Prominent Long Island Contractors & Designers Team Up f or Phase II of Ronald McDonald House Kitchen Renovation

Phase I transformed kitchens into a quarter million dollar upgrade for families of seriously ill children

On Wednesday, May 21st, from 6PM-9PM, Manhasset based contractor and designer Vasi Ypsilantis of Vasi Ypsilantis Design Associates and owner of Poggenpohl Long Island along with Sea Cliff-based designer Margreet Cevasco of Margreet Cevasco Design are partnering with Mitco Construction and will be hosting an evening of fine wine and gourmet appetizers. The fare will be prepared and sponsored by Sub Zero-Wolf chefs to raise funds for Phase II of their kitchen renovation for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI). The event will be held at RMH-LI, located at 267-07 76th Avenue in New Hyde Park. To RSVP, please email guest names to or visit by May 12th.

Giving back is second nature to the tag team duo and brains behind the quarter million dollar kitchen renovation provided for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Ypsilantis and Cevasco are on their way to completing the second phase of the project within an initiative called Project Design.

Project Design is an effort led by interior design industry to provide a calm and restful healing environment for families experiencing the pain of having a child in area hospitals. Phase I updated RMH-LI's original 18 bedrooms, four kitchens, breakfast room, five common areas, first floor restrooms and three laundry rooms. More than $2 million in design, labor and materials were donated to this first-of-its-kind initiative.

Support RMH-LI, Vasi Ypsilantis and Margreet Cevasco by sponsoring or donating kitchen tile, appliances, construction, and more to transform an area where children and families gather to retreat and lean on each other for support. For more information, please contact Jennifer Nicholson, RMH-LI Director of Special Projects at 516-775-5683 x158 or .

About the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is the 100th House of over 300 Ronald McDonald House programs worldwide. Located in New Hyde Park on the campus of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, the House accommodates families in a warm and supportive environment. For 28 years, RMH-LI has been a home-away-from-home for over 19,000 families in the United States and more than 80 countries around the world who are dealing with the pain of having a child undergoing medical treatment at nearby hospitals. For more information about RMH-LI, log on to, or