Give Back Guide: Where to Donate and Volunteer on Long Island



Pronto of LI, Inc.
128 Pine Aire Dr., Bay Shore. 631-231-8290. www.prontoli.org. Donate furniture, toys, etc., daily.

Kent Animal Shelter
2259 River Rd., Calverton. Daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 631-727-5731. www.kentanimalshelter.com. Needs paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent, canned tuna and cat food, Purina Cat/Kitten Chow, dog & cat beds/toys. Volunteers welcome.

Harbor Child Care
999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park, Room 119. Mon.–Fri., 7 a.m.–6 p.m. 516-248-7048. www.harborchildcare.com. Accepting new clothes, food and toys (no stuffed animals).

Helping Hand Rescue Mission
225 Broadway, Huntington Station, Tue.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 631-351-6996. Collecting new toys, new clothes, Christmas candy and also needs volunteers.

SIBS Place Holiday Collection
1420 Broadway, Hewlett. Donations accepted anytime. 516-374-3000. www.southnassau.org/sibsplace. Accepting any toys, clothes and books for children ages 5-17 who have a loved one with cancer or other fatal illnesses.

North Shore LIJ Southside Hospital
301 E. Main St., Bay Shore; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Collecting gently used coats at the hospital’s Human Resources Department.

Visit www.walk4good.org to feature someone inspirational in your life that the organization will  pledge to walk a mile for. Monetary donations accepted for local charities. Email [email protected].

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Help create magical experiences for wish kids by donating goods such as frequent flier miles, hotel loyalty points, new electronics and more. Contact Maria Casey, 516-944-6212, ext. 105.

Saint Brigid
50 Post Ave., Westbury; Mon., 6-8 p.m.; Tue.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-noon. 516-997-5507. After Christmas, St. Brigid is accepting food donations.

Our Lady of Loretto  
115 Greenwich St., Hempstead; Wed. & Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 516-483-0976 Accepting donations beginning Jan. 4.

Little Flower Children & Family Services of NY
2450 N. Wading River Rd., Bdg. 3, Wading River; 631-929-6200. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Accepting new toys.

Sea Cliff Center
93 Central Ave., Sea Cliff. 516-676-5507.
Accepting toys for kids 5 and under. Drop off toys in a bag on the front porch.

North Shore LIJ Health System
306 Community Dr., Manhasset; 516-562-2572.Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Accepting toy donations.

Lighthouse Mission Toy & Food Drive
1543 Montauk Hwy., Bellport; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.lighthousemission.net. Needs non-perishable food, in-season clothes.

St. Mark’s Church
40 Main St., Westhampton Beach. www.stmarkswhb.org. A weekly food drive for the LI Council of Churches’ food bank in Riverhead. Non-perishable food items collected in wagon in the back of the church.

Hempstead Center
30 W. Columbia St., Hempstead. Needs toys of any kind, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 516-564-1523.

Glen Head Center
700 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. 516-674-8395. Collecting toys, Mon.- Fri., before 6 p.m.

Interfaith Nutrition Network
211 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. 516-486-8606. Needs food and monetary donations.

St. James Church
80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford. [email protected]. Needs sandwich bags, rubber gloves, bread, toiletries. Collection box at entrance.

St. Killian’s Church
485 Conklin St., Farmingdale. Needs winter hats, gloves and scarves. Contact Lisa Molluso at 516-756-9656.

Mary Brennan Inn
100 Madison Ave., Hempstead. Needs canned goods, warm clothing and new, unwrapped toys. The Inn also needs volunteers to serve lunch weekdays. Contact Toni Ebron, [email protected].

Old Steeple Community
656 Main Rd., Aquebogue. 631-722-3070. Collecting sunscreen, gum, small snack food, Frisbees and shaving cream for  soldiers overseas.

Ronald McDonald House
26707 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. 516-775-5683. Donate toiletries, linens, cleaning supplies and toys to aid families with an ill child.

Splashes of Hope
Donate $20 to give the gift of creativity to a hospitalized child. Checks can be sent to: Splashes of Hope, P.O Box 537, Huntington, NY 11743. 631-424-8230.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Long Island
Island-wide. There are two ways to give back; a donation, or become a Big Brother/Sister. www.bbbsli.org.

