Help My Brother Vinny Get a Van Fund!

$19,974 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 54 months
Please help us! We need support! I am hoping with the 5000 fans we have on our My Brother Vinny page, our community outreach and our real work you will all consider donating at least - $ 1, $ 2 or even $ 5! It would truly help us achieve our goal! Having a Van powered by the people :)

My Brother Vinny" is a NYS 501c3. We organize; distribute food, clothing and furniture to US Veterans, outreach groups, shelters and families in need in Westchester County/neighboring vicinities. We run an annual My Brother Vinny/Special Olympics Walk and help local animal shelters and rescue groups in the aid and support of animal welfare. We establish and implement community based events geared towards improving the enjoyment of life, happiness and health of the emotionally, physically and mentally disabled.

Generous donations such as yours enable to us to fulfill our mission of "Helping mankind one good deed at a time" While we incur many tangible items throughout our work that assist in coordinating our US Veteran moves and other services we provide. Like all charitable organizations we have many operational costs throughout or day to day services we perform. We require a large level of storage, fuel, rentals, supplies, special event supplies that that enable an organization to run properly. We also on many occasionals provide many supplemental items to help our charitable recipients with day to day living.

My Brother Vinny coordinates through the VA Montrose with Veterans that have been selected for the HUD-VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program of Supporting Housing Program). Since June, 2013 we have been assigned over fifty-seven US Veterans that we currently have assisted or will assist with their moves. When we say moves we provide all of the items needed to start over through community support and donation. All of the US Veterans that we assist come from many different branches of military service and with varied degrees of disabilities and hardships. These Veterans although homeless are left with a deep sense of pride and have welcomed our support and services because we do not offer a handout we offer our hand in friendship and support. Many Veterans are reliant on community service groups now to assist them and I believe we offer a unique service in our support we give to the Veterans. We do not charge the Veterans anything and on many
occasions give them complete moves on the 1st day they have a key for their home.

Our very first Veteran told me you will have your own Army now and we will help you in any way possible and it cannot be any truer. The Veterans have volunteered to help with other stages of My Brother Vinny community service work, helped us move other Veterans and look forward to future work we will do together to help others.
Through community support we collect and provide household items, kitchen utensils, kitchen tables, chairs, sofa, beds, linens, dish sets, toiletries, etc. The HUD-VASH voucher provides permanent housing for eligible homeless Veterans who are single or eligible homeless Veterans with families. The program is developed for the homeless Veteran, so eligible Veteran families must include the Veteran.

We are a volunteer organization and rely on donations of tangible items and funding to provide our Veteran moves. We do not charge the Veterans and have become the only resource that provides all of the items we supply in one resource.

Please donate to us; please help us obtain our own Van! We rely on rentals to perform our services and coordination with volunteers. We require a large level of storage, fuel, rentals, supplies that enable our organization to run properly. Helping us raise the funds necessary to have our own Van is an essential need.

As we grow, we all grow together! My Brother Vinny began to honor the memory of my youngest brother Vincent Miritello who passed away in 2000. Vincent had Cerebral Palsy and did not walk and talk throughout his life. He is the biggest influence in my life and our mission is in place to advocate and help others whether people or furry friends that need a voice, assistance and joy in their lives. We are together leaving a legacy of good throughout the community and hopefully one day the world!

We are requesting a tax deductible monetary donation in even the smallest amount which will assist us in our operations that make reaching all those we help possible.

Thank you so much!!! Love,Paula



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PLEASE DONATE TO US

While we are in the process of obtaining our own Van, we require a large level of storage, fuel, rentals, supplies that enable our organization to run properly. Help us, continue to help others in need! We truly make things happen.

We are requesting a tax deductible monetary donation in even the smallest amount which will assist us in our operations that make reaching all those we help possible.

To donate please visit our website www.mybrothervinny.org/donate on Go Fund Me or send a check payable to My Brother Vinny, P.O. Box 644, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 - 100% Tax Deductible!
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Thank you all for continuing to donate for our Van fund~ We have been looking in between our charity work and it seems that the Van we need is more expensive than I expected. I am going to figuure out shortly the best way to balance it all! Our charity work is non stop, mixed in with work and everything else in life it takes to run a charity! We need donations! Our storage is $ 550 a month, factor in gas and everything else we do. So, please support us were growing and making a true difference.

Just today, I heard from the VA and they have another Veteran that will bring us to 61. None of the services in place give all of what we do for free and as quickly. True grass roots!
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It's almost the end of the year!! Still time to donate! Funds will be used towards our Van and our services! Storage costs us $ 550 a month! With Gas, Programs and all the other costs we need help! A newer Van costs well over $ 20,000. Please consider a Tax Deductible Donation to us by the end of the year! We are truly making a difference in so many ways!
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Some women dream of jewelry on Christmas morning! Me, I want a extended passenger Van or Cargo Van in Snow White with my logo and Wager Contracting. now who says fairytales can't come true! I had to run out quick to peak at the lots!

Dream Big! @Paulany471 your page!
Van Shopping coming soon!!!!!!
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Sharon Fay
53 months ago
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Hi Paula...Molly's Wish donated to help with My Brother Vinny...not a lot, but hope it helps....luv ya

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Paula Miritello
53 months ago

Thank you so much Sharon :)))))

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Created December 11, 2013
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Patrick Disalvo
20 months ago

Good luck Paula

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Janet Tobin
53 months ago
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Good luck!

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Shelly Robinson
53 months ago

Larry Jensen sent me here

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Larry Jensen
53 months ago

Final Donations from my New Years Day Polar Bear Plunge Fund Raiser. Donations from plus my matching funds: Beth Lusuriello Candy Huseman Carol Hammond Jim Alton Marc Wekkeli Brian Blauvelt Dara T Evelyn P

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Dara Tyson
53 months ago

In honor of Larry Jensen's polar bear New Year's Day plunge

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Anonymous Donor Angels Pledged for New Years Gift
53 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! I am stunned amd will do a world of good with the support given to me! Tomorrow I head to Manhattan to give donations to the homeless for the Holidays with wedges, survival type gifts, coats, hats, gloves, scarfs! I cannot wait to get the Van and get moving! This much needed help is an answer to a prayer! I would have lost this whole year trying to figure out what to do and rented so many Vans taking away from my services! This is a blessing!

MC
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MarEle Boutique December Party From The Couch!
53 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Michael Pitcher
53 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you so much for your generous donation! I truly appreciate your support and generosity!

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Anonymous Donor Angel
53 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you. Merry Christmas!!!

Sharon Fay
53 months ago
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Hi Paula...Molly's Wish donated to help with My Brother Vinny...not a lot, but hope it helps....luv ya

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Paula Miritello
53 months ago

Thank you so much Sharon :)))))

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