Thank you to the Hugill’s, owners of M.O.M.’s on Main in Doylestown, PA for opening their hearts and restaurant, sharing their time and talent, and helping families dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis..
On May 11, 2019, Ferrell Gas in Batavia held a successful propane tank exchange for the community. They generously donated the proceeds to the Foundation.
Board members delivered a number of “Wish List” items to the Child Life Team at Buffalo’s John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
A HUGE Thank you to Pioneer Credit for raising funds to Lend A Hand for Hope. The team held various events in the months of September & October. The money raised will support the mission of the Foundation.
The Foundation delivered "Wishlist Items" to support the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House.
They also toured the beautiful home that brings comfort to families in need.
In supporting our mission to help youth in our community, the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation donated $3,000 to Notre Dame High School hockey program to assist with equipment needs.
On November 20th, the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation donated $2,500 to the ARC of Genesee/Orleans.
This donation will create a Dramatic Therapy Room at the Orleans Rainbow Preschool which will include a Doc McStuffins themed doctors room, stethoscopes, and doctors kits to create a kid friendly learning environment.
One June 10th, students at Refuse to Lose Martial Arts School in Batavia, NY had full permission to break something. In this case, it was boards during a "Summer Kick Off Party" where all proceeds benefited the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. Students at the school range in age from 3-60 years old and together they broke 350 boards and raised $3000 for the foundation.
The OHMS Band celebrated their 25th anniversary of music on August 13, 2016 at the Polish Falcons in Batavia, NY. Playing under a tent on a beautiful summer night, the band raised $2,500 for the Foundation. It was truly "music to our ears". Many thanks to the band - their celebration helps the Foundation Lend A Hand for Hope to others. Besides the OHMS band, we would also like to thank all those who attended and supported the fundraiser.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, O’Lacy’s Irish Pub, Batavia, held a fundraiser at their establishment on School St. and raised $1,200 for the Foundation. A representative from Guinness’s engraved names onto every Guinness glass. We would like to thank owner, Kent Ewell, seen here with board member Mark Napoleone, the entire staff of O’Lacy’s, and those who came out to support the fundraiser and the foundation.
Board members of the Foundation served up some soups and chili at the Ronald McDonald House on Westmoreland Dr. Rochester, NY on Sunday, January 31, 2016. From left, Laurie Napoleone, Ellen DellaPenna and Joanne McInerny. The Ronald McDonald House in Rochester and around the world, act as a place to stay for families with hospitalized children who are receiving treatment. It is essentially a "home-way-from-home" for children with cancer and their families. Support your local Ronald McDonald House, the families depend on it.
On December 15, 2015, the Foundation presented a $1,000 check to Carli's Club at Roswell Park, Buffalo, for the purchase of items on their holiday wish list for pediatric cancer patients and siblings. Presenting the check, on behalf of the Foundation, is board member Ellen DellaPenna, and her husband Matt and son Griffin.
The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation recently made a contribution to the Emma Harris Fundraiser on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Batavia High School. Emma is a local four-year-old fighting leukemia. Friends, family and supporters gathered at Batavia High School to aid the family in its fight against cancer. Pictured here is Laurie Napoleone, center, and Ann Marie Suttell, Pres. of the Foundation, presenting a $1,000 check to Emma's aunt, Wanda Hatcher.
The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation received a donation from the Kelly for Kids Foundation on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Acceptingthe $5,000 donation from former Buffalo Bill great Jim Kelly, is board member Seana Logdson. The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation was recognized during a luncheon at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasdell, NY. The money will be used to off-set costs for the upcoming Michael Napoleone Memorial Baseball Tournament on May 22, 23 & 24. A special thank you to Jim Kelly, Kelly for Kids and Danielle Rotundo of Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia, NY.
On December 22, 2014, Board Members delivered over $5000 worth of gifts provided by the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation to the Child Life Department at Golisano's Children's Hospital in Rochester, NY. The foundation provided blankets, cameras, radio flyer wagons, video games and a rocking chair.
They also presented their second payment of $10,000 towards their pledge of $50,000 towards the construction of the Child Life office which will be located in the new Golisano's Children's Hospital.