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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thank You......

We would like to thank Melodi from Jackson for her generous donation of brand new childrens games and toys!!  They're going to make lots of children happy this year.  Merry Christmas Melodi and family.  PS - her little boy helped me load the goodies onto my SUV sleigh to deliver to Peaches -

We would like to thank Linda's Hats for Hope for their continuing support.  Their donation of hats, mittens, scarves, and other handmade items help keep folks toasty warm!  Pat always looked forward to your donations - Merry Christmas !!
 
Donations have been way down this year - in part I think because we lost our Pat - who had been suffering for some length of time.  She was the glue that held us together - she had her hand on the pulse of our group - she knew what was going where and to whom - who was going to deliver and who was going to pick-up.  Merry Christmas in Heaven, Patty!!  We sorely miss you!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Donations Needed....

We are in need of Christmas donations - but especially needed are gifts for teens as the kids grow finding things for them become harder and harder.. We rarely get donations that work...need things like...hand held games, board games, dart boards, perfume, cologne, make up, jewelry, wallets, watches, alarm clocks, sports balls, puzzles, crafts , scrapbook, crazy socks,oversized t-shirt/sweatshirt w sayings, book light, gloves, trinket box, gift cards , interesting looking frames, binoculars, brain teaser /teen interest books, jewelry box, cranking flashlight/radio, paint sets, nail polish, nail art, teen interest dvd's, candy, origami kits, bath gel, body lotions, music box, scarfs, magic eight ball, how to books--- make up, hair, nails, joke books, etc,  I have gotten some items for the younger children so at least they are started.  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Letter from Peaches

At some point in the last 8 years you either helped or received help from Reys of Hope That is why I am writing to you. 

Last Tuesday 11/10/15, my sister Patricia, who was an active part of the Reys of Hope organization, died. She had been very ill during the last 3 years and her death though sad was expected. Her last 2 weeks were spent in Samaritan Hospice Care at Virtua Hospital in Mt Holly, where she received excellent care. Father John and our mother were with her until the end. Reys of Hope, which was such a big part of her life for the last 8 years will continue on and as always we will need donations for that to happen. 

But right now I am asking for your assistance with something else that is as important. I want to make sure Father John knows that others are thinking of him. Excluding the time when each of them were in the hospital, he was with my sister during most of the hours that they were awake for almost 9 years. That is a long time to now be spending most of his time alone. At this time he could benefit from simply knowing he is being remembered. With the loss of Patricia, and his inability to drive due to health reasons, there will be hours when he will have nothing but time to think. Some times that is not a positive thing. He also will be turning 84 in a matter of days and within the past few weeks has had to move out of NJ into PA ( to an area no where near where he had been living). 

With all of these changes it could become very easy for sadness to take over. He is a wonderful man and I would hate to see that happen to him. His email is not active at this time but if you are willing, a simple you are being thought of card sent thru the mail would be welcome. Please pass this request on to anyone who may have been touched by their kindness. There can never be too much positive energy being sent his way. Thank you~ Peaches Yacono

Fr. John Bellezza 
31 Stoney Hill Rd #220 
Morrisville, PA 19067

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Condolences

For those who may wish to send condolences to Fr. John and/or Pat's family, here is their contact information:

Fr. John Bellezza
631 Stoney Hill Rd #220
Morrisville, PA 19067

Sara Yacono & Family
35 Forrest Avenue
Eastampton Twsp, NJ 08060

Please also remember you are welcome to attend her graveside service at Mount Holly Cemetery on Monday at 11:00AM.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Pat

For those who would like to attend Pat's Memorial Service - it will be held on Monday, November 16th at 11:00AM at Mt Holly Cemetery, 225 Ridgway St, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 · located near Rancocas Valley High School.  Fr. John will perform the service.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Our Pat

It is with great sadness that I write this. After a lengthy illness, our Pat passed away this Tuesday at 4PM. She had been in hospice care for several weeks. Father John was with her until the end and she was able to say a few last words to him before dying. She was aware he was there as was her mother. 

Pat was the most generous, selfless woman I've known. She thought of others before herself - ALWAYS. When I last visited with her - her main concern was Linda's Hats for Hope - because the folks that rec'd them were so happy to be warm. 

Reys of Hope will continue on as she wanted to make sure the important work she was part of will continue. At her request there will be no viewing, there will be a graveside service at Mount Holly Cemetery, 225 Ridgway St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060. I will post details as soon as they are finalized. Everyone is welcome.

For those who would like to send condolences to Father John and her family - please give me a day to get all their contact info as they recently moved.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thank You ....

We would like to thank Melodi from Jackson for her large donation of  clothes, toys, books, strollers and more.   Thank you for your continuing support.  Susan knows when you have a donation that her SUV better be empty.  (SMILE) !!!

We'd also like to thank Chris from LEH for the donation of children's clothing.

Also, a shout out to Heather in Jackson for the donation of little boy clothes and shoes.