Long Island Community, Charity & Cause News Coverage





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.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Reslient Rex, the Sandy Survivor, Spike the Sweetie, & Loving Virgil!

There are so many amazing animals currently residing in our local shelters all in need of finding their forever home- this week, meet three of the most adorable adoptables; Rex, Spike and Virgil!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicks Off Eva L. Casale running from Manhattan to Montauk

Man & Woman of the Year is a spirited 10-week fundraising campaign to advance the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the ...

Legislator Anker Joins Harbor Advisory for Annual Beach Cleanup

On April 18, 2015, Legislator Sarah Anker joined members of the Mount Sinai Harbor Advisory Committee and local volunteers for the William Waltz Annual Cedar Beach Cleanup.

Nassau County & Suffolk County Executives Join Forces to Call for Volunteer Firefighters

As part of a New York statewide effort to increase volunteer firefighter numbers, Long Island’s County Executives, fire departments and fire officials will clang the bell for new recruits at a news conference on Thursday, April 23rd ...

Comprehensive Local Legislation Enacted to Protect Funds Meant to Support Veterans

Over 60 local veterans, representing three generations of American history, gathered today at the Northport American Legion Hall to witness the signing of two significant bills that many of them had a hand in crafting.

Leg. McCaffrey Attends Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s Annual Builders Breakfast

Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), along with other local officials, recently attended Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s Builders Breakfast.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Friendly Pups Alvin & Lilabeth and Itty Bitty Kitty Little Bit!

Head down to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh this weekend to meet some wonderful dogs and cats- all of which are available for adoption right now!

Smithtown Teen Going the Distance for Community With First Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race & Half Mile Fun Run

Smithtown West High School Junior Rachel Gladstone is organizing the first Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race and Half Mile Fun Run as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.

Guardians of Rescue Announces New Chapter Partnership, Seeking Veteran for Service Dog

One special dog who will complete training in June is seeking a veteran to be united with.

Moms Open Their Hearts to Children through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the women in our lives who take the time to care for us. Many women in Western Suffolk take on the role of Fresh Air mom, as they open ...

Long Island Hurricanes Youth Mountain Bike Teams Race and Starts the Season for Mountain Bike Racing

Long Island Hurricanes Youth Development Mountain Biking Team rode their first race this spring and start the season with a roar in Long Islands most prestigious mountain bike race, The Brands Muddy Tire.

LIAACC's President Phil Andrews Inducted into Achievements and Legacies of Famous African Americans Book

Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s President Phil Andrews featured in book Achievements and Legacies of Famous African Americans Vol. 1

Rep. Rice Leads Push to Re-designate “East Garden City” as Uniondale

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau have agreed to attend a meeting on May 29th and hear input from Uniondale community leaders and public officials advocating for the repeal of ...

Friends of Karen Names Port Jefferson Station Resident to Long Island Advisory Board

Friends of Karen is pleased to welcome a new member to its Long Island Advisory Board.

Missing Person Alert: Central Islip Teen Missing Since March

Police ask for the public's help finding Central Islip teenager Katy Zavala who was reported missing on March 26.

Town of Oyster Bay Announces 2015 ‘Women of Distinction’

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with members of the Town Board, honored eight extraordinary recipients at the 17th annual Town of Oyster Bay “Women of Distinction” Awards Ceremony.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Calista the Cat & Fiona the Beagle!

Meet two great animals available for adoption this weekend!

Celebrate Long Island’s State Parks at I Love My Park Day on May 2nd!

Eighteen parks across Long Island will hold volunteer events as part of the fourth annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 2nd.

Governor Cuomo Announces Spring and Summer I Love New York Bus Getaways

Bus Service Offers Dozens of Excursions from NYC and Long Island to Destinations Across New York

Support Our Planet Earth by Attending Some Fun and Educational Earth Day Events!

Celebrate Earth Day by attending some of Long Island's upcoming events!
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