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Our Little Gladiator
 
   

News 12 Long Island recently featured an amazing young boy who is currently living at MOMMAS House. Check out the video below on News 12 Long Island's website and keep reading for more information.

To clarify, Isaiah does not currently need a wheelchair, we got one for him.
We also connected him with an amazing Prosthestist, Erik Schaffer, C.P., of A Step Ahead Prosthetics who has been working with Isaiah for several months now and has provided Isaiah with his first pair of LEGS! It will be a lifelong process, but Isaiah is learning how to use his new legs with frequent physical therapy appointments. We cannot thank Erik, Amy and all the staff at A Step Ahead Prosthetics enough for the work they have done to literally change Isaiah's life. They have dedicated themselves to making sure Isaiah gets to stand tall and walk through the rest of his life.
That being said, there are many costs associated with prosthetics that are not covered by the medical insurance this family has. Erik and A Step Ahead Prosthetics have been so gracious as to not let this stop them from helping Isaiah. MOMMAS House is accepting donations to help cover some expenses associated with the outstanding, state-of-the-art work that Erik and his team are doing with Isaiah. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Isaiah's Legs Fund, you may do so through PayPal:

 

OR you can mail a check to:
MOMMAS House
1857 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793

Please put ISAIAH in the Memo of check. All funds collected will be held in a separate account, and used solely to pay Isaiah's uncovered medical related expenses.

Photos and videos of Isaiah getting his first legs:

 
 
 
   
 
   

The Stork has been visiting!

 
   

Here at MOMMAS House we have had several new arrivals over the past several months. We wanted to share the joy of these precious new lives with
all of you, our friends and supporters.

It's A Boy! Zion - Born May 1, 2013
It's A Girl! Amore - Born July 13, 2013
It's A Boy! Omari – Born July 26, 2013
It's A Girl! Olivia - Born September 15, 2013
It's A Boy! Keyon - Born March 12, 2014
It's A Girl! Mia - Born March 23, 2014
It's A Girl! Arielle - Born April 18, 2014
It's A Boy! Mason - Born April 23, 2014
It's A Boy! Evan - Born June 30, 2014

See some photos of our new arrivals!

 
       
     
25th Anniversary Party!
 
     

MOMMAS House celebrated it's 25th Anniversary in August 2011 with a spectacular event! Many thanks to our committee of volunteers who made this event a tremendous success, raising over $120,000 in profits for MOMMAS House programs. Over 250 guests dined on the delicious the culinary creations of Chef Bryan Naylor of Birch Hill Market, we highly recommend them for fantastic catering! We danced and sang along to tunes played by the very talented Jim Roberti Band. Those in attendance were able to participate in raffles of over 50 prizes made up of items generously donated by many local businesses. Special thanks to all those who sponsored and supported this event. View our Online Journal below and please support our sponsors!

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
     
Mother of the Year Contest
 
     

This year MOMMAS House embarked on a search for outstanding mothers who represent the characteristics of good mothering that we try to teach our young moms. We looked for mom's who set an example of the value, hard work and talents of mother's in our community. We had a Mother of the Year contest and invited the public to nominate any outstanding mothers they knew.
We were overwhelmed by the nominations we received, frequently brining us to tears as we read about these amazing women who in some cases had faced some insurmountable obstacles but persevered and never faltered in their devotion to being a great mother.

The judges had a very tough job in making their decision. In the end they picked a top three winners and two honorable mentions!

Check out the WINNERS stories here

The winning moms were given a small reception in their honor to celebrate, in addition to some great prizes, including: Jewelry (Including Tiffany's bracelet), Gift Certificates to Steve Madden, Hemingways, AMEX, A Charmed Life Boutique, Gift Baskets of beautiful household and personal items, including a vase, wallet, scarves, toiletries and more!!

 
       
     
Capital Fund Campaign Update
 
     
The current status of the Capital Fund Campaign is past the halfway mark! Most of the original pledges have been fulfilled. In order that we keep the project alive, we would be most grateful if a couple of you would consider hosting a reception at your home/business or anywhere feasible to accommodate an intimate gathering. Light refreshments only, as the main purpose is to have a platform on which to explain what MOMMAS House is and what it hopes to accomplish.  No high pressure tactics are ever used, only the distribution of information and ways one might help if so inclined.
Our goal is to purchase another multi-family home for our mothers who are ready for more independent living.
Please consider investing in the future of MOMMAS House and the women and babies we serve.
 
       
     
Fundraising Events Report
 
     

We have many exciting and fun upcoming events that you can participate in and help out MOMMAS House!

Check out the EVENTS page for information on UPCOMING EVENTS

 
     
 
     

 

 
 

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