Angela's House is an organization that assists families of children with severe disabilities or conditions that require a lot of medical attention or equipment to survive. This amazing organization was started by Bob and Angie Policastro, whose daughter Angela was one such child. Their experience getting Angela the care she needed revealed to them the gaps in the system that could have provided them with support and resources to improve Angela's life, and theirs. They started Angela's House to make sure families going through similar issues would have an advocate on their side. Since 1992, they have been coordinating services for these families to get medically frail children the help they need, both at home and at residential facilities.
The work they do is incredibly inspiring. I've donated a basket with a free photo session and a $100 print credit for them to raffle off at their Rock and Roll Barbecue fundraiser this Sunday at 89 North in Patchogue. I've also seen some of the other fantastic raffle baskets they've collected and I can tell you there will be something there for everyone. I hope their fundraiser is so successful, because the work they do is so important for the families in this community. I'm really excited to be involved. You can find all the information about the event right here. Admission is $20. Come listen to great music, enjoy free BBQ and help support this life-saving organization at the same time!