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15 Long Island Nonprofits to Donate to This Holiday Season

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15 Long Island Nonprofits to Donate to This Holiday Season

Give back this holiday season by donating to one of these 15 Long Island nonprofits doing great work in the community.

BIRTHDAY WISHES
15 Cantiague Rock Rd., Hicksville

This is a nonprofit that puts on birthday parties for homeless children. The parties help to mitigate the trauma of being homeless by providing a positive, joyful experience that has lasting developmental benefits. Needs: Items as gifts

BRANCHES LONG ISLAND
588 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island

Branches Long Island is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by volunteers to provide necessities to those in need, advocate for those who may not have a voice and empower those who need to be uplifted in a time of crisis. Needs: Funds

GENEVIEVE’S HELPING HANDS CHARITY
263 Division Ave., Hicksville

This nonprofit is dedicated to supporting young mothers in treatment for breast cancer, to help them live their lives to the fullest. Learn more in our feature story about the organization. Needs: Funds/Food

HANCE FAMILY FOUNDATION
130 Tulip Ave., Suite 1, Floral Park

The Hance Family Foundation specializes in the field of social-emotional learning and provides unique self-esteem programs for kids. Learn more in our feature story about the organization. Needs: Funds/Toys as gifts

ISLAND HARVEST
126 Spagnoli Rd., Melville

Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization with a mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food and product collection and distribution systems, enhanced hunger awareness, nutrition education programs, and targeted services for specific populations. Needs: Food

LI CARES – THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK
10 Davids Dr., Hauppauge

This organization is dedicated to serving Long Island’s hungry and food insecure populations. Long Island Cares is one of almost 200 food banks across America that provides food to people impacted by hunger and food insecurity. Needs: Funds/Food

LIFE’S WORC
1501 Franklin Ave., Garden City

Life’s WORC provides comprehensive services and support to people who have intellectual disabilities and autism and their families in Manhattan, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. Needs: Funds/Food

LONG ISLAND COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
600 Albany Avenue, Suite 2, Amityville

The Coalition is dedicated to reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness on Long Island. Learn more in our feature story about the organization. Needs: Funds

LONG ISLAND PINE BARRENS SOCIETY
2042 N. Country Rd., Suite 103, Wading River

Through lectures, hikes, contests and special programs, the Society works to educate the public on preserving the Pine Barrens ecosystem. Learn more in our feature story about the organization. Needs: Funds/Workplace

MID-ISLAND Y JCC
45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview

The Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center provides a full range of fitness and wellness programs, classes, activities and scholarships for families. Needs: Funds

STRONG ISLAND ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE
P.O. Box 605, Port Jefferson Station

Strong Island Animal Rescue League focuses on outreach offering food, vaccines and proper shelters; answering local calls regarding injured, abused and neglected animals; and being a strong presence in educating people of all ages regarding animal cruelty laws in New York State. Needs: Funds/Food

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT PROJECT
1018 Northville Tpke., Riverhead

Creating safe spaces for girls to achieve their dreams and be successful is this organization’s goal. Learn more in our feature story about the organization. Needs: Funds

THE D’ADDARIO FOUNDATION
595 Smith St., Farmingdale

This nonprofit’s goal is to provide as many children as possible with an extraordinary musical education through grants, scholarships, and high-quality, high-impact community programs. Needs: Funds

UNITED WAY OF LONG ISLAND
819 Grand Blvd., Deer Park

The United Way of Long Island works every day in communities across Long Island to ensure that every child has a quality education, every family has a stable income, and all Long Islanders enjoy good health. Needs: Funds

VETERANS HEALTH ALLIANCE OF LONG ISLAND
16 Main St., Hempstead

The mission of the Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island is to build a friendly veteran community by promoting the health and well-being of Long Island veterans and their families through advocacy and a broad array of services. Needs: Funds

—Compiled by Zhuoqun Li

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

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