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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 - March 7th -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 nessesary so be sure to call (631) 451-8011.
The 11th Annual Red Dress Dinner Girls Night Out -March 7th
If red is your color, or even if it’s not, help raise awareness for heart disease. Join us for the 11th Annual Red Dress Dinner Girls Night Out, Friday, March 7, 2014 from 7 pm- 11 pm at the Sea Star Ballroom located at LI Aquarium & Convention Center 431 East Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901 . Tickets are $85 in advance online or $95 a door. To purchase your tickets ahead of time or for more information visit http://www.heart.org/reddressdinner
24th Annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade-March 9th
Join JVC broadcasting Sunday, March 9th in the 24th Annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year, the grand marshal is Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, and he'll join JVC broadcasting as we march down the streets of Ronkonkoma. For more information call the St. Regis Council Knights of Columbus at (631) 648-9988.
Breathe for Britt Foundation’s Breathe for Britt Acoustic Cafe - March 9th
The Breathe for Britt Acoustic Cafe will be held Sunday March 9th from 1-5pm at Katie’s in Smithtown (145 W Main St, Smithtown, New York 11787). The event will feature acoustic sets from 8 different performers including Silent Generosity, Amanda & Jim Daly, Keith Chambery, Martin & Lucas, School of Rock, Ryan Parise and Matt Jameson. Admission is $7 in advance or $10 day of show. KIDS UNDER 12 FREE! As always, 100% of proceeds will go directly to Breathe for Britt Foundation programs benefiting local kids living with cystic fibrosis and their families.
Reserve your advance tickets by contacting BFB at email@example.com or emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvance tickets will be available until March 7th. After March 7th all tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event.
5th Annual Maurer Foundation Flamingo Bowl-March 9th
Since 1995, The Maurer Foundation has been dedicated to raising awareness through their mission of breast health education. On March 9th, please show your support at the “5th Annual Maurer Foundation Flamingo Bowl” from 11:30am-1:30pm at Bowlmor Lanes at 895 Walt Whitman Road in Melville. $100 fee includes two games, shoe rental, lunch and unlimited soft drinks. Teams of five recommended and sponsorships are available. For more info, visit www.maurerfoundation.org/flamingo or call Ashley Garcia at (631) 524-5151.
Spring Equinox Lessons: Inner Balance and Harmony-March 10th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Monday, March 10 from 7:00-8:30pm. Explore the relationship between living in harmony with the seasons and inner balance in our own lives. Natural Health Practitioner Karen Lee will share insights from traditional cultures that are relevant for vibrant health today. A simple ritual to welcome the newness of spring will complement the presentation. 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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Classes-March 10th & 11th
As of May 1st New York State's Boating Education Law takes effect. All motorboat operators under the age of 18 as well as all PWC operators must have a completed and approved Boating Safety Course. Now and throughout the year, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering one weekend day or two weekday evening classes at the Shirley-Mastics-Moriches Community Library on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. The next scheduled class is March 10th & 11th, 6pm-9pm. For a complete list of classes and fees contact Rich King at King@EMCG.US or visit the East Moriches CG Auxiliary website WWW.EMCG.US.
Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner-March 14th
The Riverhead Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is hosting their annual dinner on Friday March 14th at 6pm at Vineyard Caterers on the Main Road in Aquebogue. Ducks Unlimited is a non-profit organization dedicated to re-claiming and improving wetlands throughout North America. Shake those winter blues and join us for a great dinner with an open bar and a chance to win a huge selection of great prizes. For more information please contact Margaret @ 631-722-4479.
5th Annual Rally @ the Alley-March 16th
All Proceeds Go To the American Cancer Society on Sunday March 16 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Bowl Long Island, 138 West Ave Patchogue. Adults $30.00, Kids $20.00, Food Only $10.00 and price Includes, 2 Hours of Unlimited Bowling, No Tap Tournament, Shoes, Pizza and Soda, 50/50, Chinese Auction, Raffle’s, and Door Prizes You Must Pre-Register Payment is due by February 28, 2014 please contact Wendy Recchia @ 631-478-8169 for more information.
