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Donate to local organizations this “Giving Tuesday”

People by: Chrissy Ruggeri, November 29, 2022

Tuesday, November 29 is “Giving Tuesday,” a global movement that was created in 2012 and promotes the power of radical generosity. The movement’s website states that its goal is to inspire giving around the world, “with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.”

To celebrate “Giving Tuesday,” we’ve put together a list of some local organizations that could benefit from community support. This is by no means every charity or organization in the Northport-East Northport area, but it’s a list to get you started if you’re feeling generous.

1. Youth Directions & Alternatives (YDA): A local nonprofit community and youth agency serving youth and their families in the Northport-East Northport, Elwood, and Harborfields school districts.
324 Main Street, Northport
Donations can be made here.

2. Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk: An independent nonprofit health care agency that serves patients and their families throughout Suffolk with visiting nurse home and hospice services, inpatient Hospice House, rehabilitative therapy, medical social work, home health aide care, nutritional education and diabetic counseling, community programs and more.
505 Main Street, Northport and 101 Laurel Road, East Northport
Donations can be made here.

3. Lewis Oliver Farm: A historic community landmark dating back to the mid-1800s ,now serving as a sanctuary and home to a small family of rescued farm animals who are much loved by visitors and the many volunteers who help take care of them on a daily basis.
Burt Avenue, Northport
Donations can be made here.

4. Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force: Established in 2006, the NENDATF mission is to prevent and reduce the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol among the community’s youth by using a comprehensive approach to engage and educate children, parents, and community members.
Northport-East Northport
Donations can be made here; consider dedicating your donation to 1Life, a student-led task force at the high school.

5. Not In Our Town (NIOT) Northport: NIOT Northport is a local movement to stop hate, racism and bullying, and build a safe, inclusive community for all. This holiday season, they have teamed up with the YDA to sponsor two families by providing gifts for parents and children.
Northport-East Northport
Donate a gift here.

6. Ramon’s Place: A local food pantry located at Northport High School, serving countless families in the Northport-East Northport community.
154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport
Donations can be dropped off at the high school’s reception desk anytime the building is open.

7. Northport Native Garden Initiative: A local non-profit organization with the mission to empower individuals in the Northport-East Northport community by providing the tools and knowledge to better understand the positive impact that native landscaping practices have on the local ecosystem.
Northport-East Northport
Donations can be made here.

8. Northport Historical Society: The mission of the Northport Historical Society is to preserve and promote the heritage of Northport, East Northport, Asharoken, Crab Meadow, Fort Salonga and Eaton's Neck.
215 Main Street, Northport
Donations can be made here.

9. Habitat for Humanity of Long Island: Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. They help local families reach financial stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership and financial education.
643 Middle Country Road, Middle Island
Donations can be made here.

10. General Needs: A local non-profit that helps thousands of homeless veterans and their families in and around Long Island through charitable donations and support. Their mission focuses on providing the basic necessities that are missing in the everyday lives of homeless veterans.
297 Larkfield Road, East Northport
Donate a Wish List item here or donate to the charity here.

11. Huntington Shelter and Adoption Center: The Town of Huntington’s municipal animal shelter and adoption center, caring for and sheltering both misplaced and surrendered dogs. Over 94% of the animals that come to the shelter are saved because of the implementation of adoption and training programs.
106 Deposit Road, East Northport
Contact information and wish list are available here.

12. Handler Hope Foundation: Inspired by the medical journey of Northport resident Lauren Handler, the foundation’s mission is to change the course of cancer and the imposition on those impacted by it. Through thoughtful donation, sponsorship, advocacy, and building a body of knowledge, the foundation aims to help with early detection and best practices, while improving the comforts provided for the loved ones of cancer patients inside cancer and infusion centers, and showing appreciation/offering respite to the caregivers who staff facilities and are dedicated to providing for cancer patients.
Based in Northport
Donate here.

13. LI Pride PTSA: A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting all LQBTQ+ students on Long Island; the current president is a NENUFSD mom.
Long Island, supporting Northport-East Northport students.
Donate via membership here.

14. Northport-East Northport Public Library: The Northport-East Northport Public Library exists to inform, educate and culturally enrich the residents of all ages of the district through the selection, organization, promotion and dissemination of all forms of expression; its vision is a literate world engaged in lifelong learning.
151 Laurel Avenue, Northport/185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
For more information on donation opportunities, click here, or you can donate directly here (make sure to choose Northport-East Northport from the dropdown menu).

15. Camp Good Mourning!: Based in Huntington, Camp Good Mourning! is Long Island's ONLY 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides free overnight, weekend bereavement camp programs for children ages 7-17 who are coping with the loss of a parent/guardian and/or sibling.
Huntington-based, serving Long Island
Donations can be made here.