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Brookhaven Animal Shelter, No adoption Fee Now through June 30th
Those who are interested in adopting a pet should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. The center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed Wednesdays), Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 631-286-4940 or visit www.brookhaven.org/animalshelter for more information.
Town of Brookhaven Prom Gown Boutique - Now through June 13th
It's that time of the year again! And soon high school students will be preparing for the most eventful night of their senior year! That's right, PROM! The prom boutique located on the 2nd floor of Brookhaven Town Hall will be open from March 3rd until June 13th. Clients can choose from a selection for gowns, handbags and costume jewelry. As well as make up and fragrances for them to keep. Appointments will be a necessary so be sure to call (631) 451-8011.
Afternoon Movies-April 24th
The Connetquot Public Library will host Afternoon Movies on Thursday, April 24 at 2:00pm. “Philomena” tells the story of a world-weary political journalist who picks up the story of a woman's search for a son taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. The movie stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Rated PG-13. The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia. For further information please contact the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org.
USS Cares Superhero Pub Crawl For Charity- April 25th
Be a superhero for disabled children not covered by insurance by coming down to the 2nd annual USS Cares Superhero Pub Crawl in Bay Shore on April 25th. All proceeds will go to Matthew's Giving Tree which donates adaptive equipment and fianancial support to disabled children without insurance. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and a superhero costume isn't mandatory but recommended. For more information please visit their website http://usscares.org/
March of Dimes-April 27th
All families are welcome to come out and support the March of Dimes foundation on Sunday April 27th. There is a March for Babies walk at Eisenhower Park Field 6/6A in East Meadow and a March for Babies benefit at One Eye Jacks, 380 N. Wantaugh Ave, Bethpage from 2p-6p. There will be face painting, raffles, cotten candy, popcorn and giveaways available. All procedes will benefit March of Dimes, March for Babies. For further information, please visit www.marchforbabies.org
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center-The Walk to End Genocide-April 27th
Head down to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, located in Glen Cove, NY for great educational programs throughout the entire year. Don’t miss The Walk to End Genocide on Sunday, April 27th from 10a-2p at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund Jewish World Watch projects. Click here to view current events https://www.holocaust-nassau.org/events.
St. Patrick’s School 9th Annual Spring Car Show Fundraiser-April 27th
On April 27th join St. Patrick’s School for their 9th Annual Spring Car Show Fundraiser, 280 East Main St. in Smithtown. Enjoy a day of fun! All years, makes and models are welcome, $15.00 for show car and truck entries. General admission is $5.00 and kids are free! For more information please call John at 631-588-2696 or visit their Facebook page, St. Patrick School Car Show Smithtown NY. Rain date is May 4th, 2014.
8th Annual Marcie Mazzola Memorial 5k Run/Walk-April 27th
Join the Marcie Mazzola Foundation in their 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk and fun run. All proceeds will be donated to the foundation, which establishes summer camp scholarships for children in need. The fun run is for children under 10 and starts at 8 am and the 5K begins at 8:30 am on April 27th starting at the Huntington YMCA on 60 Main Street. For more information, visit the website at www.marciemazzolafoundation.org.
Hot Topics in the News-April 28th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Monday, April 28th from 1:30-3:00pm. Join a lively discussion of major topics in today’s news with current events specialist Paul Seiler, who will provide background and facilitate. The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia. For further information please call the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org.
Cub Scout Pack 607 Fundraiser-April
This coming April 2014, Cub Scout Pack 607 will host a Chinese Auction as a fundraiser for the Pack. All of the profits will be donated to the Cub Scout Pack to fund camping, educational programs, trips and fun and enriching activities for the boys in our community. To help make this event a success, Pack 607 is asking businesses like yours to donate prizes or gift cards. Please email Fran Marchese @ email@example.com for more information and to donate today.
Job Search Boot Camp-May 1st, 7th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & June 5th, 11th, 19th
The Town of Brookhaven will host the third annual Job Boot Camp, a series of eight, high intensity training classes that will provide job hunters with the right tools for landing a job. Classes are free and run from 5:30pm - 8:30pm at the Brookhaven Town Hall. Call 631.451.6563 to reserve your spot today! For more information click HERE.
Cycling the Big Apple-May 4th
Support the Intense Intestines Foundation while they ride to raise awareness for IBD and ostomies in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour through New York City on May 4, 2014. To donate today visit www.razoo.com/team/intense-intestines-cycling-the-big-apple.
