We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Due to the Governor’s order and to ensure everyone’s safety, we were forced to cancel our June Golf outing scheduled for June 1st. We held off on sending this email in hopes that we could write with better news, however it is crucial that we observe the precautions put in place, especially given the medically fragile children we work with.
We are reaching out as we want to be able to continue to support our medically fragile children and their families however, that has been impacted by the cancellation of this fundraiser. This outing, like our other events, helps us raise much needed funds to fulfill the Everyday Wishes of the children we work with. Without these funds, we may not be able to assist families with essentials like formula, diapers and medical supplies, equipment like wheelchairs, standers and accessible strollers and other services and supports that cannot be covered by other means.
As New York State begins the different phases of reopening, please remember that our families will be the last to leave their homes to ensure the safety of their medically fragile children. Our homes, for example, have been shut to everyone but staff for almost 11 weeks. That means it has been almost 3 months since the children living in our three homes have seen their families. This has meant missing Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduations, and other important events. In an effort to address this for all of the children that we call family, we have taken to expanding our Everyday Wishes Program to include assisting families in paying for decorations for birthday and graduation parades, cakes and other small gestures to show them that they are not alone.
All of us have in some way have felt an emotional impact of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those feelings are amplified for families caring for medically fragile children as all of the services and supports they received to assist them have been put on pause indefinitely. They are doing the best they can, as we all are. We can make a difference together. Please think of our extraordinary families during these uncertain times and consider making a contribution to ensure that the medically fragile children we work with are able to continue to receive the best quality of care possible.
You can donate here, on our website, on our Facebook page or checks can also be mailed to:
PO Box 5052
Hauppauge, NY 11788
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Thank you to our annual outing sponsors who have stepped up again, despite the event being cancelled:
Tom Collins * Chris Panatier 9/11 Memorial Foundation
The Cull House, Sayville
Be well & we hope to see you all soon,