The Portable Playhouse packed up all their beads and moved its New Jersey headquarters to Northeastern Pennsylvania. By the generosity and support from the Spano Foundation and their mission to help organizations be self sustaining, a grant was awarded to us for a building in the beautiful town of Forest City, Pennsylvania. This space houses our mascot doll, Silly Mlly, and opening in February 1, 2008 a “Art for Hearts” Gallery and Bead Shoppe will help provide ways …
The Bead Unique Magazine 3rd Anniversary Special Issue, spotlighted our organization. The editor Pamela Hawkins and writer Beki Haley, wrote a wonderful piece, it was such an honor to meet Miss Hawkins, and we are so grateful they took the time to learn about our organization. It has been wonderful hearing from beaders all across the globe. Visit their site: www.beaduniquemag.com for yourself..
A special fund raising event took place at our friends, Jody & Richard Goodmans home in Short Hills New Jersey. This cocktail party and silent auction was a huge success because of the tireless efforts of our gracious hosts and the many supporters of our special programs.
The Portable Playhouse and the Spano Foundation were highlighted in the “ON THE RUN” section of the Courier News. Gabrielle Spano one of the volunteers and board member for The Portable Playhouse displayed her beautiful smile and loving heart with regards to our mission, beading smiles. We are honored to have the Spano Foundation’s continuous support. In January 2007, The Portable Playhouse program was commissioned by The New Jersey Cancer Institute, to expand our …
The Portable Playhouse was awarded funding to expand our services into The Carol G Simon Cancer Center for Women at Morristown Memorial Hospital. We are so excited to bring this program to the women in the outpatient center.
The Portable Playhouse sponsored a fund raiser in Soho, New York. Pop International Gallery graciously housed the event, and it was a magical evening. We are now expanding our unique art program into pediatric wards in Mount Sinai Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.
“The Little Gym” in Rockland County sponsored a fundraiser for our organization. It was filled with crafts and music for the children along with beautiful silent auction gifts. Many thanks to everyone for making the day shine. In April 2006, The Bergen County Twins Mother Club hosted a “Roaring Twenties Gala” in support of our program. The night was filled with excitement and we couldn’t be more honored to be chosen as this years …
Fox5 New York news featured our organization on their evening news program. We were interviewed by Dr. Sapna Parikh, and we explored the importance of our mission in children’s hospitals and how there is more to healing then just medicine. Dr Parikh discusses how our regular weekly visits give the children, who are in the hospitals for long periods, a sense of time. And more importantly helps the children forget about their illnesses for …
Whiz-FM Z100 radio station featured our organization on their “Morning Show” with Elvis Duran and the Morning Zoo. They have continued to support our cause in helping children smile, we are so grateful for their continuous support.
Maryann Corey, founder of The Portable Playhouse, was presented with the Humanitarian Award in recognition of her outstanding dedication and humanitarian service for the welfare of other human beings. The award was given by the New Jersey State Council Calumniates.