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Long Island Nonprofits to Donate to This Holiday Season

A Mother’s Kiss

Need: Monetary donations

Mission: Founded after the Eger family lost their son to childhood cancer in 1994, A Mother’s Kiss provides emotional and financial aid to Long Island families battling pediatric cancer. facebook.com/amotherskissinc.

Angels of Long Island

Need: Toys, clothing, furniture, housewares and baby items, medical equipment, holiday
decor, monetary donations, volunteers

Mission: From thrift stores to community outreach, Angels of Long Island assists poverty-stricken Long Islanders.

More info: 631-803-6775

Believe in a Cure

Need: Monetary donations

Mission: Born in 2019, Eli Reich was diagnosed with FOXG1 syndrome, a rare neurological condition with no cure. The Reich family established Believe in a Cure to fund research at
various academic institutions to find the cure that will save children’s lives.

Canine Companions

Need: Monetary donations

Mission: Raising and training dogs, Canine Companions provides free service dogs to
children and adults living with disabilities.

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk

Need: Monetary donations, volunteers

Mission: In hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk builds and renovates houses for hundreds of community members in need.

More info: 631-422-4828

Happy Cat Sanctuary

Need: Cat food, supplies, monetary donations

Mission: The sanctuary is home to hundreds of cats saved from kill shelters, abuse and neglect. Cats are available for adoption.

Helping Hand Rescue Mission

Need: Nonperishable food, monetary donations

Mission: The pantry provides both nonperishable and fresh ingredients to over 200 families per week. Hot meals are provided in the community kitchen, reopening January 2022.

Honor Flight Long Island

Need: Monetary donations

Mission: The Honor Flight flies Long Island WWII, Korean and Vietnam war veterans on a free, one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials erected for their service.

Hope For Youth

Need: Toys, clothing, monetary donations, volunteers, mentors

Mission: From foster care to clinical services, Hope For Youth provides hope for Long Island’s children under 21.

Interfaith Nutrition Network

Need: Nonperishables, baby supplies, gift cards, brand-new winter clothing, toiletries, monetary donations

Mission: The INN aims to help those struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness through shelters, resource centers and the largest soup kitchen on Long Island.

More info: 516-486-8506

Legal Aid Society of Nassau County

Need: Monetary donations

Mission: With a focus on social justice, the nonprofit is appointed to individuals facing criminal charges in Nassau County who cannot afford a private attorney.

More info: 516-560-6400

Life’s WORC

Need: Monetary donations, volunteers

Mission: The nonprofit supports over 2,000 people living with developmental disabilities and autism through financial, community and residential services.

Long Island Adolescent and Family Services

Need: Computers/office machines, sports equipment, vehicle donations, holiday/birthday
presents (birth-21), monetary donations

Mission: LIAFS provides Suffolk County’s youth with programs such as medical care, counseling, education and recreation.

More info: 631-444-4400

Long Island Cares

Need: Monetary, car and nonperishable donations

Mission: Through services like soup kitchens, childcare programs and food pantries, Long
Island Cares hopes to foster self-sufficiency for those affected by hunger.

More info: 631-582-3663

Long Island Crisis Center 

Need: Volunteers, monetary donations

Mission: LICC operates a 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis hotline. Pride for Youth,
a division of LICC, provides LGBTQ+ youth and families with services.

More info: 516-826-0244

Mended Little Hearts of Long Island

Need: Toys, books, monetary donations

Mission: Support, education, and advocacy for local children with congenital heart defects and their families.

More info: 516-812-5148

Ruff House Rescue

Need: Fosters, volunteers, monetary donations

Mission: The largest rescue on the South Shore saves dogs and cats, with the hopes of
getting them adopted into loving homes.

More info: 516-306-4998

The Book Fairies

Need: Books, volunteers

Mission: The “fairies” spread the joy of literature through school and community donation
initiatives.

More info: 516-557-6645

United Way of Long Island

Need: Volunteers, monetary donations

Mission: From youth education to scholarships and funds, health and financial assistance, the United Way of LI provides for an array of Long Islanders and the issues they face.

More info: 631-940-3700

We Connect the Dots

Need: Volunteers, monetary donations

Mission: Founded to address the digital divide in underrepresented communities, WCTD teaches and prepares students for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

-Compiled by Justin Mitselmakher

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

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