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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc., a longstanding corporate partner of United Way of Long Island, is the 5th largest workplace giving campaign this year, raising more than $120,000 for Long Islanders in need. Annually, Suffolk Transportation supports United Way’s efforts, including Operation LIVE UNITED, a tee shirt campaign that supports United Way’s Military Family Assistance Project and United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign that delivers thousands of school supplies to children in underserved school districts. John Corrado, Suffolk Transportation’s President and United Way of Long Island...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Under the leadership of Dr. Charles Berger, students from United Way of Long Island’s Westbury Community Schools Robotics class participated in The STEM Diversity Summit held at Farmingdale State College to present robots they have built along with a storyboard of their work to more than 400 guests.In a globally competitive marketplace, introducing today’s students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning helps to ensure meaningful employment as adults. STEM education is designed to modify the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Last year, United Way of Long Island and Long Island Cares came together to create Students United Against Hunger, a project aimed to engage students in a volunteer effort to provide food to the more than 320,000 Long Islanders impacted by hunger.Students United Against Hunger participants volunteer at The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge to assist in sorting food, personal care items, household supplies, pet food, and school supplies, which are delivered to Long Island Cares’ network of 560 community-based member agencies that provide food assistance to more than 118,500 children on Long...
Friday, March 9, 2012
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a long-standing partner of United Way of Long Island, recently celebrated the success of their United Way workplace giving campaign in support of Long Islanders in need.As an incentive to engage employee volunteers, Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), which manages BNL, agreed to contribute $10,000 for a 500 hour employee volunteer commitment. BNL staff embraced the opportunity to increase contributions to United Way by volunteering in their own neighborhoods—at hospitals, nursing homes, and soup kitchens; or as scout leaders, firefighters, emergency...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild Long Island program has been presented the award for 100% Program Completion by YouthBuild USA. The award recognized YouthBuild Long Island for leading the way in program excellence and accomplishing the highest student completion rate in 2011. YouthBuild Long Island Director, Elizabeth Morgan, was additionally presented the national Above and Beyond award for her leadership and commitment to the program. YouthBuild is a youth and community-development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing,...
Monday, March 5, 2012
United Way of Long Island’s FamilyWize prescription drug discount initiative has saved Long Islanders more than $833,000 since its inception three years ago.  United Way of Long Island was recently recognized with the 2011 Community Partnership Award from FamilyWize for coordinating distribution of prescription discount cards to health care providers and consumers.FamilyWize is available to Long Islanders with limited or no health insurance or who are in need of medications not covered by their insurance plan. The FamilyWize program and can lower the cost of medicine by an average of 35%. “...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
United Way of Long Island has awarded six grants to local nonprofit agencies serving Long Island’s military families, totaling $75,000 for the 2012 year. Grant recipients include Clubhouse of Suffolk/SC United Veterans, Family Service League, Hope for the Warriors, Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Transitional Services of New York for Long Island and United Veterans Beacon House.The grants are provided through United Way’s Military Family Assistance Project, which supports programs that serve Long Island military, reservist and National Guard personnel active in Operation Enduring...
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Attainable LI partners—LIPA, US Green Building Council of LI, United Way of Long Island and the Town of Babylon—recently announced winners of the Attainable LI competition. The event awarded professionals and students who submitted next generation, affordable and environmentally-responsible green home designs.The Attainable LI partnership came together in an effort to transform the way homes are built on Long Island and move towards constructing LEED-certified, environmentally-responsible housing that is financially attainable, durable, energy efficient and healthy to live in. The...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In an effort to recognize the sentiment of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day in a different way, United Way of Long Island and National Grid Foundation teamed up with members of the Three Village Swim Club, a U.S.A. competitive swim team, for a first of its kind ‘plunge’ into a cold pool to benefit United Way’s Project Warmth Program.  Brief remarks from representatives of the supporting organizations were followed by a ceremonial jump into the pool at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket. Check out all the photos at http://bit.ly/wTASJ1 Young swimmers from the Three Village Swim Club ‘...
Monday, February 13, 2012
Eighty students at United Way of Long Island’s Westbury Community School participated in their first community service project by making more than 560 cheese sandwiches for families in need at the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead. In only thirty minutes, the students made the sandwiches, bagged them, counted them and packaged them for delivery to the soup kitchen. The students additionally donated either a monetary contribution or a loaf of bread to the project.“If we had known it was going to take such a short time, we would have made 1000 sandwiches,” said Joshua Monteforte, a sixth-grade...

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