Kids did many wonderful things in the 2014. Here is a RECAP of the services and activities conducted in the community.
HONORING OUR VETERANS
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, KDWT ambassadors in WNY made thank you cards and baked cupcakes for five neighboring Veterans. While baking, the kids shared what they thought about veterans day. The kids delivered a box of cupcakes to each Veteran. These veterans were thrilled and very appreciative. They shared special stories and photographs about their time in service.
Left: Mr. Cicero was a sailor in the Navy and retired after 23 years of service. Right: Mr. Curry is a Navy Veteran who served during Vietnam War.
ABOVE Left: Mr. Scriven is a retired Marine Veteran who served on 3 battleships. Right: Mr. Orlendof joined the Navy at age 19 and served during the Korean War .
BELOW: Mr. Ensign is a World War II Combat Veteran who served in Europe. He joined the service at age 19. He received many medals and one thats most treasured is his Purple Heart.
COLLECTING NEW & GENTLY USED BOOKS
In May 2014, KDWT and Park School collected 956 gently used books. KDWT and Ohana100 Club delivered those books to Perry Elementary School in Wyoming County.
In November 2014, KDWT collected and delivered 386 books to Olean Early Learning Center- YMCA of the Twin Tier. This program services 3 counties, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in Western New York and 1 in Pennsylvania. These books will help the program build their community library. Thank You to our partners 7th Graders at St. Peter & Paul and Mrs. Young’s Daisy Troop, Mrs. Pace and Gelber & O’Connell for making this distribution possible.
n Tuesday November 11, 2014, KDWT ambassadors in WNY made thank you cards and baked cupcakes for 5 neighboring Veterans. While baking, the kids shared what they thought about veterans day.
The kids delivered a box of cupcakes to each Veteran. These veterans were thrilled and very appreciative. They shared special stories and photographs about their time in service.
n December 2014, KDWT WNY adopted two families for the holiday. Adoption made possible by Clarence Community Pantry. Special Thanks to the five families who donated gifts.
As part of December 2014 holiday giving, KDWT Hawaii visited Ka Punawai Ola, a senior nursing home in Kapolei, Hawaii. Kids presented a holiday fruit and sock basket and entertained seniors with a violin, dancing and singing performance. Thank you to Ms. Leilani and Staff for allowing KDWT the opportunity to share the Joy of Giving this holiday.