64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Miller Place/ Rocky Point -March 16th
Come Join JVC Broadcasting for the 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade located on Route 25A in Miller Place/Rocky Point hosted by Friends of St. Patrick. Route 25A will close at 12:00 noon so make sure to get your viewing spot early. For more information please visit http://www.friendsofsaintpatrick.com/
Center Moriches St. Patrick’s Day Parade- March 16th
Come join JVC Broadcasting at the Center Moriches St Patrick's Day Parade on Main Street which will be held on March 16th with Grand Marshall Gerry Sapanaro, a leader in the chamber of commerce for over 20 years!
Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Service presents their 5th Annual Fashion Show- March 19th
Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Service presents their 5th Annual Fashion Show on March 19th benefiting educational & recreational youth programs at Villa Lombardi’s located at 877 Main Street Holbrook, NY 11741 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $75.00 for adults and $35.00 for children. This event will feature styles from local businesses and entertainment will be provided. To purchase tickets please make checks payable and mail to Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Service 390 Bay Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772. For more information please call 631-758-4100 or visit http://www.PMYCS.org
Learn About Suffolk County Civil Service Employment-March20th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Thursday, March 20 from 10:00-11:30pm. A representative from the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service will discuss the variety of Civil Service careers. Learn how to navigate the Suffolk County Civil Service website and apply for examinations. 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.
Car Buying Boot Camp-March 20th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Thursday, March 20 from 7:00-8:30pm. Experienced car buying coach Mark Jama will share his expertise to help you get the best car for your money and lifestyle. Topics include negotiation tactics, terminology, buy vs lease, trading-in, financing and vehicle selection. 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.
Maria'Z Hope Foundation, Inc. Fundraiser-March 23rd
Last November, Maria'Z Hope Foundation, Inc. held its first Fundraiser announcing it as the first 501c3 charity to fund Alternative treatments to adults living with life threatening illnesses. On March 23rd, 2014 join the Maria'Z Hope Foundation, Inc. for its 2nd Annual Fundraiser, "Racing for an Alternative", at the newly owned Upsky Hotel in Smithtown. They look forward to your generous donation as it is instrumental in keeping all of the programs for our participants going! For more information please contact Rita Zuccala-Mahoney at (631)495-6502.
52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Montauk March 23rd
Come join JVC Broadcasting at the 52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade which will kick off from Edgemere Road at 11:30 am on Sunday March 23rd 2014 in Montauk, New York. The Parade runs up Edgemere Road and then turns on to Main Street passed the reviewing stand on the green under the watchful eye of MC Rick White and finishes at the end of Main Street by the IGA. For more information please visit http://www.montaukfriendsoferin.org/parade.html
Hot Topics in the News-March 24th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Monday, March 24 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.
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a special presentation on Tuesday, March 25 from 7:00-8:30pm. Nostradamus was a French apothecary and seer who authored and published collections of prophesies that have since become famous worldwide. His fortellings have captivated the world for more than 600 years. Saul Silas Fathi will discuss the impact of these prophesies. 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.
Angela’s House Spring Gala-March 27th
Angela’s House, is celebrating their annual spring gala on March 27th, 2014 at 7 p.m. at The Watermill at 711 Smithtown Bypass in Smithtown, NY. Tickets and sponsorships on all levels are available at www.angelashouse.org. There will be a beautiful cocktail hour followed by dancing and a full dinner as well as our famed Chinese Auctions for all tastes. Angela’s House assists families with medically fragile and technologically dependent children. For more information about Angela’s House and to purchase tickets or sponsorships, please visit www.angelashouse.org. For more information on Race for Kids please visit http://www.raceforkids.com/. Also, please visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/angelashouse.
Irish Genealogy for Beginners-March 27th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a Family History Roundtable Series on Thursday, March 27 from 7:00-8:30pm. Do you want to know where in Ireland your ancestors came from? Maybe you have already started, but find yourself at a dead end. Join us as we present to you some useful resources to help you on your genealogical journey. 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.
Mastic Beach Hebrew Center Fundraiser- March 27th
On March 27th from 7-9 pm the Mastic Beach Hebrew Center presents an evening with psychic Janet Russell located at Ladakin's Restaurant located at 714 Montauk Hwy, Moriches, NY 11955. Tickets are $50.00 and include a buffet dinner, soft drinks, dessert and coffee. For tickets please send check or money order to: Mastic Beach Hebrew Center, PO Box 287, Mastic Beach 11951, e-mail, http://www.mbhebrew.org, visit email@example.com or call 631-281-8282.
