Today is #GivingTuesday, a chance to give to others after the focus on consumerism in the last several days.
It is a global effort to be generous, though local organizations are often the beneficiaries of such efforts.
Any number of non-profits and others in Huntington are soliciting donations.
Here are some places that need your support.
#GivingTuesday donations will be matched by three foundations up to $200000. Every $10 you give can double to provide 12 meals: https://www.licares.org/licares_donation/
Donations will be matched up to $55,000 to support arts education for students from around the metropolitan area.
On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island food collection drive comes to Huntington for the holidays.
Food collection bins and a drive-through option will be set up at the Stop & Shop supermarket at 1100 Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, where members of the public can donate nonperishable items and household essentials for neighbors facing food insecurity.
Many organizations have already been raising funds or otherwise helping others in need. Here are a few.
H2M Turkey Donations
H2M architects + engineers (H2M) collected over 750 turkeys for its 6th Annual Turkey Drive on Nov.16 -17. The drive was hosted in partnership with Island Harvest, Long Island’s leading hunger relief organization, in support of its 2023 Turkeys & Trimmings Collection Campaign.
H2M surpassed its collection goal of 600 turkeys and over 300 meals, each of which was donated to Island Harvest to support a family in need. H2M also raised over $6,000 in monetary donations from a combination of individual and corporate donors as of November 20, and will continue to collect monetary donations via DonorPerfect through Nov. 30.
Running for Veterans
10 Team Mission United runners from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties ran in the TCS New York City Marathon to support military veterans and their families. United Way of Long Island’s Mission United initiative is a single point of entry for veterans to access the help they need, at no cost. Mission United helps ease the transition to civilian life and address the unique needs of veterans. By connecting them to a coordinated network of community partners, we empower veterans and their families to lead productive lives in our communities. Runners included Christine and Alex Borg of Huntington and Andrew Tulenko of East Northport.
#Family Service League
#Helping Hand Rescue Mission