23 Long Island Nonprofits To Donate To For The Giving Season


Belmont Child Care Association 
Mission: To provide a safe, supportive, and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the thoroughbred racing backstretch area of Belmont Park. Need: funding. belmontchildcare.org 

The Clark Gilles Foundation 
Mission: Help children who are physically, mentally, and/or financially. Need: Funding. clarkgillies.org 

The Corporate Source 
Mission: Providing people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities with well- paying, secure jobs. Need: Funding. thecorporatesource.org

CP Nassau
Mission: Affect positively the quality of life in persons with cerebral palsy, others with severe disabilities and multiple service needs and the families of both, and prevent cerebral palsy and minimize its effects. Need: Check wish list under the giving tab on the group’s website cpnassau.org

Double D Bar Ranch
Mission: Provide a haven for more than 450 prior abused or unwanted farm animals residing on the ranch. Need: Volunteers to feed, wash, and raise funds for the animals. doubledbarranch.org

EAC Network
Mission: Empower, assist, and care for people in need across Long Island and New York City through innovative programs that improve quality of life. Need: Nonperishable food, clothing, school/office supplies, toys, blankets, toiletries, gift cards, funding. eac-network.org

Girls, Inc. 
Mission: Advocate on behalf of girls and deliver life-changing programs and experiences. Need: Funding girlsinc.org

Guardians of Rescue 
Mission: Facilitate and foster programs and activities. Need: Funding. guardiansofrescue.org 

Helen Keller Services 
Mission: Improve the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or have combined hearing and vision loss. Need: Funding. helenkeller.org

Helping Hands Foundation 
Mission: Increasing awareness about local issues, supporting local initiatives, and providing educational resources for community residents. Need: Drive donations, funding. helpinghandsli.org 

Honor Flight Long Island 
Mission: Honor America’s veterans for their service and sacrifice by providing them with a free trip to visit their memorial to Washington, D.C. Need: Funding. honorflightlongisland.org

Island Harvest 
Mission: End hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island. Need: Food. islandharvest.org 

Kids Need More 
Mission: Enhance the lives of children, families and young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness. Need: Funding. kidsneedmore.org

Life’s WORC 
Mission: Give individuals with developmental disabilities and autism unique opportunities and comprehensive support using a person-centered approach. Need: Funding. lifesworc.org 

Maggie’s Mission 
Mission: Raise awareness of pediatric cancers, fund research and provide help to families and children affected. Need: Funding. maggiesmission.org 

Man Cave Health 
Mission: Creating sports-themed facilities where men can feel at ease and encourage them to get lifesaving preventative health care. Need: Funding. mancavehealth.org

Marty Lyons Foundation 
Mission: Fulfill the special wishes of children ages 3 to 17 years old who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life-threatening illness by providing and arranging special wish requests. Need: Funding. martylyonsfoundation.org 

Michael Magro Foundation
Mission: Better the lives of children with cancer, pediatric cancer. Need: Funding. michaelmagrofoundation.com

Nancy Marx Wellness Center
Mission: Provide individualized services to cancer survivors living with any type of cancer whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or have recently completed treatment. Need: Funding. sjjcc.org/programs/nancy-marx-cancer-wellness-center

Rise Life Services 
Mission: Provide safer, more humane and more supportive environments for those individuals living with mental and/or physical disabilities. Need: Funding. riselifeservices.org 

Tiegerman Schools and Community Services
Mission: Substantively transform the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities from preschool throughout adulthood by means of the Tiegerman Learning Method. Need:Click support tab on website for options. tiegerman.org 

Toys For Tots
Mission: Collect and distribute new toys as Christmas gifts to those children less fortunate for Nassau and Suffolk counties. Need: Toys. garden-city-ny.toysfortots.org

United Way of Long Island 
Mission: Create opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, financial stability and health. Need: Funding. unitedwayli.org 

Editor’s note: Life’s WORC was founded by Victoria Schneps-Yunis, founder of Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press.

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