Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
On July 6, members of the Carle Place School District community, along with the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s McAngel Kids and McAngels Auxiliary, came together for “CP 4 Nicole,” a fundraiser organized by the auxiliary to benefit Nicole Buttino, a Carle Place student with an autoimmune disease called Goodpasture syndrome. The event, sponsored by the district’s National Junior Honor Society, was held at the Carle Place Middle/High School and raised funds for Nicole’s mother, Jeannie Muller, who is her sole caregiver and is unable to work because of the care Nicole currently needs. The day’s activities included a car wash, raffles, carnival games, a bake sale and music.
“The support is overwhelming,” said Jeannie said. “The McAngels Auxiliary is awesome. They came out of nowhere and contacted me like an angel.”
The McAngels Auxiliary is a local organization that has raised more than $1 million for the Ronald McDonald House over the past 12 years. They also come together to help local families in need. “Instead of just having people give money, this was a way for the kids to help,” said auxiliary organizer Keri Delio.