Non-profit organization that serves the terminally ill, mentally, physically and emotionally challenged in Staten Island. Its main purpose is to provide entertainment for those who get only their
Please help support this worthy cause: Handijam
A good friend of mine runs a non-profit organization that promotes shows
that help handicapped people on Staten Island. Please click on her link
and become a friend. And if you are in the area, please go to one of her
shows. They are a lot of fun and a worthy cause.
Thank you & Jah Bless
Founded in 2000 by Charlene Raco, Charl’s Handijam for Handicapped, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves the terminally ill, mentally, physically and emotionally challenged in Staten Island. Its main purpose is to provide entertainment for those who get only their basic necessities met. Through local and national bands, Handijam raises funds for outings to such places as Great Adventure, WWE Wrestling events, Staten Island Yankees games, the New York Aquarium and the Bronx Zoo.
The organizations with which we work include but are not exclusive to: The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto, caring for orphans and those removed from their homes due to abuse & neglect, most of which are mentally, physically and emotionally challenged Rainbow’s Hope, caring for terminally & chronically ill children & young adults The GRACE Foundation & the Hungerford School, both of which service the autistic, and Project Hospitality, a shelter for homeless families, the focus of our efforts being centered on the children.
Handijam operates strictly on donations and on the proceeds from the events that we coordinate, e.g. musical performances by local bands and national acts such as:
The David Nelson Band, John Molo of Phil Lesh and Friends, Barry Sless of Phil Lesh and Friends, Mookie Siegal of Ratdog, Donna Godchaux Band, David Nelson - founding member of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Meg Griffin, One Eyed Jack, Merl Sandrey, Vassa Clemins, Mike Faly, Bob Harris, Bombshell, Bluesky, Cosmic Blues, Queen Tipsy, Donna Maxon, Buddy Cage, Moonlace, Witness, The Basket List, Jimmy Mac and Friends, Toni Brown Band, Redrum, Naked Jedeye, Juggling Suns
Special thanks to:
Stanley Mouse for donating his artwork and Nadina Simon for her Typography
Stefanie Frank of Stanley Mouse Studios
Mexicali Live and The Crew
The Wonder Bar
Kyle Brendle, Johnny D., Jason and The Stone Pony Crew
Mike and Laura Rooney
Father Dan of the Ukrainian Church
Peter Shapiro of The Brooklyn Bowl
For further information, please contact us:
Charlene Raco - Founder - (917) 561-4800
Lenny Grant - Administrative Assistant
Phil Portuesi - Entertainment Coordinator
Thank you for your continued support of this great cause.
1. Its main purpose is to provide entertainment for those who get only their basic necessities met.
2. Through local and national bands, Handijam raises funds for outings to such places as Great Adventure, WWE Wrestling events, etc.