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Brookhaven National Laboratory Raises more than $193K for United Way of Long Island

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a long-standing partner of United Way of Long Island, recently celebrated the success of their United Way workplace giving campaign in support of Long Islanders in need.
As an incentive to engage employee volunteers, Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), which manages BNL, agreed to contribute $10,000 for a 500 hour employee volunteer commitment. BNL staff embraced the opportunity to increase contributions to United Way by volunteering in their own neighborhoods—at hospitals, nursing homes, and soup kitchens; or as scout leaders, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and more. BNL employees also spent additional volunteer time organizing special fundraising events including bake sales, themed lunches and holiday auctions which raised more than $31,500. BSA’s donation combined with BNL’s employee and retiree contributions totaled more than $193,600, a ten percent increase over last year, and a record setting amount for the Brookhaven Lab campaign.

In addition to its workplace giving campaign, BNL has provided internship opportunities to four students from United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island program—which helps low-income young people, ages 18 to 24, work towards their GEDs while learning green-industry job skills—and has employed a program graduate.