Chazz Palminteri and the Child Reach Foundation Make Grant

Pictured above (left to right): Lisa Tuozzolo, Inspector Pichardo, plus the men and women of the 43rd Precinct thanked Chazz Palminteri and Phil Foglia for their generosity towards Officer Arvid Flores.

Earlier this month, actor/playwright Chazz Palminteri and Phil Foglia visited the 43rd Precinct in Soundview to present a grant from the Child Reach Foundation, which supports law enforcement personnel raising special-needs children. Police Officer Arvid Flores was a grant recipient.


Inspector Pichardo, Lisa Tuozzolo, Chazz Palminteri and Phil Foglia.

The Child Reach Foundation was founded by Gianna and Chazz Palminteri in 2005 to raise funds for the benefit of children’s health and welfare. The Palminteris created The Child Reach Foundation to help find a cure for thalassemia which is a fatal genetic blood disease.


Chazz Palminteri and P.O. Arvid Flores, a grant recipient.

The Foundation awards grant money to support doctors and hospitals for research and treatment of pediatric rare blood disorders and diseases as well as programs to benefit children and their families in need. The Foundation also supports the Police officers Benevolent Association (PBA) and local State Police and their families with grants for their children with Special Needs.


Philip Foglia, son of a highly decorated New York City Police Detective, serves as the treasurer of the Child Reach Foundation. Foglia is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx and was Vice President of the Southeast Bronx Community Organization (Sebco) where he ran two senior citizen centers, two homeless shelters, and built and managed affordable housing.


Palminteri and Foglia are Bronx natives who grew up in the borough’s Belmont section.



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