Hofstra University’s 31st Annual Dutch Spring Music Festival-May 4th
On Sunday May 4th from 11am-5pm, Hofstra’s 31st Annual Dutch Spring Music Festival will continue to celebrate its Dutch heritage with live entertainment, kid’s activities, and plenty of “shopportunities” before Mother’s Day. This year, Hofstra will partner with The D’Addario Foundation to spotlight returning musicians and young, local musicians. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Hofstra University Scholarship Fund. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children under 12 are free. For general information about the Dutch Festival, please call the Festival Hotline at 516-463-6582.
GE Aviation Long Island Annual Backpack Fundraiser-May 5th
GE Aviation Long Island is beginning the kickoff for their annual backpack for kid’s campaign for Mulvey Elementary School in Central Islip. Their goal is to provide 200 backpacks and school supplies for the children that attend Mulvey Elementary School. As part of their fund raising efforts this year, we are asking local businesses to donate various items that can be raffled off to employees for a donation to the backpack for kid’s campaign. Contributions should be confirmed by May 5th. For more information please contact Kay Matlak at 631-467-5500 Ext. 1310 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afternoone Movies Presented by The Connetquot Public Library - May 5th
The Connetquot Public Library presents Afternoon Movies on Friday, May 2 at 2:00pm. Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen in “Saving Mr. Banks.” The movie stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Rated PG-13. The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia. For further information please contact the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org
The Connetquot Public Library Presents: Family History Roundtable Series - May 5th
Family History Roundtable Series: Tracing Italian Immigrant History to the Italian American from 7:00-8:30pm. Dr. Salvatore Primeggia, professor of Sociology at Adelphi University, will answer questions in this Speakers in the Humanities event made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities. The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia. For further information please contact the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org.
5K Run For Lupus-May 10th
Come to Central Islip High School on May 10th for the 5K run for Lupus and your chance to win some great prizes. The Lupus Alliance of Long Island/Queens main goal is to find a cure for Lupus while helping those with the disease live better lives while they wait for a cure. All proceeds will be donated to their organization. Join before April 9th for a special low price of $20. Prizes could include 2 Southwest airline tickets for anywhere in the U.S. and the first 600 runners get a free t-shirt! For more information visit their website at www.lupusliqueens.org/events/5krunforlupus/ or call the Lupus Alliance of LIQ at 516-783-3370
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk- May 10th
Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown will be hosting a 3K walk for Cystic Fibrosis awareness on May 17th. It is free to join however you can sponsor teams or yourself to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event starts at 9 am and ends by 1 pm. For more information call 516-827-1290 or visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website at fightcf.cff.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gs_homepage
Tolerance Benefit and Auction-May 12th
On Monday, May 12th from 12p-6p at Westbury Manor in Westbury join the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center as they host their Annual Tolerance Benefit Auction. This special evening brings together leading philanthropists and community leaders to support the HMTC's many education programs. This year’s benefit will include "A Tasting Event", showcasing restaurants from the area. Guests will be able to enjoy samples and interact with chefs from local restaurants. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Laurie Cotumaccio at 516.571.8040 ext. 108 or email@example.com for more information.
18th Annual Long Island Cares Golf Classic- Tuesday, May 13th
Join us for the 18th Annual Long Island Cares Golf Classic at the Meadow Brook club in Jericho on Tuesday, May 13th. Shotgun start is at 12:00 Noon, and we wrap up the evening with Awards Presentations, Silent Auctions, and Raffles! This year's honoree is Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers, serving the medicare and healthcare communitywith reliable professional liability insurance. For more information, visit LI Cares at licares.org or on the phone at 631-582-FOOD X104
Benefit Chinese Auction - May 16th
Come enjoy a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction on May 16th to benefit Michelle Zelenka-McClulloch, a lifelong resident of Islip and mother of 2 young boys – who was diagnosed with Kidney Disease three years ago. She now has to undergo a kidney transplant. Her kidney donor will be her Husband – but insurance wont pay for the procedure. This benefit will be held on May 16th from 7-10pm at the American Legion Hall on Nassau Avenue in Islip. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids. There will be raffles, prizes and more. For more information please call 631-277-2041.
7th Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up - May 17th
The 7th Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up will be held on Saturday, May 17 at various locations throughout Brookhaven Town. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful, Inc., drew over 2,400 residents last year. It is part of a national effort that in 2012 drew over 2.3 million volunteers in more than 15,000 communities across America who came together to pick up litter, renew parks, and clean miles of roadway, rivers, lakes, and seashore.
