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  • Thursday, January 5th, 2017

    Angela’s House offers ‘home away from home’ for kids with severe medical conditions

  • Friday, May 27th, 2016

    NEWSLETTER Spring 2016

    Angela’s House offers programs and supports and will coordinate services to families who need care for their medically frail children at home. For children who cannot be cared for at home, Angela’s House I, II and III are specially designed homes that provide a warm environment with 24-hour nursing care to accommodate the children’s complex medical and physical needs.

    Angelas-House-Spring-2016-Final-50Testimony from Johnny’s Mom

    Angela’s House and what it means to me.

    I was a young mother of four when my youngest child Johnny’s medical condition changed when he required a tracheotomy and a feeding tube. Up until Johnny was nearly 5 (1998) he lived at home. With his medical needs growing I was unable to care for him at home with us all.
    Through what I would consider to be divine intervention, I was put in contact with Bob Policastro, a man and his family that had been through what my family was going through. Bob and his wife Angie have been working tirelessly to have a home built for children that their medical needs were too great for families to care for their child at home but whose family is on Long Island. It was an additional two year wait for the house to be built but it was built and that meant my son would be on Long Island with his family and it meant a shorter distance to drive for a visit.
    Johnny spent nearly 16 years at Angela’s House and during that time he has received excellent medical care and a tremendous amount of LOVE. The wonderful nurses and aides tirelessly provided Johnny with kisses, hugs and jokes. Johnny rewarded them with the simplest of gestures…his smile.
    Over the years my children and myself considered everyone at Angela’s House a second family to us. Johnny had additional brothers and sisters along with the staff that became his second moms. We were truly blessed and fortunate to have this special place for Johnny.

    Holiday Party

     

    Angela’s House Spring Gala

     

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House
    PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    Please make checks out to: “Angela’s House”

    Angela’s House uses public programs, grants and donations to assist families caring for their children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness. Your donations and assistance with fundraising allows us to ease the financial burdens our families experience with the day-to-day care of these children. These funds are very important especially for children who need help right away but often must wait months to get assistance through public programs. These funds are used to purchase medical supplies, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance. Below are a few of the families and children we assist in our programs.

     

    Donations in Memory of
    Philip Bonvino
    Rose Gulielmo
    Eric Yablonski
    Peter Tumminello
    Graham Gurcan
    Bonnie Farrell
    Andrew Baierlein
    Dominic Capone
    Katelyn Hesselberg
    Zach Cashin
    Brandon LeMaire
    Antonella DiGiovanni
    Jake Spadalik
    Evan Dragan
    Samantha Jo Lazzazaro
    Angela Policastro
    Angela Lombardo
    Abigail Rose Peyman
    Emma Nelson
    John McGrath
    Nicolas Alfiero-Rosario
    Zack Merlin

    In Lieu of Gifts
    Morrone’s 40th Wedding Anniversary
    Brooks Hallahan’s Christening 

    Donations in Honor of
    Mackenzie Borchers
    Ethan Leest
    Caroline Serva
    Grace Feeney
    Isabella Viola
    Gina DiMartino
    Oliver Miller Wilhel
    Otto Warnke
    James Getters
    Margaret Kenney
    Anthony Olivero
    Michele Felline
    Reuben Brewer
    Adam Shapiro
    Stephanie Belli
    Angel Jasmine Hollins
    Diana Corte
    Andrew Berliner
    Elaine Pagano
    Ed Tompkins
    Billy Christiansen
    Ronald Richards NYPD
    Philomenia Lampone
    An Ferdinand Casares

    In Lieu of Flowers
    Samantha Lazzaro
    Johnny Boutin
    Lorraine Bonnett

    Planned Gifts

    For information on making a Planned Gift, please contact Angela’s House so that we may assist you. Gift opportunities include: Bequests, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Stock, Trusts and Wills.

    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    bob-policastroI am often asked – “How do [we] handle the many tragic things [we] see with regards to the children we assist?” It is a good question and so simple for me to answer. I think back to when my wife and I were faced with our own challenges with our daughter; we did all we could to love her and give her the best we could. While we may not have the breakthrough technology to cure or heal the medically fragile children we assist, we can work with the children and their parents to give the children the best quality of life possible. On the cover you read about Johnny and his journey with us, in his mom’s own words. While we knew we were incapable of changing his medical condition, we could (and did) give him the life that he deserved. We also do our best to extend love and compassion and give peace to his family and other families who have lost a child. It is painful to see a child pass; we can only hope that the parents find the peace they so very much deserve. We are so immensely proud of our staff and the quality of care that our children receive. We know that like Johnny, there are so many children and families that are benefitting from our existence. But, there is some uncertainty. There is an important issue we are currently being faced with. New York State is continuing to redesign the Medicaid service delivery system. We do not know the long term ramification(s) but we do see problems now. We do not have a new home in the works due to a lack of funding to support it, not a lack of need. Our medically fragile children, who age out of our program(s), have no residential alternatives to support them. This is a huge issue and dilemma for us. The pressure soon will be to move our children into managed Medicaid programs which we feel is based on limiting services. We are concerned about changes to our work with the coordination of care. Unfortunately, all of these changes equate to cuts within our support network. It is for these reasons that your support is more important than ever before. We know that we are so lucky to have such wonderful friends and supporters. We mean it so sincerely when we say we could not do what we do and help who we help without you. So, again, thank you so much for your generosity! 

    angel-of-hopeSave the Date: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

    December 3rd, 2016 – 4:00 PM at Eisenhower Park

    For all families that have lost a child.

    Thanks to Our Supporters

     

    Recent Events

    My Country Cares for Angela’s House

    Visit us and like us at the above  named Facebook page 

    My Country 96.1FM, a JVC Broadcasting Station, held its 5th annual all-day Radio-thon fundraiser, which included on-air donations, on-air auctions and an ebay auction for Angela’s House. DJs Phathead and Bill Powers interviewed children and parents that visited the studio during the event.  

     

    Eat & Greet with NY Mets & Long Island’s own Steven Matz

     

    Serva Family  Angela’s House Golf Outing 

     

    SAVE THESE DATES:

    For more information, sponsorships or to register online, visit www.angelashouse.org or call Johanna Rotta at 631-796-2723 or email jrotta@angelashouse.org. Visit and like our Angela’s House Facebook page for all current information!

  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015

    NEWSLETTER Fall 2015

    Angela’s House offers programs and supports and will coordinate services to families who need care for their medically frail children at home. For children who cannot be cared for at home, Angela’s House I, II and III are specially designed homes that provide a warm environment with 24-hour nursing care to accommodate the children’s complex medical and physical needs.

    Angela’s House Golf Outing

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    Our 13th annual golf outing was sold out on June 8th at the Indian Hills Country Club in Northport. Thanks to our sponsors Tom Collins/Chris Panatier 9-11 Memorial Foundation Inc., SJS Construction Co., SIW Inc., and Empire National Bank. Guests enjoyed the private golf course with several holes overlooking the water, a full breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. Our Honoree Tom LaCascia made a very inspiring speech during our dinner.

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House
    PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    Angela’s House uses public programs, grants and donations to assist families caring for their children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness. Your donations and assistance with fundraising allows us to ease the financial burdens our families experience with the day-to-day care of these children. These funds are very important especially for children who need help right away but often must wait months to get assistance through public programs. These funds are used to purchase medical supplies, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance. Below are a few of the families and children we assist in our programs.

    Below are a few of the children and their families from our summer party at White Post Farms

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    Donations in Memory of

    Frances Borrelli
    Dominic Capone
    Zachary Cashin
    Lauren Cummins
    Antonella DiGiovanni
    Evan Dragan
    Bonnie Farrell
    Kelly Anne Ficken
    Graham Gurcan
    Geraldine Harrington
    Kyle Herring
    Kaitlyn Hesselbirg
    Philomenia Lampone
    Zach Merlin
    Brandon LeMaire
    Joan Murray
    Emma Nelson
    Adam Nevins
    Robert Oakley
    Abigail Peyman
    Paulie Poloskey
    Angela Policastro
    Jake Spadalik

    Donations in Honor of

    Caroline Caggiano
    Gina DiMartino
    Grace Feeney
    Michael Iovane Jr.
    Thomas McGrath
    Ella Rose Monaco 
    Caroline Serva 
    Hannah Shikora
    Jake Zane

     

    Donations in Lieu
    of Flowers

    In a time of grieving the family requests donations be made to Angela’s House in lieu of flowers

    John McGrath

    Planned Gifts

    For information on making a Planned Gift, please contact Angela’s House so that we may assist you. Gift opportunities include: Bequests, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Stock, Trusts and Wills.

