On Monday, May 23, 2011 we lost a very valuable friend. Mike Lopez passed away and left behind a very big set of shoes to fill. Mike was involved with The Giveaway for many years and was a tremendous friend and asset to Bob and one of the original members of the Board. He will be truly missed by the Board, his family and friends, and all the countless recipients of The Bob Telmosse' Christmas Giveaway that benefit from his years of commitment to this event. Mike gave his heart and soul to The Giveaway and lived his life by Bob's belief that it is not up to us to judge need, only to provide for those who ask for help.