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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a competitive $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The funding will be used to expand United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program into the Village of Hempstead, serving 70 young adults over the course of two years; recruitment will begin in June 2019. The funding was announced in February and awarded to 81 recipients across 32 states. This will be the fifth time United Way of Long Island has been awarded a U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grant; previous grants were received in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016, serving 280 young...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Honorees include Robert Andrew Wild, Chairman, Garfunkel Wild P.C.; GEICO; and The Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties United Way of Long Island honored organizations, individuals and labor unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. This fundraiser is supported by generous sponsors, including Bethpage Federal Credit Union. This is the company’s tenth year as Title Sponsor.    The event raised an unprecedented amount of $816,000, making this luncheon one of the...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
New Programs to Benefit Brentwood, Central Islip, North Bellport and Wyandanch Communities  United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $300,000 Opportunity Youth Career Exploration and Access Project (OYCEA) grant from the New York State Department of Labor to develop and implement a workforce development program for opportunity youth. United Way of Long Island will apply the funds to provide assistance to approximately one hundred teens, aged 14-17, seeking to improve their academic and career prospects and develop supportive networks of trusted adults they can turn to for help or...
Friday, March 15, 2019
Long Island Imagine Awards Winners to Be Announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Crest Hollow Country Club The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event attracted over 400 attendees from the nonprofit and business communities and an even larger crowd is expected this year.    Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, April 30 2019. Nominated organizations, their constituents and the Long Island business...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Senator Kevin Thomas and Staff Join United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island   February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Chief of Staff Donna Nogid and District Office Director Mark Kennedy, for Senator Kevin Thomas, met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.    The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Senator Anna M. Kaplan Joins United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island  February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Senator Anna M. Kaplan met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.    The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week who connect callers to critical and...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Senator James Gaughran Joins United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island  February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Senator James Gaughran met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.   The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week who connect callers to critical and...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Staff Join United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island    February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Brendan Cunningham, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre’s Chief of Staff, met with representatives from  2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.   The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists 24...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
National Grid Foundation Gets on Board the “Project Warmth Express” with a $110,000 Contribution Long Island has already experienced a number of bitter cold days and knowing that February can be the coldest month of the winter season, United Way of Long Island in partnership with community and corporate partners held Project Warmth Day at the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center/NICE Bus.    As Long Island’s only islandwide non-governmental emergency heating fund, Project Warmth is available all winter as a safety net for individuals and families who are facing energy insecurity, many of whom...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Contribution to fund services for local veterans   People’s United Bank recently contributed $25,000 to United Way of Long Island’s Mission United in support of local veterans.   Mission United provides funding for services and resources to Long Island military veterans and their families focusing on employment services, education, financial services, health and housing support. The need for these services is particularly significant on Long Island as over 100,000 veterans live in our communities.   “People’s United Bank is proud to continue our legacy of supporting the needs of the Long...

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