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I would like to thank each and every person for helping with their donations. Your help means the world to me and it always goes to a very deserving family. Click on the year to see the specifics of what was donated.

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Gotta say this was the hardest year yet.  Not only was I traveling constantly like so many years before, I didn’t have the support I had in the years past.  My mother and neighbor lady (who both have helped me gather and wrap gifts) were both out of commission due to medical issues.  And for some reason it was very difficult to get donation this year.

 

This was the first year that many families contacted me directly asking for help.  I was overwhelmed with all the need that was out there in our community and with little funds I had to be very selective.  A friend told me about a family that we went to school with and once I heard their story I couldn’t wait to jump on board to help.  The family was a single mother that was working 3 jobs taking care of her 2 kids.  She had broke her femur and was unable to work and was in dire straights with bills gathering up and little to no income coming in.

 

I definitely have to point out one business that helped me above and beyond this year.  Luke and Tonya Russell along with their mother Judy Fenwick of Pizza Dude Pizzeria in Pinconning, MI had a weekend where 50% everything sold in their restaurant would go towards my charity.  Then Judy asked several local businesses if she could put up a tip jar so people could donate through their business.  With out this help I would have had to donate even more money from my own personal account.  It was awesome and they raised over $1300!!!

 

We received donations from 2 countries and 15 states and our final tally was $4977.  This was great and I wish we could have done more but half of this came from my own account along with DVD sales so the funds raised were much lower than anticipated.

$4,977

Either way, I was very grateful for all the help and support we did receive and I want to personally thank the following people:

Fine folks that donated their services and/or goods:

 Luke and Tonya Russell Pizza Dude Pizzaria (Pinconning, MI)

 Dallard and Stephanie Leslie H&H Bakery & Restaurant (Pinconning, MI)

 Steve Buczek   Bay County Ice Areana

 Sarah Kile    Call 211 - Michigan Assistance Program

Fine folks that donated money

CANADA

 Jeannine Amm Nanaimo British Columbia  V9X 1V1 Canada

 

 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

 ARIZONA

 Jeff Gilbert  Glendale, AZ

 

 CALIFORNIA

 James Tanaka Fullerton, CA

 Becca Rothschild Santa Monica, CA

 Colleen M Cole Suisun City, CA

 

 GEORGIA

 James Riggins Blackshear, GA

 

 INDIANA

 Brendt Terhune Indianapolis, IN

 

 IOWA

 Patrick McGinn Camp Dodge, IA

 

 KANSAS

 Thomas Hunt Lawrence, KS

 

 LOUSIANA

 Angela Miller Shreveport, LA

 

 MICHIGAN

 Kurt Mazag  Allan Park, MI

 Brian Przygocki Bay City, MI

 Lori Tews  Bay City, MI

 Scott Dieleman Grand Rapids, MI

 MCS Marketing Grand Rapids, MI

 Matt Boucher Grand Rapids, MI

 Jeep VanWarmer Grand Rapids, MI

 The Gorske’s Linwood, MI

 Rebeca Brott Kent City, MI

 Tracy McGowan Lansing, MI

 Adam Salgat Pinconning, MI

 Cheryl Bumgarner Pinconning, MI

 H&H Bakery  Pinconning, MI

 Janice LaBarge Pinconning, MI

 Judy Shaw  Pinconning, MI

 Kay Wheeler Pinconning, MI

 Marty Shultz Pinconning, MI

 Melissa Drouse Pinconning, MI

 Pam Floyd  Pinconning, MI

 Pizza Dude Pizzaria Pinconning, MI

 Purtells Restaurant Pinconning, MI

 Rob Little  Pinconning, MI

 The Laughtons Pinconning, MI

 Jane Frohriep Roseville, MI

 Bonilyn Craven Traverse City, MI

 Matthew Wind Troy, MI

 Pete & Martha Johnson Whitelake, MI

 

 NEBRASKA

 Judi & Bob Salsbury Omaha, NE

 

