The Naumes Family
The Naumes family and their Company, Naumes Inc., one of the primary pear growers and fruit distributers in our area, added to their generous support to our Council during 2009. The Naumes family has been, and continues to be, one of the more significant supporters of our Council’s recent Capital Program, our fundraising events, and our ongoing service providing costs. There is no question, that if it wasn’t for Mike, Laura, Sue, Sister Mary Pat, Cynthia, Joe and Sean Naumes and The Joseph and Frances Naumes Family Foundation, St. Vincent’s ability to update and expand our physical plant and meet the increasing demand for helping the needy in our area would be significantly reduced.
The process for the Naumes Familys’ helping SVDP help the needy is associated with their starting a program titled “Donate Fruit” during the last part of 2009. This program involves the company donating one pound of fresh fruit for every pound of fruit sold. The “Donate Fruit” program can be reached at www.naumesfruitgifts.com. The donated fruit is distributed to charitable agencies, like St. Vincent’s, as sales take place. Providing good fresh fruit to needy families and individuals has always been a challenge for our Council, and the Naumes Inc. program helps us meet that challenge in ways that were not possible before. A heartfelt thanks goes out to this special family and their company.