1st Annual Harold Werner Thanksgiving Food Drive

My father, Harold Werner, was the most kind and generous man I have ever known. He would go out of his way to help others, regardless of the situation. Regularly, he would donate to a number of charities in order to help satiate his desire to give. I'm beyond lucky to have had him as a role model and even more so as a father.

Unfortunately, we lost him last year. November 1, 2019 would have been his 50th wedding anniversary to the love of his life, my mother. In order to carry on his spirit and to honor his memory, I'm holding The 1st Annual Harold Werner Thanksgiving Food Drive." The purpose of the drive is to help the less fortunate in our area during this holiday season. 

I live my life everyday to be half the man he ever was. This is one small way I can move toward that goal. A goal I know that would have made him proud.

For the fundraiser, there are 3 different ways to assist the less fortunate:

1) Monetary donations. Make monetary donations via GoFundMe. I will match every dollar donated, up to $5,000, with my own money. My goal is to reach $10,000 with the matching funds in order to buy food for those in need.

All food purchased will be non-perishable and donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the Paterson area, where my company is located.

2) Donate food directly. There is a box set up at my office, EverClear Pools & Spas, located at 144-146 Rossiter Ave, Paterson. There will be staff there weekdays from 10:30-3:30. The office number is 973-998-6886 to arrange drop off. Non-perishable items only please.

3) Volunteering. We will also be volunteering at local area pantries and soup kitchens from Monday 11/25 - Wednesday 11/27. We will assist these agencies in whatever fashion the deem necessary. I'm assuming we will help for 5-6 hours daily, or whatever time you're available to help for.

My father was an amazing man, and I can think of no better way than this to honor his memory. Please consider donating. No amount is too small, and it would mean the world to me and those receiving the benefit of your gift. THANK YOU!!!

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  • Andrew Kabatchnick 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Michael McVan  
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Rob Ward 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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    • $100 
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Jason Werner 
Paterson, NJ
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