Press Release

John Theissen Children’s Foundation’s New Family Fun Center Receives $50,000 Grant from PSEG Long Island

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – May 21, 2024) The newly opened John Theissen Children’s Foundation Family Fun Center in Wantagh has received a $50,000 Main Street Revitalization grant from PSEG Long Island, along with rebates for its energy efficiency measures totaling $4,085. The grant supports the Fun Center Arcade Room for the nonprofit, which was founded in 1992 to help sick and underprivileged children across Long Island in any capacity possible.

Theissen’s new building on Wantagh Avenue qualified for PSEG Long Island’s Main Street Revitalization grant because the project improved the economic stability and growth in the area. To date, PSEG Long Island has distributed $2 million in grants to 75 businesses and organizations under this program. 

“We are thrilled to support the John Theissen Children’s Foundation – an organization that has done so much for so many young people for the past three decades. John is a visionary who puts his ideas and dreams into practice. This beautiful center is a perfect testament to that. We hope the arcade will provide a safe space to allow kids to have fun and forget about their troubles while they’re playing there.” 

-  David Lyons, Interim President & COO, PSEG Long Island

“We are so happy that PSEG Long Island is involved. It’s a great partnership because PSEG Long Island is here for Long Island and we are here for Long Island kids in the community,” said John Theissen, founder of the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. “They put energy into our homes and businesses, and the Fun Center was created to put energy into children who are sick and need a helping hand. Creating this center would not have been possible without the support of PSEG Long Island and others who care about this cause.”

Along with PSEG Long Island’s economic development grants and programs, the Family Fun Center also qualified for more than $4,000 in energy efficiency rebates for installing LED lighting in and outside the building. This will help Theissen reduce energy costs and consumption, while also decreasing the building’s carbon footprint. 

To learn more about grants and rebates offered by PSEG Long Island, visit and

To learn more about the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, visit



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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract.  PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.