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ABOUT US

The Little Angel Fund, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt organization, established in March of 1984 by Jenny and Joseph Tranfaglia in memory of their daughter, Amanda Rose. Amanda was born 16 weeks premature and after a 33 day struggle for life, she died. Our efforts to offer information, increase awareness, educate, comfort, and listen, have not been in vain. For if we help only one family, then our mission has been accomplished.

The Little Angel Fund consists of a group of parents helping parents through a difficult time in their lives. Our purpose is to make life a little easier and more comfortable for the premature and seriously ill infants and their families, while they are in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, after they graduate from the NICU and to act as a source of help and support for the bereaved. We are dedicated to supporting, educating and caring throughout the NICU experience.


Our Services
  • Maintain an up-to-date file containing printed material on various subjects dealing with prematurity, subsequent high risk pregnancy, grief and bereavement.
  • Provide a support network of volunteers to operate a telephone referral/information program.
  • Offer matched Parent to Parent Listeners for parents who wish to talk to someone with similar experiences.
  • Publish a Newsletter annually to serve as a vehicle for parents and families to share their feelings and experiences.
  • Organize and sponsor fund raisers to raise money for local area Neonatal Intensive Care Units, especially at the Stony Brook Children's Hospital in Stony Brook, NY.
  • Participate and sponsor conferences, workshops and lectures in order to obtain information.
  • A Welcome Gift Packet is given to every baby admitted into the NICU at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
  • A Discharge Gift Diploma is presented to every baby discharged from the NICU at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
  • On discharge, at the discretion of the unit social worker, families in need will be given layette sets.
  • A bereavement box is offered to families who experience a loss in the NICU.


How Can You Help?
You can volunteer for one of our committees -- please contact us for details and more information!
  • NICU Monthly Volunteer Visits
  • Hat Brigade
  • Blanket Brigade
  • Newsletter Committee
  • Fund Raising Committee
  • Discharge Diploma Committee
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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--Aug 27, 2022
Thank you to the volunteers at the Manhasset Public Library Teen Program for assembling welcome packages in August 2022. They were delivered to Stony Brook Hospital and received by social worker Maria Montelione.
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--Aug 27, 2022
We partnered again with the Junior League of Long Island in May 2022, they generously donated gift bags for families in NICU, we are so grateful for their support and choosing to work with us.
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--Aug 27, 2022
Thank you to the Creative Knitters of Leisure Village who donated hand made blankets, hats and booties for babies in May 2022. These items were added to welcome bags and gift bags for families in the NICU.
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Aug 27, 2022
Heartfelt thanks to the teachers, students, parents, and staff of Sachem High School East for participating in the Baskets for Babies. They collected bags and bags of great items for our Welcome Bags. These bags are given to the babies in the NICU at Stony Brook Hospital upon admission. Sachem East has held this event for many years. We are grateful to the supervisors Jamie Donaroma and Meredith Babst for believing in our goals and services and organizing this event each year.
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Aug 27, 2022
Thank you to Camie Barz, PWW Program and Community Coordinator, her staff and the talented ladies at Suffolk AHRC who have made hats for the babies for several months. We appreciate your time and talents.
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Aug 27, 2022
The Junior League of Long Island once again donated 75 bags with full size much needed items for the parents in the NICU at Stony Brook Hospital. Carmen DiBartolomeo met them in Roslyn to assemble the bags. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others. This was a huge donation!
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Aug 27, 2022
Thank you to Lynn Schoepfer, a NICU mom, for making and donating 12 handmade beautiful wreaths. We hope to use them for a raffle. Keep checking for updates.
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