Free pickers, gloves and trash bags will be provided by the Town for the Great Brookhaven Clean Up volunteers. The supplies will be available for pick up at the Department of Waste Management’s third floor office at Town Hall during business hours (9:00 am to 4:30 pm) from May 5 to May 16. The Department of Waste Management will have roadside crews pick up bags on Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20.
Individuals or groups can register for the Great Brookhaven Clean Up online at www.brookhaven.org or by calling 451-TOWN (8696).
Children’s Cancer Knockout- May 17th
Come help knockout cancer with the Have A Heart Children’s Cancer Society. Have A Heart Children’s Cancer Society is working with Title Boxing Club in Huntington to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Title Boxing Club is located at 335 Main St. in Huntington Village and will the event that will have free fitness classes, raffles, giveaways, and much more. For information about registering for the event call 631-470-1198 or visit www.HaveAHeartCharity.org
Myasthenia Gravis Golf Outing and Fundraiser-May 19th
Help the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America find a cure at this years golf outing & fundraiser on Monday, May 19th, 2014 at Stonebridge County Club in Hauppauge, NY. The event starts at 11am and there will be a basket auction, merchant donations are appreciated. Your contribution will help benefit research, awareness and most importantly patient services. Please contact Kate @ 631-553-6482 with any questions or for collection of merchandise, event tickets, gift certificates or services. For more information on the disease please visit www.myasthenia.org or go to www.mgwalk.org.
Cloud Computing Presentation Held By Connetquot Public Library - May 22nd
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Thursday, May 22 from 2:00-3:00pm. During this presentation, you will learn what cloud computing is, what it can do for you, and how to get the most of resources like Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote. The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia. For further information please contact the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org.
The History of Wall Street Presented by Connetquot Public Library - May 29th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Thursday, May 29 from 7:00-8:30pm. Learn the fascinating history of Wall Street including how the stock markets started, stock market crashes throughout history and corporate rogues. Actor, former marine and seat holder on the New York Stock Exchange, Stephen Axelrod lectures. The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia. For further information please contact the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org.
Afternoon Movies Presented by Connetquot Public Library - May 29th
The Connetquot Public Library presents Afternoon Movies on Thursday, May 29 at 2:00pm. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery in the Academy Award winning film “12 Years a Slave.” Rated R. The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia. For further information please contact the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org.
Family Country Western Day-June 1st
The Moriches Community Center is Hosting a family Country Western Day on June 1st - noon till 5:00p at the Masury Estate in Holiday Beach Center Moriches. All proceeds will be used to purchase a future building. There will be LINE DANCE lessons all day by JJ DANCE and Live music by COUNTY LINE. Please call at 631-921-4207 for more information.
The American Diabetes Association Annual Tour de Cure-June 7th
The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be a part of the Stop Diabetes movement by participating in the annual Tour de Cure, a cycling event happening Saturday June 7, 2014 at Pindar Vineyard in Peconic, to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease. LI Tour de Cure features routes of different lengths for riders of all skill levels. To register, go here www.diabetes.org/longislandtourdecure.
Tee Off for a Cause-June 9th
Join the Knights of Columbus, Council #5817 Wading River as they sponsor this year’s Charity Golf Event and Dinner on Monday, June 9th starting at 7a at Rock Hill Golf and Country Club. Proceeds for this event will support causes such as Island Harvest, The Lt. Michael O’Shea Memorial Service Award Fund and The Sgt. Jonathan Keller Memorial Scholarship Fund. To register today visit www.golfdigestplanner.com/25250-kofc.
Angela's House 12th Annual Golf Outing-June 9th
On June 9th at 9:45 am join Angela’s House for their 12th Annual Golf Outing at Indian Hills Country Club, 21 Breeze Hill Road in Northport. All proceeds will go to Angela’s House which provides home care and residential services for children with special health care needs. For more information and to register please visit www.angelashouse.org or call 631-979-2620.
Cherry Creek Golf Outing to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation-July 12th
On Saturday, July 12th from noon-7:30pm join Cherry Creek Golf, 900 Reeves Avenue in Riverhead for their 2014 St. Baldrick’s Foundation benefit. Enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner and tons of cool prizes. Great opportunity for businesses too! With a $100 donation, the name or logo of your business will be included on the registration banner. To register today please visit www.exponentialcreations.com or call 203-745-4946 or 631-561-5504.
