to read our newsletter for the winter holiday season!



to read our newsletter for the winter holiday season!
Guardian Angel Gazette
Serving children with life threatening illnesses and their families in Louisiana
December 2015/January 2016
A special Holiday Edition
This was the biggest and best Christmas Season EVER for our
children and families thanks to all the generous donors to Angels’ Place.
From the gift wrapping, the gift giving, and the volunteer activities we
couldn’t have done it without you. We want to try and mention everyone involved in order to give them the proper thank you they deserve.
Our special thanks to Earl and Al Hyman with Magnum
Medical for allowing us to use their space as our “present headquarters”
to sort and store our gifts each year.
(L) Mary Kantlehner and
Andrea Babineau decorated
a Christmas tree in City Park
for Celebration In The Oaks.
A tree full of Angels’! Isn’t it
beautiful? Also, we entered
the Treasure Chest Casino
Competition and won $500
and 5th place. Woohoo! It
was our first year in the
competition so we are really
proud of winning! AP volunteers, Ursuline Academy,
St. Mary’s Academy and
Mt. Carmel Key Club students all made the beautiful
angel ornaments that gave us
the victory!.
Mercedes Benz in Metairie Make Christmas Merry
for our Children.
Jamie Moll, Gen. Manager of Mercedes Benz New Orleans, and his
staff members adopted several Angels’ Place families again this year.
The children were filled with excitement as the gifts were given out.
Our families were also treated to refreshments and lots and lots of love.
Thank you, Mercedes Benz for being such a faithful friend to our Angels’ Place families.
Thank you, Kiwanis Club of Moisant and the Kenner Central Lions
Club for cooking delicious Thanksgiving dinners for some of our
local Angels’ Place families. Your efforts to help our families are
appreciated more than we can say!
We want to give a VERY Special Thank You to all
who made it possible for our children and their families to have
a very Merry Christmas by adopting a child and/or a family.
1st Lake Properties, Monica Allemore, Brian Grosch—ALLFAX,
ALLFAX Employees, Alpha Delta Kappa Society, Barman’s
Fund, Amy Barrios—Multimedia Solutions, Apartment Association of GNO, Nelly and Herb Bergeron, Ryan Boudreau—B&B
Discount Drugs, Daughters of Isabella, Dyna-Play, John Michael Eddelman, Elmwood Business Association, LA Medical
Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO), Metairie Ridge Garden
Club, Michael Franks Salon, NOMAR, Crescent City Depression
Glass Club, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Kenner Central
Lions Club, First Baptist Church—Covington, Gambino Bakery,
Latter & Blum East Jefferson Office, Scarlet Sisters Red Hat
Group of Metairie, Integrity Carpet, Deep South Chapter Academy of Medicine Surgery Nurses, Jennifer & Perry Pezzarossi,
Captain Don Reider, Mercedes Benz—New Orleans, Cherie
Pasternak, Rob Pinero, Pink Pourrie, Cathy & Lenny Simmons,
Emmie and Eddie Tabor of Alpha Montessori School, Thrivent
Financial, Persons Huff CPA & staff, Ursuline Academy, VFW
and VFW Auxiliary Ladies Post 6640, and Julianna & Jeff Windom. Zea’s Restaurant—Harrahan.
A Special Event!
A Day at the Races Fundraiser
Saturday March 12, 2016
Doors open at 11:00 AM
Full Buffet with desert and
Coffee, tea
Cash Bar
50/50 raffle and a GIFT raffle
$40 per person—
person—Tickets must be
bought in advance
For more information, and to buy tickets, please call
(504)831(504)831-7380 or (504)344(504)344-7446
Proceeds benefit the children of Angels’ Place. Sponsored by
the Elenian Club
AP Families Mark Your Calendars—2016
AP Spring Picnic—March 19, 2016 11 AM—2 PM
St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Metairie, LA
If we have overlooked anyone, please let us know. You are all very special to us.
1st Lake Properties for a kind donation of toys for our kids
AAC Enterprises, LLC for a kind donation
Monica Allemore for a kind gift donation
Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority Beta Chap. for a kind donation
Alpha Montessori School for a kind donation
Angel Wings Foundation for a kind donation
Apartment Assn. of Greater NO for a kind Christmas toy donation
James J. Balsamo, Jr. for a kind donation
Aubry Baye for a kind donation
Herb & Nelly Bergeron for a kind donation
Beta Gama/ESA for a kind donation
Stephanie Bright for a kind Christmas donation
Jean & Rudolph Brown for a kind donation
Dr. Daniel and Melanie Bronfin for a kind donation
Crescent City Depression Glass Society for a kind gift card donation
Charlotte Bordelon for a kind Christmas donation
The Boudreau & Lanelois Family for a kind toy donation
John & Mary Burke for a kind donation
Joseph C. Canizaro for a kind donation
Clement Family for a kind donation of gift cards
Christ the King Lutheran Church for a kind donation
Mark and Debbie Clement for a kind donation
Tim Conrad for a kind toy donation
Construction Financial Man. Assoc. of GNO for kind gift card & toy donation
Francis and Gail Daigle for a kind donation
Judy and Nicholas Danna III for a kind Christmas donation
Marie DeSalvo for donating lovely oyster shell ornaments to sell for Angels’ Place and for party table décor and Christmas cake.
