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Past Projects of the Maleno Family-to-Family Fund

Bonnett Family

It seemed like an ordinary day for an ordinary family in Girard, until it wasn't.

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Trinh Family

Upon parking our vehicles and walking up to the next Maleno Family to Family project home, we found a little boy, with bright eyes and a shy smile, standing with the door open and energetically waving us in. The rest of the Trinh family are equally endearing and inviting.

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Casa Bonita - Fairmont Parkway

Casa Bonita. That’s the name Athari Durr has given to her home. It means “pretty house” and the name fits it to a T. 

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Give Back - Mems

Linda Mems reached out to the Maleno Family to Family Fund after trying unsuccessfully to find help from numerous other sources.  A series of unforeseen circumstances created a downward spiral into debt for a family who had been conscientious about keeping up with bills and house repairs.  The situation was the perfect fit for the Maleno Family to Family Fund

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Sherrod Family - W 17th St

Trelane Sherrod, a recently divorced single mom supporting her military veteran son and grandson, received help from the Maleno Family to Family Fund after experiencing a set-back from multiple, large medical bills along with multiple emergency home and car repairs. 

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Smith Family - Clifton Dr

The Maleno Family-to-Family Fund team took down the remnants of the old fence and installed a sustaining, vinyl fence to enclose the entire backyard, ensuring the safety and well-being of a happy child; and ensuring peace of mind for his caring parents.

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Debarah Clinton

In the past seven years Debarah Clinton had at least 6 mini-strokes.  She currently has to walk with a cane and at times a walker.  Debarah's caregiver shared that she worried about Debarah when she was not in the home with her.  The conditions in Debarah's bathroom were such that she could have fallen and hurt herself at any time. Being on a fixed income limits Debarah’s financial ability to pay for repair services on her own.   Without any family to assist her, Debarah tried to make some DIY repairs on her own, but is physically unable to do so, effectively.


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The Osborne Family

Clifford and Jamie had undergone some life changing, and life threatening, events over the years causing a significant financial hardship on the family. While it was obvious they had been trying to make repairs on their home, they needed a little help with their roof, gutters, and fascia.

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Helen Cyparski

Helen Cyparski needed a hand up with a few critical home repairs.  That's where the Maleno Family to Family Fund came in!  Thanks to her neighbor for telling her about the Maleno Family-to-Family Fund, Helen received a new roof, new gutters & fascia, as well as a new heating system (furnace and ductwork) throughout her home, as Helen was using space heaters to heat the home.

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Sornberger Family

Evie Sornberger, 72, has lived in her 115 year old home since 1973.  This mother of 2, grandmother of 8, and great-grandmother of 8 more, has been self-sufficient and a real go-getter her whole life. 

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"We don't want the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' build to be our first and last charitable project; we are committed to giving back on an ongoing basis." 

John Maleno

Founder and President

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