Check out P.S. I Adore You to help out children with cancer
Shop for a good cause at “P.S. I Adore You”. “P.S. I Adore You” offers you daily deals for fresh and fun products while raising funds for families fighting childhood cancer. Each month the site selects a “cancer cutie” and story will be published on the website. When selecting an item for purchase you will be given the option to add a donation and vendors may choose to match your donation. Also a percentage of all proceeds from the site will go the families as well. So check out the website at www.psiadoreyou.com to help a family in need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island funds its charity by recycling used clothing. They’re asking companies like yours to hold an employee clothing drive on their behalf. For every 200 bags of donated clothing & household items, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is able to match a child with a Big Brother or Big Sister! To become involved contact Joanne Kassebaum at 631-234-0000 x115 or 631-774-5204. You can also reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.bbbsli.org for more information.
CIVIL SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITUES
Suffolk’s Department of Human Resources and Civil Service administers competitive examinations for job titles in over 241 jurisdictions including the county, its 10 towns and its multitude of villages and school districts, along with fire, water and library special districts. To access a summary of upcoming examinations, please click on the following link http://apps.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/brief.pdf .
Here are a few upcoming examinations...
APRIL 9TH...LEGISLATIVE ANALYST PR
APRIL 9TH...SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE PLANNER PR
Expanded Bus Service in Sound Beach
For two years the Sound Beach Civic Association has been working on getting expanded bus service through Sound Beach. They have succeeded, and effective now, on Monday to Friday, two new runs of the 5A Bus Route will be going through Sound Beach, one Westbound leaving at 7 AM and one leaving the Port Jefferson Train Station at 6:30 PM. Both runs will connect with busses to/from Hauppaugue at the Port Jefferson Train Station as well as trains from Penn Station. If you have any questions please call Bea from the Sound Beach Civic Association at (631)744-6952.
Support Suffolk’s Bravest
In mid-February, the Suffolk’s Bravest Facebook page recorded its 5,000th “Like”. Having a presence on social media provides a voice for Suffolk Emergency service volunteers who can recruit new volunteers through these outlets. Recruitment has exceeded expectations since involvement with social media. Like their Facebook page today and find out what volunteering can do for you @ www.facebook.com/SuffolksBravest
Feeding America is a United States-based non-profit organization consisting of a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations. With over 50 million Americans struggling with hunger, Feeding America is asking for your help. There are many ways to get involved. For more information please visit http://feedingamerica.org/get-involved.aspx.
Vets Build provides hands on training to veterans across Long Island. A new five week free career training resource is now available to all veterans. The training will help veterans find jobs in home construction and emerging green building industry. Classes are now in session! To sign up visit United Veterans Beacon House, 1715 Union Blvd. in Bay Shore or contact Tim Schere: 631-665-1571 Tim@UVBH.com Click on this link for more information http://www.unitedwayli.org/income/vetsbuild
Employment Opportunity For Veterans
CGI Group Inc. is hiring Disaster Recovery Administration Specialists to assist victims of Supers Storm Sandy in our area and they are looking for Veterans to fill these positions. These are temporary positions that could lead to full time employment. Click here for more information and to apply http://www.cgi.com/en/careers/working-at-cgi.
Water is Life
Water is Life is a non-for-profit organization bringing clean drinking water to third world countries. Now’s your chance to donate and help solve real problems! Be a part of the movement and help bring clean water to those in need. Visit www.waterislife.com to donate today.
Sound Beach Civic Association Scholarship Fundraiser
The Sound Beach Civic Association is preparing for an event that will set the stage for their scholarship fundraiser. They are looking for people to register for the community wide garage sales that are part of this. If you’d like to help, please contact Beatrice Ruberto via e-mail at Rubertob11789@aol.com or visit www.soundbeachcivic.org.
New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund
Since 1985, the New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund has distributed over $123 million to families of fallen New York City Police and Fire personnel. The goal is to raise enough funds to provide meaningful annual distributions to beneficiaries for the remainder of their lives. Let the families of our fallen first responders know you appreciate their sacrifice. For ways to volunteer and to get involved visit www.answerthecall.org
The Morgan Center
Thousands of pre-school aged children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, but only on Long Island do children dealing with such a grown up challenge get to attend pre-school in the safest space possible - The Morgan Center. If you know of someone who needs The Morgan Center, or if you would like to know more about the Morgan Center visit www.themorgancenter.org
Suffolk's Bravest is the place to express your gratitude and respect for Suffolk County's volunteer emergency services. Now's your chance to show your admiration for the hard work, commitment, and courage of your volunteer firefighters and EMT's. If you aren't a volunteer and would like more information or just want to show your support visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/SuffolksBravest
Rock Can Roll
Rock CAN Roll, Inc., is a volunteer, 501c3, non-profit, hunger relief organization and think tank. We collect healthy & nutritious non-perishable food for distribution to local agencies and into the hands of children, seniors and families who live with hunger and in poverty. Get involved! Visit www.rockcanroll.org
Long Island Volunteer Center
Give the Gift of Yourself!
