Each summer, through generous donations, United Way of Long Island collects thousands of school supplies for children in need. These contributions go a long way to provide a great start for over 500 children in underserved school districts on Long Island.
For many children on Long Island, the chance to achieve greatness eludes them because they are not prepared to succeed in school both academically and socially Many of Long Island’s children and youth face challenges stemming from low family income, living in foster care or even facing homelessness. All of these factors can contribute to a lack of family stability and in turn, an unsuccessful educational experience.
Together, United Way and its community partners work to ensure a quality start for young, underserved children by improving basic literacy skills and helping at-risk youth succeed.