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Thursday, August 18, 2016
$164,324. That's how much staff at Brookhaven Lab raised for their neighbors in need during the most recent campaign for the United Way of Long Island, which ended earlier this year. The Lab's campaign captains and other participants gathered with Chair David Manning of the Stakeholder & Community Relations Office and Co-chairs Roy Lebel and Joyce Fortunato of the Quality Management Office on June 29 to recognize this effort with United Way of Long Island President & CEO Theresa Regnante and account executive Donna Horoski. Since January, contributions from the Lab's most recent...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
United Way of Long Island is proud to announce Yaphank resident Irene Morlock has joined the organization as manager of special events. Irene will be responsible for overseeing strategic fundraising plans and the execution of events throughout the year, as well as enhancing engagement experiences with donors and the public. Prior to her position at United Way of Long Island, Morlock served as an Assistant Director of Development at United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk for fourteen years. During that time, Morlock assisted with the planning and implementation of all campaigns, in addition to...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
(Originally appeared on VA Medical Center of Northport) Tennis programming for US veterans is underway at the VA Medical Center in Northport thanks to a partnership between private and government resources including help from the USTA Long Island Region, United Way of Long Island and Bethpage Park Tennis Center. The program is twofold. Several veterans are enjoying free tennis lessons at Bethpage Park Tennis Center, with transportation provided by the Veterans Administration. In addition, a USTA grant will renovate two tennis courts on the campus of the Northport VA Medical Center, next to...
Friday, July 22, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating   Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Limit these items from your diet and replace them with foods that are better for you!    Healthy Kids, Healthy Families United Way of Long Island is proud to partner with NBTY, a world leader in health and wellness. The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative aims to enrich the lives of families by promoting wellness through nutrition, education and healthy living.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are beneficial for your health. Keep an eye out for the following for your next grocery trip to add them to your daily intake: Beas (Pinto, Navy, Lima, Chickpeas, Lentils, Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Peas) Berries (Purple Grapes, Cranberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Cherries) Oats (Wheat Germ, Ground Flaxseed, Brown Rice, Barley) Wheat, Buckwheat, Rye, Millet, Amaranth, Quinoa, Kamut, Yellow Corn,...
Monday, July 18, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families You know you are supposed to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, but did you know that when you enjoy these foods you might also be ingesting pesticides?  The Clean Fifteen Not all non-organic fruits and vegetables have high pesticide levels. Thanks to some of their tough outer layers, they protect themselves against pesticides. They are known as the "Clean Fifteen" since they contain little to no pesticides: Onions Sweet Peas Avocados Asparagus Watermelon Cantaloupe Sweet Corn...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Deer Park, NY (July 8, 2016) — Fashion and fundraising have joined forces to provide assistance to Long Islanders in need.  Macy’s Inc. employees across Long Island recently announced a pledge of $194,000 to United Way of Long Island through their payroll deduction giving program. These funds will significantly aid United Way and its more than 100 community partner agencies in an effort to offer programs and support services to better the lives of families and individuals in the region. In addition to the employee giving campaign, Macy’s contributed a $51,000 corporate gift - bringing the...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Stay Safe and Cool During Hot Weather When the temperatures rise on Long Island, there are simple steps you can take to beat the heat. Hot weather can be dangerous, but if you are prepared with the necessary knowledge and supplies you can stay safe and healthy this summer season. PSEG Long Island, American Red Cross, 2-1-1 Long Island, and United Way want you to be prepared and be safe. Facts about Hot Weather The elderly, young, sick, or overweight are more likely to become victims of excessive heat People living in urban, or more densely populated areas may be at greater risk from the...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Northport, New York – Allstate agency owner Ralph Habib received the Agency Helping Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. This award earned the United Way of Long Island, where Habib volunteers, a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation. “The United Way of Long Island truly makes a difference in the Long Island community,” Habib said. “These grant funds will help the United Way of Long Island continue to improve the lives of many people in the surrounding area. I am inspired by the work that they have accomplished and I am proud to be a part of their efforts.”...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Healthy Summer Eating Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families With all of the barbeques, parties and vacations during the summer months, making healthy choices at mealtime can be difficult. Here are some tips to help keep you on track when it comes to food and drinks!   Keep hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Take advantage of fresh fruit and vegetables this summer, 2 servings each day is just right for you! Eat as much as 5-7 servings from the grain food group! This includes any food that is made from wheat, rice, oats, or...

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