Reading Reflections
Woodbury and Stony Brook. Collecting new and gently used books. www.readingreflections.com

LI Crisis Center
Needs monetary donations. www.longislandcrisiscenter.org, 516-826-0244.

LI FNB Toy Collection
Urban Coffee, 101 Broadway, Greenlawn; Through Dec. 25, 631-223-4370. Noon-11 p.m. Requesting new toys (all ages, new and used), warm clothing, sleeping bags, pants, shirts, gloves, boots, sweaters, leggings, blankets, hats, socks, etc.

Community Food Council Food Pantry at Manor Field, 90 E. Fifth St., Huntington Station. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.–noon. Accepting food including peanut butter, jelly and canned fruits and toiletries like soap, toothpaste and  shampoo.

LI Aquarium & Exhibition Center Holiday Collection
431 E. Main St., Riverhead; Mon.- Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 631-208-9200.
Collecting unwrapped toys and non-perishable foods.

Forgotten Friends of LI Collection
Pawprint chocolate proceeds from covered Oreos by Kiana from Cakes by Kiana are donated to the FFLI. [email protected].

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian  
829 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia. Needs toiletries, office supplies, paper goods,  bottled water, coffee, cleaning supplies, and monetary donations. A list of equestrian items are featured at www.pal-o-mine.org or call 631-231-8290.

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation
Monetary donations needed for dolphin tank and surgery/x-ray room. www.riverheadfoundation.org.

LI GLBT Services Network
Monetary donations needed to provide a home and safe space for the local GLBT community. www.ligbtnetwork.org.

Security Dodge Holiday Collection
345 Merrick Rd., Amityville; Thursdays till 9 p.m. Collecting toys. 631-691-5000.

ISiBS Place Holiday Collection
1420 Broadway, Hewlett. 516-374-3000. www.redcross.org/gifts. Accepting new toys for kids ages 5-18 to support siblings of sick kids.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Smithtown, 631-930-9088. Needs monetary donations, office workers, dog walkers and other volunteers.

Mercy Center Ministries  
36 W. Main St., Patchogue. 631-930-3978. Accepts new clothing and household items for homeless teens.

Sophia’s Cure
www.sophiascure.org. Shop online through GoodShop to help kids with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Monetary  donations accepted. Checks can be sent and made out to Sophia’s Cure Foundation, P.O. Box 601, North Bellmore, NY 11710.

Operation Cheerbox Farmingdale Library  
116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale; Weekdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. [email protected]. Drop-off box in lobby. Needs new bottles, pacifiers, and other baby items for Life Center in Deer Park through Jan. 3.

Neil’s Wheels
Wheels collects non-perishable food items. www.neilswheelsny.com. 973-224-1132

Junior League LI 1395 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. JLLI accepts donations in clothing bin located behind the thrift store.

Dress for Success
www.dressfor success.org. Donate new or gently used work-appropriate clothes.

Long Island Firearms Coat Drive
Multiple Locations. Visit www.onewarmcoat.org for drop-off sites near you.

Socks for Seniors
Island-wide until Christmas. www.socksforseniors.com. Collecting new socks for elderly in local area nursing homes.

Goodwill Industries
Goodwill is always looking for new and gently used clothing, appliances, electronics and furniture.

Salvation Army
462 Hempstead Tpke., Floral Park. Clothing donations accepted 24/7 via donation boxes in the parking lot behind the store.

Toys for Tots
480-15 Patchogue- Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. 631-472-8300. Through Dec. 14, drop off new and unwrapped toys.

Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center Toy Collection
1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. 631-643-7591. Toys needed.

Toys of Hope
640 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-8697. Collecting toys for Long Island  children in need.

Birthday Wishes LI
Help make a small difference in a child’s life by giving a gift. Call 516-680-7990 for details.

The Giving Doll – St. Regis Knights of Columbus
2850 Pond Lake Rd., Ronkonkoma. Thu. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 631-278-4699. Needs materials to aid in production of homemade dolls.

Woodward Children’s Center
201 W. Merrick Rd. Freeport. 516-379-0900. Seeking new and gently used toys, esp. for older children.

Bethany House
102 White House Ave., Roosevelt. Takes new toys for children 2-12. Call 516-868-6866 for drop-off details.