    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    bob-policastroThe front cover of this newsletter showcases all the excitement and fun we had at our walk in September. The spirited crowd of people had a great time supporting our newest annual fundraiser! In planning this walk we ran into a common problem we have on a reoccurring basis; we often encounter difficulties when trying to explain what challenges or ailments a medically fragile, chronically ill or technology dependent child may have. Even after advocating and working with families for 26 years, I still find this particularly challenging – how do you explain the wide scope of disabilities, accidents or rare diseases that our children have?

    During a recent discussion, a suggestion was made to log all of the many different diagnoses of the children we assist. Upon completion of the list, it was not a surprise to our staff to see we had hundreds of conditions/ailments listed. How could we best showcase the breath and complex nature of these diagnoses to allow the general public to learn about the challenges faced by Angela’s House children?

    The idea of a new design, as shown on the cover, with approximately 200 diagnoses listed wrapped around the Angela’s House logo
    seemed like the perfect solution. It includes the terminology professionals use to describe our children’s medical state, and helps us educate the public on the various different (common and rare) conditions/ailments our kids are battling on a daily basis. We decided that this design would serve as a great image for the T-shirt for our first annual walk.

    The support we continue to receive in the community is miraculous! We could never meet the needs of our mission without your help! The donations made allow us to purchase the medical supplies and equipment that are needed to safely care for medically frail children. They also allow us to guarantee that our three homes have state-of -the art equipment, so that we can offer the highest level of care that these children deserve. The monetary support enables us to host a summer party for the Angela’s House children and their families. It gives us an opportunity to give the kids gifts, like handmade dolls, stuffed animals or books. All of these efforts help show families of children that are medically frail that they are not alone and the community is thinking about them.

    Through this generosity you are providing the gift of hope – which is the greatest gift of all. Thank you for your kindness.

    98531_Angela House Fall_LRSave the Date: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

    December 5th, 2015 – 4:00 PM at Eisenhower Park

    For all families that have lost a child.

    Thanks to Our Supporters

     

    Fishing Fundraiser

    fishingOver 200 people filled our boats for the 8th Annual Angela’s House Fishing Fundraiser! What a fun event! Captain Chris from the charter boat Fishtail does a great job coordinating all the boats. Guests enjoyed fishing, eating and lounging in the beautiful Great South Bay.

    Holiday Inn Westbury Hawaiian Luau

    luauThe Holiday Inn Westbury hosted an incredible fundraiser. Their attention to detail was impeccable, transforming their courtyard into a tropical paradise.

     

    SAVE THESE DATES:

    • Spring Gala – March 31, 2016, Watermill Inn
    • Golf Outing  – Jube 6, 2016, Indian Hills Country Club
    • Follow us on Facebook or our website to see our upcoming events and activities

    For more information, sponsorships or to register online, visit www.angelashouse.org or call 631-979-2620. Visit and like our Angela’s House Facebook page for all current information

  • Saturday, November 8th, 2014

    NEWSLETTER Fall 2014

    Angela’s House offers programs and supports and will coordinate services to families who need care for their medically frail children at home. For children who cannot be cared for at home, Angela’s House I, II and III are specially designed homes that provide a warm environment with 24-hour nursing care to accommodate the children’s complex medical and physical needs.


    First Time Shopping Experience at Brooks Brothers

    First Time Shopping Experience at
    Brooks Brothers

    Summer Party at White Post Farms

    Summer Party at
    White Post Farms


     

    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    bob-policastroThis past summer marked 25 years since the birth of my daughter Angela who was left medically frail after her accident at birth. It feels like it was yesterday that my wife Angie and I were left trying to figure out what to do. It was this confusion, caused by the lack of support services, that lead me to advocate for assistance for others families in similar situations.

    The memories of this heart wrenching experience drives us at Angela’s House every day. When I was advocating, I often felt totally alone, but it was these memories that helped push me through. Even simply discussing what a medically frail child was caused difficulties because of the lack of the pervasiveness of the term. However, when you start from nothing, it really makes you appreciate all the advancements you can now see.

    Although everything is not perfect, it is remarkable what was accomplished with the continued support from the community. As a recent example, when you see the photos below of the Boy and Girl Scouts, I am truly amazed by these kids and the projects they have done for us with donated time and money. These projects help to make our homes more beautiful and personable, they save us money, and help foster a warm environment for the children. I am very thankful for all the support we received from them and everyone else over the years.

    We also recently had some exciting events. We had our second annual summer party for families this past July, hosted by White Post Farms. As you can see from the cover photos, everyone had a fantastic time. We also had some of our kids offered a first time shopping experience, graciously sponsored by Brooks Brothers.

    Thank you for your help in assisting medically fragile children in our community and we look forward to your continued support into the future.

    Come join us on Facebook, Twitter, and our website to learn about the exciting events and activities we do all year.

     

    Thanks to Our Supporters

     

    Amazing projects by the Boy and Girl Scouts at Angela’s House

     

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    Save the Date: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

    December 6th, 2014 – 4:00 PM at Eisenhower Park

    For all families that have lost a child.

     

    Angela’s House Golf Outing

    Our 12th annual golf outing was sold out on June 9th at Indian Hills Country Club. Thank you to our sponsors Empire National Bank, SJS Construction Co., SIW Inc. and Tom Collins/Chris Panatier 9-11 Memorial Foundation Inc. Guests enjoyed this beautiful private golf course along with a full breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the dinner there were two videos played to show our new home in Stony brook and the story about one of our families we assist in home care.

     

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House, PO Box 5052, Hauppauge, NY 11788. Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    Angela’s House uses public programs, grants and donations to assist families caring for their children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness. Your donations and assistance with fundraising allows us to ease the financial burdens our families experience with the day-to-day care of these children. These funds are very important especially for children who need help right away but often must wait months to get assistance through public programs. These funds are used to purchase medical supplies, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance. Below are a few of the families and children we assist in our programs.

    Donations in Memory Of:
    Grace Bellontine
    Dominic Capone
    Zachary Cashin
    Antonella DiGiovanni
    Josephine Early
    Bonnie Farrell
    Kelly Anne Ficken
    Paula Gould
    Graham Gurcan
    Katelyn Hesselbirg
    Brandon LeMaire
    Ron Lupo
    Joan P. Murray
    Emma Nelson
    Matthias Phetts
    Angela Policastro
    Paulie Poloskey
    Anna Porsia
    Joan Prisco
    Michael Stanton
    Donations in Honor Of:
    The Altbacker Family
    Caroline Caggiano
    Joseph Guadagno
    Nell Kempton
    The Serva Family
    Jake Spadalik
    Donation in Lieu of Flowers:
    In a time of grieving, these families displayed great generosity by requesting donations be made to Angela’s House in lieu of flowers:Grace Bellontine
    Emma Nelson

     

    Fishing Charter Fundraiser

    The 8th Annual Angela’s House Fishing Fundraiser had four boats full of guests that joined us for this fun event sponsored by Captain Chris from the charter boat Fishtail.

    Pace Family Memorial Golf Outing

    A perfect day for golf honoring our friends Pat Barry, Steve Milvid, Tony Cosentino and Don Donaudy who have faithfully supported us for the past 10 years.

    SAVE THESE DATES:

    • Spring Gala March 19, 2015, Watermill Inn
    • Golf Outing – June 8, 2015, Indian Hills Country Club
    • Follow us on Facebook or our website to see our upcoming events and activities

    For more information, sponsorships or to register online, visit www.angelashouse.org or call 631-979-2620

  • Friday, June 13th, 2014

    Angela’s House

  • Friday, June 13th, 2014

    Heroes On Our Island: Angela’s House

  • Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

    NEWSLETTER Spring 2014

    Angela’s House offers programs and supports and will coordinate services to families who need care for their medically frail children at home. For children who cannot be cared for at home, Angela’s House I, II and III are specially designed homes that provide a warm environment with 24-hour nursing care to accommodate the children’s complex medical and physical needs.

