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  • December 18th, 2015 by Bob

    ‘Tis the season: Holiday Cheer for Angela’s House Children and Families

    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

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  • November 14th, 2015 by Bob

    INCREDIBLE SHOW OF SUPPORT; HUNDREDS WALK FOR LONG ISLAND’S MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDREN

     

    Fbook bannerThe sun shone bright on Sunday, September 13th for supporters of Angela’s House.  Over 500 people lined the registration tables at 9:30am to participate in the 1st Annual 3K Applebee’s for Angela’s House Walk at the Holtsville Ecology Center.

    The participants included many of the Angela’s House children who walked and rolled along with their parents, siblings, family, friends, nurses and other supporters. A local DJ and a live acoustic performance kept the crowd dancing, even after the mile-long walk. Balloon animals made by Ellis, the Funny Man and face painters kept the children entertained and a delicious lunch provided by Applebee’s satiated everyone’s appetites.

    We walked to raise awareness about the limited options that children born and diagnosed as being medically frail, chronically ill or suffering from any type of life threatening condition(s) have as far as services available to help them when and/or if they leave the hospital.  These children have medical conditions that often require intensive nursing care, and other services that, if are available, are very fragmented and difficult to coordinate. The daunting task of home care is extremely overwhelming, especially without an agency available to coordinate the services needed to support such child at home. Until Angela’s House, there were no local specialized homes or facilities available that could care for these children and their unique needs.  The nearest facilities were often out of state, leaving families in a very difficult position – have their child in a setting where they would receive quality care and travel hours to see them, or place them in a non-age appropriate setting and have them close to home.   These voids in the system make a horrifying situation even worse.

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