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  • Sunday, December 6th, 2015

    Angela’s House Holiday Parties

    Two day filled with pure joy as the Angela’s House children, siblings and parents

    enjoyed the holiday parties on December 5th and 6th, 2015

     

  • Saturday, December 5th, 2015

    Angel of Hope Candle light vigil 2015

    On December 5th, 2015 we had The Angel of Hope Candle light vigil.

    A beautiful an hope filled night remembering the children that have passed.

  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

    Turkey Trot for Angela’s House

    The Angela’s House team

    Angela’s House Runners at the Smithtown Kickers Turkey Trot

  • Sunday, November 8th, 2015

    West Islip High School students do a talent show for Angela’s House

    Students from West Islip HS raise money for Angela’s House

  • Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    Halloween Extravaganza at Angela’s House 3

    Thanks to the generosity of one of our great supporters, Frank Lombardo, all of the children at Angela’s House III received Halloween costumes this year!  This year’s theme: Princesses and Superheros!

    The children also enjoyed an evening of music from The Music Man and buckets of candy and goodies, which were beautifully put together by Nicole.  

    Many thanks to the amazing generosity shown by Frank & Nicole and to Mark, Dawn Marie, Melissa and Danny thank you for helping us celebrate!

     

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    Candy and goodies for the kids

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    Our very own Captain America!

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    Caroline and her sisters were beautiful princesses

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    The Music Man, himself!

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    The incredible group of volunteers: Mark, Danny, Dawn, Melissa and Frank

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    Trick or Treat!

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    All dressed up and ready for candy!

    All dressed up and ready for candy!

  • Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

    Long Island ROCKED for Angela’s House

    Patchogue’s 89 North Music Venue was packed to capacity with  supporters, brought together to ROCK Angela’s House raising over $25,000, a volunteer event committee worked together to lead the efforts to raise support and funds in between sets. Long Island’s own music artists, Panic, 45 RPM, Beyond Fab and Wonderous Stories, ROCKED the house, keeping the attendees in great spirits, dancing, laughing and enjoying the event and one another.

    In addition, Angela’s House children and families took the stage to share their journeys and spoke about how their lives have been impacted by the work the organization does to advocate for and on behalf of their children. 

    All proceeds of this event will go towards providing the children and families of Angela’s House with the services and/or equipment that they need to provide them with the best quality of life possible.

    The incredible crowd!

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  • Thursday, October 1st, 2015

    Angela’s House Fall Golf Outing sponsored by the Serva family

    Angela’s House Fall Golf Outing sponsored by the Serva family

  • Sunday, September 20th, 2015

    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.

    The crowd

     

     

  • Thursday, September 17th, 2015

    Paradise in Westbury: Holiday Inn hosts Hawaiian Luau to benefit Angela’s House

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    The Holiday Inn Westbury was transformed into a tropical oasis on Wednesday, September 16th for a Hawaiian Luau to benefit Angela’s House. Thanks to the support of owners Mr. and Mrs. Barry and Ellen Halperin and the tireless effort of management and staff, the pool and courtyard area were surrounded by custom-made tiki tents, colorful balloons, palm trees and other festive décor.  More than 250 guests were entertained by fire dancers and some even participated in a hula dance contest. 

    Guests also enjoyed delicious traditional Hawaiian fare, including a roasted pig, prepared with original recipes by Holiday Inn Executive Chef Wills.  Attendees relaxed poolside, enjoying music by a local DJ from After Hours Live Music & Entertainment and imbibing a variety of delicious cocktails served by staff from B&G Hospitality Group. The incredible staff at the Holiday Inn Westbury secured coveted raffle prizes such as a one-night stay at Oheka Castle, Southwest Airline tickets, and signed Jets memorabilia.

    The event, which continued into the late hours of the night, exceeded the Holiday Inn Westbury’s goal of $10,000 – bringing in over $16,500 for Angela’s House.  It was amazing how the staff of the Holiday Inn Westbury understood the spiritual impact of our mission; this includes our desire to help parents caring for their medically frail children at home, the philosophy of our homes to offer children the best environment we can give them and provide peace of mind to their parents, and the sincerity in understanding and appreciation of how their hotel is located close to our Angel of Hope Statue – a statue for all parents who have lost a child. They understand the devastation this can cause and how important this statue is to our community. It was a great fundraiser and it was a pleasure to work with their team.

     

  • Thursday, September 10th, 2015

    Our kids

    The ailments, conditions, disabilities of children of Angela’s House can’t be described using one term.  The children often have multiple illnesses or challenges, and often have other related complications. This summer we logged many of the different diagnoses of the children we assist and we narrowed it down to 200.  These disabilities, accidents or common/rare diseases have so many variations within them and unique characteristics and difficulties.