Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. was established in June of 2011 as a small kitchen roundtable action group, to bring attention and awareness of the devastating effects of opioid medications after the death by suicide of 20 year old Michael David Israel.
Avi and Julie Israel decided they didn’t want to see other families suffer the loss of a loved one. The journey started with an interview with a Buffalo News reporter who told Michael’s story. That story got more attention from TV stations. Doctors, patients, parents and the population as a whole are not aware of the danger of opiate addiction. We wanted to find a way to address the overprescribing of pain medications such as hydrocodone and others.
In August, Save the Michaels hosted it's first Employee Picnic at Como Lake Park! Save the Michaels is peer led and peer driven so we are a diverse and unique staff with colorful histories and personalities. We pride ourselves in second chances and offer an opportunity for individuals to grow professionally. We are more than colleagues. We are a family. We honor ALL Save the Michaels employees this month!
“I reached out to Save the Michaels over 2 years ago and was looking for help with my husband, who is an alcoholic and at the time, he did not want to get any help. I came to understand that I needed help too. I have come a long way. I have a new perspective on things that I just didn’t think about amid all the drinking HE was doing. I can truly say that STM gave me the tools to use to keep things under control for ME. Once I used the tools suggested to me, I can honestly say that I was given a voice I didn’t know I had. I can say thanks to STM and their encouragement that my husband is now SOBER for a year and a half, and it has been awesome. SO, THANK YOU SAVE THE MICHAEL’S FOR WHAT YOU DO. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING PEOPLE. YOU SAVED TWO PEOPLE THE DAY YOU CALLED BACK. GOD BLESS.”
“Tapping into the support provided by Save The Michaels has been an absolute godsend. We highly recommend it.”
“I am beyond grateful to tell you that because of your services…I was able to have my two beautiful daughters returned to my care.”
FUNDRAISER/BENEFIT SPONSORED BY THE AQUINO FAMILY FOUNDATION
IN SUPPORT OF SAVE THE MICHAELS OF THE WORLD
and in Honor of The Retirement of Dr. Nicholas Aquino
September 23, 2023 from 4:00 pm - Midnight
St. Mary’s High School
Split club/ Chinese auction
Table Sponsors Available
Corporate Sponsors Available
Food and Beverage Tickets Available at Door
Tickets can be pre purchased by Venmo, Zelle or Pay Pal
Venmo - @Mark-Aquino-7
Paypal – Aquinolaw@gmail.com
Zelle – 716-432-9532
Further details available on website aquinofamilyfoundation.com