Conor & Grainne Darcy for a kind gift donation
Drs. Louis Cucinotta & Marcia Davila for a kind donation
Deep So. Chapter AMSN for a kind toy donation
Tim Conrad for a kind toy donation
Gaynell Dreher for a kind donation
Josie Dubose, Alfreda Risey, Evelyn Krogh, Irma Pigion, Grace Olivares, Delores Wager, Elaine Morlier, Fran Tabot, Katie VanHaelen
for a kind Christmas donation.
Cherie Ducote for a kind donation of Christmas stocking stuffers
Ed & Phyllis Dusang for a kind gift card donation
Elenian Club for a kind donation
Mark Firmin, for a kind donation
First Baptist Church, Covington for a kind gift donation
Kiwanis Club of New Orleans for a kind gift card donation
Barbara Fontenelle for a kind Christmas donation
Justine Franque & Family for a kind gift donation
Robert Gerhart, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Carrollton, for a kind donation
Greg & Susan Goodwin for a kind gift card toy donation
Mary Granier for a kind donation
Patricia Graver for a kind donation
Tiffanie & Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting for a kind donation
Margaret Wagner/Jeff. Performing Arts Society for a kind donation of
performance tickets
Holly & Michael Judge for a kind donation
Mary Kennedy for a kind donation and Christmas gifts
Kenner Business Association for a kind donation
The Wade Langeois Family for a kind toy donation
Kenner Central Lions Club for a kind Christmas donation
Jan & Robert Key for a kind donation
Kiwanis Club of New Orleans for a kind donation of gift cards
Joyce Laporte and Wayne for a kind gift donation
Colleen LaRocca for a kind donation
Linda Loftin for a kind donation
Chantel Laporte, and friends: Suzanne Wisdom, Suzanne Lanks, Don
DeBlanc, Thomas Corrington, Misty Fogg, Ginny Emory, Donna Rehage, Paul Gregory, Paul Martin, Dwanne Keeney, Kelley
Wendy Luna for office work
Mitchell, Kathleen Parke for a kind donation.
Guardian Angel Gazette
In Loving Memory
Rey Bienvenu in memory of MaryAnn Hosli
Mary Granier in memory of Dr. Julie Bragg and her daughter
Judy and Todd Hrubes in memory of Pearl Cali
Kathy and Tom Romine in memory of Pearl Cali
Kathleen Seacat in memory of Pearl Cali
Cathy and Mike Haeffeler III in memory of Philip Cissiso
Noel Jurgens in memory of Elizabeth Ebert
Judy and John Greene in memory of Jan Greene
Cathy and Mike Haeffeler III in memory of George Timphony
Lauren and Ricky Bosco in memory of Sandra Oubre
In Honor of
Wilson Sexton in honor of Anita Gilford, Angels’ Place Founder
Lena and William Baraldi in honor of their grandsons, Peyton and
Wing Claps (continued)
Diane & Ken Landry for a kind Christmas donation
Louise Nelson for a kind donation
Diane Marchese for a kind donation
Marrero Land & Inprovement Development for a kind donation
Metairie Bank for a kind donation
Metairie Ridge Garden Club for a kind Christmas donation and gifts
Michael Franks Salon for a kind gift donation
Munholland United Methodist Women for a kind donation
New Orleans Hash House Harriers for a kind donation
Jennifer O’Quinn for a kind gift card donation
Chere Perenack for a kind giftdonation
Richard Palasi for a kind donation
Shane Rabalais for a kind donation
Philip Rebowe for a kind donation
Jean Rice for a kind donation
Arthur Richard for a kind donation
Joan Richardson for a kind donation
Mr. & Mrs. E.T. Robinson III for a kind donation
Deborah & Hammond Rood for a kind donation
Maureen Roth, Sandy Shannon for a kind gift cards & puzzle donation
Telecom Pioneers for a kind donation
Thrivent Financial for a kind Christmas toy donation/wrapping/food
Deborah Stewart for a kind donation
Joseph Scholl for a kind donation
Alvin Swanner for a kind donation
Natalie Natal Tatje, Tatje Insurance for a kind donation
Nick Tomba for a kind donation
Shirley Trahant for a kind donation
Dalton & Marlene Truax for a kind donation
The Barman’s Fund for art supplies for AP kids
The Knitwits, knitting club for a kind Christmas donation
Christopher Lazarine, UNO Service Coalition for a kind Christmas donation
Elizabeth & Terry Utterback for a kind donation
VFW & VFW Auxillery for a kind toy donation
Wal Mart #1353 Harahan for a kind donation of gift card
Laurie Waltzer and Dari Adams for a kind donation of Christmas gift
cards and Christmas gifts.
