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Randee Villardi of Giants of Generosity is standing next to Dusty Groody, a purple heart veteran who is associated with the Combat Wounded of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This wonderful organization donated a new wheelchair for JoAnn Bologra of Bergenfield, after her original chair stopped working. Bettina Fowler (standing on the right) is a Giants of Generosity board member.
Days after Carol and Sal Caneriato celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Carol fell down her basement stairs, landing on her face. She broke many facial bones, cracked her skull, broke both wrists, and several ribs. Upon returning home from the four-week hospital stay, Giants
of Generosity provided a stair lift, through Handi-Lift Inc. of Carlstadt, NJ and also supplied a wheel chair.
The joy expressed on Art Matarazzo’s face, says it all. Elaine Adler (L) co-founder of the Adler Aphasia Center of Maywood, NJ is featured here with Art Matarazzo in his brand new electric wheelchair donated by Giants of Generosity, through the generosity of two purple heart recipients, Bob Lord and Bruce Boice (back row) of the Combat Wounded of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Purple Heart Veterans Bruce Boice and Bob Lord along with Julia Torres, who is also a veteran, joined forces to help make this wheelchair gift to the Adler Aphasia Center of Maywood, NJ possible. The Adler Aphasia Center is for people suffering with aphasia that robs one of the ability to communicate, cutting them off from their family, friends, health care providers, and everyday life.
19-year-old Raquel from Clifton, suffers from Friedreich’s Ataxia, which is a debilitating degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. Giants
of Generosity in partnership with Special Child Health Services created a new door opening and installed a wheelchair accessible door that was needed to provide egress to a wheelchair ramp. She now has easier access to the outside world.
Angela injured her ankle while being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy. After being poorly handled in a rehab facility, she developed a very large pressure ulcer on the backside of her hip. After numerous attempts, she was unable to acquire the proper hospital bed from Medicare. Giants of Generosity negotiated a reduced price on a bariatric hospital bed and had it delivered, and Angela is now able to roll off the wound, allowing it to heal.
Alexis had been living on park benches and in shelters for over a year, after her apartment building burned down. The Center for Food Action helped her find an apartment. She then called Giants of Generosity, who assisted her with food and clothing, until she could move-in and receive a donated bed from Westwood Sleep Centers.
While Conrado awaits a kidney transplant, it was determined that an exterior elevator would be needed to help him get out of his home to his dialysis treatments. We were deeply moved when James Boydston of Handi-Lift, Inc. in Carlstadt, NJ donated and installed a $14,000 elevator. Labor was provided by G & L and Sons and Giants of Generosity.
A five-alarm fire destroyed a 4-story apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ. It was home to
more than 500 families. Giants of Generosity immediately contacted local officials in Edgewater to offer support and assisted two of the families with pregnant moms. Monies were raised to purchase new furniture and baby supplies.
Brian was diagnosed with a brain tumor and suffered a stroke. After three brain surgeries, he was accepted into Dr. John S. Yu’s potentially life-saving clinical trial at Cedars Sinai – Los Angeles where patients receive a cutting-edge, cancer vaccine called ICT-107. Giants of Generosity helped facilitate Brian’s five trips to the trial, and we can now happily report that Brian is cancer free.
$446,000 was raised with the aid of grants from the Robin Hood Foundation, The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, KidCare, and private donations to help with gutting, mucking, and mold remediation of 400 family homes and businesses in the NY Rockaways. Giants of Generosity was designated as the depository for funds during the relief efforts, and were given the mandate to screen requests for relief before distributing nearly half a million dollars.
“You stitch the common thread of humanity.
You understand that a person in crisis is not just a statistic, but rather, a living breathing human being with dignity, emotions, and feelings.
God Bless You.” . . . Julianne Barrella
“This note is brief, however, our thanks is enormous
and from the bottom of our hearts.” . . . Lucy and Jim Sabato
Jane, you saved my home from a tax lien
with such a spirit of compassion and generosity.
You are truly my light in the darkness.” . . . Lori Fagen