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Oyster Bay Township Partners with LI Cares to Collect School Supplies for Disadvantaged Students

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that the Town of Oyster Bay will participate in Long Island Cares’ School Supply Drive. The drive, which takes place during the months of July and August, collects new and gently used school supplies for disadvantaged students.

 

“Children are our most precious resource and together we can help make the beginning of the school year a positive experience for Long Island’s students,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The Town is proud to partner with LI Cares to collect generous donations for this worthwhile cause.”

 

The most needed school supplies are: new backpacks, new lunch boxes, binders, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, erasers, pencil cases, construction paper, foreign language dictionaries, dictionaries, loose leaf paper, printer paper, rulers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, tape, calculators and books.

 

Those interested in supporting the School Supply Drive can place donated items in drop off boxes located in the following Town of Oyster Bay locations:

  • Town Hall North – 54 Audrey Avenue – Oyster Bay
  • Town Hall South – 977 Hicksville Road – Massapequa
  • Hicksville Athletic Center – 167 S. Broadway – Hicksville
  • Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center – 1001 Stewart Avenue – Bethpage

 

Regular business hours for the Town locations are 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information about the program residents may visit www.licares.org or call Esther Alter in the Town’s Public Information Office at (516) 624-6380.

 

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Senator Phillips Honored for Water Drive Effort to Aid Citizens of Puerto Rico

H20 For Puerto RicoSenator Elaine Phillips was presented with a plaque from Long Island Cares in recognition of her efforts to organize “H20 For Puerto Rico,” a collaborative water collection drive to aid the victims of Hurricane Maria.

 

“Due to the generosity of residents across the 7th Senate District, my office collected over 100,000 pounds of water to aid those recovering from the devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Maria,” Senator Phillips said. “It was an honor to be recognized by Long Island Cares – however, the true recognition goes to all those who donated, collected and helped transport water. Thank you again to those who helped with the water drive and to Paule Pachter and the Long Island Cares staff for continuing to provide humanitarian assistance and food supplies to residents on Long Island and beyond.”

 

“Senator Phillips was able to coordinate donations of water, food and needed supplies to send to the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” said Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares. “Working with Long Island Cares, she collected nearly 130,000 pounds of supplies that were flown to a dozen local agencies involved in relief efforts.”

 

Long Island Cares is one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations, serving thousands of individuals and families in need. Founded in 1980, Long Island Cares distributes more than 6 million pounds of nutritious food annually – and offers programs such as hunger prevention, job training, child nutrition and more.

 

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McDonough Thanks Forest Lake Elementary Students for Donating to Needy Local Pets

Forest Lake Elementary

Forest Lake Elementary’s Student Council was a major donor to McDonough’s 2018 Pet Food Drive. Principal Anthony Ciuffo joined them [far right].

 

Student Council members of Forest Lake Elementary School received an official Assembly Citation from Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) for participating in his 2018 Annual Pet Food Drive held in conjunction with Baxter’s Pet Pantry and Long Island Cares. Donations can be dropped off at McDonough’s district office located at 404 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

“I was very pleased to receive donations from these bright students of Forest Lake Elementary, and I know their donations will go a long way to help feed needy pets in our community,” McDonough said. “I am always inspired by future leaders like these students who show a willingness to improve our community, and I wish them, their teachers and administrators the best going forward.”

 

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McDonough Announces Return of Baxter’s Pet Pantry Pet Food Drive

Assemblyman Dave McDonough announced that he is once again participating in the 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge to be held from February 12th through April 30th. McDonough said he is honored to host this event once again as animals bring a lot of joy and companionship to people’s lives.

 

“I have enjoyed hosting this event in collaboration with Long Island Cares and Baxter’s Pet Pantry in the past, and now I look forward to our efforts this year,” McDonough said. “Pets bring a tremendous amount of companionship and comfort to the elderly and those who live alone and they can also serve as friends for young children. I encourage members of the community to stop by and make a donation this winter. Even a small donation can mean the difference between a pet going hungry or possibly going to a shelter.”

 

Regrettably, SNAP funding does not include the purchase of pet food, which makes it one of the greatest demands, besides food, at local food pantries.

 

The best sizes of pet food to donate are five or 10 pound bags of dog or cat food. Canned food, kitty litter and new pet toys are also in demand. Donations will be accepted at McDonough’s district office at 404 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information can be found at their Web site.

 

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Oyster Bay, LI Cares to Host Local Pet Food Drive

Hunger Affects All Family Members, Including Pets

 

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced that the Town of Oyster Bay will participate in Long Island Cares’ 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge. The drive will take place during the months of February and March and focus on collecting for the family members most vulnerable to hunger, residents’ pets. Long Island Cares formed Baxter’s Pet Pantry Pets in 2009 to assist in feeding dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, caged pets, fish, reptiles and all others considered family members.

