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“Uncle Vito’s” Christmas Parties needs your help!

October 13, 2011

With Veteran’s Day and the 8th annual “Uncle Vito’s Christmas Party” approaching in early December, I ask each of you to pause to contemplate the courage and sacrifice these soldiers displayed so that each of us and our families could enjoy our daily freedom.   Each year we hope the number of injured soldiers will be less, unfortunately, that is not the case.  This year we will be holding “Uncle Vito’s Christmas Party” at the newly combined Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and for the first time a holiday party also at the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.  We are estimating that we will assemble gift packages for over 300 wounded soldiers, 150 spouses/ caregivers, 75 parents, & over 100 children.

I recognize these are economically challenging times.  However, I would greatly appreciate any consideration you could give to providing a contribution to help ensure we create some holiday magic.    If you have the ability to make a donation personally or through your business, it would be tremendously appreciated.  YRF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is 100% tax deductible.  Those of you who might be able to take advantage of an employee philanthropic match program your company offers, please do.  Maybe your department at work, church, school, or neighborhood association is looking for a great cause to give to this Veteran’s Day or holiday, please put Yellow Ribbon Fund at the top of your list.  Your expression of gratitude will provide a lasting memory and many smiles!

We welcome either monetary donations which can help us purchase items needed or you may also consider donating items such as gift cards (gas, restaurant, retailer, cash, etc.), clothing, toys, books, or electronics.  If you are donating gift items, we would need to receive them no later than November 15th.  Monetary donations to directly support the holiday party are requested by no later than November 30th.  However, a monetary donation can be made at any time and will be used to support the Yellow Ribbon Fund initiatives.

All checks should be made payable to Yellow Ribbon Fund. Please forward your donations to Karen Head at Vito Anthony Homes 1235 N. Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307.  If you would like more information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Karen at 248-652-2000 or email either of us at the following: or  For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Fund, please visit or .

Thank you in advance for your continued support.  I hope that the courage these soldiers have shown in their willingness to die for each of us and now their bravery & strength to live inspires you and your family as it has mine.

God Bless America!

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  1. November 2, 2011 6:13 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! So happy for you, more than that, I am happy for the people you have helped and served. Thank you Vito!!!

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