Grant to Help Fund Angela's House Everyday Wishes Program That Helps Long Island Families Obtain Critical Services and Support that Cannot be Funded by Other Means
HAUPPAUGE, NY, DECEMBER 17, 2022
Angela’s House is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive a Kohl’s Cares® grant of $60,000 as part of its Community with a Heart Program. The grant was part of $5 million that Kohl’s provided to nonprofits nationwide, and one of only five to receive this level of donation, to support the health and wellness of families this holiday season.
“We are so appreciative of Kohl’s for this significant donation to support medically fragile children, and for their ongoing partnership and dedication to helping our children have a better quality of life,” said Bob Policastro, Executive Director, Angela’s House. “Having a child with a severe disability is challenging in every aspect of life, from everyday activities to the overwhelming financial responsibilities. It is grants like these that make a real difference.”
Kohl’s has been a long-time supporter of Angela’s House, an organization that for 30 years has assisted families caring for children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life-threatening illness. Beyond financial donations, Kohl’s staff has volunteered at various Angela’s House events, including galas, golf outings, walks, as well as projects at the residential homes such as clean-ups and ongoing maintenance.
The $60,000 grant will be directed toward Angela’s House Everyday Wishes program to assist families by paying for medical supplies, equipment, and other support services that cannot be funded through other means. Angela’s House works with hundreds of extraordinary children and families who have everyday critical needs that are often not covered by insurance. Everyday Wishes are provided to children that live at home with their parents as well as the children that live in one of Angela House’s three residential homes.
An Everyday Wish was recently granted for Brayden, an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment, and microcephaly with global development delays. Brayden was able to get essential and therapeutic equipment for the house including a chair lift to provide accessibility through the home.
"Brayden joined Angela’s House in 2018 at 3 ½ years old. Our case managers have been so supportive and very easy to connect with! He loves the chair lift, especially to go visit family upstairs! It’s been hard taking care of Brayden’s activities of daily living, so Angela’s House also helped us to remodel his bathroom to make it wheelchair accessible! We are beyond grateful for this miracle of Angela’s House and their commitment to help individuals and families create a life and environment of independence and functional living that some people can’t help take for granted,” said Melanie, Brayden’s mom.
To donate to Angela’s House, please visit https://www.angelashouse.org/support/.
About Angela’s House
Our mission is to support for families caring for children with a severe disability or medical condition. Founded in 1989 in honor of Bob and Angie Policastro’s daughter, Angela, the organization has successfully been the voice advocating for greater knowledge and understanding of medically frail children and their needs. Angela’s House currently working with over 700 children a year, offering home care assistance, residential programs, as well as community events.
Angela’s House is part of the Kinexion network, having joined the Management Service Organization (MSO) in 2022. Kinexion simplifies the day-to-day operations of seven not-for-profit organizations that support more than 5,000 people with disabilities by providing a solid infrastructure of finance, information technology, human resources, corporate compliance, purchasing, maintenance and logistics.
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