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Pictured left to right: Maureen Oggeri (The Center), Alyson and Joe Graci (Board member), Debbie Zimmerman (The Center) and Debbie Patey (far right) from The Center, who organized this special event.

50th Anniversary Celebration!

The Center for Developmental Disabilities celebrated their 50th Anniversary on December 3, 2008 at The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York.
MusiCare for Kids performed Christmas carols and a Cabaret Show of Broadway Show Tunes for the staff and guests of The Center for Developmental Disabilities. The Center is located on South Woods Road in Woodbury, New York and serves over 300 disabled children and adults.
To learn more about The Center click here.

MusiCare for Kids donated $500 and a toy basketball hoop to The Center.


The MusiCare for Kids group pictured performing the finale of their Cabaret Show.

Pictured left to right: Christopher Prisco, Victoria Ferrera, Dominique Gargano, Lauren Kenedy, Melissa Prisco, Merika Lang and Katie Stiene

View article in The Long Island Catholic June 11, 2008

Some of the beautiful baskets that were raffled off baskets

Dominican Village Fundraiser Very Favorable to All!

The board of directors, administration, and young adults of MusiCare for Kids wish to extend our deepest appreciation to you for your support of our 1st Annual combination Musical Show & Chinese Auction Extravaganza held on Sunday,
June 1, 2008.
The afternoon was high spirited and entertaining.  The Helen Butler Hall was adorned with cheerful, vibrant spring colors and more than fifty lavish gifts and baskets, ready for auction, wrapped the perimeter of the Hall.  Our success was directly due to the generosity of supporters and donors like you, who share the same passion for children and elder care and the growth of both organizations Dominican Village & KinderTowne.
We raised $4,000 at this event and will donate these proceeds to Dominican Village Senior Center and Kindertowne as mentioned above.

We are grateful for your support which enhances the lives of children and seniors.

(631) 348-3673

We are very grateful to Mrs. King and the Interact group from Amityville High School who generously donated their time to help serve the beverages and desserts at our event. Also pictured at left are Domenick and Vincent Ferrera who helped with the attendees at the door, served food, set up and cleaned up.


MusiCare for Kids donated $400.00 to Newsday's Help-A-Family annual holiday fund in December 2007. The money was raised from generous donations from Catholic Daughters and The Veteran's Advisory Board of Huntington. Dominican Village and Trinity Regional School donated table space at their Holiday Craft Fairs and our bracelet sales at these fairs added to the funds.

Fundraiser for Angela's House - Great Success!

We thank everyone to who was able to join us for a very special fund raising effort for a local charitable organization called Angela’s House on September 23, 2007 at La Villini Restaurant in East Northport. Two local high school singing groups, Artistry and Sibling Harmony ( now known as MusiCare for Kids only) performed a cabaret style dinner theater at La Villini Restaurant in East Northport to raise funds for Angela’s House.
MusiCare for Kids raised $4,000 for Angela's House from this event, raffle baskets and of course, their beautiful bracelets.
About Angela's House: There are two locations on Long Island, one is Smithtown and the other in East Moriches. Angela’s House provides a warm and pleasant home-like environment for severely disabled children, who would otherwise be in an institutional environment. Its founder, Mr. Bob Policastro, created Anglela’s House in memory of his own daughter who was a disabled child and needed around-the-clock care. Mr. Policastro works very hard at overseeing these two group homes and would desire opening another as his waiting list keeps getting longer for children in need You can visit Angela's House website for obtain more information at

On February 1, 2008, MusiCare for Kids did a show at The Smithtown Library. The East Northport Library invited them to sing on February 8, 2008 for their weekly "Fireside Friday" showcase. Both libraries graciously donated $300 to MusiCare for kids for their performances. This donation was then donated to DDI (Disabled Developmental Institute) for children by MusiCare for kids on February 28, 2008.

View The Northport Times article from October 11, 2007.

MusiCare members (please see Artistry link) participate in an annual holiday fundraiser for The Petri Irish Step Dance School of Long Island. They sing various holiday songs in between the illustrious dance routines from the school's dancers. This event raises money to accommodate the dancers in their overseas competitions in England, Ireland and Scotland. The Petri School has numerous renowned Champions in these global events. One of the dancers ,Gabriella Wood, won the #1 "World Competition" in 2005 in Ireland and was the first American to achieve this title in 36 years. Gabriella has been a good friend to the MusiCare for Kids members  for many years.

MusiCare's girls spent time at Victoria's making over a hundred bracelets to sell to raise funds. This is just a sampling the the variety of bracelets they designed.

The funds from the first sale of bracelets is going to Angela's House mentioned above.

During the last two week in July over the past two summers(2007-08), Lauren and her family sold all of the bracelets and cell phone charms at a clothing and jewelry show-sale in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Everything they made sold out!
From this effort MusiCare raised over $1500 from their bracelet and charm sales.
This November 2007, MusiCare for Kids sold bracelets at the Dominican Village Craft Fair in Amityville and at the Trinity Regional Craft Fair in East Northport. They did a wonderful job in participating in these fairs earning over $200 for MusiCare for Kids.

To contact us please call 631.348.3673

MusiCare sponsors:
1019 Café'
21st Century Optical
A Rise Above Bake Shop
A Sister's Touch Florist
Aboff's - Huntington
Affairs Afloat
Agean 111 Pizza Restaurant
Airport Playhouse
Allison Cioffaletti
Anastasio, Inc.
Anita's Studio of Dance

Anna & Domenic Ferrera
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Basket Store-N-More
Batata Cafe
Bayway Arts Center
Beckmans’s Florist
Blossom Floral Boutique
Bike Depot North
Black Tie Tuxedo's & Suits
Bocu Salon
Bunty's Jewelry Fashions
Cantebury Ales
Carol Robinson
CARTEL The Salon
Catholic Daughters- East Northport
Catholic Daughters- Coram
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Chef’s of New York
Chocolate with a Twist
Church of St. Rose of Lima
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Chef’s of New York
Chocolate with a Twist

Church of St. Rose of Lima
Commerce Bank
Community Pet Shop
Commack Multiplex
Copenhagen Bakery
Cornet Music
Costco of Melville
Courtyard by Marriott of Farmingdalle
Cow Harbor Gifts
D’Armando Hair Salon
Dalia's of Huntington
Dance 'N' Things
Danfords on the Sound
Debonair Cleaners
Denny's Childrens Wear
Devin Jewelers, Inc.
Doherty Enterprises/Applebees
Emily Monem-Domincan Village
Doggie Don’s
Dominican Villlage Amityville
Donna D. Lipari
Don’t Stop Dancing
Dunkin Donuts
Elwood Movie Theater
East Northport Video
East Northport Library
Einstein’s Attic
Elwood CinemaFort Hill Nurseries, Inc
Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso, CPAs
Flowers by Fred
Four Star Variety Store
Friendly's Restaurants
Gail's Stride Rite Shoes
Gateway Playhouse
Golden Coach Diner

Good News Bookstore
Green Acres Mall
Greenland Nursery
Hair Together
Hallmark Cards of Northport
Helen Rakowski
Hipsters, Inc. of Northport
Huntington Art Gallery
Huntington Performing Arts
Huntington Village Sporting Goods
Irene's Home Tutoring & SAT Prep
Island Silkscreen, Inc
.Jackee & Company
Jessie Saladino
Joanne Cerbane
Johnson's Florist Inc. of Amityville
Jones Drug Store
Joseph and Regina Frazzatta
Jung's Ultimate TaeKwonDo
Kathleen McBeth
Kay McKiernan
Kenneth Herlich
Kiwanis Club of Amityville
La Mantia Gallery
La Scala Restaurant
La VIllini Restaurant
Lakeside Grooming
Larkfield Car Wash
Larkfield Lanes
Larkfield Pasta
Laurel Liquor & Wine Inc.
Little Switzerland Dolls
Lion in the Sun
Magic Nails
Main Street Florist

Manny's Barber Shop
Marble Slab Creamery
Mario's Pizzeria East Northport
Mario's Pizzeria Commack
Marsh's Clothing Store
Martha Clara Vineyards
Modell's of Commack
Mohegan Sun
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Caulfield
Mr.& Mrs. R. Kelly
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Schirripa
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Viteritti
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Deveau
Mayfair Limosine Service, Inc.
Catherine Migliaccio
Messina Brothers
Munro Music
Music Industry Entertainment
National Amusements
NBC Universal
New York Giants
New York Islanders
New York Jets
Nino's Hair Designers
Old Street Restaurant
Our Lady Of Mercy Academy
Panera Bread of East Northport
Park Bakery
Perfect Gifts & Favors Inc.
Pet Den
Pet Friends
Plaster Funcraft
Peter Andrew’s
Prianti Farms
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Porter
Pick of the Litter
Queen Nail Salon

Quintessential Cookies
Ralph Rotton's Nut Pound
Ralph's Italian Ices
Richter's Liquors
Roger's Tuxedos
Rose Marie Daw
Ruth A. Hallock
Regina Anzalone, Kurz, Esq.
Sam Ash

Selmer’s Pet Land
Smithtown Beauty Supplies
Smithtown Library
Smithtown Performing Arts Center Starbucks Coffee- East Northport
Starbucks Coffee -Commack
State Farm c/o
Raymond Byrne
Steven Schneider
Stop & Shop of Huntington
Stop & Shop of Northport
Studio East
Terri Fratello
Theatre Three Productions
Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts
Trinity Regional School
The Fenceman, Inc.
Turnbury Lady Outlet
Veteran's Advisory Board-Town of Huntington
Villa D'Avonzo
Vine & Roses
Wickers Restaurant
Wilkes Gallery