Helping to make kids happy this holiday season!
This year Franky Brown partnered with the Seneca Nation Child and Family Services to launch the 1st Annual Cousin Brownie Holiday Give Back to benefit Seneca families from the Allegany and Cattaraugus Territories. Their website (http://cousinbrownie.org/) was created to help buy Christmas presents from Amazon and have them sent their way to make sure they got to some of our ace kids!
The circumstances of the past year have increased requests for food, toiletries, and household supplies. Those that were willing and able, donated via Venmo (@CousinBrownie) or PayPal. Franky and his partners made sure grocery store gift cards were delivered to those who needed them the most. All donations (100%) went directly to the community. Every little bit helped, and no donation was too small.
Cousin Brownie also encouraged those to shop local. All though Christmas will have passed by time you read this, if you wish to send direct, mail to:
PO Box 299
Lawtons, NY 14091
For every $10 spent on toys or by cash donation individuals were granted one (1) entry into a raffle that included league gear, apparel and jerseys or equipment autographed by pro players.
The results of the raffle items took place on December 19th, 2020 and winners were announced on Frank’s Instagram — @browniee_83, so follow Frank to keep up! All donations, no matter how big or small, were entitled to receive a Cousin Brownie Christmas card. If you didn’t receive yours, email your address to CousinBrownie83@gmail.com.
As the great Clark Griswold said, “this isn’t charity, it’s family.” Cousin Brownie was inspired by that same sentiment – the love of family and what it means within our communities. The true meaning of the Christmas spirit! In Seneca we say O’tgönönyö:’, which can loosely translate to, “I thank you, I give my respect/love”.