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Grace Notes featuring Paula Miritello

 

Grace Notes: My Brother Vinny, Yorktown Heights Engine Co #1.
Interview with Yorktown Town Supervisor Michael Grace and Bruce Apar of Chase Media Group Harrison Apar Foundation. 

 

 

 

My Brother Vinny "Day in the Life"

 

My Brother Vinny Veteran #216 Bronx, NY - October 24, 2015

 

My Brother Vinny
Bonnie gets her new power chair

 

2017 Archived Articles

Community & NYS Awards

June 28, 2017

2017 - NYS 40th Senate District Women of Distinction Award Ceremony

MOUNT KISCO, NY – My Brother Vinny founder, Paula Miritello, Senator Terrence Murphy’s Statewide Woman of Distinction honoree for 2017, was guest speaker. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of fifteen women throughout the Hudson Valley. ...

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May 9, 2017

2017 - NYS Senate Women of Distinction Day

ALBANY, NY – Thanks to “My Brother Vinny” and its founder, Paula Miritello, there over 450 veterans in the Hudson Valley who sleep more comfortably at night.

For the past four years, “My Brother Vinny,” a charitable organization founded by Ms. Miritello, has been responding to the needs of former enlisted men and women by bringing furniture and housewares to formerly homeless veterans. ...

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2017 - NYS Senate Women of Distinction Day

New York State Senator Terrence Murphy

Paula Miritello had a chance meeting with an elderly veteran at an Armed Forces Day event and was inspired to establish “My Brother Vinny,” named in honor of her special needs brother. The charitable organization furnishes apartments for formerly homeless veterans. ...

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A Note from Paula Miritello

2017 - NYS Senate Women of Distinction Day May 9, 2017

Amazing Day! It was truly such a wonderful day! We arrived at our NY State Capitol in Albany a few hours before the "Women of Distinction" ceremony to go to the "New York States Chamber" where we observed the Senates reading of the Women of Distinction Resoluton, followed by a tour. We also got to see the photo framed with each honorees accomplishments on display located in the Well of the Legislative Office Building.

It was a beautiful honor, to be chosen amongst these amazing ladies as a "Women of Distinction". We each represented a Senate District in NY, bringing together a diverse group of empowering women. So many generations of ladies bringing passion and purpose with the desire to make the world a better place. No cause was greater, our shared desire to bring change and a betterment to society was evident. It was such a beautiful part of the ceremony hearing the readings, I listened so intently to each story. The world is truly a beautiful place, despite the struggles so many of these women encountered they embraced their heartaches and shared their message to bring beauty and change.

Thank you so very much NY Senator Terrence P. Murphy of the 40th Senate District for the honor of being chosen as your 2017 "Women of Distinction".

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our work with My Brother Vinny, finding our message and desire to help our Veterans worthy of this honor.

Special Thanks to Senator Murphys staff for coordinating today's efforts and supporting our work through this honor.

Thank you so much to my Mother & boyfriend Kenny Beck for sharing this day with me. With Mother's Day this Sunday it made me extra thankful she was here you share this moment.

 

April 30, 2017

My Brother Vinny Walk Returns to Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - My Brother Vinny, a Yorktown-based non-profit organization, continued to “help mankind one good deed at a time” Sunday, April 30, with the return of its annual fundraising walk at FDR Park. At the walk, hundreds came out to enjoy music, food, games and good company. ...

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March 3, 2017

NEWS12 interview with Blaise Gomez

Thank you Blaise Gomez for the beautiful piece on MBV. It was truly heartwarming and we are grateful that you took the time for us. Please help MBV continue assisting our Vets by making a finanical donation today.

Click here to watch our Paula Miritello's News12 interview with Bliase Gomes

2016 Archived Articles

Community & NYS Awards

    August 8, 2016

    Murphy: My Brother Vinny Helps Give Veterans A Place They Can Call Home

    ALBANY, NY – Thanks to “My Brother Vinny” and its founder, Paula Miritello, there over 450 veterans in the Hudson Valley who sleep more comfortably at night.

    For the past four years, “My Brother Vinny,” a charitable organization founded by Ms. Miritello, has been responding to the needs of former enlisted men and women by bringing furniture and housewares to formerly homeless veterans. ...

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    May 18, 2016

    Photos from the My Brother Vinny Walk

    By DEENA BELL

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - My Brother Vinny continued to “help mankind one good deed at a time” last Sunday with the return of its annual fundraising walk at FDR Park. The Yorktown-based non-profit mostly supports homeless U.S. veterans, as well as animal advocacy. Learn more about the organization at mybrothervinny.org. ...

