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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

Angela's House - 7th Annual Fishing Fundraiser

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 10:20 AM


Date: July 30, 2013

Location: Sailing from Captree Park

$50.00 — $3,000.00


Sailing from Captree State Park




4pm to 8pm

Please arrive early the boat leaves at 4pm


Enjoy 4 hours of fishing and food

Fishing amenities include: rod/reel, bait, hooks and sinkers.


Event Sponsor ($3,000 per charter boat)

Individual sign displayed on the boat, website, social media and radio recognition, includes 4 event tickets

Dinner Sponsor ($1,500 per charter boat)

Individual sign displayed at the dinner, social media recognition. Includes 2 event ticket

Individual tickets ($50) - Click the link above to purchase!

Includes: fishing, sandwich, soft drinks, and prize for biggest fish.





Posted on November 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

With the holidays fast approaching and the end of the year nearing, we often begin to reflect on what it is we appreciate most in our lives. More often than not, we find ourselves recognizing how much our loved ones mean to us. We leave our grudges and bitterness at the door and show our gratitude by showering those special people in our lives with treats and gifts. We say forgive and forget, but do any of us truly know how to?


For Victoria Ruvolo, forgiveness is in her blood. In mid November of 2004, her life changed forever when a young man irresponsibly hurled a 20 pound frozen turkey into the front windshield of her oncoming Honda in Lake Ronkonkoma. Anyone who knows this story is aware that Ruvolo nearly lost her life that day; her face was shattered and she was unconscious for nearly a month. Most of us would expect that an incident of this nature would have a negative effect on someone’s life, but if you have had the pleasure of meeting Ruvolo you know that the happenings of that night, in her eyes, changed her life for the better.


After numerous surgeries and a grueling regiment of rehabilitation, Ruvolo appeared at the young man’s sentencing and pleaded for the court to have mercy. She had forgiven him in order to move on and felt that years in prison would be a detriment to his future and would only prevent him from learning how to be more than what happened that night.


“I told him ‘Just do something good with your life,’” she remembered. “And then I hugged him.”


Since then, Ruvolo has done exactly that. Taking her own words to heart, she continues to speak to troubled teens and young adults alongside former Suffolk County probation psychologist, Robert Goldman in his conflict-resolution program, T.A.S.T.E. Together they co-wrote a book titled “‘No Room for Vengeance…’ In Justice and Healing”, which shares Ruvolo story from multiple points of view.


After its release in November of last year, Ruvolo has continued to spread her words of forgiveness while promoting the self-help benefits her book offers to anyone that needs to learn how to “move on and let go”.


“If my book touches just one person’s life, I will share my story forever and ever to help make a difference”. She continued, “People know that we truly care, that’s why it works”.


The book has not only reconnected Ruvolo with estranged family members, but also inspired new friendships.


“People always come up to me, which touches my heart. I tell them to appreciate every moment at every point in their lives, because it can be gone in a second”, said Ruvolo.


She added, “I thank everyone who thought and prayed for me, it’s because of you that I’m still here and helping people”.

WRCN's Request-a-thon for Angela's House

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 1:20 PM



RONKONKOMA, NY – WRCN’S 103.9 Classic Rock will host their second 24 hour Request-A-Thon with DJs Bill Powers on October 25th. In 24 hours, the station hopes to raise donations through song requests, raffles, and auction items to the non-profit organization, Angela’s House. This will also give Long Islanders the opportunity to take over the airwaves for an entire day.


Radio listeners are encouraged to call in any song to be played on the air for a starting donation of $25 from 10:00am on October 25th to 10:00am on October 26th. $1,000 will get a listener the opportunity to take over the airwaves for an entire hour, interact with other listeners, as well as the DJs and guest celebrities.

