Fundraiser for Liz Skinner

This outreach is for Liz Skinner of Herkimer, NY.

Liz's Mohawk Valley journey began in the late 1960’s, and has included addresses in Mohawk-Jordanville (Vickermann Hill), West Main St. in Ilion, Prescott St. and Rt 28 in Herkimer, and finally at Valley Health Services in Herkimer, where she resides in long-term nursing care, after taking a fall that has required surgery, ongoing rehabilitation, and full-time care.

Liz retired from teaching in 1997 after over 30 years teaching at Frankfort and Ilion High Schools , where she taught Earth Science and coached girls Cross Country. During the summer months, she started a very successful leather repair business, Liz’s Leather, which became her full-time mainstay for many years. Her business introduced her to people from all over the Mohawk Valley, Upstate NY, the Northeast, and as far away as Daytona, FL and Sturgis, SD.

As her husband for over 29 years, I’ve met many former students of hers, including parents who were once her students themselves. As her partner in Liz’s Leather, we’ve made more connections and friendships than we can count in the local business and biking communities.

Liz and I have worked tirelessly for many years with numerous mid-valley charities and services, helping feed, clothe, and to provide a helping hand to people and families in need.

Now that she is the one in crisis, we are hoping to receive a helping hand in kind. In her present condition, she cannot understand her new and numerous challenges; it falls to me to reach out to all those we strove to help in previous years, and ask if you can help us in turn in our time of need. Anything you can contribute to help defray the expense of her care would be greatly appreciated.

My sincere thanks for anything and everything you are able to contribute.

God bless us all and best wished for continued health,

Jim Skinner


  • robert brough 
    • $500 
    • 26 d
  • Salvatore Brown 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Joey LaBella 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Mary LaBella 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Richard Craft 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team: Fundraiser for Liz (3)

James Skinner 
Raised $1,225 from 14 donations
Herkimer, NY
Alex Fairbank 
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