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TTN LONG ISLAND COMMUNITY IMPACT


Our Community Volunteer Committee helps others by collaborating with various non-profit organizations on Long Island. It provides women the opportunity to make a positive difference in our communities. At the same time, we get to meet new women and work together in meaningful ways.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and join our efforts.
Watch for our eblasts announcing meetings, collections, and volunteer activities.
If you are particularly interested in one of our collaborative relationships, please contact the name listed to learn more about how we help.


BOOK FAIRIES

Can you imagine never having a book to call your own? Right here on Long Island countless children do not own a single book and countless public facilities like schools, shelters, and prisons do not have adequate books for their population. The Book Fairies, located in Freeport, collects reading materials from people, schools and businesses and then re-distributes them where needed throughout New York to foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles and nurture a love of reading across all ages. TTN Volunteers donate books/run book drives, help at School and Warehouse Book Fairs, participate in the Dr. Seuss Reading Across America program and other events. For further information or any questions about this agency, please contact Linda Sotomayor at lindasoto@verizon.net

CARE TO KNIT (TTN Stitchers)

We are knitters and crocheters of varying skill levels who make hats, scarves, afghans, lap blankets, etc. We donate our items to Care To Knit. They, in turn, distribute these items as needed to LI shelters, hospitals, etc. and special programs such as SEAN'S GIFT blanket program, THINK PINK for breast cancer patients, WOMEN HEART for heart patients, and the BROOKE JACKMAN FOUNDATION.  We meet the 3rd Wednesday afternoon of each month which is when we collect the finished items, share ideas, and put together afghans.  For more information, please contact Suzanne Sham at suestan@verizon.net.


Catholic Charities Immigrant Services provides aid for tens of thousands of immigrants and unaccompanied minors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  This program provides for immigrants needing help with learning English, self-sufficiency skills, high school equivalency studies, cultural integration and more.  TTN volunteers provide mentoring for at risk youth (ages 13-18), data entry and filing, and presenting one-hour enrichment classes.  Spanish is a plus but not a requirement.  Prospective volunteers will be asked to fill out a diocese application and attend an abuse training class. For further information please contact Jeanine Briefel at jeaninebriefel@gmail.com.


 

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) 
 
CAPS/Bully Prevention Center (Child Abuse Prevention Services) is dedicated to the prevention of bullying, cyber-bullying, child abuse and neglect, and the only volunteer organization that works directly with children and youth in New York’s Nassau and Suffolk elementary, middle and high schools.  It is Long Island’s expert resource on bullying/cyber-bullying, child abuse prevention, Internet safety, relational aggression, and sexual harassment and date rape prevention.  Volunteers are trained for 2 ½ - 3 hours on material and presentation techniques to use in classrooms serving children from grades 1 – 12. For further information or any questions about this agency, please contact
Dania Smith  danias100@aol.com  516-735-7162

 
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE(Brentwood Shelter)

Under the auspices of Family Service League, our goal as TTN Volunteers is to help enhance the lives of the more than 350 children living in this 100 room shelter in Brentwood. We help with Halloween and Christmas activities, special programs, and a Prom Boutique for graduating seniors who live at the shelter. We collect much needed items for the children. If you would like to learn how you could help at the shelter, please contact Judy Brambrut at jbrambrut@aol.com.


GLOBAL EYES OF HOPE

We collect gently used prescription glasses and non-prescription readers for Eyes of Hope. These glasses are distributed globally to help the 2 billion people who don't have access to much needed eyewear due to income, distance, or disaster. If you have either prescription or non-prescription glasses you are able to donate, please contact Joan Gold at fourgolds@aol.com.