In addition, various supporters will be stopping throughout the 24 hours. Expected call ins include former Jets Wesley Walker and Marty Lyons, former wrestler Mick Foley, Headbangers Ball’s Riki Rachtman, and Zebra’s Randy Jack. NY 86’ Mets Mookie Wilson and Edward Hearn are expected to drop by. Up for auction will be the baseball that went between Red Sox’s Bill Buckner’s legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, which is signed by both Bucker and Wilson. Former NY Giants player Tiki Barber will be present to give away autographed memorabilia.


Items that will be auction off on air include a Taylor Swift autographed guitar, Hank Williams autographed guitar, Zac Brown autographed guitar, two tickets to the sold out Zac Brown Band show at Madison Square Garden, a signed KISS guitar, various Giants and Jets merchandise. A three night stay at Manhattan Club for New Year’s Eve, Frank Catalanotto signed baseballs. More items are expected to be donated in the upcoming weeks to the event.


The request line number is 631-648-2500.


For more information or how to be part of the request-a-thon, call BluChip Marketing at 631-337-1603. Also, visit the Facebook’s page – www.facebook.com/angelarcn



ABOUT ANGELA’S HOUSE: Angela’s House is a 501 C3 non-profit organization that assists families caring for children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or suffering from a life threatening illness. The organization assist families caring for their children at home and for children that can no longer live at home we have Angela’s House. The Policastro family founded this agency 20 years ago following the tragic crisis they lived with their daughter Angela. This parent-based origin has become the approach and philosophy they apply to each family they assist.


We had the pleasure to work with Jo from Moms Who Kick.....

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

and wow, what an incredible woman! She’s quite inspirational and we think the foundation is an amazing initiative! Attend her awesome gala and be amazing by these courage women who literally kick butt!

Tesla's Great-Nephew Fights to Keep His Memory Alive.

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

By: James Bernstein

William H. Terbo, now 82 and a retired engineer living in Scotch Plains, N.J., has but a single memory of his great-uncle, Nikola Tesla, a largely over-looked but important scientist sometimes called The Father of the Electric Age. But the memory is enduring.

Terbo, then about eight-years-old, met his great uncle in the late 1930s, at the New Yorker Hotel, in Manhattan. Tesla was then in his late '70s, and being of Serbian birth, still observed certain Old World customs. One of them was kissing women, and men, even very young men, three times on both cheeks. Terbo got three kisses, blushed, and now, many decades later, says he would have preferred a handshake, but understood his great-uncle's custom.

“There should be a Tesla museum in this country,” said Terbo, who is Tesla’s last-surviving relative. “It’s not adequate just to have some (Tesla exhibits) in the Smithsonian” in Washington, D.C. Tesla’s laboratory in Shoreham, on Long Island’s East End, is a fit place for such a museum, Terbo said.

There is a movement currently on Long Island to raise money to purchase the land in Shoreham where Tesla did much of his work on electric transference. Tesla’s laboratory, called Wardenclyffe, is now owned by AGFA Group, a multi-national technology company headquartered in Belgium. AGFA, which also has offices in New Jersey, is looking for about $1.6 million for the property.

A newly-formed non-profit, The Telsa Science Center at Wardenclyffe, has so far raised about $1.265,000, said David Madigan, a board member of the effort to raise the funds.

Terbo is executive secretary of the Tesla Memorial Society, which sponsors academic conferences, scholarship awards and cultural activities in honor of Tesla.

Terbo recalls his great-uncle as “very tall and old,” but added that Tesla had a sense of humor, despite stories generally describing him as a stern and serious scientist. Terbo’s father, also Nikola, had a relationship with Tesla, even though Tesla was decades older.

“It’s extremely important” that Terbo is playing an active and supportive role in trying to establish the museum, Madigan said. “He’s (Terbo) been a tireless advocate for his great-uncle’s inventions. One of the greatest attributes is to have his counsel and advocacy.”

When Tesla died, in 1943 at age 86, some 5,000 people turned out for his funeral at St. John the Devine Church in Manhattan, said Terbo.

Those wishing to contribute may do so through Indiegogo.com/teslamuseum; www.teslasciencecenter.org of send a check to P.O. Box 552 Shoreham, N.Y 11786.