Last Hope, Inc. Animal Rescue
3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. Mon.-Fri., office hours. 631-425-1884. Collecting Friskies, canned cat food, pate, non-clumping clay litter, Science Diet Dog Food-canned and dry, paper towels and large black garbage bags.

United Veterans Beacon House
1715 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Collecting bedding, food, gift cards, toiletries, household goods, and daily necessities for veterans.

Vietnam Veterans LI
www.vva.org. 631-924-8088. Accepts clothing, bedding, shoes, small appliances, furniture, TVs, radios, etc.

Breast Cancer Help
2 Park Ave. Bay Shore. www.breastcancerhelpinc.org. Donate used vehicles, running or not, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Help and LI Cancer Help & Wellness Center.

NY Blood Center
Island-wide. www.nybc.org. Needs blood donations due to shortage from Hurricane Sandy.

Nature Conservancy
142 Route 114, East Hampton. www.nature.org. Donate online to help protect LI’s coastal regions.

281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon. 631-587-8395. Accepting non-perishable food  donations for Babylon Town Food Pantry Annex till Dec. 21.


FRIDAY 12.14

Kevin & Danielle Jonas FDNY City  Harvest Food Drive @ 165 E. 51st St. Manhattan. Noon-2 p.m. The celebrity couple collects non-perishable food items.


Holiday Toy Drive @ Nocello’s Restaurant, 843 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport. 631-761-1856. 2-5 p.m. Donate unwrapped toy, get a free picture with Santa.

Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge @ Cedar Beach, Mount Sinai. 631-254-1465, ext. 10. Take a dive for NY Special Olympics.

SUNDAY 12.16

Sugar Plum Ball @ Crest Hollow Country Club, Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. 516-378-2000, ext. 651. 4-7 p.m. A daddy-daughter event to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County.

Free Pet Services @ Island Park LIRR, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For animal owners affected by Hurricane Sandy, Central Veterinary Associates is offering free advice, examinations, and  rabies vaccine vouchers to the first 70 people.

Breakfast with Santa @ Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, 2 Chet Swezey Rd., Center Moriches. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 631-878-1070, www.camppaquatuck.com. Proceeds benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.

MONDAY 12.17

Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert @ The Emporium,  9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. 6:30 p.m. 631-627-8787. A night of entertainment to help Sandy victims.

Cars, Canines, Cuisines & Cocktails @ Little Shelter, 105 S. Service Rd, Huntington. 7-10 p.m. $80, 516-671-7575. An event to help homeless animals due to Sandy.

Annual Food Drive @ 14 Glen Cove Rd., Roslyn Heights. 9 a.m-6 p.m. 516-626-2060. Island Harvest collects non-perishables for local food kitchens. Through 12.21.

SUNDAY 12.23

Theo’s Christmas Spectacular @ The Emporium, 737 Merrick Ave., Westbury. Bring an unwrapped toy for needy kids. Need a toy to donate? Receive 10 percent off at Matty’s Toy Stop on any toy purchased for this toy drive.

SUNDAY 12.30

The Boardy Barn Reunion for John Theissen Children’s Foundation & American Cancer Society @ The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore, 60 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 9 p.m. A portion of admission benefits the ACS and JTCF.


A Midwinter’s Night Dream @ Oheka Castle, 135 W. Gate Dr., Huntington. www.amnd.org. Chase away the winter blues at this charity event.


An Angel’s Wish Gala @ Chateau La Mer, 845 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. 8 p.m.
631-225-2074. $75 donation, business attire gala.


Dining for the Paws Cause @ 401 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 7-10 p.m. Purchase a $30 ticket to be donated to the Tuff Tails Animal Rescue and Cats in the Cradle Rescue. Visit the Tuff Tails Facebook page for more information.

A Night of Comedy @ Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. 631-423-6574. www.govs.com. 7-11 p.m. $20 ticket purchase benefits the Dotty McMorrow Sandmann Animal Rescue Fund.


MLK Ball: Remembering the Dream @ Oheka Castle, 135 W. Gate Dr., Huntington. 7-9 p.m. $250. 516-343-1257. www.oheka.com. A black-tie event hosted by Democracy Inspiring Voter Awareness.


American Red Cross/New York Islanders, www.newyorkislanders.com/american redcross. Save 40 percent on ticket purchases for American Red Cross Night, when the NY Islanders take on the NJ Devils on March 4 at Nassau Coliseum. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross, locally.