When I started volunteering at the Bethany Nursing Home, I became friends with a senior named Casimir Krolak. He taught me so much about our countries past and the important role my generation could have in our countries future. He taught me about giving back. He taught me lessons I will never ever forget and Cas will always be remembered for all he did for our country Along the way I have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to be mentored by many wonderful people, such as Colleen and Linda from the Red Cross, Sue Pirozzolo of the Horseheads School District, LeAnne DeRosa of WENY and my good friend Dick Walters of the Bath VA. I have always liked meeting people and helping out. I never planned to have a big card drive that would eventually involve our entire country and whether your idea is big or small you too can make a difference. While this is my last year of of my card drive project , I hope to continue to hear from all of you on my website about what great things you are doing. Thanks.