Riccio Pick-Me-Ups is a non-profit organization that provides financial, emotional, recreational and educational support for families facing chronic medical hardships;
To provide inspiration and joy for people of all ages and abilities
Thank you to the NJ American Academy of Pediatrics for honoring Amara and RPMU with a champion for children's award along with other great professionals involved with pediatric healthcare. We continue to help provide, advocate, and support the greatest health and well being for youth in everything we do. http://njaap.org/
Our organization survives and thrives through our spirit of my mothers mom Mary Giannone. We meet many angels of earth through our service, many who become angels in heaven.
On May 24th 2016 our RPMU "Granny" Mary Zampardi flew to heaven, at 87 years old. She played the role ofour mother and grandma for the last year and a half. Mary's family are friends and volunteers of RPMU. Mary has been a huge influence in our geriatric companinion program, as she went through quite a journey with dementia and other medical condition, through homecare and healthcare centers. Mary was very respectful, witty, and compassionate even through her challenges. She is will live in our hearts forever and now be with my mamma Mary helping to enhance RPMU's mission.~Lori Riccio