HUNTINGTON, NY - April 26, 2011 - Newsday Charities, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, has generously awarded Family Service League a $90,000 grant in support of two of its vital programs.
Part of the $90,000 grant from one of Family Service League's most generous supporters will help fund the organization's camp program which provides a summer camp experience to children from low-income families. Funded entirely through private, foundation, and corporate donations, the camp program allows children to be able to experience numerous adventures and learning experiences they would not otherwise encounter. Summer camp provides opportunities for these children to swim, play sports, learn new skills, sleep away from home, study nature, make new friends, and much more.
The Newsday Charities Grant will also provide funding to the Community Advocacy, Information and Referral (CAIR) program to assist people with acute hardships. CAIR connects people to resources for better housing, literacy training, mental health services, and public benefits, and provides emergency financial assistance from the Relief and Welfare Fund. CAIR also provides for basic needs such as food and clothing. Active military personnel and families may also receive emergency funds for needs such as car repairs, prescriptions, school fees, legal fees, and are available on a one-time basis.
"We are grateful to Newsday Charities for its continued support of Family Service League," said Karen Boorshtein, president and CEO, Family Service League. "For many, our services have truly become a lifeline and we could not provide the critical help for them without Newsday Charities' and the McCormick Foundation's generosity and compassion."
For more information on these and other Family Service League programs and support services, please call 631-427-3700 or visit www.fsl-li.org.
About Family Service League: Family Service League (FSL), founded in 1926, is a not-for-profit, community based human service agency assisting more than 47,000 people each year. FSL serves individuals from infancy through the senior years and families, and offers 46 programs in 15 locations. Family Service League has five Family Centers - located in Huntington, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, East Yaphank, and Riverhead -where families can come and receive assistance to address a broad range of needs. Other program sites are located throughout Long Island from Huntington to Greenport to East Hampton. FSL is credentialed by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA) for meeting the highest standards of best practices and quality services for individuals and families. For more information, call 631.427.3700 or visit the Family Service League web site at www.fsl-li.org.
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(L to R) Fred Groser, Publisher, Newsday; Dale Cole, Community Affairs Project Manager, Newsday; Karen Boorshtein, President and CEO, Family Service League; Susan Edwards, Vice President for Development, Family Service league and Paul Fleishman, VP of Public Affairs, Newsday.