Salon in Medina raises nearly $1,500 for Knights-Kaderli Fund

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Stylists at Salon de Couffeur on Maple Ridge Road, Medina, presented a check for $1,488 on Tuesday afternoon to Mary Kaderli Zelazny for the Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund. The money came from a basket raffle they held in October. From left are Becca Woodward, Leslie Saj, owner Terah Jackson and Mary Kaderli Zelazny. Absent is stylist Le Ann Phillips.

By Kim Pritt, Contributor Posted 1 December 2021 at 8:26 am

MEDINA – For the third year, stylists at Salon de Couffeur in Medina held a basket raffle to benefit a local charity. This year they chose the Knights-Kaderli Fund, and on Tuesday they presented a check to Mary Kaderli Zelazny for $1,488.

Owner Terah Jackson said they got the idea to years ago to do something to help their community and decided a basket raffle was the best way to go. The first year, proceeds went to the Care Net Center of Greater Orleans and last year they chose Supportive Care of Orleans as the recipient.

“We had some beautiful baskets,” stylist Leslie Saj said about the 59 baskets. “People are so generous.”

Jackson said she went downtown and asked for baskets, and businesses and clients responded with enthusiasm.

“People would ask if they could donate a basket, and they’d come in with four,” Jackson said.

The raffle ran through the month of October. Some people said they didn’t want a basket, so dropped in $20, even $50, Jackson said.

“We are very grateful and very blessed to be in such a wonderful community,” Zelazny said.

The Knights-Kaderli Fund is named for Richard Knights and Mary’s mother Sue Kaderli, both of whom died of cancer. The fund helps 40 to 50 Orleans County residents a year who are ill. It provides funds for prescriptions, medical supplies, co-pays, transportation to medical appointments and utilities.

“Each patient has a different need,” Zelazny said.

Donations to the Knights-Kaderli Fund can be made by sending a check to P.O. Box 684, Medina.