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Spaghetti dinner for woman with terminal cancer tomorrow
Release Date: November 14, 2015

Sunday, November 15 from 12noon - 5pm
$15 per person...$5 per child 6- 10, children under 5 free
Spaghetti Fundraiser!
Music / Raffles / Firehouse fun for kids

Ardsley Firehouse, 505 Ashford Avenue
Ardsley Varsity Football Team invites you to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Shivonie Hoobraj and Sons. Earlier this September the community became aware that one of the boys of the Ardsley HS Varsity football team has a mom with terminal cancer.

The Ardsley Panther Varsity Football team is rallying behind their teammate and his family and is planning a "spaghetti dinner" Sunday, November 15 at the Ardsley Fire House to inspire support and help raise funds. Our teams and their young members learn life lessons both on and off the field, and this event is a true act of leadership and camaraderie. We hope you and your family will attend and show your support and care in any way you can. You don't have to live in Ardsley to join us at this community event.
Early this September, we became aware that one of the boys on the Ardsley HS varsity football team had a mom – Shivonie Hoobraj - with late stage aggressive  cancer.  Upon speaking to her and learning more, we found out she is a single Mom with 2 sons – one in 9th grade, the other one in 11th – battling terminal leukemia.  She has been told that she has 18 months left, and no treatments are working.
One of her sons started a ‘GoFundMe’ for her as they are struggling with enormous medical bills, as you can imagine.  The team and team parents have donated / parents have provided meals for the family, but we wanted to do more so we came up with the idea to do a fundraising spaghetti dinner for Shivonie, scheduled for 11/15 at the Ardsley firehouse.  The team will be planning and participating in the event, as well as other members of the Ardsley HS and beyond community.
Paul Feiner

Another group that has asked me to advise that they are seeking assistance…Westchester Basket Brigade - Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
Please help us feed families in need this Thanksgiving!  NYC (& Westchester) Basket Brigade, Inc. is a registered IRS 501(c)3 and  they partner with many other Westchester and NYC Not-For-Profit organizations. In the past three years, they have fed more than 3000 people and this year their goal is to feed2000 people.   This year they have also partnered with the Theodore Young Community Center to feed more families in need in the local Greenburgh community.
Volunteers Still Needed
Please register to volunteer here, now:

Please be sure to indicate whether you have a car and which day(s) you can help. If you have a hand truck or cart of some kind, please bring it!  Children are welcome!  If you have questions, please contact us by e-mail at nycbbvolunteers@gmail.com
For more information, you can visit our website here: 



FRIDAY, November 20, 2015 –  6:00 PM
Pickup food from Costco/Supermarkets and deliver to Our Lady of Shkodra Church
SATURDAY, November 21, 2015 – 9:00 AM
Assemble baskets at Our Lady of Shkodra Church and deliver baskets to individual families. 
Our Lady of Shkodra Church, 361 West Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530    (Across from Fire House up the hill) 

Not for Profit Partners
Westchester County, NY
1) Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless http://www.westchestercoalition.org/
2) Food Bank for Westchester http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org/index.shtml
3) Hope Community Services, New Rochelle, NY –http://hopecommunityservices.org/
4) Theodore D. Young Community Center, Greenburgh, NY –http://www.tdycc.org/


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