Good Neighbors mission Statement Founders Council
GOOD NEIGHBORS MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of Good Neighbors is to help families and individuals in times of crisis and need with clothing, emergency food and support.
Good Neighbors has been helping families and individuals in the community since 1957. Laura McClure and Frances Watson started collecting clothing in their basements to help those in need. Good Neighbors has grown from the basements of these two caring women to the first organized unit in North Hill to fourteen centers. Currently, our volunteer-run organization operates six locations throughout the community.
Good Neighbors emphasizes the person to person approach believing that the people we help need the personal interaction of our caring volunteers rather than an impersonal hand out.
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS OFFERING A HAND-UP, NOT A HAND-OUT
"We can do no great things. We can do only small things with great love." Mother Theresa
Good Neighbors Founders Laura McClure and Frances Watson
Laura McClure and Past Council President Ruth Lowe
2019 Good Neighbors, Inc. Council
President: Valerie Straw Vice President: Alberta Veri Treasurer/Secretary: Debi Foss Assistant Treasurer: Wilma McMasters Trustees: George Camilletti, Frank Copeland, Florence Iacobucci, Ted Iler, Phil Martucci, Jenny Siebert, Dave Taylor, Mary Pallone Thornton, Mike Trinko and Robert Wilson Council Committees: Valerie Straw, George Camilletti, Florence Iacobucci, Alberta Veri, Ted Iler, Jenny Siebert, Charlene Krummel, Mary Pallone Thornton and Debi Foss Unit Chairpersons: Cuyahoga Falls - Kim Gaug and Linda Pearson Ellet - Ella Krinjeck and Chris Bolyard Food Center - George Camilletti Green - Dorothy Cormany and Patricia Stiles Superior - Lee Thomas and Wilma McMasters Tallmadge - Candy Lorkowski