 NEVADA

 Brian Reed  Henderson, NV

 Derek Stefureac Las Vegas, NV

 

 NEW YORK

 Richard Zufelt Central Square, NY

 Elizabeth McElroy Mahopac, NY

 

 NORTH CAROLINA

 Karen Pocta  Charlotte, NC

 

 OHIO

 Nick Seger  Dayton, OH

 Frank Willson Dublin, OH

 

 PENNSYLVANIA

 Ryan Rogers Bethel Park, PA

 Rich Benford Erie, PA

 David Durnell Sugar Grove, PA

 

 TEXAS

 Chali Mendoza League City, TX

This year I was a little bit nervous. I was going to be touring so much and wasn't sure if I was going to be able to have the time to put this together and give it the attention it so deserves. But my This year was FUN!!!  Once we picked the families it was on like gangbusters with donations in the form of goods and cash!  I was so proud of my friends/family/and fans this year!  They really stepped it up.  Yes a lot of the same people gave again, which just goes to show the huge hearts of the people associated with me, and we also had lots of new friends that helped out huge this year!

 

I feel I really need to point out a few people that really made this year a huge success!  The Soaring Eagles Landing Casino along with Christy Fedak donated over $1000 to the charity.  They did it in a cool way!  Their employees were allowed to wear jeans on Fridays if they donated $5.00 into a pot.  Then every month they would donate that pot to a charity and they chose mine for December.  Talk about exciting!  Then one of my past teachers Dionne Gorske and her husband Gary along with new fan/friend that I met on a cruise Lori Telesco and her son James were 2 families that not only donated a cash sum but they also donated LOTS of gifts for the families.

 

There were so many awesome people that helped this year and each and every donation was so much appreciated!

mother, Julie Little, really stepped up this year and helped out so much that it made this whole year possible.

 

We got a bit of a late start and was only going to help 1 family this year. Even up till about a week and a half before Christmas our funds and donations were looking just ok. But out of the blue people started donating so many things along with large financial donations that we decided to help 2 more families that expressed to us that they really could use some help also. So in less than a week we went from barely being able to help 1 family to being able to help a total of 3 familes.

 

We received donations from 2 countries, 21 states and 1 Ocean!  Yes, one of my friends is a live-on performer for Carnival Cruise line and he was more than happy to help out too.  The final tally was:

$7,286

That is over $4000 more than last year and what really helped us this year were all the large cash donations along with lots of valuable goods and services that made it possible to help out 4 new families and also provide some grocery cards for the 4 past families!!!

 

Unfortunately the very first family we ever helped, “The Wallis Family”, lost one of their children this year.  It was quite sad and even more so to hear that the funeral costs were going to be far out of their reach.  After talking with Rick Steele II from Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, he was very gracious to offer a final bill that was much lower than it would have cost normally and The Rob Little Adopt-a-Family Charity was able to take care of this bill for them.  All Thanks to generous people like YOU!

Fine folks that donated their services and/or goods:

Michael Bergeron   Community Clothing Center (Pinconning, MI)

Luke and Tonya Russell   Pizza Dude Pizzeria (Pinconning, MI)

Stephanie and Dallard Leslie  H&H Bakery and Restaurant

Steve Buczek    Bay County Ice Arena

Lindsay Jones    Clothes and makeup

Dustin Archer    Ipod Shuffle

Bobby & Jody Laughton   Nintendo 3DS w/3 games, Hello Kitty carry case

Lori Telesco    Color Nook, 5 scarves (girls/womens), telescope, WWE collection, Rubix Twist, Yankees tops, "Cars" toy cars and lots more....