Eve Werner, Dyna-Play for a kind donation
Christy Whiteman for a kind donation
April Williams for a kind donation
ZTA Alumna for a kind donation of 157 angel ornaments for our tree
Zea’s Restaurant for a kind donation
Printed courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as a community service.
Responsibility for editorial content is solely that of the editor
Guardian Angel Gazette
Thank you AP volunteers (L to R) Marie DeSalvo, Carla Segura
and Milly Spear helped with our party registration. Not pictured:
Mary Ann Trask and Dennis Lemoine. Thanks guys!
Christ the King Lutheran Church
We can not say enough about our volunteers. They are the best. Our volunteers
are always ready to help us in anyway to
better the lives of our children and their
families. Pictured here they are wrapping presents for our children for Christmas.
Happy to see Nadia and family
Pictured Right is Santa and Mrs. Claus (Courtney Bullock) with Rummel
High School “Elves”. Thanks Courtney for making our beautiful Angel
Christmas Tree toppers.
Here’s our guy, Brice, partying
A very special moment
Good to see Cory & Ja’mill and mom, Tamia spent with Erik
Thank you Magnolia Aktion Club for your help
Our kids absolutely LOVED the crafts thanks to the
Ursuline 6th grade students. Great job!!
Marquell & Biyren enjoying their breakfast
Ray Ray always happy with his family!
Dylan & Ashley laugh it up with Mark, AP CEO
Katelyn and her
sister, Meghan
with Santa
Lovely Juliett brought gifts for Mark
and staff. Thanks sweetie!
The people who make things happen—Kiwanis!
Thanks to the Operation HeadStart
Alumni and Himasa Wijetunge, our
kids got their gifts delivered and our
families got some good ole TLC
This is what our Christmas is
all about—happy children!
December2015/January 2016
Guardian Angel Gazette
This Christmas was the best ever for the children and families of
Angels’ Place. We received toys and donations from faithful benefactors and
welcomed some new ones. Our Volunteers worked very hard from wrapping
gifts, stuffing bags with presents, manning registration, taking pictures at our
Christmas party, donating gifts to just about anything we asked of them and it
was done with enthusiasm and a smile! We couldn’t have asked for anything
more. The following list of volunteers were at our Christmas Party. Thanks
to everyone who helped in any way to make our children and their families
happy and comfortable for our Christmas Party on December 13, 2015 hosted
by Magnolia Community Services. We are truly blessed by all of you!
THANK YOU SO MUCH….. Angels’ Place Christmas Party Volunteers:
Rey Bienvenu
Herb & Nelly Bergeron
Marie DeSalvo
Mary Ann Trask
Barman’s Fund
Joyce Laporte
Dennis Lemoine
Fishing with Angels
Kiwanis 3rd District
Kiwanis of Moisant
Operation HeadStart Alumni
Mary McDuff
Magnolia Aktion Club
Kiwanis Club of New Orleans
Ridgewood Prep
Carla Segura
Milly Spear
Cathy & Lenny Simmons
Ursuline Academy
Laurie Waltzer
Our Thanks and Gratitude to…
Our Volunteer Wrappers, Sorters, Gift Baggers
and Christmas Tree Ornament Makers
Lydia Botillia
Herb & Nelly Bergeron
Courtney Bullock
Barbara Cozic
Marie DeSalvo
Cherie Ducote
Pat Duplantis
Judy Exsterstein
Hubert and Vickie Firmin
Susan and Greg Goodwin
Sandy Hintz
Dawn Hirsch
Sharen Holt
Maria Jacobs
Larry Kantlehner
Joyce Laporte
Lidia Lobo
Wendy Luna
Donna Mascari
Debbie Manos
Sandy Rose
Carla Segura
Milly Spear
St. Mary’s Academy
Marion Starks
Tim Tamm
Linda Tran
Mary Ann Trask
Ursuline Academy
Mt. Carmel Key Club
Margaret Wagner
You’re Simply The Best!
Angels’ Place
4323 Division Street, Suite 206
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 455-2620
Fax: (504) 455-2622
Email: [email protected]
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