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    June 6, 2016

    Yorktown's My Brother Vinny Reaches Milestone Donation

    By YORKTOWN NEWS

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - My Brother Vinny, a Yorktown-based non-profit, has assisted its 300th veteran. The organization, founded by Paula Miritello, reached the milestone on May 30—Memorial Day. Miritello supported Veteran No. 300, a Navy veteran ('76-'80), by donating a bathroom/kitchen basket and a queen mattress. The basket was contributed by Janet Hecken of Cortlandt Manor and the mattress by Holiday Inn Express of Hauppauge....

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    June 3, 2016

    Meet Our June 2016 Hero: Paula Miritello

    After her brother’s death, a Yorktown Heights woman establishes a nonprofit that helps local causes in his honor. Vincent Miritello lived with cerebral palsy (CP), and in 2000, at age 20, he died from it. But Vinny, as he was known, was not defined by CP, his sister Paula Miritello says. Though he couldn’t walk or talk, he was a loving figure at the center of the Yorktown Heights family. “He was special needs, but we didn’t see him that way,” Paula says. “He was just my brother Vinny, the brother we all loved the most.” ...

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2015 Archived Articles

Community & NYS Awards

  • 2015 Proclamation from Senator Terrence Murphy – Regarding 200th Veteran, August 12, 2015
  • 2015 Honoree, Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill "CHOP" Jan Peek Shelter.
  • 2015 Proclamation from Senator Terrence Murphy - Regarding Paul Harris Fellows
  • 2015 Certificate of Excellence - Town of Yorktown
  • 2015 Yorktown Leo's Citizen of the Year
  • 2015 Proclamation Paula Miritello Day - June 10, 2015, Westchester County, Presented by Legislator Kaplowitcz
  • 2015 Volunteer of the Year – Cortlandt Rotary Club
  • 2015 Paul Harris Fellow, Inducted by the Yorktown Rotary Club


2014 Archived Articles

Community & NYS Awards

  • 2014 Certificate of Merit Senator Ball for furnishing home for Purple Heart Homes Veteran in Pawling
  • 2014 Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award - Yorktown Lions Club
  • 2014 Brandel Murphy Youth Service Award – Lions Club International
  • 2014 Distinguished Citizenship Award by the Yorktown Elks Club for “Outstanding and Meritorious Service to Humanity,”

2013 Archived Articles


December 25, 2013

Let's Help the Homeless on the Holidays

We provide on Christmas morning holiday gifts to over 25 citizens on the streets of NYC. The gifts contain the following – Dunkin Donut Gift Cards, Gloves, Coats, Hand warmers, Hats, Candy, Lotion, Mylar blankets, Sanitizers and a variety of other essential items.


November, 2013

Holiday Food/Coat Drive Party

An annual party that is held the final day of the food drive at the Elks Club in Yorktown.  The day of the party donors can bring in items to donate which are sorted on the spot. The party is given as a way to say thank you to the sponsors and raise additional funds to donation holiday gift giving gifts to the residents of Mohegan park and homeless citizens during the holiday season.  The party features vendors, arts, crafts, face painting, cupcake decorating, games and fun for all the family!


June - October, 2013

Ice Cream Donation Days

From June to October we sponsor a monthly ice cream donation day for the residents of Mohegan Park Home for Adults in Mohegan Lake, NY. Mohegan Park is a private run home for the mentally and emotionally disabled. With generous donations we are able to send a special treat of an Ice Cream truck for all the residents to pick whatever they would like.

 

June - September, 2013

My Brother Vinny Playtime with a Purpose

This is a monthly FREE program for registrants at Gymboree Play & Music. We combine free play, arts, music and dance and also coordinate donation to animal rescues for every event we have. This is our charity purpose. Current registration days March 10, April 7, May 5 and June 9th. Programming will run annually Sept to June. (Jefferson Valley, NY.)

 

April 28, 2013

Vincent Miritello NY Special Olympics Miles for Medals Walk

The Miles for Medals Walk is an annual walk to benefit the Special Olympics of NY Hudson Valley Region. Handle all aspects of fundraising, outreach, event raffles, team management, public relations, etc.  My Brother Vinny assists in raising over $ 25,000 annually through fundraisers which strives to keeps Special Olympics admin costs at a minimum. Available also are fully funded t-shirt that we pay for through donations, food, and team promos. The Special Olympics Miles for Medals walk provides funding for over 3500 Athletes in the Hudson Valley Region that compete free of charge in all Special Olympics Events.

 

February, 2013

My Brother Vinny Mohegan Park & Yorktown Head Start Valentine PJ Day!

Event Gifts given to all 144 Mohegan Park Adult Home Residents and coordination of donation of PJ’s from Pajama Program for all 50 children enrolled in program for low income families. (Mohegan Lake, NY & Yorktown Event.