Nick & Chali Mendoza   Hot Wheels 100 car-case & 5-car gift pack

Jennell Testa    Makeup, nail polish, hair products

Roseann Buys    Makeup

Gary & Dionne Gorsky   Wrapped presents for 3 families & Target gift card

Danielle Mahlon    Bag of food, lotions, toys

Stephanie & Dallard Leslie Jr.  Legos, board game, Knex, spy net game

Lisa Smith (Davidson, MI)  Walmart Gift card

Fine folks that donated money

CANADA:

Jeannine Amm   Nanaimo British Columbia V9X 1V1 Canada

ATLANTIC OCEAN:

Jeff and Zeljka Shaw  Carnival Cruise Lines

UNITED STATES:

Arizona:

Jeff Gilbert   Surprise, AZ

California:

Alexandra Baerg  Van Nuys, CA

Colleen Cole   Suisun City, CA

Janet Crum   Glendora, CA

Debra Masters   Elk Grove, CA

Madeleine Holly-Rosing  Sunland, CA

Becca Rothschild  Santa Monica, CA

Grant G Schaffer  Temecula, CA

Florida:

Katie Broxson   Naples, FL

James Gilbow   Riverview, FL

Karen and Luke Irish  Wesley Chapel, FL

Luke Pridgeon   Orlando, FL

Georgia:

James Riggins   Blackshear, GA

Illinois:

Jennifer Fox   Lake Villa, IL

Jack Fruh   Lisle, IL

Jeff Watret   Jacksonville, IL

Indiana:

Rob Calow   Marion, IN

Iowa:

Darren Bladt   Clive, IA

Patrick McGinn   Johnston, IA

Kansas:

Kevin Kalish   Lenexa, KS

Louisiana:

Angela Miller   Shreveport, LA

Michigan:

John and Tracy Albrecht Pinconning, MI

Jeanne Beiser   Bay City, MI

Cory Borton   Lake Orion, MI

James L Bourdganis  Livonia, MI

Rebeca Brott   Kent City, MI

Soaring Eagles Landing Casino Pinconning, MI

Stephanie Chant  Pinconning, MI

Kevin and Marcella Collier Pinconning, MI

Bonilyn Craven   Traverse City, MI

Chomas Creations  Essexville, MI

Catherine Davenport  Pinconning, MI

Scott Dieleman   Grand Rapids, MI

Lynn Douglas   Ortonville, MI

Melissa Drouse   Pinconning, MI

Penny Drouse   Pinconning, MI

Pamela Floyd   Pinconning, MI

Jane Frohriep   Roseville, MI

Michael Gaken   Kawkawlin, MI

Brenda Goodman  Bentley, MI

Gary and Dionne Gorske Linwood, MI

Melisa Haines   Plymouth, MI

Michele Hodder   Sterling Heights, MI

Diana Jeske   Pinconning, MI

Alex Jock   Midland, MI

Keith Johnson   Midland, MI

Pete and Martha Bol-Johnson White Lake, MI

My Kids' College (L. Keene) Harbor Springs, MI

Kenneth Kerr   Pinconning, MI

Brandon Krause  Kawkawlin, MI

Bobby and Jody Laughton Pinconning, MI

Cacee Luce   Pinconning, MI

Danielle Mahlon   Pinconning, MI

Amy Martin   Auburn, MI

Kurt Mazag   Allen Park, MI

Tracy McGowan  Lansing, MI

Dustin Norton   Grosse Ile, MI

Tim and Stephanie Pierce Rapid City, MI

The Trading Post  Pinconning, MI

Brian Przygocki   Bay City, MI

Linda Reeves   Standish, MI

Ashley Roberson  Linwood, MI

Chuck Robinson  Bay City, MI

Tonya and Luke Russell  Midland, MI

Robert Russells   Lake Orion, MI

Becky Sexton   Northville, MI

Judy Shaw   Pinconning, MI

Lisa Smith   Davison, MI

Dustin Spencer   Pinconning, MI

Jason Sutter   Lapeer, MI

Lori Tews   Bay City, MI

Kathy Weick   Pinconning, MI

Kay Wheeler   Pinconning, MI

Matthew Wind   Troy, MI

Missouri:

Michael and Bobbi French Columbia, MO

Jeffrey Gase   Kansas City, MO

Chad Hull   St. Louis, MO

Nevada:

Derek Stefureac  Las Vegas, NV

New Jersey:

Julia Torres   Fort Lee, NJ

New York:

Elisa Luteran   Baldwinsville, NY

Elizabeth McElroy  Mahopac, NY

Laura McFarlane  Spencerport, NY

Steven Schutt   Batavia, NY

North Carolina:

Karen Pocta   Charlotte, NC

Lori Telesco   Indian Trail, NC

Ohio:

Brandie Sheppard  Columbus, OH

Oregon:

Teri Poole   Beaverton, OR

Pennsylvania:

Rich Benford   Erie, PA

Laura Johnson   Erie, PA

Matt Lesnik   Butler, PA

Ryan Rogers   Bethel Park, PA

Tennessee:

Donna Kuhl   Cordova, TN

Heather Wilga   Chattanooga, TN

Washington:

Lisa Anderson   Shoreline, WA

Georgia Mee   Renton, WA

Cassandra Welliver  Olympia, WA

Wisconsin:

Danielle Cole   Cedarburg, WI

Jennifer Kostro   Watertown, WI

This year I was a little bit nervous. I was going to be touring so much and wasn't sure if I was going to be able to have the time to put this together and give it the attention it so deserves. But my mother, Julie Little, really stepped up this year and helped out so much that it made this whole year possible.

 

We got a bit of a late start and was only going to help 1 family this year. Even up till about a week and a half before Christmas our funds and donations were looking just ok. But out of the blue people started donating so many things along with large financial donations that we decided to help 2 more families that expressed to us that they really could use some help also. So in less than a week we went from barely being able to help 1 family to being able to help a total of 3 familes.

 

We received donations from 3 countries and 20 states!
The final tally was:

$3,237

That is nearly $600 more than last year and what really helped us this year were all the toy and house hold items that made it possibly to help out 3 families!!!

Fine folks that donated their services and/or goods:

Pizza Dude's 326 South Kaiser Street Pinconning, MI - (989) 879-3774

Norm's Country Place Bar & Grill 201 N Mable St, Pinconning, MI - (989) 879-6676

H&H Bakery and Restaurant 200 S Mable St, Pinconning, MI - (989) 879-4121

The Wallace Family (Our Adopt-a-Family from last year) of Bay City, MI

Stefanie Chant of Standish, MI

Josette Rang of Standish, MI

Kristy Lyons of Standish, MI

Lynn Berry of Sterling, MI

Brian Kohatsu of Glendale, AZ

Michelle Groulx of Pinconning, MI

Bobby and Jodi Laughton of Standish, MI

Heather Brown of Bay City, MI

Michael Bacigalupo of Bay City, MI

Keri Laczko and Family of Sterling, MI

Rachel McCarver of Tawas, MI

Jennifer Meyer Bernreuter and Family of Linwood, MI

Chad Wascher and Family of Pinconning, MI

Trisha Cameron of Gladwin, MI

Julie Little and Rob Little (Pinconning)

Fine folks that donated money

AUSTRALIA:

Jessica Witney Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia

CANADA:

Jonathan and Tracy Griffiths, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Colin Woodboot Hooghiem, Edmonton,  Alberta, Canada

Sandi Parsons, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jeannine Amm Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

UNITED STATES:

Alabama:

Katia Kemp Irondale, AL

Arizona:

Sara Olmedo San Tan Valley, AZ

California:

James Tanaka Fullerton, CA

Daniel Kaufman Los Angeles, CA

Becca Rothschild Santa Monica, CA

Gary Cannon Santa Monica, CA

Colleen Cole Suisun City, CA

Florida:

Michael Schemanski Naples, FL

Georgia:

James Riggins Blackshear, GA

Iowa:

Carmen Davis Ankeny, IA

Darren Bladt Clive, IA

Tad Whittom Lamoni, IA

Shannon Weyant Waukee, IA

Kansas:

