Baskets for Ben Osborn

Baskets for Ben Osborn
Posted on 10/19/2021
The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is up and running and proud to announce our Tenth Baskets for Ben fundraiser to be held on Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Queensbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6196, 132 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Press release from the foundation: 

BEN OSBORN MEMORIAL FUND GRATEFFULLY RECEIVES WORLD-RENOWNED TOMMY EMMANUEL SIGNED GUITAR FOR OUR 10TH BASKETS  FOR BEN FUNDRAISING AUCTION – OCTOBER 29, 2021


The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is up and running and proud to announce our Tenth Baskets for Ben fundraiser to be held on Friday,  October 29, 2021 at  the Queensbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6196, 132 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Auctioneer Martin Seeyle returns to lead our event with a live auction of diverse theme baskets.   MOST SPECTACULAR -- world renowned guitarist Tommy Emmanuel has donated a personally signed guitar with the authenticating photograph of the signature!    Additionally, we are raffling a fabulous custom-made Adirondack Firepit forged by Monahan Metals of Glens Falls valued at $500 as well as the always popular Wheelbarrow of Wines by Hope Rosati and Friends.  The  array of baskets  include valuable golf packages; a lottery ticket basket; a YMCA membership; a GF Symphony gift card; an automotive items gift package; overnight hotel accommodations and a hand-made quilt with wine, cheese and crackers!   The tickets cost $20  -- please  join us for great company, delicious appetizers, entertainment, a cash bar and wonderful baskets  to choose from.


We’re gratefully paired with THE FIVE RADIO  STATIONS  OF ADIRONDACK BROADCASTING of Glens Falls as our radio broadcast sponsor and LOOK TV of Saratoga Springs as our television network sponsor.


BASKETS FOR BEN benefits the BEN OSBORN MEMORIAL FUND, a regional non-profit 501 C3 organization which was created in loving memory of our CPL Benjamin D. Osborn  of Queensbury.   Ben was killed during combat operations in  Kunar Province, Afghanistan on June 15th, 2010 while  serving in  the United States Army during Operation Enduring Freedom.  


Ben’s Fund supports children with need in conjunction with over 60 schools in Warren,  Washington, Saratoga and Essex Counties by providing purchased goods and services including electronics, clothing, bedding, food, tutoring, school supplies, eyeglasses, transportation costs, field trip admission expenses, etc.  Additionally, the Fund awards 20 scholarships to qualifying graduating seniors from ten local school districts.  We also donate household and personal care items to 12 local food pantries.


Ben’s Fund has helped thousands of children.  At Christmas and Thanksgiving, Ben’s Fund adopts students, families and local organizations for gift giving, food and cheer.  During the 2019 holiday season, over $20,000 of food and gifts were donated to local children and families with need.  Additionally, we provide clothing changes, healthy snacks, blankets and head lice treatment kits to nurses at elementary schools.  We offer a literacy program for providing books to kids anytime and all the time through our 25 Ben’s Book Stations.  Our seventh initiative provides a 17-item Personal Hygiene Kit to emerging teens; to date over 1,500 Kits have been distributed to schools.


It is our mission and hope that the values of discipline and pride will be encouraged and passed on through Ben’s Legacy.  In honoring Ben Osborn, whose selfless sacrifice and service to our country has inspired us, we wish to help by “Giving  Kids a Little Lift.”  We welcome all and ask your help to continue our mission of helping local children with need.  We are a charitable 501 C3 organization with no administrative costs. 


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