 

HAIR WE SHARE 

Hair We Share is a non-profit organization, located in Roslyn, that collects human hair and makes wigs for people with medical issues, such as alopecia and cancer.  They have become inundated with donations of hair, and found themselves in a backlog of nearly three months of unprocessed mail.  The women in TTN have been helping  this organization open and process donations.  This will be an ongoing situation which will need  “a few good women”  to donate their time on a regular basis.   Once they catch up, we’ll help them stay caught up!   Please consider volunteering your time for this worthy cause.  If interested, or for more information, please contact  Carol Lioz:  carol.lioz11@gmail.com

 
HOPE FOR YOUTH  

Hope For Youth is dedicated to facilitating positive change in the lives of children, adolescents, and families.  They provide stable, nurturing, residential care, foster care, preventative and out-patient programs which educate, motivate, and empower individuals to become self-sufficient and achieve their full potential.  For further information or any questions about this agency, please contact Joan Gold at fourgolds@aol.com.

 

ISLAND HARVEST

Island Harvest provides critical food, products, programs and services to Long Island families, seniors, veterans, and children who live with food insecurity and hunger every day. They do this by distributing the equivalent of more than 10 million pounds of food, 8 million meals, to more than 316,000 Long Islanders living with hunger each year. TTN Volunteers work in the office, help with mailings, help prepare backpacks for children’s take home weekend food, help with Island Harvest’s special projects, and help collect food donations which are distributed to over 570 Long Island based food pantries and soup kitchens that offer food to those in need. To get involved helping reduce hunger on Long Island, please contact Robin Jacobson at robin.jacobson4@gmail.com

Lustgarten Foundation

 Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research and focuses on improving patient outcomes.  It provides  literature to help patients and families understand the disease as well as lists of clinical trials taking place and other resources.   TTN volunteers help with the Lustgarten's annual walk to raise funds for pancreatic research and other activities throughout the year.  If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please contact Robin Jacobson,.robin.jacobson4@gmail.com

SAFE CENTER OF L.I.

The Safe Center LI provides services for women who are victims of domestic violence and women and girls who have been sexually abused. They offer counseling, advocacy, a safe home for women and their children escaping abuse, transitional housing and education to the community to raise awareness. Our Volunteer Committee donates new clothing and personal items, makes blankets for the babies and shawls for the women. Each year the Center holds a day long Retreat for girls, ages 9 to 16, who have been sexually abused. Our Volunteers make beautiful gift bags for each girl and these bags have brought so much joy and a message of caring to the girls. For information or to answer any questions about this agency, please contact Nancy Goldwasser at ngoldwasser52@gmail.com.

FOR OTHER INFORMATION
If you have a question,  comment, or suggestion regarding Volunteering,  please contact:
Jeanine Briefel Jeaninebriefel@gmail.com 516-527-5026

 

NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES BOUTIQUE
If you like to shop or want to help others with their purchases, volunteer for the Department of Social Services Boutique.  DSS employees purchase new and used clothing, accessories, jewelry, household items, toys, books and seasonal items at discounted prices. Volunteers help at the Boutiique one Friday a month from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM. The Department of Social Services is located at 60 Charles Lindberg Blvd., Uniondale.  For additional information, contact Mary Modica at marymodicaaol.com.
NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES CHILDREN’S ROOM TTN volunteers enrich the lives of children while their parents wait to be interviewed for social service benefitsThe Children's Room is a friendly environment with games, books, toys, crafts, etc. Volunteers invite children from the ages 3 -9 to explore the available activities, play with other children, listen to a story or challenge a TTN member in a board gameThe children are thrilled and their families appreciate this happy and safe place the children are able to spend their time while at the Department of Social Services. Come on board with other TTN volunteers any Monday or Thursday from 10AM to Noon. The Children's Room is located at 60 Charles Lindberg Blvd in Uniondale. To volunteer or for additional information, contact Mary Modica at marymodica@aol.com.

 NORTH SHORE LAND ALLIANCE

The North Shore Land Alliance is an organization that works to conserve natural areas on Long Island. They have been serving Long Island for 15 years. Their core values revolve around land, water, and people.
Appreciate the value of nature.
Responsibility to generations that follow.
Thoughtful, intelligent, fact-based action.
Respect for individual privacy.
Fair and legal transactions.
Commitment to stay the course until the land is protected.
For further information or any questions about this agency, please contact Theresa Scrocco tascrocco@gmail.com.