Lisa Walthall Coffeyville, KS

Louisiana:

Angela Miller Shreveport, LA

Michigan:

Kurt & Suzanne Mazag Allen Park, MI

Richard & Jacquelyn Cunningham Au Gres, MI

Karen Rahn Bay City, MI

Joseph Wisniewski Bay City, MI

Jeanne Beiser Bay City, MI

Brenda Goodman Bentley, MI

Kerry Griffith Canton, MI

Lisa Smith Davison, MI

Lisa Jennings Davison, MI

Lisa Vogler Dearborn Heights, MI

Jason Sutter Eastpointe, MI

James Block Evart, MI

Trisha Cameron Gladwin, MI

Detroit Shirt Company Grand Blanc, MI

Michael Gaken Kawkawlin, MI

Becky Sexton Northville, MI

Lynn Douglas Ortonville, MI

Bobby & Jodi Laughton Pinconning, MI

Andy & Tammy Kowalczyk and Family Pinconning, MI

Mike & Rachel Floyd and Family Pinconning, MI

Lianne & Greg Wendling Pinconning, MI

Char Gunter Pinconning, MI

Rick Drouse Pinconning, MI

June Foco Pinconning, MI

Nicole Rosekrans Pinconning, MI

Robin Wiess Pinconning, MI

Diana Jeske Pinconning, MI

Kay Wheeler Pinconning, MI

Julie Little and Rob Little Pinconning, MI

Melisa Haines Plymouth, MI

Pete & Martha Bol-Johnson Redford, MI

Jamie M Vince Romulus, MI

Kristy Lyons Standish, MI

Minnesota:

D M Malecha Burnsville, MN

Dawn Doyle South St. Paul, MN

Mississippi:

Jamie O Carpenter Tunica, MS

New York:

Arnold McGall Rochester, NY

North Carolina:

Karen Pocta Charlotte, NC

Amanda Sidebottom Edenton, NC

Ohio:

April Kantz Columbus, OH

Jason Care Springfield, OH

Oregon:

Teri Poole Beaverton, OR

Pennsylvania:

Ryan Rogers Bethel Park, PA

Matt Lesnik Butler, PA

Dianne Hill Greenville, PA

Cathy Palovcsik Waterford, PA

Tennessee:

Donna Kuhl Cordova, TN

Texas:

Karla Farrington Cleburne, TX

Washington:

Cassandra Welliver Olympia, WA

Wisconsin:

Danielle Cole Cedarburg, WI

Jennifer Kostro Watertown, WI

I couldn't believe how fast people donated in one month.

 

We received donations from 3 countries and 23 states! The final tally was:

$2,641

That was amazing!!!

Fine folks that donated their services and/or goods:

Disability Resource Center 1820 N Trumbull Dr, Bay City, MI - (989) 895-5444

Tim Linke of Pizza Dude's 326 South Kaiser Street Pinconning, MI - (989) 879-3774

Diane Stodolak of Final Touch 328 South Kaiser Street Pinconning, MI - (989) 879-3055

Michael Bergeron of Community Clothing Center 303 S Kaiser St, Pinconning, MI - (989) 879-2151

Kristal Corrion from DoAll, Inc. and the Cats Meow Thrift Store 1465 W Center Rd, Essexville, MI - (989) 894-0712

Lynn Berry of Standish, MI

Samantha Rose Buys of Pinconning, MI

Michael Bacigalupo of Bay City, MI

Jan Ensing of Auburn, MI

Jennifer Meyer Bernreuter of Linwood, MI

Fine folks that donated money

AUSTRALIA:

Warwick Greville Balwyn North, Victoria 3104 Australia

CANADA:

Sandi Parsons Edmonton Alberta T6V1X7 Canada

Jeannine Amm Nanaimo British Columbia V9X 1V1 Canada

UNITED STATES:

Arizona:

