ABMCares – Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness and Toys for Tots Is a Huge Success

ABMCares Donation Goods
LGA Parking, Taxi, and Shuttle teams of ABM organize toys for the King’s Inn Shelter located in Queens, New York.

ABM Aviation Landside and Airside has been busy hosting ABM Cares events. During the month of October, ABM’s JFK and LaGuardia teams for Parking, Taxi, and Shuttle operations hosted a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. Led by Shamelie Rafick and Migdalia Marrero, a total of $3,000 was raised! 

During the fundraiser, ABM staff and others from JFK and LaGuardia purchased delicious bake sale offerings and purchased items and raffle tickets for prizes, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital were the happy recipients of the ABMCares event.

During ABM’s Landside December, Toy Drive ABMCares event, Aviation Airside joined in, and once again under the leadership of Ms. Rafick and Ms. Marrero, the King’s Inn Shelter of Queens and Marines Corp in Brooklyn TOY FOR TOTS were provided with over 300 toys for the holiday season to be distributed to those in need.

Julia Lauria-Blum earned a degree in the Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz. An early interest in women aviation pioneers led her to research the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WW II. In 2001 she curated the permanent WASP exhibit at the American Airpower Museum (AAM) in Farmingdale, NY, and later curated 'Women Who Brought the War Home, Women War Correspondents, WWII’ at the AAM. Julia is the former curatorial assistant at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and is currently an editorial contributor for Metropolitan Airport News.

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