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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...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Summer Grilling Tips Healthy Kids, Healthy Families - Bridging the Gap between Good Nutrition and Healthy Families Summer means plenty of barbecues and one or more events or parties every weekend. In order to maximize your healthy meal choices, we suggest that you plan ahead for your summer eating choices.  Have a small snack before you leave. It will be easier to say “no” to chips and other fatty foods if you’re not that hungry Sip on water or other non-caloric beverages while socializing to help avoid snacking Don’t fall into the trap of eating high-fat items like hot dogs or potato salad...
Monday, June 13, 2016
  Join us this Friday, June 17 from 11am - 10pm at the Grand Opening of the new PizzaRev at Tanger Outlets, Deer Park! Enjoy some 'Pizza with a Purpose', and 100% of the proceeds will go toward United Way of Long Island's Mission United. It’s make your own pizza - with 30 different toppings and several different dough (including gluten free) we hope to see you there with friends and/or family! Whether the craving hits during a lunch break, happy hour or late-night snacking, pick your price and help us support the more than 135,000 veterans living right here on Long Island.  Mission United is...
Friday, June 10, 2016
June 10 2016 (Deer Park, NY) - United Way of Long Island is giving companies, organizations, families and friends the chance to battle for bragging rights on The Peconic River this summer by entering a four-person team in the annual Paddle Battle Long Island Team Challenge. The Paddle Battle will be held on Saturday, July 30th at the town docks in Riverhead with proceeds from the Team Challenge going to United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild Program, as well the Long Island Aquarium. The Paddle Battle Team Challenge is a recreational Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak race where groups will...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
United Way of Long Island recently elected Dix Hills resident Virginia Umbreit to its Board of Directors. Virginia is Vice President of Portfolio Administration at First Long Island Investors, LLC (FLI) in Jericho. She has been with the company for 16 years, where her responsibilities have included all aspects of client service. Prior to her position at FLI, Umbreit served as an Assistant for an international money manager at Schroder’s Investment Management Services, and earned her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. “I am pleased to have the honor of serving on the board of United Way...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Deer Park (May 17, 2016) – Combining the resources of a major corporation with dedicated and engaged employees and their union counterparts benefits all of Long Island. Thanks to a new, first-time partnership between PSEG Long Island and its partners from IBEW Local 1049, a noteworthy $225,000 has been raised to assist United Way of Long Island and its community partners. Two United Way of Long Island Board Members, David Daly, PSEG Long Island president & COO, and Don Daley, Jr., business manager of IBEW Local 1049, AFL-CIO, combined their philanthropic knowledge and resources to launch...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
May 11, 2016 (Deer Park, NY) -- United Way of Long Island honored organizations, individuals and Labor Unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon today at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  The fundraising event raised upwards of $600,000 supported by longtime Title Sponsor, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and was hosted by Long Island native Carol Leifer; Comedian, Writer for Seinfeld and SNL, 4-Time Emmy Award Nominee, and Best Selling Author. This event is one of the largest yearly philanthropic events on Long Island, with more than 800 guests honoring and paying...

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