After coordinating efforts for its Valentine's Day program, My Brother Vinny, a charity organization in Yorktown, donated pajamas last week to all 146 residents of the Mohegan Park Home for Adults in Mohegan Lake, as well as to all 50 students at Yorktown Head Start.
Gift bags were designed by Gymboree's Shawn Delonge, 200 cards were written by Mariella and Yenny Aletti, 150 chocolates were donated by Dana Pellegri, pajamas and books for the 50 children at the school were donated by the Pajama Program; and the 146 adult pajamas were donated by My Brother Vinny supporters and members of the Yorktown community.
"They were so happy and truly touched," said My Brother Vinny founder Paula Miritello about the people at Mohegan Park Home for Adults. "My favorite comment was 'I love Vinny. Your my friend.' They loved everything about our surprise right down to the custom bags."
Miritello said some of the people who helped her were Erica Mulleady, Lisa and Michael Grace, Jace Kaufman McEwan, Terri Plattner Dyckoff, Maria Monetti Bilt, Samantha DiPalo and Kenny Beck, Danielle Mascalino, Lynn Sarro, Mariella and Yenny Aletti, Shawn Geradi DeLonge.