Volunteers are still needed to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Your fellow Long Islanders need your help, no special skills are needed. Training will be provided. If you are over the age of 18 and interested in making a difference, visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org or call 516-564-5482 to get involved.
Help make a difference and become a volunteer tutor. Literacy Suffolk is looking for volunteer tutors to train as certified literacy tutors and help Long Islanders who can’t read or write function normally in the society. To find out more, call (631) 286-1649 or visit http://literacysuffolk.com/?page_id=21
Contractors for Kids
Contractors for Kids helps families that are facing a financial crisis because of the illness of a child. If you’d like to help eliminate financial hardship in your community call (888) 208-KIDS or visit www.contractorsforkids.org
Be Careful when Donating! Check with the Better Business Bureau
Donating isn’t about simply sending a check. It’s about that positive feeling of giving back and becoming part of an important effort. I check my charities with the Better Business Bureau first because they accredit the ones that meet all of their 20 high standards. Check your charity at www.ny.give.org and Give With Trust.
American Red Cross
Every 9 minutes the Red Cross responds to disasters in local communities throughout the U.S. And behind each and every meal served, blanket given and counseling service provided is a Red Cross supporter like you who makes it possible. The Red Cross works 24 hours a day down the street and across the country. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you the Red Cross responds to over 70,000 disasters, almost 9 million blood products are distributed to patients in need across the country, and more then 4 million people learn fire safety, first aid, and other lifesaving skills. For more information, visit http://www.redcross.org/
Red Cross Looking for Blood Donations
The Red Cross reminds you that Blood donations are urgently needed give the gift of blood and save 3 lives every time you do. For more information about donating blood or hosting a blood drive please click on the link below.
Help Veterans Find Jobs
Are you an employer looking to hire Veterans? Are you a Veteran looking for a job. Visit www.100000jobsmission.com
Veterans can search for jobs, and Empolyers can be involved.
About the 100,000 Jobs Mission:
JPMorgan Chase and a number of leading U.S. companies launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission in March 2011 with a goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer. We owe our nation's veterans more than gratitude—we owe them the opportunity to lead successful lives following their service.
Free House Cleaning for Women with Cancer
Non profit organization called Cleaning for a Reason offers women with cancer FREE housecleanings while they are receiving treatment. For more information, visit www.cleaningforareason.org, or call 631-696-1176.
The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning
The Department of Economic Devolopment & Planning is successful in communicating with partners, local citizens, and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to do business here in Suffolk County. An increasingly important component of their outreach efforts is the department’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. So please take a moment to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter if you haven’t done so already.Using social media to follow the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning will ensure that you are receiving the latest and most interesting information as it relates to business opportunities, grant availabilities, and local success stories of interest.
Help Veterans and Active Duty Military! Old Cell Phones Needed
The town of Brookhaven is collecting old cell phones for Troops overseas. Your old cell phone can help a soldier stay in touch with his family. To donate please contact John Rago the Veterans Service Officer for the Town of Brookhaven, 631-451-6574.
Give to the Vietnam Veterans Of America
Give your used kitchen ware, brick-a-brack, Small Furniture, Small Appliances, and other items especially clothing to the Vietnam Veterans of America. You may have already received a yellow bag in your mailbox. For more information call 631-582-0242 or visit www.wepickup.org
North Fork Alliance -A Drug Free Communities Coalition
Sometimes it's hard to make good decisions. We want to have fun, and fit in, but we don't want to disappoint our families, our friends or ourselves! There's a lot we're not sure about. But, here's something you can believe. Real friends like you for who you are...So, you don't need to drink to fit in!
