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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card United Way of Long Island today announced that residents have saved $7,000,000 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, United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 11 million Americans save more than $1 billion on...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Adults and children learn to be ready before, during and after a disaster September is National Preparedness Month, and with Hurricane Lane recently flooding Hawaii with more than 50 inches of rain, we are reminded that an emergency can happen at any moment. Since its launch in 2016, BeReadyLI.org, a collaboration between United Way of Long Island, PSEG Foundation, PSEG Long Island and 2-1-1 Long Island, has worked to help tens of thousands of Long Islanders prepare before, during and after disasters by encouraging families to take simple steps that help ensure their safety. United Way’s 2-1-...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
United Way of Long Island today earned the 2019 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress United way of Long Island is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios. "In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO at United Way of Long Island, “we are excited to...
Monday, August 20, 2018
On Saturday, August 18, the First Annual Hamptons Hoops Academy Charity Event was held in support of United Way of Long Island. The event drew the interest of kids from all communities thorough Long Island who are basketball enthusiasts.  What made the day so special is that Hamptons Hoops Academy offered 20 children aged 7-16 to have the opportunity to attend the Academy on scholarship. In coordination with United Way partner agencies, youth from Wyandanch Homes and Property Development Corporation, Girls Inc. of Long Island, the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club and the Boys & Girls Club...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
United Way of Long Island recently elected  Howard M. Dickstein to its Board of Directors. Dickstein currently serves as assistant vice president at GEICO in Woodbury, responsible for the region’s auto damage and personal injury protection claims operations.   “GEICO has a strong relationship with United Way of Long Island, supporting numerous initiatives through our workplace giving campaign for a number of years. I’m proud to represent GEICO on United Way’s Board of Directors, expanding my role in helping to better the lives of Long Islanders,” said Dickstein. “Howard will be a valuable...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
United Way of Long Island is proud to announce Nina Fenton has joined the organization as Chief Development Officer. Fenton is returning to United Way of Long Island, after serving as Vice President of Major Gifts. In her current role, she is responsible for providing comprehensive management for campaigns and individual gifts, cultivating all sources of revenue and working with high-end donors. Prior to her current position at United Way of Long Island, Fenton accumulated more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, public relations and special events, most recently as the...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
United Way of Long Island recently elected Dr. Anthony Santella to its Board of Directors. Dr. Santella currently serves as Associate Professor of Health Professions at Hofstra University’s School of Health Professions and Human Services teaching in the Master of Public Health and LGBTQ Studies programs. He is also the current Chair of the Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council, an all-volunteer council that promotes the development of HIV/AIDS services that meets the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS that is administered and staffed by United Way of Long Island.    “I am...
Friday, June 22, 2018
June is National Healthy Homes Month According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, almost 6 million U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical infrastructure problems, and an estimated 30 million homes have indoor environmental hazards. United Way of Long Island is encouraging everyone to observe National Healthy Homes Month this June and recognize how the conditions of one’s home can affect their health, and the health of their family. “Everyone deserves to live in a healthy home, and it doesn’t have to be cost...
Friday, June 01, 2018
Long Island is an extremely vulnerable region – susceptible to natural disasters ranging from blizzards, to heatwaves, to hurricanes. Recognizing the importance of being prepared and staying safe, United Way, 2-1-1 Long Island and PSEG Long Island launched BeReadyLI.org, a comprehensive online resource aimed at helping residents prepare before, during and after disasters. Stemming from this initiative, the BeReady Children’s Workshop was developed. It is crucial that all family members, no matter their age, know how to be prepared in case of an emergency. This interactive curriculum on...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Honorees include Maria A. Grasso, Senior Executive Vice President & COO, Flushing Bank; Bethpage Federal Credit Union; and Long Island Contractors’ Association, Inc. May 15, 2018 (Deer Park, NY) -- United Way of Long Island honored organizations, individuals, and labor leaders at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  The fundraising event is supported by longtime Title Sponsor, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Raising $764,000 for United Way and it’s community impact partners, this luncheon is one of the largest yearly...

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