and it turns out he did 5 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and received the Purple Heart. She has also served and is in the reserves now. She never made any mention of this to me. It is really moving.
This one is mine to Pam Czech:
It was a real pleasure speaking with you today and I am looking forward to helping make this Christmas a little bit brighter. Please go ahead and send me some ideas of what your son would like to have under the tree on Christmas day. I feel privileged to help out after all you have given to this great country. As we discussed, please try to limit the list of items to $150. As a grandfather of three wonderful little ones, I have to make an exception to my own guidelines, but you are the first grandma I’ve had on the list. Please send me a few items that you would like to give the grandkids and I will make sure to get them out to you. I only ask that you limit the amount for these gifts to $50 per child. (Changed my mind after thinking further and we went ahead and ordered $150 per grandchild as well.)
Go ahead and send the wish lists to Santa@bobnelsonteam.com. I would like to ask that you send me a few photos of the kids opening their gifts so that I can post these on my website. I invite you to visit my website: www.bobnelsonteam.com to see the entire list of kids and some of the comments I have received. Good luck getting back on that Harley!
I hope you’re prepped for the Holidays! They closing in on us fast. I just wanted to reach out and thank you for putting me in touch with Angie and Wes. I met with her today to do Christmas shopping with our donations and had such an incredible time. We also threw in a $50 gift certificate to a local pizza parlor to help provide a yummy dinner for them as well.
It was truly a unique and humbling experience. I hope to keep in touch with them in the future. As far as working together in the future, would it be possible for you to put together a little, very informal, proposal of what you’d like us to do and we can see how we can assist you? I would even be interested in participating outside of ToryBurch, as well. No need for any of this until after the New Year, I’m sure you’re busy.
Again, thank you very much for assisting us on making this a reality and I look forward to speaking to you soon!
Carley McClintock Sales Associate
Tory Burch, LLC.
The MAM dinners will be starting up again on Monday September 10th. As always, we will be getting together at the Old Brogue in Great Falls with seatings at 5:30 and 7:30. The September dinner will be in support of one of my favorite groups, Our Military Kids. If you click on the link to their website you will see that Gabby Douglas was once a recipient of an Our Military Kids grant! I have to say it makes me proud that this community has contributed so much to these kids over the years. We hope you can join us on the 10th.
Be sure to call the Brogue and make a reservation if you are able to come.
For those unfamiliar with Military Appreciation Monday, all you have to do is come out and have a great (and very affordable) dinner at the Brogue. My cosponsors and I will be making the donations based on how much you spend for dinner. We typically have about a 200 percent match of each dinner bill. Feel free to call or email me if you would like additional info. Help us fill up the Brogue for this very worthwhile cause.
For future planning, we will be hosting:
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund – October 8th
Operation Second Chance – November 12th
Navy SEAL Foundation – December 10th
CIA Officers Memorial Fund – January 14th
Military Appreciation Mondays Supports Yellow Ribbon fund.
-‐ Come join us at The Old Brogue in Great Falls on Monday January 30th for this month’s MAM event to help raise funds and awareness for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. All you have to do is show up and eat. Bob Nelson and his cosponsors will each donate a 10 percent match of whatever you spend on dinner. In November, 220% of the receipts were donated to the group Stop Soldier Suicide.
About the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
–The Yellow Ribbon Fund was created in 2005 to assist our injured service members and their families while they recuperate at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Their mission began when the father of an injured Marine introduced two of our volunteers to staff at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval and they told us what needs were not met by other donors.
–In five years, contributions made through the Yellow Ribbon Fund have provided the following for injured service members and their families: over 1,100 free rental cars spanning 49,000 free rental car days; over 16,000 free taxi rides; over 7,300 free hotel room nights; and 46 families have had use of YRF’s four apartments for almost 6,000 nights; and hundreds of free tickets to sporting games, concerts and plays, and hundreds of lunches, dinners, golf games, duck and goose hunts, fishing trips, and other activities.
Be sure to make reservations for either the 5:30 or 7:30 seating by calling:
The Old Brogue at (703) 759-‐3309 760C Walker Rd., Great Falls VA
Please join us and help honor and support those who have given so much for our country.