For more information visit www.northforkalliance.org
USO Operation Care Package
Support our troops by creating a care package with the USO. For more information visit www.uso.org
Our Heroes Night Out
If you can bake or cook, sing or dance, or have an idea for assisting military veterans, contact Our Heroes Night Out. This organization provides homeless military veterans here on Long Island with evenings of entertainment and nights on the town. For more information visit http://www.mismatchtheclown.com/volunteering_homeless_veter.html
TAKE HEART SUFFOLK COUNTY INITIATIVE
Suffolk County and Take Heart America announced a county-wide initiative designed to increase sudden cardiac arrest survival rates. THA’s primary goal is to improve the overall survival rate from out-of-hospital SCA from 5% to 20%. They combine a variety of resuscitation innovations, each known to be effective separately, but when used together have proven to dramatically increase the odds of living and resuming a productive life. For more information: http://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/FireRescueandEmergencyServices/TakeHeart.aspx
New York Better Business Bureau
Donating isn’t about simply sending a check. It’s about that positive feeling of giving back and becoming part of an important effort. But before you give, check your charity with the Better Business Bureau. They only accredit ones that meet all of their 20 high standards. Visit http://www.ny.give.org/ and Give With Trust.
Be Storm Ready
Long Island Power Authority(LIPA) would like to remind you that as the fall and winter months approach and storms begin to pick up, to always be prepared. Download LIPAS's app onto your mobile device or desktop, or sign up for LIPA's Text Messaging Service by texting "REG" to myLIPA(695472). For more information check out LIPA's website at http://lipower.org/stormcenter/.
Hunger in New York
One in eight households in New York State struggle with hunger. The House Majority Leadership is expected to introduce a bill that would strip $40 billion in funding from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), forcing millions of people off of the program. For more information, contact Michelle Golden at (518)436-8757 x 114 or visit www.hungersolutionsny.org.
Show Our Soliders You Care
Operation USO encourages you to send our overseas troops care packages as a way of saying 'thank you' and boosting the morale of our soliders. Operation USO offers packages containing prepaid phone cards, music downloads, sunblock and more! You can learn more about making a difference in a solider's day at http://www.uso.org/operation-uso-care-package.aspx.
Schedule Your Donation!
Vietnam Veterans of America wants to pick up your old, resuable household items and clothing. Kitchenware, radios, dishes, lamps, toys, jewelry and more is accepted. You can just place your bags anywhere that the driver can see them between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. To schedule your pick-up or for more information, call 631-582-0242 or visit http://wepickup.org/.
Aid Available to Pay for Heating Bill
As of November 18th, low-income homes can apply for up to $650, state assistance to pay for heating costs. You can apply online for New York State's Home Energy Assistance Program. Eligibility is based on income and household size. For more information, call the Nassau Department of Social Services at 516-227-7605 or the Suffolk Department of Social Services at 631-853-8820. Also visit, http://www.mybenefits.ny.gov.
Town of Brookhaven Announces 2014 E-Waste Drive and Paper Shredding Events
The Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Tim Mazzei, liaison to the Department of Waste Management, will co-sponsor E-Waste Drives and Residential Paper Shredding events for residents to safely dispose of unused electronic devices for recycling and have their old paper documents securely shredded and recycled. For more information, call 451-TOWN (8696) or visit http://www.brookhaven.org
Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Screening tests help find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer. This prevents the disease. Screening also can find this cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective. However, about one-third of adults aged 50 or older (about 22 million people)—the age group at greatest risk of developing colorectal cancer—have not been screened appropriately.
Ronald McDonald House-Long Island
Ronald McDonald House-Long Island is a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families who are caring for seriously ill children undergoing medical treatment in area hospitals. 19,000 families from the U.S. and more than 80 countries around the world have been served. Many of the families are from Queens, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, as well as the surrounding metropolitan area. Please join and participate in the 2014 Walk of Love. The Walk is taking place in two beautiful locations simultaneously across Long Island – Old Westbury Gardens and the Holtsville Ecology Center. Visit the site today, register as an individual or a team and start collection contributions for the House! http://walkoflove2014.kintera.org/
There are a ton of social networking websites but one stands apart because this one saves lives. Matchingdonors.com links organ donors with people in need of kidney and other transplants. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone who is in need of an organ transplant, visit matchingdonors.com today.
Mather Hospital Free CT Scans
Low dose CT scans save as many as 20,000 lives a year and Mather hospital is offering them for free. If you are between the ages of 55-74 and have smoked for 30 or more pack years and currently smoke or have quit in the last 15 years, you should consider a screening. Studies have shown that there is a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer death using a low-radiation CT scan over the standard chest X-ray. For more information, contact Eileen Zaoutis, RN, 631-686-2500.