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If you're actively involved in the community, or you care about local Long Island charities and causes, make sure to keep in the know with Long Island's Community articles. Focusing on issues that matter most to the local community at large, these articles provide you with information about the good works of local charities, as well as the issues that matter to Long Islanders most.

Merry & Bright Winter 2015-2016 Holiday Light Shows on Long Island

Get the whole family in the holiday spirit this season by attending a bright and beautiful holiday light show on Long Island!

Mangano Supports Veterans At Annual "Winter Stand Down"

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (2nd from the left) and the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, United Veterans Organization, and volunteers from a multitude of service organizations today hosted a Winter Stand Down at the Freeport ...

Massapequa 10th Grader Rallies Community to Help Make Thanksgiving Possible for Families in Need

For the third consecutive year, Massapequa High School Sophomore Veronica Wetzel organized a holiday food drive in her community that will not only provide a Thanksgiving meal to hundreds of families in need, but will also show ...

Suffolk Community College Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

The Suffolk Community College Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration: Poems, Essays, and Artwork By Local LI Students

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle congratules all participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Duffy!

We all have many things to be thankful for, and what an amazing time of year this would be to adopt a homeless dog or cat and give them something to be thankful for as well.

NBTY Donates 300 Turkeys to Island Harvest Food Bank Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Raquel Castro, actress from the hit show “Empire,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and volunteers from NBTY pitch into to distribute 300 turkeys and food to help 300 LI families in need enjoy a warm, holiday-style meal ...

William Floyd Elementary Raises $575 to Support Thanksgiving Food Drive

William Floyd Elementary School is making a difference for local families this holiday season by donating $575 to Colonial Youth & Family Services for their Thanksgiving food drive.

2016 Black & White Candlelight Ball

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, Inc. will be hosting its biennial gala, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the magnificent Jericho Terrace in Mineola, New York.

Mangano Joins Island Harvest And Bethpage Federal Credit Union In The Fight Against Hunger

Each November, Bethpage Federal Credit Union joins Island Harvest to hold a Turkey Drive that collects food and money for families in need on Long Island.

Winter Bucket List 2015-16: Long Island's Can’t-Miss Festive Seasonal Fun!

Make this winter your best one yet by checking out, and checking off, LongIsland.com’s 2015 Winter Bucket List!

Show Love for Your Community and Shop Small for Small Business Saturday

Give back to your community by investing in its small companies - especially on November 28th when we celebrate small businesses!

John S. Hobart Students “Gobble Up” Donations for Food Pantry

Halloween may be over, but members of the John S. Hobart Student Council continue to trick or treat. However, instead of asking for candy, they are asking their neighbors to donate non-perishable food items for the St. ...

LI Nonprofit ACLD Honors Summit Manufacturing & Splashes of Hope While Raising Nearly $250,000 at 2015 Enviable Life Ball

Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities recently raised nearly $250,000 for ACLD programs while honoring Summit Manufacturing of Bay Shore and Splashes Of Hope of Huntington at 2015 Enviable Life Ball.

Guardians of Rescue Saves 17 South Korean Dogs

According to the Animal Welfare Institute, 2 million dogs are killed for food each year in South Korea and over 100,000 tons of dog meat is consumed annually.

Nassau County's Emergency Winter Shelter Program For The Homeless To Begin Thanksgiving Eve

With cold weather approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that WARMBED, Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, will be activated Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 beginning ...

Mangano Partners With "Kids Helping Kids" To Distribute New Clothing To Nassau Families In Need

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Department of Social Services and the Coordinated Agency for Spanish Americans (C.A.SA.) will once again partner with Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc., to distribute new ...

Suffolk Culinary Students Prepare Dinners for Home Bound Seniors and Patients of Dominican Sisters of Hampton Bays

Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts program students will prepare about 120 dinners for long-term patients and home-bound seniors of the Dominican Sisters of Hampton Bays in what has become an annual and happy undertaking for the ...

O’ Christmas Tree: Local Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island

It’s that time of year once again! The time to figure out which of the many dazzling Christmas tree lightings you’ll be visiting this season!

Evoking Memory: Peconic Landing Issues Call for Artists

Peconic Landing is seeking applicants for its award-winning “Art Without Barriers” sculpture garden series with an open call for artists.
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