How Can I help donate?
- -‐ The best way is to make a reservation and come eat some great food!! Bob and his co-sponsors will each make a 10 percent match of whatever you spend.
- -‐ Purchase door prize entries. -‐ We also accept donations either by mail or during the dinner. Make all checks out to Yellow Ribbon Fund.
- If sending by mail, send to: Bob Nelson; C/O Keller Williams Realty; 774A Walker Rd., Great Falls, Va. 22066.
How can I become a co-‐sponsor?
Co-‐Sponsors generally have been matching 10% of all receipts for the evening. All sponsors are recognized during the event. Call or email Bob if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this month’s event.
Co-Sponsors For Last MAM Event:
Steven’s Family Bob George Kaihara Family Redmond Family Black Family Randy Phillips Mike Mannix Mary Ann Martel Grossman Family Bob Nelson Family Neal and Juja Sylvestre Scott and Dave LaMorte Dawson Richardson Family
The Old Brogue Blackbird Technologies G Stephen Delaney – State Farm Insurance Double Eagle Title Taylor Algyer – First Savings Mortgage James Gaudiosi – First Heritage Mortgage
This week’s Military Appreciation Monday event was our biggest success to date. We had a total of 140 people participate and will have raised slightly more than $12,500 once all the co-sponsor checks roll in. The dinner was held in support of a recently formed group called: Stop Soldier Suicide. This group was co-founded by Langley High School graduate, Nick Black. Please read the recent Connection Newspapers article pertaining the the dinner and Nick’s great service to our country by clicking on: Community Raises Funds for Veterans.
Cosponsors for the evening were:
Bob Nelson Family
Neil and Juja Sylvestre
Scott and Dave LaMorte
Dawson Richardson Family
Double Eagle Title
Taylor Allgyer – First Savings Mortgage
James Gaudiosi – First Heritage Mortgage
Please be sure to check below for this year’s
Wounded Warriors Christmas Gift Wish List.
Our Military Kids
Christmas Gift Wish List
WE DID IT!!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED OUT
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
The following came in one of the emails we received from a military family responding to our call for their family wish list: Hello, as I sit here crying and wondering how I’m gonna Pay my bills, I get this email. All I can say is Thank you!!!!!!
Once again Santa and I are teaming up with Our Military Kids in an attempt to bring some extra holiday cheer to children of our injured and fallen service members and their families. We’ve compiled a Christmas Gift Wish List for 40 families of these SUPERHEROES. I’m hoping everyone will check out this list and consider purchasing one item, serving as Santa for an individual child or even sponsoring an entire family. The latter is a great option for a company or office to consider.
The list below will be posted until Christmas and will be updated over the next few weeks. Please follow our progress at my Website: www.bobnelsonteam.com and give me a call or drop an e-mail to: Santa@bobnelsonteam.com to let him know how you would like to brighten a family’s Christmas day. Once you have done so, we will give you the contact info for the family to contact them and then send your gift(s) directly to the family. I would also encourage you to visit www.Our Military Kids.org to learn more about this wonderful grassroots organization that does so much all year long for the kids.
Last year’s overwhelming response helped not only bring gifts to nearly 100 kids, but several of you stepped up and bought Christmas dinners for some of the families. Hopefully we can complete the following list quickly and add additional families
2011 CHRISTMAS WISH LIST
Family names will be in green until such time as the wish list items have been accounted for.
I have moved all the fully adopted families towards the bottom. Santa still needs help with those families whose names are in GREEN.
