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Rotarians Give Checks to Families of Handicapped Roxbury Boys

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Jillian Spencer receives check from Roxbury Rotary President Gary Ribe and Rotarian Alyssa Greenberg
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Jill Kohner receives check from Rotarians

ROXBURY, NJ – With a little help from its counterparts in Randolph, the Roxbury Rotary Club on Monday gave thousands of dollars to the families of two Roxbury boys with disabilities.

Roxbury Rotary Club President Gary Ribe, joined by Kenvil lawyer Alyssa Greenberg, brought $2,583.50 checks to the parents of Levi Spencer and Jacob Kohner. Most of the money was raised at a Jan. 13 art auction sponsored by Roxbury Rotary, but $850 of the total came from the Randolph Rotarians, Ribe said.

He said the Randolph group learned about the Roxbury club’s fundraising effort and wanted to chip in. William Hepplewhite, owner of the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home in Succasunna – a member of the Randolph Rotary – secured the donation, Ribe said.

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About $16,000 worth of art was sold at the auction, said Greenberg, who served as chairman of the event. It took place at the Asian Diner in Ledgewood (a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor).

“I’m just very thankful for the Rotary Clubs and the community for their support,” said Succasunna resident Jillian Spencer, whose 4-year-old son, Levi Spencer, has spina bifida. The Spencers are trying to make their house more handicap accessible.

“We’ll be sure the money goes to help Levi and our home remodeling," Spencer said. The family is not currently living in the house because contractors supervised by the “George to the Rescue” television program is there making improvements that will be revealed next month.

Across town, at the Kohner residence in Ledgewood, Jill Kohner was similarly thankful. She said the money will help the family afford to install a hydraulic door-opener that will allow her son Jacob, who is confined to a wheelchair, more easily get in and out of their house.

The Rotarians were impressed with the way Jacob, his brother Zachary and friend Julia Kovacs, went door-to-door in the summer of 2015 to raise money for Emerline Tabares, a young woman from Roxbury who was battling a brain tumor.

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