The Castellana Foundation builds houses for families in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala

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The Castellana Foundation, Peter Castellana III and Michael Castellana on behalf of the Castellana family, Cactus Holdings and parent company Cactus Holdings, proudly support Fundepaz NYC in effort to provide housing to the people of the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. In an initiative led by Michael Castellana, The Castellana Foundation provided three homes to families in need of Guatamala and the Dominican Republic.

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Here is more information on Fundepaz NYC:

“It is a non-profit organization legally constituted in the United States (Tax deductible – IRS 501 C (3) Charitable Status), created and led by Father Luis Fernando Echeverri since 2001, in New York. FUNDEPAZ NYC, began promoting social and pastoral projects of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia), having as priority the peasants and indigenous displaced by violence, but over the years other projects are being developed in other countries.

We are a group of Latinos with a spirit of solidarity willing to create a Bridge of solidarity from the United States to promote development and change in Colombia, in the Dominican Republic or anywhere in the world where poverty and hunger are the common denominator and so with small projects improve the quality of their lives.”

Here is a letter from Fudepaz NYC in thanks for the efforts from The Castellana Foundation:

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The Castellana Foundation funds contest program for Western Beef retail

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Western Beef is proud to announce that we will now be conducting weekly contests through our social media accounts (TwitterFacebook and Instagram) and our email mailing list (enter your email in the subscription box at the lower right corner). Prizes are funded through the generosity of the Castellana Foundation, whose board member, Peter Castellana III, is also the President of Western Beef parent company Cactus Holdings Inc. So far Western Beef has run many contests with multiple $500 gift card winners and recently a monthly MetroCard. We aim for our contests to be relevant to our customers’ daily lives so they spend their hard earned money on things other than reoccurring expense such as bills and groceries. A recent winner of ours was more than grateful for the financial boost:

“$500 is a lot of money. It’s basically what I spend at the supermarket in any given month so to have Western Beef cover me and my family for a month is a very big deal to me. I’m so thankful. Now I can buy something nice for us that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. I wish more companies did this! I feel like they really are more than just another supermarket.” — M.G., Bronx, NY

Western Beef management has been very happy with the response so far with their contests:

“At first we just kinda wanted to see if there was any customer interest in contests. Shortly after we started our first campaign we realized that this was something our customers wanted. Thousands of customers were participating from all over. While we were happy with the response, we took a step back and made a personal stand in that we wanted to run relevant contests that spoke to our customers and actually served them well. It’s who we are as a company. We serve working families in the inner city.” — Western Beef Social Media Manager

For those interested in our contests please follow us on social media or join our mailing list at the Western Beef website for instructions on how to enter. Currently, the contest is for a monthly MetroCard.

Art from recent MetroCard contest

If you are a company or organization with prizes or services that you think would be relevant as prizes for our customers, then please reach out to us at socialmedia@westernbeef.com.

The Castellana Foundation supports Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens!

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Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr., and Castellana Foundation along with Western Beef and parent company Cactus Holdings are pleased to support Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens promotes unity among all persons by seeking to develop caring communities. Their more than 160 programs provide affordable housing, nutritious meals, recreation for seniors, residences for the developmentally disabled, and assistance to neighbors in need. Through a generous donation, it is our honor on behalf of the Castellana family and Western Beef to support this generous organization that provides so much to our most treasured communities. Thank you and we look forward to continuing our support.

Community Caring Center of the Greater Boynton Beach

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are pleased to donate to the silent auction at the Magical Masquerade Gala of the Community Caring Center of the Greater Boynton Beach. The Community Caring Center was organized by the Boynton Beach Ministerial Alliance in 1987 to serve the needs of the community in a coordinated, compassionate, communicative manner. The organization provides assistance to those within the greater Boynton Beach area in need of food, shelter, emergency finances and other services. They also run hunger and nutrition education programs.

http://www.cccgbb.org/

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East New York United Concerned Citizens

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are happy to make a donation to the 10th Annual Holiday Intergenerational Community Dinner of East New York United Concerned Citizens. The East New York United Concerned Citizens is dedicated to developing and providing the community residents with comprehensive community programs and services to combat poverty, increase community awareness of important urban issues and to develop and generate community leadership by distributing resource materials and conducting workshop and lectures for community residents.

https://www.facebook.com/search/200189526681252/local_search?surface=sist

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Federazione Italiana Baseball at Carmines

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are happy to make a donation to the Federazione Italiana Baseball. I.A.B.F.  Launch and fundraiser dinner.  The Federazione Italiana Baseball raise money to fund scholarships for students and for the earthquake relief fund. Fundraiser being done by Carmines on Graham Avenue, Brooklyn.

 

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Fundacion Teleton USA

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are happy to make a donation to the Teleton USA 2016 event.  The Teleton 2016 USA is a fundraiser event run by Fundacion Teleton USA is a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities through the construction, equipment and operation of rehabilitation centers. Teleton USA have the first rehabilitation center located in San Antonio, Texas. They provide therapies to 600 children and their families from 35 different states. Their goal is to build a rehabilitation center in every state of the United States. Until today they have a waiting list of 1,230 children with disabilities.

https://teletonusa.org/about-us/

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https://www.facebook.com/TeletonUSAoficial/

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International Back to School Festival

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are proud to donate to the International Back to School Festival by the East New York United Concerned Citizens. The East New York United Concerned Citizens Inc. is dedicated to developing and providing the community residents with comprehensive community programs and services to combat poverty, increase community awareness of important urban issues and to develop and generate community leadership by distributing resource materials, and conducting workshop and lectures for community residents; and promoting the wellbeing and betterment of the community by organizing, funding and sponsoring community events and programs where generations of community residents, from the young to the elderly meet in recreational settings to discuss community concerns and issues.

 

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http://www.nycservice.org/organizations/1285

https://www.facebook.com/East-New-York-United-Concerned-Citizens-Inc-200189526681252/

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Fight Hard Smile Big, the Nicholas Pedone Foundation

Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Nicholas Pedone Foundation ‘Fight Hard Smile Big’. With the support of Castellana Foundation, they were able to raise more than $66,000 in net proceeds, which goes toward their mission to help deliver smiles to courageous kids fighting cancer. In 2016 alone, they have granted $250,000 to Cohen Children’s Medical Center to renovate and reconstruct their pediatric oncology playroom. Also funded $25,000 to the Winthorp University Hospital’s Game On Project, which equipped 8 of their rooms with new TV’s, Xbox’s, stands and game library. Also they funded $18,000 to Montefiore Children’s Hospital to help assist with technology upgrade in their pediatric oncology outpatient unit with new iPads, cases and storage.

http://www.fighthardsmilebig.org/

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