Humphrey Family – ADOPTED BY LISA KORY AND FRIENDS
Amanda, girl, 11: Ninendo DSI XL blue; Michael Jackson dance game for Wii; laptop with WiFi capabilities
Alan, boy, 14: Assassin’s Creed Revelations ultimate Bundle Xbox 360 game; halo Reach LBox 360; Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Xbox 360 game; marching snare drum with harness; laptop with WiFi capabilities
Bond Family - Adopted by David Moxley and Bob and Nancy Nelson
Hayden, boy, 9: Model cars, Buffalo Sabres sweatshirt or jersey, size 10 (being purchased by David Moxley)
Dubois Family – Adopted by Otto Hoernig III – Trace Systems
AJ, 11: electric scooter or mountain bike
Mathew, 8: electric scooter or Wii console
Madison, 4: Dora the Explorer play kitchen w/ accessories ($90 at WalMart); dresses, princess and fairy costumes, size 6-7 or size medium
sses, Barbies, loves the color pink, size 6 regular clothes
Henchell Gower Family – Adopted by Andrea Kammann
Brianna , age 8: Doley Metal Detector; Air Extreme – the shard; Figets – a purple one, Zoobles, Butterfly pillow pet
Sims Family – Adopted by Richard Whaley
Shevaneil Lawrence, girl, 16: personal computer for school; new clothes, sneakers; electronic store gift card, e.g. Best Buy toward buying a personal compute
Lundy Family – Adopted by Otto and Nita Hoernig
Ny’shira , girl, 9: Kindle or Nook reading system, Razor E100 Scooter Daisy$109 Toys R Us
Jayden boy, 6: Kinect for the Xbox system, $149.99 at Toys R Us with adventures game; Leap pad Explorer Learning Tablet $99.99 or Vtech Innotab Learning tablet $79.99 at Toys R Us
Stephens Family Adopted by Collingswood Nursing Home
Chloe Earnheart, girl, 10: Hot pink/silver/black 24” Mongoose girls bicycle
Hali Gipson, girl, 10: Crosman 760 Pink Air Rifle Starter Kit
Mikey Earnheart,boy, 16: Bass Pro Shop Tourney Special Baitcase
Villapilando Family – Laura Hoernig
5yr old is Tristan likes Pirate of Caribean or Star Wars legos, Wii Mario cart game with driving wheel remote, Razor scooter and also likes the NERF Praxis blaster. He’s a big Marvel fan. Any captain America, Thor, hulk, wolverine, etc.
Aj (14) also likes NERF Vortex Nitron disc blaster, he likes paintball so any paintball gear, gun, or uniform. He wants PS3 video games(God of War 1,2 or 3, Skyrim).
Maryna (12) wants Just Dance 2 for Wii. She likes Kareoke and wants black UGGS in size 8. She loves music so music down loads would be great!
Plank Family – Adopted by Bob and Nancy Nelson
Landon Plank, boy, 8yrs. Old: beyblade extreme top system ir spin control (blue and grey, any would be ok I am sure), spynet audio bug, spynet video glasses, youth boxing gloves, brava soccer goal with targets, hyper active airhogs race car
Caylah Plank, girl, 3 yrs. Old: Leapfrog tag reading learning system, leapfrog leapster explorer camera, fisher-price smart cycle racer with software (any) anything to do with gymnastics
Kevin, boy, 7 yrs. Old: For the most part both boys like the same toys and would benifit from having the same toys or whatever is chosen for them really. They do pretty much everything together. They play all the same sports and play with all the same toys. They both also like anything Transformers, legos, spynet, airhogs, hotwheels, and beyblades.
Garcia-Becker Family – Adopted by David and Lisa Lesser
Ryan Hunt Jr., 13 years old: He would like to ask Santa Bob for anything that has to do with the NFL Team Steelers. He would really like to have a Hooded Jacket. It can be found at Steelers Official Online Store. The item is called Youth Momentum Midweight Hooded Jacket (Item SKU: 51-273) Size XL (18-20). Ryan would also like a gift card to shop at Tilly’s. http://www.tillys.com/tillys/gc.aspx
Jacob Hunt, 12 years old: He would like to ask Santa Bob for the following items mentioned below: Xbox 360 Live Marketplace Points 1600 DLC; Madden NFL 12 for XBOX 360; Universal Stealth Game Storage Tower by Level Up (Found at GameStop); Energizer Rechargeable Batteries & Charger AA/AAA
Maryanne Hunt, 9 years old, She would like the following: Barbie Designable Hair Extensions and Doll (Can be found at Toys R US); Crayola Creative Art Supply 70 Accessory Set for Girls, Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, First Act Discovery Designer Acoustic Guitar – Dragon Fly Design or the Pink Wedged Hearts By: First Act; Unicorn Pillow pet or Zippity Zebra Pillow pet (Can be found at http://mypillowpets.com/), Squinkies with Toy for Nintendo DS.
