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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families With all of the barbeques, parties and vacations during the summer months, making healthy choices at mealtime can be difficult. Here are some tips to help keep you on track when it comes to food and drinks!   Keep hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Take advantage of fresh fruit and vegetables this summer, 2 servings each day is just right for you! Eat as much as 5-7 servings from the grain food group! This includes any food that is made from wheat, rice, oats, or...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Summer Grilling Tips Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Summer means plenty of barbecues and one or more events or parties every weekend. In order to maximize your healthy meal choices, we suggest that you plan ahead for your summer eating choices.  Have a small snack before you leave. It will be easier to say “no” to chips and other fatty foods if you’re not that hungry Sip on water or other non-caloric beverages while socializing to help avoid snacking Don’t fall into the trap of eating high-fat items like hot dogs or potato salad...
Monday, June 13, 2016
  Join us this Friday, June 17 from 11am - 10pm at the Grand Opening of the new PizzaRev at Tanger Outlets, Deer Park! Enjoy some 'Pizza with a Purpose', and 100% of the proceeds will go toward United Way of Long Island's Mission United. It’s make your own pizza - with 30 different toppings and several different dough (including gluten free) we hope to see you there with friends and/or family! Whether the craving hits during a lunch break, happy hour or late-night snacking, pick your price and help us support the more than 135,000 veterans living right here on Long Island.  Mission United is...
Friday, June 10, 2016
June 10 2016 (Deer Park, NY) - United Way of Long Island is giving companies, organizations, families and friends the chance to battle for bragging rights on The Peconic River this summer by entering a four-person team in the annual Paddle Battle Long Island Team Challenge. The Paddle Battle will be held on Saturday, July 30th at the town docks in Riverhead with proceeds from the Team Challenge going to United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild Program, as well the Long Island Aquarium. The Paddle Battle Team Challenge is a recreational Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak race where groups will...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
United Way of Long Island recently elected Dix Hills resident Virginia Umbreit to its Board of Directors. Virginia is Vice President of Portfolio Administration at First Long Island Investors, LLC (FLI) in Jericho. She has been with the company for 16 years, where her responsibilities have included all aspects of client service. Prior to her position at FLI, Umbreit served as an Assistant for an international money manager at Schroder’s Investment Management Services, and earned her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. “I am pleased to have the honor of serving on the board of United Way...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Deer Park (May 17, 2016) – Combining the resources of a major corporation with dedicated and engaged employees and their union counterparts benefits all of Long Island. Thanks to a new, first-time partnership between PSEG Long Island and its partners from IBEW Local 1049, a noteworthy $225,000 has been raised to assist United Way of Long Island and its community partners. Two United Way of Long Island Board Members, David Daly, PSEG Long Island president & COO, and Don Daley, Jr., business manager of IBEW Local 1049, AFL-CIO, combined their philanthropic knowledge and resources to launch...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
May 11, 2016 (Deer Park, NY) -- United Way of Long Island honored organizations, individuals and Labor Unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon today at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  The fundraising event raised upwards of $600,000 supported by longtime Title Sponsor, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and was hosted by Long Island native Carol Leifer; Comedian, Writer for Seinfeld and SNL, 4-Time Emmy Award Nominee, and Best Selling Author. This event is one of the largest yearly philanthropic events on Long Island, with more than 800 guests honoring and paying...
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...

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