Monthly Archives: November 2012

Need for Toys for the USMC Toys for Tots 2012 on Staten Island

On a short note this year we believe the request for the Toys for Tots program will be greater than last year with less toys collected.

If the packs and the troops can collect toys at the meetings and have a few leaders and scouts drop them off at the detachment it would be helpful.

Staten Island Detachment #1
Marine Corps League
46 Ontario Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-447-2306

Gladys Schweiger – Gone Home

Gladys Schweiger, a powerful voice among Staten Island’s non-profit leaders, dies

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Gladys Schweiger, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island, who was a tireless advocate for the borough’s youth, seniors, the frail, and less fortunate, died Wednesday morning in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. She was 72 years old.

Mrs. Schweiger’s firm but compassionate leadership guided and influenced a number of community-based non-profit organizations in the borough including the Boy Scouts, Red Cross and the Rotary Club, as well as the Community School Board, A registered nurse by profession, Mrs. Schweiger began her career in 1960 as a nurse at the former Richmond Memorial Hospital in Prince’s Bay. She spent 18 years of her nursing career at this location. She worked with former Borough President Ralph Lamberti for a brief time as his non-profit cultural liaison. She moved on to the Staten Island Chapter of the American Red Cross for 10 years before taking over as executive director of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island.

[Read the full article here]

Funeral Arrangements

Wake: Colonial Funeral Homes, 2819 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, on Friday, 9 November, from 2-4 and 7-9.

Service: St. John’s Episcopal Church on 1333 Bay Street, Staten Island, Saturday, 10 November at 9:30AM.

Hurricane Sandy Scouting Support Exchange – Staten Island

The past week has seen an unprecedented natural disaster, in our area. It is clear that many people are looking for ways to help those in need, and those in need looking for help.

This page is intended for Staten Island Scouting units who are looking for ways to help others, and units who are working on relief that need additional help.

If your unit needs additional help from please “Leave a Comment” here stating: what you need, when and where you need it, and who and how to contact for more information.

If your unit is looking for a way to help, please “Leave a Comment” with the name and contact information of the primary contact person for your unit.

On occasion, I will add information about organizations looking for assistance.

If you are unable to eave a comment, please contact me.

Links to relief information

Here is a good list of items needed on Staten Island.