Jason Becker Jr., 3 years old: Fisher-Price Power Wheels Toy Story Lil’ Quad (toddler version) or similar product; Toddler T-Ball set; “Playful Penguin” Pillow Pet; Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars, Hot wheel car holder/case; Art set (no paints please); Remote Controlled “Cars” car (Lightning McQueen)
Alexis Becker , 7 years old: Exclusive Monster High Ghoul Spirit Fear leading Doll 3-Pack – Draculaura; Cleo de Nile and Ghoulia Yelps (at Toys R Us), Disney Princess: 23 Piece Play Make-Up Set (at Toys R Us or any type of other Play make-up set there is no preference in colors; Monster High 2GB Digital MP3 Player with Video (at Toyrus); Pillow Pets 11 inch Pee Wees – Curious Cat (Toys R Us), Crayola Art Supply Essentials Bundle (Walmart), Zoobles “spring to Life” with toy game for Nintendo DS. (Walmart)
Ouart Family – Marie Barresi, Keller Williams and her neighbors
Skylar, boy, 13: new pair of baseball batting gloves, youth XL; a new football; ITune gift cards, Xbox 360 live games
Brady, boy, 11: Xbox Live 360 games; fishing equipment of any kind
Jayden, boy, 8: a soccer ball; baseball bat for a boy 42” tall; an easybake oven, reading books for level 3; Xbox 360 game; gift card; Kinnex and a Whip Out game for it
Salas Family – Ralph Quarles Family
Angelo Quintero, boy, 11: blue bike; any type of science toy
Adam Quintero, boy, 8: any Transformers, Hot Wheels Track
Lee Family – Adopted by Chris Melnick and Gina Clough – Double Eagle Title
Laken, girl, 14: a pair of “Miss Me Jeans”, size 5
Erin, 11: Xbox games “Black Ops” and “Just Dance”
Bradi, 4: Leapfrog leap pad and software; Pink
Allen Family – Adopted by Rick and Amy Buchanan
Ryann, girl, 6: *
Deryn, girl, 9: *Both girls would love Barbie dolls, American Girl Dolls, iCarly and Victorious Barbie Doll that sings when you raise its arms
Cintron Family – Adopted by Michael Vandergrift (Washington First Bank)
Joshua, boy, 7: portable DVD player, black, model Sony DVP-FX970 9: Portable DVD Player
Curran Family – Adopted by John and Chris Yaremchuk and Kerry Digges
Susan, girl, 14: From Victoria Secrets - yoga pants, size adult Medium; stocking turrets; “Pink” perfume in different colors with different scents; any pajama bottoms
Jimmy, age 10: still believes in Santa; he likes basketball and football; he loves sports, so anything that can fit his stocking would be great
Gallo Family – Adopted by Nacer Benzekri – NBC Security Group
JOEY: Lego City Police mobile unit, Angry Birds knock on wood game, Mario Kart 7 for DS, Good neighbors @bikini bottom Lego set (sponge bob), Angry bird plush
JOSHUA: Mario Kart 7 for DS, WWE breakdown brawl ring, WWE Triple H & Randy Orton action figures, WWE The Rock action figure, WWE Big Show action figure
WWE Sheamus action figure, Pillow Pet Shark
KYLE: Rocky the Robot Truck, Little Tykes talk to me soccer set, Mickey Mouse clubhouse DVD, Sit n’ spin, Fisher Price fun to imagine workshop project
Mickey Mouse pillow pet
KAYDEN: Leapster Leappad, Fisher Price zoo talkers animal sounds, Pillow pet orca
LORELAI, girl 9: Chocolate mini dot anywhere bean bag chair from Pottery Barn item #3642584, Simon Flash, Scrabble alphabet soup
Hester Family – Adopted by Shiner Roofing and Siding
Carlee, girl, 5: Nintendo DS
Kenney Family – Adopted by Mary Ellen and Mark Hartley
Shelby girl, 14: Kindle Touch
Emily, girl: Kindle Touch
Martin Family – Adopted by Gene and Laura Smith
Stuart, boy, 14: Mask, fins and snorkel
