If you're thinking about drinking and driving over Memorial Day Weekend, think again! Last year at this time, over 200 drunk drivers were arrested on Long Island. The Suffolk County Correction Officers Association reminds you to think before you drink. To visit their Facebook page, click here.
The town of Brookhaven's Youth Bureau runs a Prom Boutique that provides free evening wear for teens who qualify for assistance. They help make prom dreams come true for everyone. To find out more or to make a donation of gently used formal attire, call (631) 451-8011 or click here.
Help Long Island's homeless pets at Hounds on the Sound, the 14th annual 3K dog walk and adoption event hosted by Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue. They'll have entertainment, food, vendors, contests, and prizes. Meet pets looking for forever homes! It's June 9, 2013 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Memorial Park in downtown Port Jefferson. To sign up or find out more, call (631) 473-6333 or click here.
Contractors for Kids is a charity with a simple vision: to help Long Island families that are facing financial hardship because of the illness or injury of a child. Support them at their 8th annual Golf Outing on June 10, 2013 at Southward Ho Country Club in Bay Shore. To find out more, call (888) 208-KIDS or click here.
Circle of Hope ~ Perintal Mood Disorders Support Group
The happiest time in your life can feel like the saddest. Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip brings you Circle of Hope, a free support group for women experiencing a Perinatal Mood Disorder, including Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. It meets once a week for eleven weeks to help pregnant women and new moms cope with feelings that go beyond the baby blues. To sign up, call (631) 376-4444 or click here.
Our Heroes Night Out is a family organization that supports homeless military veterans here on Long Island. They provide the vets with evenings of entertainment, activities, and nights on the town. If you...
Bake or cook
Sing, dance or tell jokes
Have an idea for entertaining or assisting the vets
...your help is needed! They're also looking for local businesses that will open their doors to the vets or sponsor an event. For more information, click here.
Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline ~ Volunteers Needed!
If you're a breast cancer survivor and you want to pay it forward, become a hotline volunteer at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in Garden City. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services for callers with breast health concerns. Volunteers can also help by doing fund raising and publicity. For information about the training and to schedule an appointment for an interview, call Caroline Mulcahy, CSW, at (516) 877-4315.
For 20 years now, Sunshine Prevention Center for Youth and Families in Suffolk has run summer prevention programs for kids including the Social Skills Youth Camp (ages 4-11) and Life Skills Teen Camp (ages 12-up). It's a unique, fun, educational and supportive summer experience that addresses topics like healthy friendships, bullying and teasing, peer pressure, building self-esteem and so much more. It's not too soon to sign up for this summer! For details, call (631) 476-3099 or click here.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Nearly 70% of the wishes granted nationwide last year included airfare. Did you know that many major airlines will allow you to donate frequent flyer miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to help grant a child's wish? To find out more, click here.
Volunteers are still needed to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Your fellow Long Islanders need your help cleaning debris from homes, conducting needs assessments and working at supply and donation distribution centers. No special skills are needed, and training will be provided. If you are over the age of 18 and want to help make a difference, call the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482 or click here.
Free The Children is a worldwide charity and the world’s largest not-for-profit network of children helping children. Millions of young people are active in 45 countries, building schools, providing clean water and health care, and freeing children and their families from the cycle of poverty. To find out more, click here.
Are you looking for a family-friendly park where your family can re-connect with nature this summer? Pick-a-Park is an online resource of Long Island's Early Years Institute. It helps you find a park by zip code and amenities, like stroller access, bathrooms, playgrounds and more. To find out more, click here.
Did you know that about one of every seven adults on Long Island can't read or write well enough to function fully in society? You can help make a difference! Literacy Suffolk is looking for volunteers to train as certified literacy tutors. Free training workshops are coming up! To find out more, call (631) 286-1649 or click here.
Just because you're a good swimmer doesn't mean you don't have to wear a life jacket while boating. Just the opposite- wearing a life jacket can save your life, and it's the law! The Moriches U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary here on Long Island has seasonal safety tips and other information for boaters, constantly updated on their Facebook page. To visit their page, click here.
You can help support Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk by shopping at its ReStore in Ronkonkoma. The ReStore sells donated items for your home, like building materials, appliances, home furnishings and much more, and sells them at greatly reduced prices, with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity right here on Long Island. Come visit their new kitchen showroom! The ReStore keeps perfectly good construction and home improvement items from winding up in landfills, and the bargains are amazing. It's located at 2111 Lakeland Avenue in Ronkonkoma. To find out more, call (631) 226-8021 or click here.
Did you know that approximately one of every seven adults on Long Island doesn't have the literacy skills to function fully in society? You can help! All you need is a high school diploma, two hours a week and the desire to help. Literacy Suffolk and Literacy Nassau will provide confidential Tutor Training. For more information on a training workshop near you, in Nassau call (516) 867-3580 or visit www.literacyNassau.org or in Suffolk call (631) 286-1649 or visit www.LiteracySuffolk.org.
The Suffolk County Respite Care Program provides caregivers with a well-deserved break from the emotional and physical stresses of caring for an individual 60 years of age or older who may be frail, disabled, or in need of assistance. Let one of their trained Respite workers help you. For more information, call the Federation of Organizations at (631) 321-8229 ext 1229 or visit www.fedoforg.org.
Contractors for Kids is a non-profit corporation on Long Island that has a simple goal: To help families that are facing a financial crisis because of the illness of a child. One family at a time, they want to make sure that the financial hardship brought on by a sick child does not destroy an already hurt family. You can help. Call (888) 208-KIDS or visit www.contractorsforkids.org.