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Several Grants Awarded to Help Support Long Island Community Programs

United Way of Long Island announced the presentation of a several grants targeted for funding programs to expand the delivery of services offered to the Long Island community.

“We couldn’t do the work that we do without our community partner agencies and the contributions they make to the residents of Long Island," said Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. "By providing funding to these organizations, it shows that they meet the highest standards of excellence in the not for profit sector.”

Grants were presented to:

ACDS -- Plainview, NY
Awarded $12,500 to fund their Center-Based Early Intervention Program
Pictured: Michael M. Smith, Executive Director of ACDS (right) and Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Education Initiatives of United Way of Long Island (center) are joined by staff members of ACDS.

 


EPIC Long Island -- East Meadow, NY
Awarded $15,000 to fund their Mental Health Clinic for Children


Family Service League -- Bay Shore, NY
Awarded $10,000 to fund their WorkPlus Vocational Training Program
Pictured: Cynthia Gorman, VP for Development of Family Service League; Trish Rivers, Program Associate at United Way of Long Island; Karen Boorshtein, President and CEO of Family Service League; and Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Education Initiatives of United Way of Long Island.


Health & Welfare Council -- Melville, NY
Awarded $7,500 to fund their Health & Human Services Regional Planning Program
Pictured From Left: Linda Gruskiewicz, Senior Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of Long Island; Gwen O'Shea, President and CEO of Health & Wellness Council of LI; Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Education Initiatives of United Way of Long Island; and Lori Andrade, COO of Health & Wellness Council of LI.


The Safe Center Long Island -- Bethpage, NY
Awarded $7,500 to fund their Life Skills Program for the Safe Home
Pictured: Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Education Initiatives of United Way of Long Island (center); Olivia Sandy, Co-Executive Director at the Safe Center (second from left), Cindy Scott, Co-Executive Director at the Safe Center (third from left), and Trish Rivers, Program Director at United Way of Long Island join staff of the Safe Center.


Skills Unlimited -- Oakdale, NY
Awarded $9,078 to fund their Vocational Services Program
Pictured: Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Education Initiatives of United Way of Long Island (left); and Bernie Ryan, Program Director of Skills Unlimited are joined by staff members of Skills Unlimited.

 


South Shore Child Guidance -- East Meadow, NY
Awarded $7,500 to fund their After School Program in J.W. Dodd MS


United Veterans Beacon House -- Bay Shore, NY
Awarded $5,000 to fund their hire of a Full-Time Case Manager & Jobs Coordinator
Pictured: Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Education Initiatives of United Way of Long Island (left); and Jackie DeLonardis, VP of United Veterans Beacon House (second from right) are joined by staff members of United Veterans Beacon House.


Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk -- Islandia, NY
Awarded $7,500 to fund their Trauma Counseling Center


YMCA of Long Island -- Bay Shore, NY
Awarded $7,500 to fund their Summer Camps Scholarships
Pictured: Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Education Initiatives of United Way of Long Island (second from left); and Anne Brigis, President and CEO of YMCA of Long Island are joined by staff members of YMCA of Long Island.

 


About United Way of Long Island
United Way is a 501(c) (3) charitable nonprofit organization run by an independent volunteer board of directors. We are one of Long Island’s most cost-efficient nonprofit organizations, with 85 cents of every dollar raised given directly to our community partners or community recipients. This exceeds the standard of 65 percent established by the Better Business Bureau. For more information or to make a donation, visit: www.unitedwayli.org.