*Please contact the dad; there is a local shop he would like to have Stuart visit to purchase these gifts
Matthews Family – Adopted by Shiner Roofing and Siding
Kamran Lee, boy, 17
Kalon Joe, boy, 16: they would like to get together a basketball goal and a basketball for each of them; a pump for the basketballs and some NBA sweatbands for wrist and head
SGT McClendon Family (Adopted by Kathy and Kevin Shea)
Naje, girl, 9: La La Loopsy doll and clothes (JC Penny, Sears or Justice gift cards)
Miller Family – Adopted by Shiner Roofing and Siding
Alyson, girl, 17: Walkables, Dry Erase Board and markers and eraser, AA Batteries, Barbie I can Be .. News Anchor Play set. Play Video camera, CD Boombox… any kind really, but this one is pink and only at Toys R Us. SMS Text Messenger pink or purple, Bratz on the Mic Dolls
Lauren, girl, 15: Walkables, Dry Erase Board and markers and eraser, AA BatteriesHello Kitty MEGA BLOKS, Smurfs DVD, SMS text messenger pink or purple, ZHU ZHU Pets, Moxie Girlz riding club walking horses, Bratz on the mic dolls
Mylott Family – Adopted by Shiner Roofing and Siding
Megan, daughter: LaLaloopsy mini packs/mini dolls, Gift card for Claire’s (a store for girls)
Pink Figit Friend, LaLaloopsy silly hair doll
Pulido Family – Adopted by Eric and Nina Brugel
Kaitlin, girl, 10: Just Dance 3 Wii game, $40; Kirby’s Return to Dream land, $50; Disney Universe, $50
Kinsley, girl, 6: Barbie 3-story Dream Townhouse, pink, $145.09
Rivera Family – Adopted by Christine Wesbrook and Ron Kellogg
Angel Quirioga, boy, 6: Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 U-Command Buzz Lightyear (ToysRUs)
Ruff-Sloan Family – Adopted by Mary and Chris Fountain
Boy: Lego Medieval Market Village (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Medieval-Market-Village-10193)
J. Stubenhofer Family – Adopted by Jennifer Klaussen and Tim Heil – Keller Williams Realty
Hailey Rice, girl,10: arts and crafts, ballet
Cameron, boy, 7: transformers and remote control helicopters
Max, boy, 3: Power Rangers and Star Wars
Sabo Family – Adopted by Dave and Ambre McLaughlin
Lindsey, girl: Kindle Touch and its case (Duragadget purple genuine leather book stylecase/cover) from amazon.com; American Girl doll “Julie”
Sarah, girl: “Molly” American Girl Doll; IPOD Touch; IPOD Nano; Fijit friend purple plus ear accessories
Rachel, girl: “Ruthie” American Girl doll; IPOD Touch; Fijit friend logan in blue plus the ear accessories
Sanders-Easley Family – Adopted by Gina and Doug Jones
Briana, girl, 16: IPOD Touch or and IPOD, any color; ladies shoe, size 11, a pair of Jordans
Schu Family – Adopted by Glynis and Rudy Canto – Keller Williams Realty
Abigail, girl, 6: Anything Barbie, a Barbie car, Barbie clothes, etc.; Leap Frog Tag reading books, beginner reader level; 3rd season iCarly DVD; Crayola art supplies/activities
Noah, boy, 4:
Shannon Family – Adopted by Wendy Haig – Iron Horse Interactive
Jessica, girl, 17: wants to start snowboarding. She is our oldest and a Junior in high school and will be 17 on Christmas day. Anything from a snowboarding outfit, gloves, goggles, etc would be great.
Vanessa, girl, 15:she loves electronics games and listening to music so I might suggest I-tunes machine or any other. I don’t know much about that stuff.
Sarah, girl, 12: she would like her own computer. Those are probably too expensive I would imagine. She also loves listening to music and playing games. We have a Wii, so more games might be an idea.
