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Monday, January 9, 2012
Critical service back on-line in time to field Project Warmth emergency heating assistance requestsUnited Way of Long Island has secured funding to re-open the 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center, thanks in part to a $60,000 grant from the Pritchard Charitable Trust.  The Center – part of the 2-1-1 Long Island health and human service telephone and internet service for the Long Island region – re-opened on December 1.  The 2-1-1 Call Center now operates from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, and is reached by calling 2-1-1 or toll free, 1.888.774.7633.  Additionally, Long Islanders needing...
Friday, January 6, 2012
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., one of the nation’s leading distributors of metalworking and industrial supplies, contributed $20,000 in support of United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island initiative. MSC associates have also welcomed YouthBuild students to their corporate headquarters in Melville, helping the students to learn about the history of the company, customer relations, distributing, marketing, advertising, human resources and more. “MSC Industrial Supply Co. is proud to support Youth Build Long Island,” said Alessandra Cavalluzzi, Senior Manager of Community Relations, MSC. “This...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
United Way of Long Island was a proud supporter of Brea Alexis Baker’s “Packed to Empower” event held in December at Dodd Middle School in Freeport to stuff backpacks for young girls who are living in poverty in Freeport and abroad. Baker, a senior at Freeport High School, formed the Head to Toe Foundation in 8th grade when she first developed the idea to distribute backpacks. Partnering with the Women’s Fund of Long Island, United Way provided a $2,000 community service scholarship to Baker, recipient of the 2011 Shapiro-McCormick Young Women’s Leader Award from the Fund. United Way was...

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