    Kevin

    kevinEver wonder how one moment in time can change the rest of your life? In an instant, our whole world can change. Where we once thought we were headed, no longer is the plan. Within a blink of an eye everything is changed. Lord, I need you …I need you Lord…  I can’t do this alone … Help me O God…I’m lost right now… At times, it feels like everything is still a blur; like I’m still standing right where I was… trying to catch my breath. That day…I’ll never forget that day. It was October 14th, 2012. My grandson, who was 12 years old at the time, had a heart attack. His heart stopped…for about 40 seconds Kevin was unable to get oxygen to his brain. From that day on, he has never been the same. So uncommon for a child that age, a heart attack. It was never expected, but a reality we had to face.

    My name is Connie Lynch, and my grandson is Kevin. That heart attack left Kevin in real bad shape.  I don’t think any amount of preparation really could prepare us for the after effect of Kevin’s state. He had to get a tracheotomy tube to help him breathe and a feeding tube to eat. He became wheelchair bound, and is unable to talk or do anything for himself. Kevin was left immobilized…

    All I know is right now… I need you Lord… Help me!!!
    They say it’s the good memories that get us through all the bad times. Well, I do have a lot of good ones. Those memories I hold on to, oh so dearly, while I sit and pray for better times now. It’s the simple things in life we take for granted. We go on about our busy lives and before we know it, life has passed us by. I want for Kevin to have another chance at these things that mean so much now. To do again the things he loved before the attack.

    Kevin always could put a smile on your face. He was such a bright boy before that day. He wasn’t scared of anything. He loved music and he loved to dance. I get lost sometimes in those memories. They bring back that smile that Kevin always put on my face. I want to stay there… those happy memories, but then reality rolls back in. I must pick myself back up and keep pressing on.

    After the heart attack, Kevin was placed into a rehab facility in Manhattan. It was very hard for me because he was so far from home and I could only see him once a week. He stayed there for about a year. We were then blessed to have him move into the new Angela’s House in Stony Brook.  Since Kevin has been there, he is more comfortable and smiles all the time.  I thank God for this opportunity. They are a blessing to these children and their families. Now I can see Kevin more often. This has greatly helped in lifting my spirits by being able to see Kevin more and I know it has also helped him as well. The smile I get to see tells it all. It is these moments we so eagerly hope for. It is often when you think that all hope is lost…the Lord shows Himself, and I am reminded to keep pressing on; that He is with us always.

    Lord…Please… Help me to accept this… Lord I don’t know how I can go on…I need to be strong Father…
    The days go by, and I seem to have gotten by thanks to the Lord. He has kept me going. He has made the unbearable moments bearable. I am continuing to trust and believe that God will make a way, even when there seems to be no way. Kevin may be in a state where he has not spoken since that day, but he is still here.  That little boy…his spirit…is still here.  I’ve seen emotions and changes in Kevin when he is happy and when he is sad. Thank you Angela’s House.

    – Connie Lynch (loving grandmother of Kevin)

    “We, the one’s who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has, and will cont inue to bloom. To be seen not only as a handicap, but as a well intact human being.” -Robert M. Hensel

    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    bob-policastroIt is a letter like the one on the cover of this newsletter that reminds us all why we must continue strong with our mission in assisting medically frail children and their families. You can feel the pain and sorrow in the letter and it is a blessing that we can play a big part of helping people such as this family. Our new home in Stony Brook continues to be a blessing for the 8 children that live there. You can see and feel the impact our warm home environment is having on these children.

    It is an honor to receive the overwhelming support of our community. This support is helping to educate people about the lives of medically fragile children and the challenges the families face in caring for their children at home. Our programs and support staff help over 600 children in local neighborhoods. It is important that our community is aware that our support is there to assist medically frail, chronically il, or children living with a life threatening illness. We cannot do this alone. If your company, school, or social group has an idea to help, please call or email us at info@angelashouse.org. It brings great comfort to parents when they know people are thinking about them.

