The Cubby presents donation

14 years ago

By Barbara Scott
Staff Writer

The Cubby, located in the former Powers Theatre building in Caribou, owned by Cindy and Chris Johnson, is a unique thrift shop but it’s much more than that. The Johnsons’ son Kaleb “Cubby”, was diagnosed with a life threatening illness as an infant so they are no strangers to the continuing challenges that families are faced with situations such as this, including the costs of travel and medical care.

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Linda Harvey, left, accepts a $1,200 donation for the Carl Robert Dream Foundation from Cindy Johnson owner of The Cubby, in Caribou. The Foundation, is named after Carl Robert Langley, Harvey’s nephew, who was diagnosed in 1994, at the age of 8, with brain cancer. The organization raises an estimated $14,000 yearly which stays within the County and used to assist families in need.

 

At The Cubby, which opened this fall, the Johnsons designate a percentage of all purchases to be used to give back to the community and organizations which showed their support when they themselves needed assistance or guidance.

Recently the Carl Robert Dream Foundation was the recipient of this type of support shown at The Cubby when Linda Harvey, aunt of Carl Robert Langley, who was diagnosed in 1995, at the age of 8, with brain cancer, was presented with a $1,200 donation for the Carl Robert Dream Foundation.

The foundation is in memory of the young boy who passed away in January, 1998. The Carl Robert Dream Foundation, was established as a way to give back to organizations who continue to provide assistance to local families with terminally ill children. Harvey also said that her nephew’s wish was granted by the Operation Lift-off organization and through the memory of his name, the foundation is able, in turn, to help others.

“The main thing about the funds raised by this foundation is that they all stay in the County, given to families who need help,” said Harvey. “One of our biggest fundraisers is our annual Trail Ride, held in the fall. Last year we had 97 participants,” she added. Other fundraisers include horse rides and nature walks; a supper/auction events.

The Carl Robert Dream Foundation also offers an $8,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior who is a resident of Aroostook County.

For more information about this foundation or to make a donation interested persons may contact Linda Langley at 473-4495.