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Long Island Cares Event

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Santa's Christmas UHaul....

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Most people dread having to dirve a truck, but the Blu Crew jumped at the chance. We had a lot of toys to donate to Angela's House, but with no sled in sight, and the holidays right around the corner we knew Santa was to busy to lend a hand.

The Blu Crew took matters into their own hands. With their mission of making sure the only Blue Christmas children would have this year is a Blu Chip Christmas, our team got to work. With love in our hearts and Christmas cheer on our minds we ran to the nearest UHaul, and rented a the biggest truck they had available. 

Brittany BluChip and Ula BluChip drove the truck across Long Island. Ula drove as Brittany hung out the window putting makeup on in the side view mirror. (Apparently these trucks forgot to put the mirrors in the visors, and even Santa's helpers need to look good.) After a long cold treck to the Milieu Cheers for Charity Cover Party, which served as our make shift toy shop, we arrived. Hundreds of guests greeted us with Toys and gifts, and we all took handfuls to load into the back of the truck.

It was a sight to be seen. Women in dresses and high heels, children, and men in dress pants and ties  lined up and worked together, so well Santa's elves themselves would have been impressed. After a beautiful night, with the help of family and friends we successfully loaded our truck, and will be able to spread Christmas cheer to children near and dear.

Join Our Giving Party!!!

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

We plan to give FILL an entire truck full of toys & food for kids/families in need on Long Island, NY! Join Milieu Magazine, BluChip Marketing and The Daily Blu for the biggest GIVING party on Long Island on December 16th 6-9pm at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus and PLEASE bring any non-perishable food and/or toys or $10 to give to Angela's House and Toys of Hope. Food by Vincent's Clam Bar and Networking fun provided by our sponsors: Harlan, Tanger Outlets and Long Island Press. Thank you to volunteers who are already gathering presents. Donations can be picked up in advance.

Call 516.284.3322 for info and Happy Holidays!


Art Storm

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Donate Food This Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Boots On The Ground NY. - Honor Our Veterans This Veterans Day!

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Boots On The Ground NY. - Honor Our Veterans This Veterans Day!

We received an email recently from our friend from “Boots on the Ground NY”, an organization whose main mission is to create awareness for our veterans while helping out veterans with what ever they need. This organization is composed of a group of veterans with many volunteers. Their mission is to leave no veteran behind, and they are well on their way.


When we read the email, we all felt compelled to get involved. We are sharing this with all of our friends in hopes others will want to participate as well, who knows maybe this project will eventually spread around the United States.


This year, Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th 2013, there is a special project being put into action. “Boots Across the Bridge” is the idea of Gold Star Mother Hope Hollinsworth Coaxum, who son was killed in Action on 9/9/2007.

Army Staff Sgt. Courtney Hollinsworth died September 9, 2007 serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was 26, from Yonkers, N.Y. and assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. He died Sept. 9 in Baghdad, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device and grenades.


The vision and hope of this project is coordinating with the Mayor of Yonkers to commemorate Veterans Day in a unique way. The bridge will be lined with Boots representing the Troops on deployment, the Troops that aren’t coming home, ever. Let’s put this vision to life, show our love and honor for our fallen heroes. The Mayor considered the endeavor on Veterans Day, which is the day that reflects the commitment of the Soldier and the ultimate sacrifice he or she is willing to make for their fellow Man and their Country.


Let’s all come together this Veterans Day and show our heroes and their families we care. Let’s honor those who gave their life for the beautiful Country we live in and love.


What we need to see this mission through is Boots, new Boots, your old Boots, any Boots laying around in your closet to line this bridge, this event is only a few weeks away, so we need your help. We are reaching out to friends, family, neighbors, anyone who will listen, and anyone who wants to participate in our vision.


There will be a big collection box at the VAC. On Veterans Day the team from “Boots on the Ground NY” will be traveling to Yonkers to Support Hope’s vision to Honor Our Veterans. They will be escorting up the Boots trailer, and helping Hope and the city of Yonkers to see this through. Our hope is that some of you reading this feel the same way we all do, and will join us in Yonkers that morning.


The boots can be dropped off at Boots on the Ground NY VAC (Veterans Activity Center) - 2184 Pond Road, Unit A-4, Ronkonkoma NY 11779.


To make things easier for drop off they will be placing a covered steel drum outside their door that you can place the Boots in, and cover the top to keep the weather off of. Otherwise their staff is there all day on Saturdays and most evenings.


As Veteran Day approaches they will post a staging time to KSU from the VAC, along with a staging location in Nassau & Queens for those that wish to join us in Yonkers.


Have You Thanked a Veteran Today? If not Here is Your Chance.



Fishing trip fundraiser

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Want to send a big Thank You to Captain Chris from Fishtail! Another great fundraiser benefiting Angela's House! For more photos and news on upcoming fundraising events visit www.angelashouse.org

Field Of Honor

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM

We're so excited that John Feal and the The Feal Good Foundation Fundraiser will be participating in the Nassau County Field of Honor! All proceeds go to our Veterans! Find out more information here...

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Angela's House - 7th Annual Fishing Fundraiser

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM


Does this look like an amazing way to spend a day with the family? You can enjoy a day of fishing and fun at our 7th Annual Fishing Fundraiser!

Purchase tickets and learn more at our website:


Day One Foundation Golf Outing

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Join us for The Day One Foundation Golf Outing for Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Sept 30th at Woodside Acres:http://www.facebook.com/DayOneFoundation

Doing good not only feels good but it leads to more good! Raising money and awareness today — at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.

Angela's House - 7th Annual Fishing Fundraiser

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Garage Sale for Charity!

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM

The United Kids of America GARAGE SALE will be moved to Sunday, due to the weather!


So come down to 91 Rte 25A in Smithtown this Sunday!

100% of proceeds will go to local charities!

Fundraiser at Stony Brook Children's Hospital

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Tonight we were so proud to partner with 516/631 Ads and Holiday Inn Stony Brook on this event that raised $2800 in two hours for Stony Brook Children's Hospital! Thanks to everyone that came to support tonight! Xo!

Field Of Honor

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 12:55 AM