Michael Farrell Sierra Vista, AZ

Ilin Merza Chandler, AZ

Jeff Gilbert Surprise, AZ

Arkansas:

AG Coin & Bullion Paron, AR

California:

Tamara Detert Citrus Heights, CA

Gilbert Esquivel Wilmington, CA

Gary Cannon Santa Monica, CA

Darlene Kenworthy Oceanside, CA

James Tanaka Fullerton, CA

Alexandra Baerg Van Nuys, CA

Debra Masters Elk Grove, CA

Colleen Cole Suisun City, CA

Love 4 Canines Anaheim, CA

Phil Wright Oakland, CA

Rhonda Hicks Benicia, CA

Robert Fisher Pasadena, CA

Narine Yegiyan Valley Village, CA

Connecticut:

Sleeping Dog Entertainment Easton, CT

Illinois:

Stacey Easley Meredosia, IL

Jennifer Hintzsche Hinckley, IL

Becca Rothschild Highland Park, IL

Indiana:

Rob Calow Marion, IN

Iowa:

Patrick McGinn Johnston, IA

KLM Group Inc. Muscatine, IA

Darren Bladt Clive, IA

Kansas:

Lisa Walthall Coffeyville, KS

Louisiana:

Angela Miller Shreveport, LA

Michigan:

Jamie White Romulus, MI

Lorrie Kinney Berkley, MI

Kathleen Knodell Sterling Heights, MI

Brian Phillips Lake Odessa, MI

Patrice DeYoung Pinconning, MI

Jennifer Jones Pinconning, MI

Do All Inc. Bay City, MI

Martha Bol-Johnson Redford, MI

Sherry Tester Sterling Heights, MI

Michael Floyd Pinconning, MI

Mark Ultz White Pigeon, MI

Susan Schmidt Royal Oak, MI

Anthony Clark Bay City, MI

Pamela Mackey Farmington HIlls, MI

Jennifer Krzyzaniak Pinconning, MI

Josette Rang Standish, MI

Dolly Carlson Highland, MI

Kerry Griffith Canton, MI

Deanna Meissner Rhodes, MI

Lisa Cleland Bay City, MI

Tanya Bushong Linwood, MI

Kelly Veenstra Grand Rapids, MI

Julie Lyons Trenton, MI

Vicki K Wind Troy, MI

Michael Gaken Kawkawlin, MI

Margaret Van Alstine Dexter, MI

Douglas Ammon Royal Oak, MI

Kristin DeBeck East Tawas, MI

Deanna Weed Jackson, MI

Amy Martin Midland, MI

Lori Kepsel Midland, MI

Barbara Hutton St. Clair Shores, MI

Minnesota:

Thomas Nelson Apple Valley, MN

Debra Kocur Lino Lakes, MN

Missouri:

Melissa Gabel Trimble, MO

Montana:

Frank Piocos Billings, MT

Nebraska:

Alexandria Kuhn Omaha, NE

New Jersey:

Julia Torres Fort Lee, NJ

New York:

Michael Miller Newark, NY

Ohio:

Kimberly Clark Toledo, OH

April Kantz Columbus, OH

Oregon:

Teri Balleria Poole Portland, OR

Pennsylvania:

Matt Lesnik East Butler, PA

Kimberly A Rogers Bethel Park, PA

Monica Morgan Tidioute, PA

Tennessee:

Cheryl Anderson Memphis, TN

Donna Kuhl Cordova, TN

Texas:

Amber Williams Dallas, TX

Hyena's Comedy Nightclub Fort Worth, TX

Matina Catania Garland, TX

Sandy Poe-Bush Fort Worth, TX

Wisconsin:

Joshua Carson Neenah, WI

Leslie Young Waukesha, WI

Kim Gravenkamp Menomonee Falls, WI

Susan Cichantek Milwaukee, WI

Bradley Rhode Beaver Dam, WI

Jennifer Kostro Watertown, WI

Danielle Cole Cedarburg, WI

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