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Monday, November 26, 2012
New York, NY—United Way today announced the creation of the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund (#sandyfund). Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. In addition, the Fund will be utilized to bolster United Way’s community impact partners that serve Hurricane affected individuals and families who are already vulnerable -- struggling with food insecurity and the ability to meet their most basic needs. At the request of and in coordination with...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Bank of America has provided United Way of Long Island with a $25,000 grant to contract with five community based organizations in Suffolk County that provided summer youth employment project (SYEP) opportunities for ten high school/college students from underserved communities. The communities identified included Amityville, Central Islip, Huntington Station, Sayville and Wyandanch. The five agencies that provided jobs for up to eight weeks for the students were The Center of Hope, Family Service League, The South Shore Community Organization, United North Amityville Organization and...
Friday, August 10, 2012
Students of United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild initiative joined families of the Bellport community along with Congressman Timothy Bishop, New York Assemblyman Dean Murray, Island Outreach Foundation and community-based organizations including BHEP Alliance, to kick off the YouthBuild East program and celebrate National Night Out. As part of a national movement that includes more than 15,325 communities, the event aimed to generate support for anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to the community that North Bellport is a...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
During the month of August, United Way of Long Island is inviting companies to collect school supplies on behalf of children in underserved school districts.  The supplies will be donated to local districts as part of United Way’s 4th Annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Last year, tens of thousands of school supply items on behalf of children in the underserved school districts of Copiague, Central Islip and Brentwood. Buses were donated by both Educational Bus Transportation Inc., and Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. Five hundred backpacks and name tags were donated by the Make It Count...
Friday, July 20, 2012
More than $90,000 was raised during United Way of Long Island’s Operation LIVE UNITED event in support of Long Island’s military families. On Flag Day, June 14, thousands of Long Islanders proudly wore an Operation LIVE UNITED tee shirt to salute the men and women who fight for our freedom, and their families.Proceeds from Operation LIVE UNITED will benefit United Way’s Military Family Assistance Project, which partners with local nonprofit organizations, to provide emergency financial aid, case management and job training/employment assistance to military personnel who have served in Iraq or...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) recently collected more than 8,000 books to benefit children, young adults and families through programs of United Way of Long Island, such as YouthBuild Long Island, and its community partners including Long Island Cares, Long Island Head Start, Family Service League, The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center, Education & Assistance Corp. (EAC) and Pronto of Long Island. Volunteers joined the event from Long Island Head Start, Long Island Cares and Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc. The collection was held in conjunction with TFCU’s “Go Green Shredding Day”...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
United Way of Long Island has received $325,000 from JPMorgan Chase to support its Community Schools Project initiative, which operates in the Westbury and Freeport School Districts.  The project serves middle and intermediate school students (grades 5-8) from the Westbury Middle and the Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School in Freeport. Community Schools are a national model in which community organizations partner with local schools to provide in-house academic support, homework help, enrichment programs, parent programs, health, and social services as part of an extended day program...
Thursday, July 5, 2012
United Way of Long Island's VetsBuild program has been featured on CBS2 News. Our goal at VetsBuild Long Island is simple ... Help our post 9/11 veterans find jobs in the emerging Green Industry. For more information, visit United Way of Long Island at www.unitedwayli.org/income/vetsbuild.  
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The first ‘class’ of United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild program, have completed their six-week course of study.  Graduates of the relatively new program – which is funded by a $100,000 grant from Bank of America – received green job training to help them transition into a possible career in the green construction industry.  Participants included returning military personnel who have recently served tours in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.  Between 2011 and 2016, more than one million service members are projected to leave the military, but the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans remains...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator has once again awarded United Way of Long Island the much coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability in 2012. Only 16% of the charities rated have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that United Way of Long Island outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates United Way of Long Island from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is exceptionally worthy of their trust. “We are very...

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