Dear Sister and Brother Officers,

It is my pleasure to report to you that our Seventh Annual Teddy Bear Drive was a great success. This year we are proud to have collected over 1,250 bears for hospitalized and less fortunate children in the communities that we serve. This brings our seven year total to over 6,350 bears. This year we are also pleased to announce the addition of “Old Navy” as the first corporate sponsor of our project, thanks to regional director Frank Oliveri.

On December 16, 2010 our bears were distributed to the following Hospitals and organizations:

Winthrop Cancer Center for Kids
Winthrop University Hospital
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
North Shore LIJ at Franklin General Hospital
Cohen Children’s Hospital
The Interfaith Nutrition Network

The following schools continued to participate in our drive: Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacred Heart Academy and Locust Valley High School, thanks to Kristen Smith.

Special thanks to Project Coordinator S.C.O. Nancy Puglise, Commissioner of Jurors Robert Truzzulino, C.O. Chris Martino, and all those who helped collect including: C.O. Terry Pepe, C.O. Janet Walsh, C.O. Rene Costello, S.C.O. Jackie Delaney, C.O. Marc Delcielo and special thanks to generosity of Sally Donohue. Finally thanks to everyone who donated a bear, you helped bring a little holiday magic to a child who needed it.

Fraternally Yours,
Joe Cannella

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