We Challenge You – Bigger Donation from Galloway’s than Nick’s Pizza!

Galloways Flyer.001

Click: Galloway’s Menu Online

Click: Galloway’s Flyer

(flyer can be used for marketing purposes & is not required to participate in the fundraiser)

How much can a little, ‘ole, local sub shop raise?… compared to a large, well-established, local pizza place? Well, how ’bout we give it a try!?

Galloway’s Chicago Subs is donating 50% of NET SALES to Steve Bimbi & Family. Yes folks, this is 100% true!

(Versus 25% true at our previous venue, namely Nick’s Pizza. Yes, we were told “100% of net sales” at our previous benefit. But, apparently there was a “misprint” in THEIR fundraising materials. So, their contribution was 25% of OUR net sales for the night…)

Now…In walks the “Underdog”…Galloway’s Chicago Subs…ready to step it up and contribute 50% of net sales on Wednesday, November 20, from 10:30am – 8:00pm.

So, everyone, WE ARE BACK! And ready for Round #2! Ready to descend our masses of people upon Galloway’s.

We challenge you to help Galloway’s, a little ‘ole sub shop, raise more $ than Nick’s Pizza!

Ready, Set, Go! … Share the word!! Email, Facebook, Twitter…everywhere you have friends…you have one week to get the word out!

The Galloway Family lives and plays among us as they are also a local, Crystal Lake family with children in District 47 & 155.  A huge thank you to the Galloway Family for your hard work, huge heart, and contributions.

Thanks to Charlie at Kwik Kopy in Crystal Lake for printing the flyers for this fundraiser.


“Bunco For Bimbi” – Thanks to Chen Chinese Cuisine


This afternoon of love, brought Steve and Renate’s family and friends together for a few games of Bunco, raffle prizes, and a beautiful buffet luncheon provided by Chen Chinese Cuisine in Lake In The Hills. Ming and Suya Chen were gracious hosts of this benefit offering 100% towards the Bimbi Family. Thanks to their kind hearts, this benefit raised nearly $2,000.

Thank you to the Chen Family from the Bimbi Family!

We all missed our beloved Steve at this event. Together, the family prayed for his strength and recovery.

Chen's offered an elaborate selection of our Chinese favorites.

Chen’s offered an elaborate selection of our Chinese favorites.

Lots of raffle prizes!!

Lots of raffle prizes!!

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Successful!! – “Benefit for Bimbi” at Nick’s Pizza

The community came together on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Nick’s Pizza in near record amounts.  It was a great testament to Steve and Renate and their character as they have befriended so many people throughout various groups.

Not only was the pizza and service great but the basket raffle and the silent auction was plentiful!  Thanks to everyone who participated!  The raffle and auction generated an amount beyond our expectations.  Individuals and businesses readily donated items to Steve and the success in fundraising couldn’t have been possible without these donations.  The impressive fundraising from the basket raffle and silent auction proves that this community is awesome!

Renate and Steve were presented with a  contribution from Nick Sarillo from Nick’s Pizza & Pub as part of the “Benefit for Bimbi.” This monetary contribution is greatly appreciated by the Bimbi Family as it too will help Steve during his rehabilitation phase. Thanks to Nick and the entire staff from Nick’s Pizza who were great hosts of the night.  Your support and efforts behind the scenes helped make this night great! 100% of the profits from net sales were donated back to the Bimbi Family, in the amount of $3,471.62. There was a lot of pizza going out that night!!

Renate Gives Thanks:

“Just wanted to send a HUGE Thank You out to everyone who came to support the Bimbi family at Nick’s Pizza. The show of support was tremendous. The success of the basket raffle and silent auction was even greater, thanks to the hard work and efforts of so many of our friends  I love you guys soooo much!!!”Nick Sarillo of Nick's Pizza & Pub and Renate Bimbi

Nick Sarillo of Nick’s Pizza & Pub and Renate Bimbi

Steve Gives Thanks to All

My family and I would just like to send a HUGE Thank You 


to Nick’s Pizza and the organizers behind the “Benefit for Bimbi” event.

We are so grateful to our friends, family, fellow letter carriers and many who don’t even know us, that have come together to offer comfort and assistance to our family during this difficult time.

I have endured 3 major surgeries and made great progress in managing some wheelchair moves. J  I look forward to transferring home soon, where I long to be closer to my wife and children and can begin the next phase in my rehabilitation.

The next few months will focus on gaining upper body strength through physical therapy and continuing to allow my broken body a chance to heal from the initial critical injuries.  The fundraising efforts will help to manage long term medical expenses and physical therapy equipment which will all be essential in learning to stand and walk again someday.  For this I am eternally grateful.    

This accident has allowed me to reevaluate many things in life that we often take for granted.  I have never felt more blessed than I am today,to know that we are in the thoughts and prayers of so many wonderful people.

 God Bless each and everyone one of you ❤ ❤ ❤

 Steve Bimbi

Benefit for Bimbi at Nick’s Pizza

The community of Crystal Lake is gathering at Nick’s Pizza in Crystal Lake, IL to support a benefit for Steve Bimbi and his family where 100% of the net sales generated will be graciously donated by Nick’s Pizza.

On October 23, between 4 pm – 10 pm, please join us for the best pizza in town while supporting a great local family.

Nick’s Pizza is honoring dine-in or carry-out orders.  If you prefer carry-out, please swing by Nick’s to participate in the silent auction & raffles.   Print Nick’s Dine-n-Share Flyer here and share with friends. Presentation of the flyer at Nick’s is not required to participate in the benefit.

Wear your team jersey, school spirit wear, or favorite sports team attire.

Participate in the silent auction and basket raffle for unique items including restaurant gift certificates, rounds of golf & golf instruction, sports collectibles, tickets, a weekend get-a-way to St Louis, MO, surprises from Drury Outdoors and Docs Harley Davidson among many other items.

Help your favorite NFL team win…see which team can raise the most money…Bears vs. Packers!!

Come prepared to support the Bimbi Family!

If you are unable to attend, please consider an immediate donation to the family via Paypal.

Should you have items to donate towards the silent auction or basket raffle, please contact Debbie at ddeboer3@yahoo.com before Oct. 20.

Contact Laura at jacklaura@sbcglobal.net or Debbie at ddeboer3@yahoo.com.