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Nana’s Kids Campaign 2022 – Community Remembers Dorothy Gudger by continuing the tradition of giving…

The Nana's Kids Campaign 2022 is gearing up for an exclerating season and will have the family website up and ready shortly!

Over the years, 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.   

The renamed campaign continues the tradition of the annual toy drive which the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company conductsed each year in the Oak Orchard, Riverdale and Long Neck communities.

Carol Taylor, daughter of Dorothy Gudger, addressed the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company every year since 2012 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, Long Neck Elementary School, Millie at the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard-Riverdale, the Community Church of Oak Orchard, and other corporate and community partners.

"FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, MY MOTHER WOULD PURCHASE TOYS AND CLOTHES ALL YEAR LONG IN SUPPORT OF THE NEEDY KIDS DRIVE."

- CAROL TAYLOR, DAUGHTER OF DOROTHY GUDGER

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

* Campaign 2022

http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail?id=46754

* Campaign 2021

http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail?id=44003

Nana's Kids Contribution - Long Neck Elementary School - January 2021

http://www.irvfc.com/gallery/detail/41380

The Nana's Kids Campaign, a charitable fundraising program of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company in honor of Dorothy Gudger, (also known as Nana), presented the Long Neck Elementary School with a check for $8,000 towards their new playground equipment initiative. 

* Campaign 2020

http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail/41048

* Campaign 2019 

http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail/37844?ss=1

http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail/37737?ss=1

* Campaign 2018

http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail/34815?ss=1

* Campaign 2017

http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail/29610

* Campaign 2016

http://www.irvfc.com/gallery/detail/24920

Nana’s Kid Campaign: Community remembers Dorothy Gudger

* Campaign 2015

 http://irvfc.com/gallery/detail/16074

• Campaign 2014

https://sites.google.com/site/nanaskidscampaign/

The Nana’s Kids Campaign 2022 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 -- www.irvfc.com

Our corporate giving goal is to exceed the prior year benchmarks of approximately $14,000 annually with a cumulative total in excess of $115,000 and make 2022 a much larger presentation of community support.

In the near future, the Nana's Kids Campaign will be another noteworthy effort for the Oak Orchard - Long Neck communities that will forever place perpetual smile on children's faces in memory Dorothy Gudger.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support!  





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