Cycle for Survival

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation recently made a donation to Cycle for Survival.

Founded in 2007, Cycle for Survival’s indoor team cycling events raise funds that are critical for rare cancer research.

Rare cancers include brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, and stomach cancers; leukemia and lymphoma; all pediatric cancers, and many others.

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers collaborate with institutions around the world, and have led the way in developing new ways to diagnose and treat cancer.

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www.cycleforsurvival.org

 

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NYC Administration for Children’s Services

The Castellana Foundation’s commitment to the community was especially evident this Holiday season, when they donated turkeys to the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.  Sonia Galarza, Director of In-Kind and Pro Bono Resources, stated that the donation, “brought a smile to our children’s faces and their hearts in these hard times.”

 

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Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation are delighted to hear that we were able to make a difference in their holiday celebrations.

 

 

 

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http://www.nyc.gov/acs

 

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Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Inc.

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef, recently made a contribution to the Meals on Wheels Program of Staten Island, Inc.

 

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Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Inc. –  A brief history:

 

During late 1971, early 1972, a group of community activists met to determine how the nutrition of an increasing number of homebound elderly could be met.

In l972, the organization was incorporated and the delivery of meals began to 28 residents of the Westerleigh and Willowbrook areas of Staten Island. A total of 25 volunteers delivered these meals on a daily basis. For 28 years, meals were made at local hospitals and picked up for delivery to the recipients.

In 1990, Meals on Wheels purchased land adjacent to the office building on Port Richmond Avenue and in 2001, a state-of-art kitchen was constructed using funds donated by local banks; State of New York funding agencies; local community businesses; and individuals. The new kitchen became fully operational by Spring 2002.

 

Today, the organization has numerous affiliations and community partners.

 

The Castellana Foundation is proud to be able to support such a valuable community resource.

 

 

 

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http://www.mealsonwheelsofsi.org/

 

Western Beef

 

http://www.westernbeef.com/

 

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Nassau Kings Wheelchair Basketball Team

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The Castellana Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Nassau Kings Wheelchair Basketball  Team, recently donating $1200 to help spread awareness for the disabled community.

The Nassau Kings Wheelchair Basketball Team was organized in 1987 by National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Famer Jack Graff. The Nassau Kings plays the majority of their home games (along with their practices) at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.

It was Jack Graff’s intent and goal to organize and provide a competitive Wheelchair Basketball Team in Nassau County to promote the sport of Wheelchair Basketball for the disabled of the county and nearby areas.

The Kings is a member of the Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference (estb. 1953) and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (estb. 1949).

In addition, to the team’s competitive schedule, the Kings provide an educational format to different schools in the county. The team members give presentations on such ‘challenges’ and ‘awareness’ at different schools each year.

 

 

The team has accumulated many awards over the years, including the following accolades:

2011 Mayor’s Cup Champions
2012 Matthew Sapolin Champions
2013 Al Youkim Tourney Champions

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation find these athletes truly inspiring and are glad to be able to support their organization as well as their mission.

 

 

 

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http://www.wheelchairsportsfederation.org/

 

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West Hempstead High School

West Hempstead High School is a public high school located in West Hempstead, Nassau County, New York,  and is the only high school operated by the West Hempstead Union Free School District.

 

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Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation want to congratulate the senior class and wish them the best at their Senior Prom Fashion Show.  The Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef,  is proud to donate 30 cases of water to assist with the event.

 

 

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http://www.whufsd.com/schools/west_hempstead_high_school

 

Western Beef

 

 

http://www.westernbeef.com