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  • May 2nd, 2016 by Bob

    Rothco shows support at home

    Rothco2Hauppauge, NY (5/2/2016) – This past winter Ronkonkoma- based military clothing and gear supplier, Rothco, and its employees selected Angela’s House to be the recipient of funds raised during their annual year-end campaign.

    As Howard Somberg, President of the company stated, “Here at Rothco we are very interested in working with local, grass-roots organizations that provide vital support to those of our community in need. Angela’s House is a great example of a facility that is providing much needed care to children and their families and we know that the funds we give go directly to help those who really need it.”

    The incredibly generous and unexpected $30,000 donation from the company and its staff has enabled Angela’s House to substantially increase our Reimbursement Program’s budget for 2016. This program allows for requests for funding to cover such items as medical equipment, nursing support, therapies, medications and making their homes handicapped accessible. These are critical to the well-being of the children and a great help to the families caring for them. The funds, which are avaliable to our over 650 children, are only tapped into after all other avenues have been explored, including Medicaid.

    “When we were asked by Rothco to speak to their staff, we learned how Howard Somberg had created a culture of giving at his company. Giving back to local non-profits is very important to the company and we are honored and humbled to have been selected as one of the non-profits they would support,” said Bob Policastro, Founder and Executive Director of Angela’s House.

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    About Rothco

    Rothco is the foremost supplier of military, tactical, survival and outdoor products. Founded in 1953, Rothco, a family-owned business run by Milton Somberg and Howard Somberg, has provided the military clothing and outdoor retailer with top quality merchandise and the finest service anywhere for over 60 years. Today Rothco serves over 10,000 dealers globally with over 4,000 items to choose from. For more information, please visit


    About Angela’s House

    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists families caring for children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or suffering from a life threatening illness. The organization assists families caring for their children at home, and for children that can no longer live at home, we run three unique homes where children can live with 24 hour nursing support. Our new home in Stony Brook cares for children that require ventilator support to assist them with breathing.  The Policastro family founded this agency 24 years ago following the tragic crisis they faced with their daughter Angela. This parent-first mentality has become the approach and philosophy they apply to each family they assist.

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  • April 28th, 2016 by drew


    Fans can pledge to donate toward every strikeout Steven Matz throws in 2016 to help Long Island families and children living with severe medical conditions.

    New York, NY (April 21, 2016) – Throwing strikeouts this season has taken on additional meaning for New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz. Matz is using his spotlight on the mound during the 2016 season to raise money for Angela’s House, an organization dedicated to helping families in Long Island provide the services needed to support technologically dependent and medically fragile children.

    Fans can join his PLEDGE IT campaign and donate for every strikeout Matz records this season by visiting:

    Matz, a Long Island native, has dedicated his performance on the mound to supporting over 650 medically fragile children and their families who are receiving supports from Angela’s House.

    “Growing up on Long Island, I dreamed of heading to Queens to play for the Mets. Now that I’m blessed to be living that dream, it’s important to me to stay connected to my roots,” said Matz.” One way I do that is to stay involved with people doing great things on the ground. Angela’s House is one such organization.”

    Matz has personally pledged to match the first $10,000 raised in the campaign.

    “This is very generous of Steven Matz, the fundraiser is an amazing idea and this will mean the world to the medically fragile children and their families to know people in the community are thinking of them.” Bob Policastro, Executive Director and founder of Angela’s House

    Angela’s House offers hope for families and children living with severe medical conditions. Their home care program works with children that live at home with their parents by coordinating the home care services needed to support these children living at home. Since its founding, Angela’s House has helped over 10,000 children and families on Long Island. More information about Angela’s House can be found at

    For additional information about this campaign, please contact :
    Rob Martin: 781 405 4266,
    Johanna Rotta: 631 796 2723,

    PLEDGE IT is an online fundraising platform that empowers teams and athletes at any level for all sports to raise money based on their athletic performance. Fans can pledge any dollar amount for every touchdown, run, or point scored to benefit their team or favorite cause. PLEDGE IT has been featured on ESPN, Ellen DeGeneres Show, USA TODAY, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and MSNBC. For more information about PLEDGE IT, visit