Maritime Explorium March Events-
Join The Maritime Explorium, 101 East Broadway in Port Jefferson for family fun and educational arts and crafts! Don’t miss the following events…
March 8th-9th-It's All In The Angles. Design a "Rooftop" to withstand a Winter Snowstorm.
March 15th-16th-Happy St. Patricks Day! Create your own Leprechaun Trap using simple machines in your design and construction.
March 22nd-23rd-Constructing with Crystals! Build our own ice house with sugar cubes!
March 29th-April 6th-Nanodays: Explore the science of the small and see how nanotechnology affects your everyday life through cool activities!
For more information please call 631-331-3277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.maritimeexplorium.org today.
1st Annual Glow Run 5K -March 29th
Come join My Country 96.1 and Phathead as we race to the finish at the 1st annual Glow Run in center Moriches on Saturday March 29th at the Center Moriches High School located at 311 Frowein Rd Center Moriches, NY 11934. Registration will begin at 5:30pm with the race starting at 7:30pm. Pre-Registered runners are $20 each or $25 for registering the day of the run. This event will benefit the school PTA and runners will receive glow gear after each kilometer. For more information contact email@example.com or to register online go to morichesbayrunningclub.com
Town of Brookhaven Smoking Cessation Program-April 1st
To help residents quit smoking, the Town of Brookhaven will conduct a six-week smoking cessation program starting Tuesday, April 1st and continuing every Tuesday through May 20th. Meetings will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Youth Bureau conference room on the second floor of Brookhaven Town Hall, located at One Independence Hill in Farmingville. Attendees will learn the skills needed to be tobacco free. Medication to help smokers kick the habit will be provided for a nominal fee. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information, call 451-8011.
Super Foods for Superb Health-April 1st
The Connetquot Public Library will host a special presentation on Tuesday, April 1st from 7:00-8:30pm. Holistic health coach Tina Annibell will discuss the nutritional qualities and health benefits of super foods. She will share her favorite super food recipes and tell you easy and innovative ways to add them to your family’s diet. Printed recipes and informational handouts will be available to take home. 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.
Brentwood Talent Show-April 5th
On April 5th, 2014, The Brentwood Alumni Association will be holding a Talent Show to help support and unite the Brentwood Community. All money raised for the event goes directly into the community to help raise support and awareness for all the amazing talent that the Brentwood Community has to offer. They are asking local businesses such as yours to donate prizes for the event or invest in their journal. If you’d like to show your support, please contact Billy Moss at 631-245-3957.
NBHA Youth Riders Fundraiser-April 5th
On April 5th from 5pm-9pm join the NBHA Youth Riders for a buffet dinner and psychic readings from medium Robert E. Hansen. The cost is $55.00 a person with a cash bar and auction. This fundraiser is to benefit youth riders in barrel racing from Suffolk County who made it to world finals in Georgia this summer. Contact Cathi Puleo at 516-857-7863 to get tickets and for more information.
5th Annual Health & Wellness Expo-April 5th
Come down to the 5th Annual Health & Wellness Expo, where over 60 health and wellness professionals will be providing important information and performing health screenings you require for your health and wellness needs. It is free and open to the public and is located at Earl L. Vandermeuolen High School at 350 Old Post Road in Port Jefferson from 10am-2am. For more information visit www.portjeffhealth.com or call PJ Chamber 631-473-1414
Blood Pressure Screening-April 15th
The Connetquot Public Library will hold a Blood Pressure Screening on Tuesday, April 15th from 10:00-11:00am. A registered nurse from the Visiting Nurse Service will be available to take your blood pressure. No appointment is necessary. 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-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.
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.
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.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
7th Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up - May 17
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).
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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...
MARCH 8TH...BUREAU DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES
MARCH 12TH...PROGRAMMER ANALYST
MARCH 19TH...SENIOR CLERK TYPIST
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 is in need of an organ transplant, visit matchingdonors.com today.