May 1, 2022,

Winner of The 1026 Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser Online Raffle

Raffle ticket #631136766383. Winner William C.

On behalf of The 1026 Foundation, I would like to thank everyone who participated or supported our first annual Sharon D. Vail Scholarship Fundraiser. Big Shout Out to raffle winner William C.

The end of June, we will post the scholarship awardee.


Thank you for your continued support.

The 1026 Foundation is NOT funded by federal, state or local municipalities, we rely on public donations to continue the work in our community.

Ways to give via Paypal.me/The1026Foundation, Zelle: donations@the1026.org, CashApp: $The1026Foundation


“Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.”

Shirley Chisholm


The 1026 Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser Online Raffle

Click below for raffle tickets:




100 Hot Meals Served Christmas Eve Day 2021

Friday December 24, 2021

The 1026 Foundation handed out 100 hot meals to the homeless in the subways and on the streets of South Jamaica Queens. The meals were prepared by  Rincon Salvedorano Restaurant @rincon_salvadoreno_restaurant located at 92-15 149th St. Queens, NY 11435. This was also made possible by Jonathan Forgash of Queens Together @qns_together, a nonprofit advocating for Queens restaurateurs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

I took my kids out with and we handed out hot meals and light conversation to those who accepted a warm meal.


2021 Year-end

Double Good Popcorn



Hello Family & Friends,

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2021 and previous years.

With your support, we were able to serve the community with small but impactful contributions (see year in review).

Beginning Monday December 13 through Thursday December 16, we need your support during our Four Day Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser.

Please click & share https://popup.doublegood.com/s/p603l5hl

Year in Review

December 2021, Toys & Books donated to the “Alliance of Families for Justice.”

November 2021, Turkey Distribution.


September 2021, Fall School Supply Drive for P.S. 52.


May 2021, Food Box Distribution.



Details to follow.


Friday September 10, 2021

On behalf of The 1026 Foundation, we would like to thank all of the supporters who donated school supplies and contributed to our 3rd Annual School Supply Drive for P.S. 52.

As the teachers & staff returned to work today to prepare their classroom and spaces for the kids of P.S. 52, it was an honored to give a small replenishment of supplies. The supplies request list ranged from glue sticks to copy paper not only were all supplies needs were meet, 25 back packs were donated by a corporate donor. These supplies will serve the kids and families in need. Thank you all!

To honor the returning teachers & staff of P.S. 52, The 1026 Foundation was able to give the Teacher’s lounge a new Keurig Coffee Maker with 192 K-cups supply that will be maintained and restocked by The 1026 Foundation. The microwave in the Teacher’s Lounge was not working and needed to be replaced. Gratefully, The 1026 Foundation was able to furnish the Teacher’s Lounge with a new microwave today as well.

Thank you,

Corporations: “Staples Valley Stream”, “Target of Levittown,” “Shay La Vie Events.LLC,”  “Downstate New York Diasporans Firearm Club .” and the “iPower Global Solutions, LLC”.

Supporters: Monica F., Jackie W., Sophia F., Phyllis S., Carl R., Michelle E., Darryl A.Josy D., Wayne C., Deb L., Tanya R., Keisha S., Rhamon D., Harvey B., Karen D., Kenneth W., Aja M., James J.,Jakava A., Mel V. Sr., Sean G., La’Kisha U., Roslyn F., John S., Donnell B., Phillip G.

Monday July 19, 2021

Please Join

The 1026 Foundation

3rd Annual School Supply Drive

As we head back to normality, The 1026 Foundation is proud to present our 3rd Annual School Supply Drive for elementary P.S. 52. Please consider donating needed items or support our efforts by making financial contributions via Zelle “donations@the1026.org or CashApp $The1026Foundation. Accepting supplies & donations until September 9th.

P.S. 52 “The Magnet School For Innovation, Exploration & Engineers,” The beacon elementary school for Residents of Springfield Gardens and Transitioning Families.

Your donations will give students the basic necessities for returning back to school this fall.

Needed Supplies


Pencil Cases



Glue Sticks




Copy paper

Loose Leaf Paper

One inch Binders

Composition Notebooks (NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS)


To Donate Items

Contact Mel Vail, Jr. 917-837-9119 mel.vailjr@the1026.org

Monetary donations:

Zelle: donations@the1026.org

CashApp: $The1026Foundation


Mel Vail, Jr., Founder

The 1026 Foundation, Inc.