Smith Family – Adopted by Peggy and Tom Styer – Blackbird Technologies
Boy, 16: Xbox war games or NFL 2012; men’s shirts (large); pants 30 x 32
Boy, 14: Shirts, XL; pants 33 x 30
Girl, 13: “primping” stuff; makeup brushes; women’s pants size 4; medium shirts, snow boots, size 7
Jessica, girl, 5: Princesses, Barbies, loves the color pink, size 6 regular clothes
Sparks Family – Adopted by Peggy and Tom Styer – Blackbird Technologies
Katie, girl, 14: Gift cards, teenager, likes to be able to SHOP
Thad, boy, 11: Xbox360 MW3, Lego Pirates, and ITune gift cards
Alex, boy, 3: art supplies
Kason: 12 inch bike
Taylor Family – Adopted by Jerry and Jacqui Grossman
Austin, boy,11: Pokemon mini plush stuffed animal Pidove, Pokemon large plush stuffed animal Pansage, Nintendo 3DS, Wii Mario Sports Mix game, Wii Mario Party 8 game. Xbox 360 Forza MotorSport 4 game, Nerf N Force Big Nerf Sword (2), Havoc Heli Control the Skies remote control helicopter, Nintendo 3DS game a) Starfox64 b) Ridge Racer, JLX Fast Lane Matrix Motorcycle, RC Tuner Racer Nissan GT-R, Happy Napper Castle/Dragon, Angry Birds Poster (number C-7), Wii Nunchuk (black), Wii Remote Plus (blue)
Sarah, girl,5 ½: Pokemon mini plush stuffed animal a) Munna b) Sandile, Bobby Jack Monkey/Star Blanket w/ Eye Mask, Disney Princess 3 in 1 Sleepwear Set, Hello Kitty Digital Video Recorder w/ Camera, Nintendo DS Lalaloopsy Sew Magical! Sew Cute! game, Rapunzel Umbrella, Girlie Nails Little Nails for Little Fingers, Hello Kitty Pilot Case, TM! Purse , Olivia Folding Saucer Chair, Olivia Hearts Handbag, Olivia Plush Back Pack, Fur Real Go Go My Walking Pup, Fur Real LuLu My Cuddlin Kitty, Make-Up Case w/ Accessories, Barbie Slippers (size 12-1), Barbi Designable Hair Extensions and Doll, Orbeez Soothing Spa (kids’ foot bath), 42 inch Lying Horse stuffed animal, Toys R Us Sammie the Pup Veterinary Kit, Kawasaki Barbie KFX 4-Wheeler (pink), Fisher Price Barbie Power Wheels (pink), Schwinn 20″ girls heart cruiser bike, Graco Room Full of Fun (doll accessories), Graco Tea Time High Chair, Graco Travlst w/Canopy (doll carrier), Graco Jogger Stroller (for doll), Barbie Flashlight, Happy Nappers Lady Bug (hot pink), You & Me Bunk Bed (for doll). You & Me Sleep Stroller (for doll), You and Me 4 in 1 Combo (doll accessories), Barbie Glamour Camper ,Hello Kitty Electric Guitar * All of these items are at ToysRUs; please make choices from the list; the family would also be just as happy to receive gift cards if that helps save on shipping costs, etc.
Thomas Family – Adopted by the Legler Family
Tamarah, girl,16 and Deanna Thomas, girl,11: both would love gift certificates from Charming Charlies or Bath and Body Works
Tiani Family – Adopted by Laura Hoernig-Rhodes
Olivia age 14 gift cards to hollister,vans, forever 21
Zeppie age 12 gift card to vans,kohls gift card
Phoenix ( has cp ) age 9 itunes gift card, tbc
Rocco age 7 ninjajago legos, beyblade triple battle set,richochet remote car,car carry case,toy paintball gun
Joiebelle age 5 innotab,ladybug tea set,playdoh,hello kitty jacket, Littlest Pet Shop Blythe Loves Littlest Pet Shop: Look-Alike Ladybugs,Hello Kitty Let’s Go Fishin’ Game
Daxander age 11 months sit n stand learning walker,little people zoo
Wilks Family – Adopted by Louis and Chris Wise
Chloe, girl, 11 : IPOD Nano; Kindle; gift certificates to clothing stores Kohls or American Eagle; any type of drawing/art supplies (she loves to draw with pencil)
Youngblood Family – Adopted by Gina and Doug Jones
Haley, girl, 12: IPOD Touch or Amazon Kindle e-reader
Those of you who attended the MAM fundraiser we held for Thanks USA several months back may remember the extremely poised young girls who founded the group. Kelsi and Rachel Okun recently appeared on the Today Show to discuss the group and all the people they have helped with college scholarship. Click on the link Thanks USA – Today Show to watch them in action. Also please visit the group’s website Thanks USA if you would like to consider making a donation.