    We do several family events each year that are very important for the medically frail children along with their siblings ans parents. At the end of the year we had our holiday party. We had over 800 people attend this two day event. It is a magical and important event and we are grateful to our sponsor Arthur Krantz from We Care for Kids. We will continue to explore more events that we can create for families. Thank you for your help in assisting medically fragile children in our community.

    Come join us on Facebook, Twitter, and our website to learn about the exciting events and activities we do all year.

    Thanks to Our Supporters

     

    Save the Date: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

    December 7th, 2014 – 4:00 PM at Eisenhower Park

    For all families that have lost a child.

    Angela’s House Spring Gala

    gala1 gala2The Watermill in Smithtown was transformed from a beautiful catering hall into a space full of love, support, friends, and family. Over 250 people attended the Gala which was an event that united people for a beautiful night, in support of the children and families of Angela’s House. Bob Policastro gave an emotional speech honoring Bonnie Farrell, a nurse supervisor at Angela’s House, known for her kindness, compassion, and dedication, whose life was lost far too soon. Darren Krantz, a long time friend and supporter of the organization, was honored for his Race for Kids Organization. Darren Krantz, president of PRC Industries, has generously been promoting and raising money for Angela’s House.

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    Angela’s House uses public programs, grants and donations to assist families caring for their children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness. Your donations and assistance with fundraising allows us to ease the financial burdens our families experience with the day-to-day care of these children. These funds are very important especially for children who need help right away but often must wait months to get assistance through public programs. These funds are used to purchase medical supplies, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance. Below are a few of the families and children we assist in our programs.

    Donations in Memory Of:
    Fran Argalie
    Andrew Bailerlein
    Tony & Anna Cambareri
    Dominic Capone
    Zachary Cashin
    Thomas Colapietro
    Antonella DiGiovanni
    Evan Dragan
    Bonnie Farrell
    Kelly Anne Ficken
    Paula Gould
    Kenneth Grimes
    Kyle Herring
    Kaitlyn Hesselbirg
    Carl Hopf
    Brandon LeMaire
    Michelle McGann
    Carmela Morrone
    Paulie Poloskey
    Angela Policastro
    Evelyn Schneider
    Peter Verdeschi
    Donations in Honor Of:
    Lori Alley
    The Altbacker Family
    Caroline Caggiano
    William Duddy
    Grace Feeney
    Jack Flanagan
    Cadence McGoldrick
    Emma Nelson
    Caroline Serva
    Jake Spadalik
    Jake Zane
    Planned Gifts
    For information on making a Planned Gift, please contact Angela’s House so that we may assist you. Gift opportunities include; Bequests, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Stock, Trusts, and Wills.

     

    My Country for Angela’s House

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    JVC Broadcasting, My Country FM 96.1, held an all day fundraiser and raffle for Angela’s House. DJ’s Fhathead and Bill Powers helped to raise money and awareness about medically frail children in our community.

    Festive Holiday Party

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    “We Care for Kids” founder “King” Arthur Krantz helped organize and host a spectacular two day party for the children and families of Angela’s House. Sponsors included PRC Industries, IBEW Local 25 and Pace’s Steak House. This party would not have been possible without the many volunteers that helped make it successful. The hall was decorated to look like a Disney winter wonderland.

    SAVE THESE DATES:

    • Race for Kids Sponsorships for the 2014 Racing Season: For more information go to www.RaceForKids.com
    • Fishing Fundraiser: July 22, 4 PM. Sailing from Captree State Park. Fishing and Dinner.
    • Arthur & William J. Pace Memorial Golf Outing benefiting Angela’s House: August 25, 2014. Nissequogue Golf Club
  • Friday, December 14th, 2012

    Fall 2012

    Angela’s House offers programs and supports and will coordinate services to families who need care for their medically frail children at home. For children who cannot be cared for at home, Angela’s House I and II are specially designed homes that provide a warm environment with 24-hour nursing care to accommodate the children’s complex medical and physical needs.