 

“Pets truly are members of our family,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Pet food donations will help feed animals in need, which in turn keeps pets at home with their loved ones and out of shelters. The Town is proud to partner with LI Cares to collect generous donations for this worthwhile cause.”

 

The creation of Baxter’s Pet Pantry by Long Island Cares has helped distribute over one million pounds of pet food, all of which has been donated through pet food drives like this one and corporate donations.

 

“Unfortunately many beloved pets that are placed into shelters or given away because families simply cannot afford the necessary food and supplies,” Councilwoman Johnson stated. “When struggling families have to make choices to heat their homes, buy medication or feed their own families, pets can become an afterthought. Pet food drives like this one can be a real lifesaver for both pets and their families.”

 

The pet food drive in the Town of Oyster Bay will be held from Thursday, February 1st through Friday, March 30th. Those interested in supporting the pet food drive can place donated items in drop off boxes located in the following Town of Oyster Bay locations:

 

  • Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter – 150 Miller Place – Syosset
  • Town Hall North – 54 Audrey Avenue – Oyster Bay
  • Town Hall South – 977 Hicksville Road – Massapequa
  • Hicksville Athletic Center – 167 S. Broadway – Hicksville
  • Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center – 1001 Stewart Avenue – Bethpage

 

Regular business hours for the Town locations are 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information about the program residents may visit www.licares.org or call Esther Alter in the Town’s Public Information Office at (516) 624-6380.

 

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McDonough Helps Collect Over 1,500 Pounds of Food for Long Island Families

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) pictured outside King Kullen grocery store Saturday where he and volunteers collected over 1,555 pounds of food for local families.

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R, C, I-Merrick) is pleased to announce the success of his food drive this past weekend which collected over 1,555 pounds of food. The drive was held at the King Kullen in Bellmore on Aug. 5 and was sponsored by Long Island Cares.

 

“No one should have to worry about where their family’s next meal will come from,” said McDonough. “It is important that we pay it forward and help out those who are less fortunate. Not only is this helping out families in need on Long Island, but this is also a great opportunity to teach younger generations what is means to help out your neighbor. I look forward to working with Long Island Cares again in the future to raise even more food to help out even more families.”

 

“During a time when food drive donations are historically low, The Summer Food Drive to End Hunger serves as a significant tool in meeting our vision of a hunger-free Long Island. This series of food drives helps us to put more food on the tables of our friends and neighbors facing food insecurity. The food drive sponsored by Assemblyman McDonough on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 resulted in an unprecedented 1,555 pounds of food for the needy. We are very grateful to Assemblyman McDonough for his participation and recognizing the truth of hunger on Long Island, and for his decision to stand and act on behalf of those in need,” said William Gonyou, Community Events and Food Drive Manager of Long Island Cares.

 

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Mangano And LI Cares Collect Hundreds Of Pounds Of Pet Food And Supplies For Disadvantaged Families

LI Cares Pet Food Drive ChallengeNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank today thanked employees for participating in Nassau County’s 6th Annual Pet Food Drive Challenge. The pet food drive took place during the month of February and collected hundreds of pounds of food and supplies. Donations will assist Baxter’s Pet Pantry – formed by Long Island Cares in 2009 – to provide free pet food and supplies to pet-owning families in need in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

 

“For many of us our pets are family,” said County Executive Mangano. “These pet food items will help feed animals in need, which in turn keeps pets with their loved ones and out of shelters. I thank those who generously donated and participated in this pet food drive.”

 

Residents interested in donating pet or regular food items may contact the Freeport Long Island Cares Facility at (516) 442-5221.

 

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McDonough Announces Return Of ‘Baxter’s Pet Pantry’ Pet Food Drive

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced that he is participating in the 6th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge to be held from February 6th through April 18th. McDonough said he is honored to host this event once again and that animals bring a lot of joy and companionship to people’s lives.

 

“I have enjoyed hosting this event in collaboration with Long Island Cares and Baxter’s Pet Pantry in the past, and now I look forward to our efforts this year,” McDonough said. “Pets bring a tremendous amount of companionship and comfort to those living alone and the elderly and can also serve as friends for young children. I encourage members of the community to stop by and make a donation this winter. Even a small donation can mean the difference between a pet going hungry or possibly going to a shelter.”

 

The best sizes of pet food to donate are five or ten-pound bags of dog or cat food. Canned food, kitty litter and new pet toys are also in demand. Members of the community can stop by and make a donation this winter. More information can be found at the Long Island Cares Web site or by emailing fooddrive@licares.org. Regrettably, SNAP funding does not include the purchase of pet food, which makes it one of the greatest demands at local food pantries.