Keller Williams Realty holds a RED Day event every year. This is a nationwide effort to provide support to local charity orginizations. Since its founding three years ago, the KW Mclean/Great Falls office has been supporting SHARE of Mclean/Great Falls. We held two food drives at the Mclean Giant and Great Falls Safeway on May 12th and 14th respectively. Following is a note the office received the SHARE:
First, let me express the deepest appreciation from Share for the huge outpouring of support from Keller-Williams for your 2 ‘RedDay’ events at the McLean Giant on Thursday, May 12, and the Great Falls Safeway on Saturday, May 14. This year marks the 3rd ‘RedDay’ event you have hosted for Share, and it was our best year of donation volume by far. I especially want to commend your organization and preparation for this year’s ‘RedDay’ which made it such a successful food drive for all of us. The enthusiasm shown by you and all the K-W realtors who volunteered was highly evident throughout the day and contagious for our donors. Thanks for bringing so much community spirit to McLean and Great Falls.
Now for the summary of results from each ‘RedDay’ food drive:McLEAN GIANT THURSDAY, MAY 12 1-Cash and grocery gift card donations: - Cash & check donations = $141 - Grocery gift card donations = $435 - Total cash & monetary equiv = $576 2-Food donations: - 160 bins/crates/boxes (food and personal toiletries) x 35 pounds each = 5,600 pounds - 8 barrels (paper products) x 25 pounds each = 200 pounds - Total food donations = 5,800 pounds
GREAT FALLS SAFEWAY SATURDAY, MAY 141-Cash and grocery gift card donations have not been tallied yet. Derrick left me a large envelope Saturday after completing the food drive in Great Falls. I will furnish you this information by Wednesday, May 18 2-Food donations: - 40 bins/boxes/bags (food and personal toiletries) x 30 pounds each = 1,200 pounds - 4 barrels (paper products) x 25 pounds each = 100 pounds - Total food donations = 1,300 pounds
Included in the food donation tally on Thursday, May 12, were the “Grab & Go” bags prepared by Rick Makely’s staff at the McLean Giant. I recall your accounting that Rick prepared 300 of these bags at the start of the food drive and sold 225 by the end of the day. You purchased an additional 13 “Grab & Go” bags with cash donations for a grand total of 238 bags sold and donated.
The total food donations Keller-Williams provided Share from your 2 ‘RedDay’ events was 7,100 pounds, a new record for your organization and almost double what K-W provided last year. You now hold the 2011 food drive record at Share!! A million thanks for the massive addition to our food pantry. We are confident your donations will provide the bulk of our client needs for the next 2-3 months.
Again, my sincere thanks to Keller-Williams for making your community service ‘RedDay’ event a grand slam home run for Share and for supporting our needy neighbors in the communities of McLean and Great Falls.
