Hauppauge, NY (12/23/15) –Over 550 Angela’s House children, their siblings and their parents joined us on December 5th and 6th to usher in the holiday season. With the continued support from Arthur Krantz, owner of PRC Industries and founder of ‘We Care for Kids’ Foundation, and John Guadagno and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 25, the union hall was transformed into a winter wonderland. Balloon Bouquets of Long Island decked out the room, filling it up with hundreds of balloons, helping to really set the tone of a festive party atmosphere.
DJ Parties by Ziggy provided non-stop entertainment, helping get the children out on the dancefloor and setting the bar high for the energy level in the room. They were joined by the enthusiastic and hysterical volunteers dressed up as some classic and more modern cartoon characters, donned by local Boy and Girl Scouts. Incredible Ices, Incredible Ivan and some really talented face painters added so much to the event, as did performances from local kickline groups and dance groups like Herencia Caleña.
Each of the children had an opportunity to receive a gift, and thanks to Mr. Krantz – our own King Arthur, each family went home with a car-full of goodies, to bring them some extra cheer.
This year’s event was a beautiful success, as children and their families not only enjoyed themselves, but were able to connect with other Angela’s House families that they otherwise had never met. Many members of our Angela’s House staff volunteered their time to help with registration, greeting families, or just to be present to enjoy the day with the families they work with. We are so grateful to all those who worked so hard all year long to ensure the success of this event, and who played a critical role in transforming the space to a warm, welcoming and cheerful space for our families.
To view a video of highlights from the event, please visit: https://vimeo.com/150296184