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Friday, January 22, 2016
  Maria A. Grasso, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Flushing Bank in Uniondale, NY was named as the Chair of United Way of Long Island's Board of Directors. Grasso, a Smithtown resident has 30 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Since 2002, Grasso is a long-standing Board member and has served on the Executive Committee since 2011. She is the first woman Chair in 32 years after Genie Kissinger's post ended in 1984. Read More         Plainview resident Gregory A. May to was elected to United Way of Long Island's Board of Directors. May has 9...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
When the sun sets on 2015 and rises in 2016, something magical happens. Father Time offers us the opportunity to begin anew. Many of us make resolutions with regard to our health, finances or education. United Way of Long Island offers some tips on how get 2016 started on the right track: Help change someone's life. By giving to United Way of Long Island, you help support our signature programs focusing on education, income and health, and more than 100 Long Island nonprofit partners. GIVE TODAY! Improve your finances with the help of the Prosperity Center of Long Island.  This program brings...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Watch our "Changing the Odds" video Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, corporate campaigns, foundations, volunteers, organized labor, and other supporters, United Way of Long Island achieved these outcomes in collaboration with our partners in 2015 IMPROVING EDUCATION 95% of the 6,500 children participating in United Way-supported early learning programs showed an improvement in school-readiness. 80% of the 9,954 children participating in United Way-supported tutoring and homework assistance programs improved their grades. Of this number 91% improved their attendance after...
Friday, December 11, 2015
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $100,000 training grant from the New York State Department of Labor. This award is a part of the $98.3 million in state aid that was announced on December 10, 2015 by Governor Cuomo for economic and community development on Long Island, which has been awarded through Round V of the Regional Economic Development Council. This grant provides essential resources needed to create upward mobility for special populations. Over one year, the grant will provide green construction training for 20 low-income individuals. The training will incorporate a...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Changing Times Pubs presented United Way of Long Island with a $4,000 contribution to benefit Mission United, a vital program offered to veterans and their families, as well as active military members and reservists focusing on employment services, education, financial wellbeing, housing and family support. In support of Mission United, throughout the month of November, Changing Times Pubs in Bay Shore, East Northport and Farmingdale sold Mission United T-Shirts and Wall of Honor postcards that allowed patrons to honor and thank a veteran or active military member.  All proceeds from...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
AT&T is helping several young Long Islanders look to the future and “Rethink Possibilities” through United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program, a youth-based initiative that addresses education and financial insecurities in low-income communities. Town of Babylon Councilman Tony Martinez joined AT&T to present United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program with a $5,000 contribution, which benefitted their “Mental Toughness” program, a week-long educational training program that removes students from their home environments and places them in military-like training to reshape...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Thank you for your generosity and concern over this holiday season. United Way of Long Island's community partner agencies are seeking donations of goods and volunteer services to help needy families in your community.  Below is a list of the organizations seeking holiday donations and contact persons so you may contact those of interest. Requested items are generally new, but if donating “gently used” items, please ensure items are clean and in working order. Volunteer opportunities and agencies that operate Adopt-a-Family programs are also listed. HOLIDAY GIFTS & FOOD   NASSAU COUNTY...
Friday, November 20, 2015
United Way of Long Island announced the presentation of a several grants targeted for funding programs to expand the delivery of services offered to the Long Island community. “We couldn’t do the work that we do without our community partner agencies and the contributions they make to the residents of Long Island," said Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. "By providing funding to these organizations, it shows that they meet the highest standards of excellence in the not for profit sector.” Grants were presented to: ACDS -- Plainview, NYAwarded $12,500 to fund...
Sunday, November 15, 2015
U.S. Department of Energy's Housing Innovation Awards Selects United Way of Long Island as the GRAND AWARD WINNER Within the Affordable Housing Category The Energy Department presented its Housing Innovation Awards to 24 industry leaders from across the nation during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Denver, CO. These winners are "leading the movement to zero energy ready homes providing better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation." Builder/Developer, United Way of...
Sunday, November 1, 2015
  Changing Times Pubs is offering a month-long salute to veterans this November at their three locations in Bay Shore, East Northport and Farmingdale in support of United Way of Long Island’s Mission United veteran assistance program. On select days, Long Island veterans will be at each location to raise awareness and support of Mission United and its crucial programs that help local military families. Throughout the month of November, each Changing Times location will feature a “Wall of Honor,” encouraging patrons to make a donation in honor of a veteran or active military member. A set of...

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