 

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Mangano And LI Cares To Host February Pet Food Drive

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that County offices will participate in Long Island Cares’ 6th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge. The drive will take place during the month of February and focus on collecting for the family members most vulnerable to hunger: residents’ pets. LI Cares formed Baxter’s Pet Pantry in 2009, and has since distributed over one million pounds of pet food to pets all over Long Island, including: dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, caged pets, fish, reptiles and all others considered family members.

 

“For many of us our pets are family,” said County Executive Mangano. “These pet food items will help feed animals in need, which in turn keeps pets with their loved ones and out of shelters. I thank those who generously donated and participated in the County’s 2016 Barkfest Pet Food Drive and ask residents to consider donating to this much needed and worthwhile cause.”

 

Drop off boxes will be located in the following County locations for the month of February:

  • Corrections/Sheriff Department (Main Lobby), 100 Carman Avenue, East Meadow
  • Eisenhower Park (Lobby of Administration Building), East Meadow
  • Traffic Parking Violations, 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead
  • 40 Main Street, Hempstead (In Front of Suite C Office)
  • One West Street, Mineola (Main Lobby)
  • NCPD, 2nd Floor Training Wing, 1490 Franklin Avenue, Mineola
  • County Executive Building (Main Lobby), 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola
  • 240 Old Country Road, Mineola (Main Lobby)
  • Nassau District Attorney’s Office (Main Lobby) 262 Old Country Road, Mineola
  • Health Department, 200 County Seat Drive, Mineola
  • Probation, 400 County Seat Drive, Mineola (Directors Office –Main Entrance)
  • DSS, 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale (Outside Cafeteria)
  • DPW, 1194 Prospect Avenue, Westbury (2nd Floor Reception)

 

Anyone interested in donating pet or regular food items, please feel free to contact the Freeport Long Island Cares Facility at (516) 442-5221 or during operating hours visit 84 Pine Street in Freeport.

 

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Mangano And LI Cares To Host February Pet Food Drive

Legislative Pet Food DriveNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that County offices will participate in Long Island Cares’ 5th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge. The drive will take place during the month of February and focus on collecting for the family members most vulnerable to hunger: residents’ pets. LI Cares formed Baxter’s Pet Pantry Pets in 2009 to assist in feeding dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, caged pets, fish, reptiles and all others considered family members.

 

“For many of us our pets are family,” said County Executive Mangano. “These pet food items will help feed animals in need, which in turn keeps pets with their loved ones and out of shelters. I thank those who generously donated and participated in the County’s 2015 Barkfest Pet Food Drive and ask residents to consider donating to this much needed and worthwhile cause.”

 

The creation of Baxter’s Pet Pantry by Long Island Cares has helped distribute over one million pounds of pet food, all of which has been donated through pet food drives like this one and corporate donations. In October of 2015, County Executive Mangano hosted a pet food drive that benefited Baxter’s Pet Pantry at the 3rd Annual Nassau Barkfest. Residents generously donated 494 pounds of pet food.

 

“It is deeply heartbreaking to know of beloved pets that are placed into shelters or given away simply because their families who have to choose between heating their homes, buying medications, or putting food on their tables,” said Elana Sissons, Manager of Community Support and Food Drives for Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank. “Regrettably SNAP funding does not include the purchase of pet food, which makes it one of the greatest demands we receive from our member agencies: the local soup kitchens and food pantries.”

 

Drop off boxes will be located for the month of February in the following County locations:

 

  • Corrections/Sheriff Department (Main Lobby), 100 Carman Avenue, East Meadow
  • Eisenhower Park (Lobby of Administration Building), East Meadow
  • Traffic Parking Violations, 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead
  • 40 Main Street, Hempstead (In Front of Suite C Office)
  • One West Street, Mineola (Main Lobby)
  • NCPD, 2nd Floor Training Wing, 1490 Franklin Avenue, Mineola
  • County Executive Building (Main Lobby), 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola
  • 240 Old Country Road, Mineola (Main Lobby)
  • Nassau District Attorney’s Office (Main Lobby) 262 Old Country Road, Mineola
  • Health Department, 200 County Seat Drive, Mineola
  • Probation, 400 County Seat Drive, Mineola (Directors Office –Main Entrance)
  • DSS, 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale (Outside Cafeteria)
  • DPW, 1194 Prospect Avenue, Westbury (2nd Floor Reception)

 

Anyone interested in donating pet or regular food items, please feel free to contact the Freeport Long Island Cares Facility at (516) 442-5221 or during operating hours visit 84 Pine Street in Freeport.

 

Visit County Executive Mangano’s webpage