Who We Help

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Western New York by donating to 
individuals, families and community programs in honor of our hero, John.
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Ronald McDonald House

$241,800 donated to date to help keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need. 

Pawsitive for Heroes

Donated $15,000 to benefit WNY Heroes, Inc. program that provides medically needed service dogs to Veterans. 


Donate, sponsor and participate at their various fundraising events. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals in our community living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Jim Harszlak Foundation

Donate monetarily and also with auction items at their annual Harzfest fundraising event.  To continue Jim’s spirit of giving by helping individuals, families, and children in need due to unforeseen financial hardships and chronic and life altering illnesses. 

Tom Porteus Jr. Foundation

Sponsor and participant at their annual  Memorial Golf Tournament that supports Juvenile Diabetes.

The Little Bakery

Donations made to support the owners in their unselfish endeavors as they continually help people going through difficulties during these unprecedented times.and also after a break-in to assist in helping them get back on their feet to re-open and continue helping our community.

Feed More WNY

So many more people are now vulnerable to hunger because of the economic impact of Covid-19.  Our $500 donation was made to help those in need during for this critical time

Stock the Freezer 

Donation of 50 meals to Stock The Freezer, an effort that helps support families in need with freshly frozen meals prepared by restaurants within the WNY community. 

Essential Personnel Program

Sponsored meals purchased from a local business and provided to the children of essential employees who are cared for by the Boys and Girls Club.

Heart Love and Soul

Made a monetary donation to help this amazing organization feed, clothe and assist members of our community who have fallen on hard times and also provided all items on their newsletter wish list. 


Donation to support grassroots efforts to eliminate the loss of life from suicide by delivering innovative prevention programs.

WNY Essential Workers 

Handmade surgical caps, headbands and masks were donated to emergency medical personnel in Buffalo during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier

Raised $1115 on  #GivingTuesday and matched $500 for a total donation of $1615 to support the numerous programs they offer to assist those in our community who need a hand.

   Niagara Falls Memorial Med Center

As a way of saying thank you to our front line healthcare workers, we held a Buy One/Gift One T-Shirt sale that allowed us to donate 175 T-Shirts to the staff in 7 essential departments. 

Care-n-Share Food Pantry

Donation of non-perishable food to the Ransomville walk-in food pantry, operated by Inter-Community Services.

716 Little Food Pantry

Our "We Miss Sports" fundraiser allowed us to donate non-perishable foods and personal items to 6 food pantries in Niagara Falls, Lockport, Ransomville, Town of Niagara, Olcott and Lewiston.

Lewiston Fire Co. 1

Donated $500 as a thank you for their quick response to the Brickyard Brewing Company fire. As highly trained and dedicated volunteers to the Lewiston community, it is their mission to provide the highest quality care. Their services include prompt response to fire and rescue calls, as well as emergency medical incidents. 

Raffle Proceed Recipients

One of the hottest raffle items at our annual memorial golf tournament is a wheelbarrow of premium liquor.  

Each year, we dedicate the proceeds for this raffle item to a family or an individual in need.  

Annual Wheelbarrow of Booze

2020 proceeds were awarded to Bridgette Warner, who has been battling kidney disease since birth.  A number of setbacks in her health have caused major financial strain.  

2019 proceeds were awarded to Valerie Marotta to support her battle with liver cancer.  Her strength and incredible spirit continue to inspire us all to go above and beyond; not only for her, but for all of us to do more to help those in need.  

2018 proceeds were awarded to 3 individual families experiencing 

challenging times.   

2017 proceeds were given to Nina Halloway to support her battle with breast cancer. 

2016 proceeds were given to Nathan Brundage and Brundy's Brigade to support Nate in his battle with brain cancer for the second time. Nate's legacy lives on through all of us that were lucky enough to know him.                                                                                                                   

2015 proceeds were given to the Ronald McDonald House. 

2014 proceeds were given to Kristine Pike as she recovered from a major stroke.