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.
Since 1957, Good Neighbors has been helping families and individuals in the community. 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 sixteen 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
2020 Good Neighbors, Inc. Governing Council
MiPresident: Valerie Straw Vice President: Mary Pallone Thornton Treasurer/Secretary: Debi Foss Assistant Treasurer: Wilma McMasters Trustees: George Camilletti, Frank Copeland, Florence Iacobucci, Ted Iler, Phil Martucci, Jenny Siebert, Mike Trinko, Mary Pallone Thornton and Bob Goldstein Council Committees: Valerie Straw, George Camilletti, Wilma McMasters, Florence Iacobucci, Ted Iler, Jenny Siebert, Mike Trinko, Charlene Nevada Krummel, Mary Pallone Thornton and Debi Foss Unit Chairpersons: Cuyahoga Falls - Kim Gaug and Linda Pearson Ellet - Chris Bolyard and Ella Krinjeck Food Center - George Camilletti Green - Patricia Stiles and Dorothy Cormany Superior - Lee Thomas and Wilma McMasters Tallmadge - Candy Lorkowski https://www.bbb.org/akron/Charity-Reviews/charity-human-services-ie-assistance-to-individuals-and-families/good-neighbors-inc-in-akron-oh-90016793