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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Stony Brook Cares SEFA United Way of Long Island Campaign Click Here to Download The Flyer:    Click Here to Download The Flyer:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
United Way of Long Island has been chosen as a 2014 Long Island Imagine Awards Finalist. Over 100 nonprofits submitted applications to win a $5,000 grant in each of five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Entrepreneurism, and Social Impact. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category was awarded the grant.  
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Supersorm Sandy 2 Years Later Coverage from Fios1 Long Island  video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Follow this link to read our Superstorm Sandy 2 Year Report In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the United Way of Long Island joined forces with the Long Island Voluntary Organization Active in Disasters (VOAD) to help thousands of people in need. Operation Recovery & Rebuild was quickly created to organize volunteers and organizations willing to extend a helping hand. Teams of people worked with disaster relief leaders to mobilize recovery efforts and to...
Friday, October 24, 2014
    United Way of Long Island Announces $1.45 Million in Federal and State Grants for YouthBuild Long Island   What:   United Way of Long Island receives grants that include: $1,100,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor; $300,000 from New York State Office of  Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA); $50,000 from New York State Department of Labor   When: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m.    Where:   YouthBuild Residential Project Site: 83 Commonwealth Drive (Updated)Wyandanch, NY 11798 Media Contact: Elaine Kaleta:631.940.3721 Elaine@unitedwayli....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
In an effort to help school children in need on Long Island, the United Way of Long Island (UWLI) has partnered with three Long Island bus transportation companies (Educational Bus Transportation, Suffolk Transportation Services, and Huntington Coach Corporation) to collect more than 70,000 school supplies from more than 50 companies on Long Island, to provide school supplies to more than 3,000 local children. Supplies were delivered to four school districts including the Town of Babylon, Town of Islip and the Town of Huntington. The school districts were chosen by the bus transportation...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Nearly twenty-one months after Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal communities in Long Island, the Brees Dream Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to the United Way of Long Island to support residential rebuilding efforts across the region for families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The United Way of Long Island has already allocated the grant to rebuild 20 homes. The selected households were identified in partnership with FEGS Health & Human Services, a not-for-profit organization, through the agency's Disaster Case Management program.More than a year and a half later, it's clear that...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
2014 Summer Youth Employment Program to be Coordinated by United Way of Long Island, Suffolk County Youth Bureau and Nassau County Office of Youth Services The Long Island Summer Youth Employment Initiative, which targets 30 under served youths (ages 15 - 21) during a six-week period from July – August, will continue in 2014 thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The goal of the project is to place youths at local not-for-profit "agency host sites" that serve targeted communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.Sites include: Faith Baptist Summer Program (...
Friday, July 18, 2014
  Fortunoff Backyard Store, the legendary retail brand well-known for providing the largest selection of outdoor furniture and accessories has made a gift of $20,000 to support United Way organizations throughout the East Coast. The gift is a result of the Fortunoff Backyard Store "One Umbrella" Campaign. A grant from each Fortunoff Backyard Store located in proximity to a local United Way has been given to support local services. "We believe that successful companies have a responsibility to give back to their local communities," said Bernie Sensale, Fortunoff Backyard Store CEO.  "We are...
Friday, July 18, 2014
                         E3 Facility and Town Provides Zero Energy Ready Home in Low-Income Communities Click Here For More Photos and Video of The Event:  The United Way of Long Island (UWLI), along with its partner, the Town of Islip Community Development Agency (CDA), join forces today to celebrate the completed DOE Zero Energy Ready home of a family of four in Brentwood, NY. In an effort to help families in need on Long Island, UWLI and the Town of Islip in conjunction with the CDA work in collaboration to provide energy-efficient homes that serve low-moderate income families with...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Follow this link for more pictures: On June 21st, Purolator International participated across the country in the annual United Way Day of Action. Making a difference on a company level and regionally is an important part of the Purolator International culture. The employees strive to give back locally to the communities where they work and live. Several branches across the country participated in this Purolator Gives Back (PGB) event. The Long Island, NY, headquarters team, worked hand in hand with employees from AHRC Nassau at the Brookville campus restoring the fountains and garden areas...

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