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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Follow this link for more pictures: On June 21st, Purolator International participated across the country in the annual United Way Day of Action. Making a difference on a company level and regionally is an important part of the Purolator International culture. The employees strive to give back locally to the communities where they work and live. Several branches across the country participated in this Purolator Gives Back (PGB) event. The Long Island, NY, headquarters team, worked hand in hand with employees from AHRC Nassau at the Brookville campus restoring the fountains and garden areas...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Community Comes Together to Build a Playground in Central Islip in Honor of Fallen Sandy Hook Elementary School Victim. Participants from United Way of Long Island’s (UWLI) YouthBuild program and UWLI contract partners came together this weekend for the “Where Angels Play Foundation” to erect a playground in West Islip to honor the life of Madeleine Hsu, a young girl who was a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Volunteers broke ground for the playground on Friday morning. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Sunday. The YouthBuild Long Island students joined volunteers...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Macy’s, Inc., one of the nation’s premier retailers and a long standing partner of United Way of Long Island, recently celebrated the success of their United Way of Long Island Employee Workplace Campaign in support of Long Islanders in need. Macy’s, United Way of Long Island’s largest retail supporter and 3rd largest corporate partner, raised more than $15 million nationally during its “Macy’s United Power of Community” campaign. Locally, the participation of Macy’s associates, coupled with a generous corporate gift, helped Macy’s workplace fundraising campaign reach $247,447 – including $...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
United Way of Long Island thanks Purolator for supporting Operation LIVE UNITED. Thanks to your contribution Operation LIVE UNITED generated $132,000 this year to support military families on Long Island. Follow this link for more information on our Military Family Assistance Project
Monday, January 6, 2014
A Year-Long Campaign to Mobilize and Empower Thousands of Youths Across Long Island to Create Lasting Change in their Communities.   Lift Up Long Island (LULI) is a campaign designed to bring together students from a diverse group of schools from across Long Island to develop their own entrepreneurial solutions to local needs and to launch lasting, community-impacting ventures. LULI is hosting 250+ students (grades 4-12) and teachers in a series of three full-day workshops over the next year to facilitate their social ventures and to instill a culture of youth-led civic engagement across...
Monday, December 16, 2013
  Assemblymen Phil Ramos recently made a $5000 contribution to Project Warmth, United Way of Long Island’s Emergency Fuel Fund. During these cold days, many Long Islanders cannot heat their homes. Last year, more than 800 families were assisted with heating their homes through Project Warmth. Every year, the need far exceeds the dollars collected. You can help this holiday season by helping to celebrate our good fortunes by paying forward to our fellow Long Islanders. Support Project Warmth, Long Island’s only Emergency Fuel Fund.    Read More about Project Warmth Here   
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Nassau County Executive, Edward P. Mangano, and Father Kevin Smith, Chair of the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, receive a $25,000 check from Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island, to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.  
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
United Way of Long Island  Thanks Local Allstate Agencies  For Supporting Military Families on Long Island This year Operation Live United generated $132,000!   Althea Johnson Agency  Andrew Mallor Agency  Barry Mednick Agency   Frank Tinelli Agency  Greg Harrington Agency   Ken Marcus Agency  Leo Fernandez Agency 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. headquartered in Bay Shore, NY called upon their many employees to participate in a Walk-a-thon on October 13th to raise money for the United Way of Long Island and Island Harvest.  This year's walk-a-thon raised $10,000 which will benefit the United Way and the Island Harvest Back-Pack Program. This program is designed to supplement meals on weekends for children who depend on school breakfast and lunch during the week.  President of Suffolk Transportation, John J. Corrado, who is also a board member of the United Way of Long Island, was on hand to...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Project Will Provide Critical Pathway to Clean Energy Career Opportunities, Local Learning Lab for Long Island Students The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) today announced the United Way of Long Island (UWLI) is moving forward with its building-science lab house project on the strength of a $250,000 award through the second round of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council Initiative. The resources will be used to construct an interactive two-story “lab-house” to provide students with hands-on, energy-related training opportunities and certification programs....