Charleston Resident Turns Home into Winter Wonderland to Help Children Fight Cancer

By Aaron Dickens NY1

Children admire DiMartino's display. Photo NY1

Children admire DiMartino’s display. Photo NY1

Staten Island resident Joe DiMartino has turned his house into a winter wonderland to help children fight cancer.Every year he puts up dozens of Christmas displays at this home during the holiday season.

DiMartino started the project 11 years ago after his wife [Debra Ann DiMartino, 36, who worked at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods] died in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11.

He accepts donations for Staten Island University Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Center. DiMartino has raised over $140,000 for the children’s center, continuing to bring even more smiles to the neighborhood.

NY1’s Aaron Dickens filed a report. To watch it, please click here.

This entry was posted in Families in the News. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. COVID-19 testing sites in the NYC area

      October 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Application period open for the LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

      November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Buy a beer on Mondays and support the Terry Farrell Foundation – Fort Collins, CO

      November 7 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
    4. NYPD Officer Chris Bramwell needs a kidney urgently

      November 10 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Warren Fire Department fundraiser for their 9/11 ceremony next year

      November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm