Give Back This Thanksgiving With These Local Charities

Do something for your community this holiday season.

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, the time to eat and spend time with our families is almost here. However not everyone will be fortunate enough to enjoy a big meal this year.
There are a number of charities benefitting those that are less fortunate on Long Island. Although the holidays are certainly a busy time for everyone, it is important to take some time to do something for those in need. Not only will you benefit the community, but you can help relieve stress by volunteering or donation
Charity organizations are always looking for volunteers to help them prepare meals and do various other tasks for those in need. Here is a list of just some of the charity events happening on Long Island over the next few weeks leading to Thanksgiving. While some of these events are in need of help through volunteers, some of them will benefit just from people attending or making a donation.
Be sure to contact the organization for more information on how you can help.
Long Island Cares 2014 “Thanks For Giving” Food Drive
       Sunday, November 16
       10:00 AM - 6:00 PM         
       King Kullen, 231 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream

       Monday, November 17
       11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
       King Kullen, 834 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore

       Tuesday, November 18
       11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
       King Kullen, 52 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays

       Wednesday, November 19
       11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
       King Kullen, 23-05 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park

       Thursday, November 20
       5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
       King Kullen, 120 Veterans Highway, Commack
Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive
       November 15 - November 22
       Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St, Islip
Toys for Tots Bike Run
       Saturday, November 22
       Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Race begins 11 a.m.
       Miller’s Ale House, Deer Park, 1800 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge
       Saturday, November 22
       12 p.m.
       Cedar Beach, Babylon
Family Shelter Thanksgiving Day Dinner
       Thursday, November 27
       6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
       River of Life Full Gospel Church, 45 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore
If you woud like to check out any of the other charity events in our area, be sure to look at our events calandar.
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