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 Nana’s Kids Campaign 2017 – Community Remembers Dorothy Gudger by continuing the tradition of giving…

The Nana's Kids Contribution Site is up and running! --

Members of the Dorothy Gudger family, together with representatives of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard-Riverdale, and many other corporate and community partners  plan to continue with the Nana's Kids, Campaign, named in memory of Dorothy "Dottie" Gudger, affectionately known in the community as "Nana," who passed away in 2011.   Other community partners have included:  Rogers Signs, County Bank - Long Neck Branch with Terry Brewster, Carmen Windsor and Pam Shockley and the Nanticoke Indian Association.

The renamed campaign continues the tradition of the annual toy drive which the IRVFC conducts each year in the Oak Orchard, Riverdale and Long Neck communities.

Carol Taylor, daughter of Dorothy Gudger, addressed the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and stated in part of her speech as she described the connection of community giving: "For as long as I can remember, my mother would purchase toys and clothes all year long in support of the needy kids drive. When the kids went back to school, my mother would purchase school supplies and take them to Long Neck Elementary School. It seems so fitting that so many organizations that my mom supported or lived near and cared about have come together to help honor her memory.”

"After my mother left us in 2011, my children and nieces brought all my mom's donations to County Bank for her. It was then that we dreamed of this day, officially changing the name of Nana's Kids Campaign. When I approached Indian River Volunteer Fire Company a year ago with the idea, I was so excited that he thought this was something we could bring in the local community to collaborate on. So I thank all the local organizations for coming together to support my family and the kids of this community," Taylor said. She and her sister Teresa Gudger thanked the company, County Bank, Long Neck Elementary School, Millie at the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard-Riverdale, the Community Church of Oak Orchard, the members of the Nanticoke Indian Association and other corporate and community partners.



Additional information may be obtained by viewing the following web pages:

* Campaign 2016

Community support perpetuates Nana’s caring, charitable legacy

Nana’s Kid Campaign: Community remembers Dorothy Gudger

* Campaign 2015

• Campaign 2014

• Campaign 2013

• Campaign 2012   

The Nana’s Kids Campaign 2017 is accepting donations of all kinds to continue this tradition of giving and putting smiles on children’s in memory of Nana - Dorothy Gudger.

You may make community contributions at any of the community partners – Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard-Riverdale; and/or Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. 

You may make financial donations via Indian River’s web site and paypal links --

Our corporate giving goal is to exceed the prior year benchmarks of approximately $12,000 annually with a cumulative total in excess of $60,000 and make 2017 a much larger presentation of community support.

In the immediate forseeable future, the Nana's Kids Campaign will be announcing a noteworthy effort for the Oak Orchard - Long Neck communities that will forever place perpetual smile on children's faces in memory DorothyGudger.  In 2017, efforts to contribute to the refurbish a playground at the Boys & Girls Club - Daycare were organized and some funding contributions were tendered to offset costs as well as a moentary donation to the award winning - Delaware Division Wrestiling Champship Team at Sussex Central High School via the Sussex Central Wrestling Boosters Association.



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