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A Long Island family dedicates time to bring happy birthday parties to the homeless children on Long Island through Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization founded in Massachusettes in 2002.
A couple on Long Island volunteers to teach children with autism how to surf through Surfers Healing, a daylong surfing camp for children with autism that was founded by former competitive surfer Israel "Izzy" Paskowitz and his wife Danielle.
The Cleary School for the Deaf started the school year by introducing a new transitional program to prepare students for life after graduation, including writing a resume and applying for a job. The school also appointed a new lead teacher for its Autism Resource Room, which helps deaf students who are on the autism spectrum.
New York State ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to student participation in the School Breakfast Program, but we are making progress thanks to efforts in Brentwood, Long Island as well as Syracuse City Schools.
Carnegie Hall selected 120 exceptional young musicians from across the U.S., including three from the New York metro area, for its first-ever National Youth Orchestra.
Hauppauge-based ice rink, The Rinx, is now offering its Total Skating and Total Hockey programs at the Town of Oyster Bay Skating Center in Bethpage. The programs help kids develop their skating and/or hockey skills.
M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & Early Childcare Education Program collected children's pajamas in Syosset and Bellmore on Long Island to help bring new pajamas to kids in need through the L.I. Pajama Program, a local nonprofit.
Two young Long Islanders of Nassau County will head to Washington, D.C. to join nominees for America's top youth volunteers of 2013. The two have been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for their dedication to volunteering in the Long Island community.
First Step, a program of the Junior League of Long Island, helps women in need with career training and complimentary business outfits for job interviews to help them transition back into the workforce.
The "most affordable" summer camp program on Long Island has plans to open two new locations—Farmingdale and West Islip—in time for camp this summer. Hosted at St. Killian School and Our Lady of Lourdes School, Camps 'R' Us is fully equipped with opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities.
An accessible park in East Meadow on Long Island, New York opens to allow children of all abilities the chance to play on swings, go down slides, and hop on the merry-go-round.
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15.
Montessori Children, a preschool in Port Jefferson Station, will offer tutoring services in all subjects for grade-school aged children on Long Island. The program is customized and works around the students already busy after-school schedule.
New York Therapy Placement Services, which offers a variety of therapy services for kids in Port Jefferson including speech, occupational, and physical therapy, will re-launch its Saturday sensory motor and social skills groups for children.
Marjorie Mallard, a local mother, opened Precious Lambs Child Care Center in November to serve the families of Holbrook. The child care center offers full- and part-time care with before and after care available. Each age level has its own curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
Snip-its, a children's salon, is now open in East Northport. The salon offers regular hair cuts and styling, as well as spa services and birthday parties.
Camp Good Grief on Long Island provides bereaved children a place to gather, grieve, and grow in order to cope with their loss.
Oh My Girls!, a healthy lifestyle club for girls on Long Island, recently added classes for girls with special needs to their offerings. OMG! offers cooking and fitness classes, as well as a health club that teaches girls to make healthy choices in a safe, parent-free, after-school environment.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union sponsored various holiday programs throughout Long Island to provide toys and support to the area's underprivileged children this holiday season.
Operation Shower, a Long Island nonprofit organization, provides baby showers for expectant moms of military families to help ease the burden of deployment.
The Usdan Center, a summer arts day camp for kids on Long Island, is offering reduced tuition for its 2013 programs through Jan. 31. Usdan extended its tuition freeze due to the continuing effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Long Island and NYC communities.
A local charity in Long Island, Moms Who Kick, are fighting breast cancer by raising money for breast cancer research and to increase awareness about breast cancer.
Give It Your All Sports, a sports training facility for children in Ronkonkoma, is opening a new location in Setauket. The facility offers sports training and agility classes for kids, as well as athletic leagues children can participate in, including baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. The new location also offers birthday party packages.
Much of the East Coast was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, dubbed as by media as "Frankenstorm," and many businesses on Long Island are hosting fundraiser events and can use your help as they help to rebuild the community.
Seven Long Island women created L.E.A.D., Live Empowered And Dance, to mentor at-risk girls in the neighborhood.