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Saturday, March 19, 2016
March 19, 2015 (Deer Park, NY) – United Way of Long Island today announced that residents have saved $4,000,000 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Through this partnership, the United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which has helped more than 8.4 million Americans save more than $873 million on their prescriptions. “People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016 (Deer Park, NY) ­- United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild students recently explored D’Addario and Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories, including guitar strings and drumheads used by musicians around the world.  Students went on a private tour of the Farmingdale, NY headquarters, enjoyed a discussion on how to “Play Fearlessly”, and learned about life lessons and successful career paths with professional bass player and educator, Tom Barney. Students were able to receive a real-life experience at D’Addario. The two-part tour...
Monday, March 7, 2016
March 3, 2016 (Deer Park, NY) -- GEICO has proven that their four decades of giving to United Way of Long Island has been unwavering. John Pham, GEICO Regional Vice President and United Way of Long Island Board Member announced that the company’s Region II associates have pledged more than $1,000,000 through their payroll deduction giving campaign.  This gift is one of the leading employee supported donations in the history of United Way of Long Island’s giving campaigns. The pledges are being supported by a 100% gift match through the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, bringing the total...
Monday, February 29, 2016
  February 29, 2016 (Deer Park, NY) -- United Way of Long Island will honor organizations, individuals and Labor Unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11th at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  The fundraising event, supported by longtime Title Sponsor, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, will be hosted by Long Island native Carol Leifer; Comedian, Writer for Seinfeld and SNL, 4-Time Emmy Award Nominee, and Best Selling Author.   With an expected fundraising goal of $600,000, this event is one of the largest yearly philanthropic events on Long Island. ...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Deer Park, NY (February 19, 2016) -- In an effort to make residents aware that there is a seamless way to obtain referrals for service, United Way of Long Island joins a nationwide effort by recognizing February 11, 2016 as 2-1-1 Day. Year-round Long Islanders dial 2-1-1 to get reassuring referrals to a myriad of human service and health related resources that can make a critical difference in their lives. A program of United Way of Long Island, in partnership with the Middle County Public Library, highly skilled information specialists, who can communicate in over 170 languages, help callers...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
With wind chills bringing temperatures into the single digits on Long Island, United Way of Long Island activated its emergency fuel fund, "Project Warmth." Project Warmth is Long Island's only non-government, Island-wide emergency fuel fund, serving as a safety net for individuals and families facing energy insecurity and are unable to pay their heating bills. Long Islanders seeking help to keep the heat on in their homes donned winter coats and hats to attend and apply for assistance during United Way of Long Island’s “Project Warmth Day” at the offices of their community partner agency,...
Friday, January 22, 2016
  Maria A. Grasso, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Flushing Bank in Uniondale, NY was named as the Chair of United Way of Long Island's Board of Directors. Grasso, a Smithtown resident has 30 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Since 2002, Grasso is a long-standing Board member and has served on the Executive Committee since 2011. She is the first woman Chair in 32 years after Genie Kissinger's post ended in 1984. Read More         Plainview resident Gregory A. May to was elected to United Way of Long Island's Board of Directors. May has 9...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
When the sun sets on 2015 and rises in 2016, something magical happens. Father Time offers us the opportunity to begin anew. Many of us make resolutions with regard to our health, finances or education. United Way of Long Island offers some tips on how get 2016 started on the right track: Help change someone's life. By giving to United Way of Long Island, you help support our signature programs focusing on education, income and health, and more than 100 Long Island nonprofit partners. GIVE TODAY! Improve your finances with the help of the Prosperity Center of Long Island.  This program brings...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Watch our "Changing the Odds" video Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, corporate campaigns, foundations, volunteers, organized labor, and other supporters, United Way of Long Island achieved these outcomes in collaboration with our partners in 2015 IMPROVING EDUCATION 95% of the 6,500 children participating in United Way-supported early learning programs showed an improvement in school-readiness. 80% of the 9,954 children participating in United Way-supported tutoring and homework assistance programs improved their grades. Of this number 91% improved their attendance after...
Friday, December 11, 2015
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $100,000 training grant from the New York State Department of Labor. This award is a part of the $98.3 million in state aid that was announced on December 10, 2015 by Governor Cuomo for economic and community development on Long Island, which has been awarded through Round V of the Regional Economic Development Council. This grant provides essential resources needed to create upward mobility for special populations. Over one year, the grant will provide green construction training for 20 low-income individuals. The training will incorporate a...

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