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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Changing Times Pubs presented United Way of Long Island with a $4,000 contribution to benefit Mission United, a vital program offered to veterans and their families, as well as active military members and reservists focusing on employment services, education, financial wellbeing, housing and family support. In support of Mission United, throughout the month of November, Changing Times Pubs in Bay Shore, East Northport and Farmingdale sold Mission United T-Shirts and Wall of Honor postcards that allowed patrons to honor and thank a veteran or active military member.  All proceeds from...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
AT&T is helping several young Long Islanders look to the future and “Rethink Possibilities” through United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program, a youth-based initiative that addresses education and financial insecurities in low-income communities. Town of Babylon Councilman Tony Martinez joined AT&T to present United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program with a $5,000 contribution, which benefitted their “Mental Toughness” program, a week-long educational training program that removes students from their home environments and places them in military-like training to reshape...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Thank you for your generosity and concern over this holiday season. United Way of Long Island's community partner agencies are seeking donations of goods and volunteer services to help needy families in your community.  Below is a list of the organizations seeking holiday donations and contact persons so you may contact those of interest. Requested items are generally new, but if donating “gently used” items, please ensure items are clean and in working order. Volunteer opportunities and agencies that operate Adopt-a-Family programs are also listed. HOLIDAY GIFTS & FOOD   NASSAU COUNTY...
Friday, November 20, 2015
United Way of Long Island announced the presentation of a several grants targeted for funding programs to expand the delivery of services offered to the Long Island community. “We couldn’t do the work that we do without our community partner agencies and the contributions they make to the residents of Long Island," said Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. "By providing funding to these organizations, it shows that they meet the highest standards of excellence in the not for profit sector.” Grants were presented to: ACDS -- Plainview, NYAwarded $12,500 to fund...
Sunday, November 15, 2015
U.S. Department of Energy's Housing Innovation Awards Selects United Way of Long Island as the GRAND AWARD WINNER Within the Affordable Housing Category The Energy Department presented its Housing Innovation Awards to 24 industry leaders from across the nation during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Denver, CO. These winners are "leading the movement to zero energy ready homes providing better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation." Builder/Developer, United Way of...
Sunday, November 1, 2015
  Changing Times Pubs is offering a month-long salute to veterans this November at their three locations in Bay Shore, East Northport and Farmingdale in support of United Way of Long Island’s Mission United veteran assistance program. On select days, Long Island veterans will be at each location to raise awareness and support of Mission United and its crucial programs that help local military families. Throughout the month of November, each Changing Times location will feature a “Wall of Honor,” encouraging patrons to make a donation in honor of a veteran or active military member. A set of...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  Deer Park, NY (October 20, 2015) -- Transport Workers Union Local 252 will host a Casino Night to benefit United Way of Long Island's Mission United. This veteran initiative is a critical program supporting Long Island military veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life. The program addresses issues from financial needs to healthcare resources and educational programs. The event will take place on November 13, 2015 from 6:00 -- 10:00 p.m. at IBEW Local 25, 370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788. As Long Island is home to the second largest concentration of...
Sunday, October 18, 2015
                                                            Immediately after the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, United Way of Long Island launched Operation Recovery & Rebuild to support the recovery work of local nonprofits, foster community-wide coordinated response and build resiliency through social cohesion and collaboration in the hardest-hit coastal Long Island neighborhoods. Long Island was the largest New York State residential population in Sandy’s path (2.8 million total residents). 95,534 homes were damaged -- and in some cases, totally lost (Federal Emergency...
Friday, October 2, 2015
  Deer Park, NY (October 1, 2015) -- United Way of Long Island donated more than 75,000 school supplies through their Seventh Annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign. More than 4,000 students in Brentwood, Central Islip, Copiague, South Country, South Huntington and Wyandanch school districts benefited directly from the program, which was supported by individuals and over 50 businesses across Long Island. The Stuff-A-Bus program provides children from low-income families across Long Island with the daily necessities needed to thrive throughout the school year. Notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters,...
Monday, September 28, 2015
  The Third Annual Paddle Battle LI event was held on July 18th on the Peconic River in Riverhead and had nearly 200 participants, including nine, four person teams assembled for the first annual Paddle Battle Corporate Challenge. The family-friendly events included a 2.5-mile amateur race, a 5-mile competitive race, and a 12-mile elite class race. There were also pairs of two-person canoe and kayaks races. First Place medals were offered to winners in each category, for each class and distance. Bryan DeLuca, EETA’s President and the event organizer, stated “We are thrilled with the success...

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