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    Message from the Executive Director

    bob-pCelebrating Our 20th Anniversary has been amazing as I reflect on our journey and how we have assisted thousands of medically frail children over the years. I feel it has been through the hard work of our staff that we are in a position where we can help to make a difference every day. In just the first three months of this year we helped over 400 children. It was just a few years ago that this was the total we served in a year. I cannot thank our staff enough for all the dedication they put into their work each day.

    I also continue to hold onto my roots as I continue to advocate for disabled individuals beyond our agency. My advocacy first started with my daughter 23 years ago and has never stopped. It didn’t take long for me to understand that the work of an advocate never ends. I feel it is important for our community to be aware of the difficulties their disabled neighbors must endure. What makes it scary is during this downturn of our economy, all we continue to hear is how NYS and the Federal government wants to change the delivery system of Medicaid. These potential changes, along with cuts we have already seen, make it difficult to meet the needs of disabled individuals and their families. I understand the great struggles families endure caring for medically frail children each day. Knowing this struggle gives us a great motivation to do whatever we can to assist parents.

    Our 20th anniversary has been exciting as we see the development of Angela’s House III being built in Stony Brook. It is exciting to know how this home will impact our community in a positive way. This project has been seven years in the making. We will have 24 hour nursing and medical supports to be able to care for medically frail children that require ventilator care.

    Come join us on Facebook, Twitter and our website to see and hear about the exciting events we have planned. Thank you for all your support.

    Thanks to Our Supporters

     

     

    Save the Date
    Angel of Hope
    Candlelight Ceremony
    December 1, 2012
    4pm at Eisenhower Park
    for all families that
    have lost a child

     

    Angela’s House Golf Outing

    Honoree Christopher Kutner, with his foursome

    Honoree Christopher Kutner, with his foursome

    The Kutner Family

    The Kutner Family

    Our 10th annual golf outing was a major success. Our honoree was Christopher Kutner, partner and chair of healthcare practice at Farrell Fritz, P.C. We celebrated the recent ground breaking of Angela’s House III. This new home will have the ability to care for ventilator dependent children. This has great significance to our honoree because over 30 years ago his brother suffered an accident that required this level of care that was not available on Long island.

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    Angela’s House uses public programs, grants and donations to assist families caring for their children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness. Your donations and assistance with fundraising allows us to ease the financial burdens our families experience with the day-to-day care of these children. These funds are very important especially for children who need help right away but often must wait months to get assistance through public programs. These funds are used to purchase medical supplies, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance. Below are a few of the families and children we assist in our programs.

    Donations in Lieu of Flowers

    In a time of grieving, this family displayed great generosity by requesting donations be made to Angela’s House in lieu of flowers – David Bingham

    Donations in Memory of

    • Andrew Baierlein
    • Paul Bevagua
    • Peter Callahan
    • Vincent Camareri
    • Dominic Capone
    • Zachary Cashin
    • Bernard Clark
    • Eugene Conte
    • Athena Fogarty
    • Kelly Anne Ficken
    • Ellen Fucito
    • Nancy Goldstein
    • Brian Lawrence Gray
    • Joan Herre
    • Kyle Herring
    • Katelyn Hesselberg
    • Dina Kruck
    • Brandon LeMaire
    • Mary Miller
    • Arthur Pace
    • Abigail Peyman
    • Paulie Poloskey
    • Joan Prisco
    • Lori Rosa
    • Florence Walters

    Donations in Honor of

    • The Altbacker Family
    • Caroline Caggiano
    • Christopher Cannone
    • Kyle Gaunay
    • Tom McGrath
    • Cadence McGoldrick
    • Pedrom Palazzo
    • Joseph Romeo
    • Ella Rose
    • Caroline Serva

    Fishing Charter Fundraise

    We had a sea of 200 supporters that boarded from Captree State Park on July 11.A great day of fishing and fun thanks to Capt. Chris from the charter boat Fishtail

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    Fundraiser to Support Angela’s House III

    Karen and Rob Serva worked many hard hours to setup a fundraiser for our new home.

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    Save These Dates

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  • Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

    Fall 2012 – Supporters