–Hunter Pollitt Board Member Share, Inc. P. O. Box 210 McLean, VA 22101 703-284-2179 www.ShareofMcLean.org
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Hello and happy holidays to all, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your support this year to make the holidays a little brighter for the families of injured and killed in action veterans. The “Our Military Kids” organization provided me with a Christmas Gift Wish List of 26 veterans’ families including 65 children this year. Thanks to your help, packages are on the way for 16 of these families. We are down to just 10 families left on the list, but now we are headed into ‘crunch time’. With limited time left to buy, wrap and send gifts we must find people or organizations to support these last 10 families within the next week. If you have been thinking about committing to help…. if you can find room in your heart and your wallet this year…. please let us know before time runs out for these families. One of the wounded veterans I spoke to last week was so thankful when we told him his family would be receiving support with Christmas gifts. He mentioned that he was especially grateful because last year his kids did not get any Christmas gifts. Let’s not let this happen again for any of these families who have sacrificed so much for all of us. If you would like to help make this holiday season a little bit brighter for the children of our injured and killed in action servicemen and women, all you have to do is respond to this email. You can adopt one child, a family or simply make a cash donation. Nancy and I will gladly purchase the gifts still on the list if you do not have the time. Simply give me a call or drop an e-mail to Santa@BobNelsonTeam.com. These are the children still available for ‘adoption’ :
1. Vaughns Family
Jordan (6): Vtech MobiGo Touch Learning System MobiGoCarrying Case MobiGoSoftware Games: Toy Story 3, Disney Cars, NASCAR, Shrek, Mr. Men/Little Miss
John (10): Nintendo DSI (black)
Dejah Miles (15): Women’s UGG Australia Classic Short Boots, Size 10, Color: Black
2. Ellis Family
Juliann (13): New clothes/Gift card to Target, Pac Sun or Forever 21
Joshua (12): Nano Touch I-Pod – Gray or Silver (Purchased through Cash Donations)
Jesse (16): Nano Touch I-Pod – Gold (Adopted by Louis and Chris Wise)
3. Kuinileti Sele Family
(Adopted by Elizabeth Gaffney)
Peter (9): Sony PSP G Handheld Game; black or blue
Serafina (7): Sony Limited Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack (used on Ebay $130.98); pink or purple Kleopatra
(4): KidKraft 65156 Designer Dollhouse Doll Toy; multicolor is fine
4. Broesch Family
Bella (7): Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters Wild Bunch (set of 4) Barbie Horse Adventure: Riding Camp for Nintendo Wii Uno Attack Game Easy-Bake Oven and Snack Center with Classic Light Bulb Oven (mint green) (Purchased by Jenni Blessman – Keller Williams) Magic Tree House Books
Taylor(15): Gift card to a clothing store such as Macy’s (Purchased by Alison Sherman – Keller Williams), Vanity or Maurices, Gift card for gas, Solia 1″ Flat Iron
5. Summers Family
Amber (11): Beginner snowboard, length 140-145 cm
Devan (10): Beginner snowboard, length 132-137 cm
Tristen (8): Beginner snowboard, length 135-140 cm
6. Byrd Family
Nailah (14): Ipad or Iphone (or a gift certificate to the Apple Store or to the AT&T Store to go toward either of these items)
Nia (13): Dell Laptop (pink) (or a gift certificate to the Dell Store to go toward it)
7. Mitchell Family
Zac (18): a Craftsman tool box, the one that stands up with a bottom box and top box (To be purchased with donated funds.)
Jerret (8): Nintendo DSiXL (blue or black)
Serenity (6): (Adopted by Susan Wisely – Keller Williams) A nice, portable DVD player, one that the screen flips and folds down; (Sony has one)
Finally, we would like to thank the following who have already come forward to show their support. The Copito Family, The Borland Family, The Hoernig Family, Rick and Amy Buchanan, Jane and Doug Hanscom, Gene and Laura Smith, The Brugel Family, Mary Burnette, Mark and Carolyn Stys, John and Sally Burns, P.C. Martin, Dave and Pava Cohen, Joan Fiander, The Weaver Family, Louis and Chris Wise, Kofer and Suzanne Black, Richard Moxley, Sue Long, Beatriz Duque Long, Elizabeth Gaffney, Paul Norman Family, Dave Lesser Family, Chip Bay Family, Shiner Roofing and Siding, Sonya Dervenis – Lavender Hill Interiors, Jack Legler – Legenter LLC, Tami Harsanyi – State Farm Insurance, Diane Hoyer – Women Helping Women with Finance, Jill Grossman – LSA Title, Tim Heil – Keller Williams Realty, Michael Vandergrift – Washington First Bank, Laura DeSimone – DeSimone Health and Fitness LLC, Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Susan Wisely – Keller Williams, Alison Sherman – Keller Williams, Jenni Blessman – Keller Williams,
Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season,
Nancy and Bob Nelson (703) 999-5812