Brother and Sister Officers,

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who bought a F.O.C.O. Holiday Raffle we are able to meet our charitable giving goals for 2016.  The following Holiday Raffle winners were picked at the annual Holiday Party which took place on Dec. 2, 2016 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mineola:

  • 1st Prize – Sgt. Pat Smith 
  • 2nd Prize – Ret. C.O. Andre Martone
  • 3rd Prize – S.C.C. Jeff Miller

Also, congratulations to our other raffle winners:

  • 43″ 4K LG TV – S.C.O. Roy Witte
  • $260 NYS Scratchoffs – C.O. John Vasquez

Also, special thanks to all the members who donated a teddy bear at our Holiday Party.  Thanks to their generosity we were able to collect 80 bears to be distributed on December 15, 2016 at our 13th Annual Teddy Bear Drive.  We are proud to say that in the past twelve years we have distributed over 12,150 Teddy Bears to hospitalized and less fortunate children in the communities that we serve.

The success of our Holiday Raffle will enable us to make the following holiday distributions:

  • Children of C.O. James Barbieri – $1,000
  • Daughter of C.O. Dave Alexander – $1,000
  • Little Flower Home – $500
  • Blythdale Children’s Hospital – $500

Wishing all our members a healthy and happy holiday season,
Joe Cannella