After all the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have Giving Tuesday- to remind us all of the purpose of this season. After all, its not about the latest toys or electronics but about the spirit of togetherness, of community and of giving. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
If you are looking to do a little good on Giving Tuesday or during the Holiday Season in general, we have rounded out some organizations right here in our community that could really use your support and made it easy for you by showing exactly what/where to go to help!
Stonybrook Children’s Hospital:
According to their website, there’s one thing that every parent should know about Stony Brook Children’s Hospital: It offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. That means that the smallest babies, the sickest children, the most complex pediatric traumas all get sent to Stony Brook Children’s. With more than 180 pediatric specialists available, we offer a full range of medical services to support the physical, emotional and mental development of infants, children and young adults.
There are so many ways to get involved with StonyBrook Children’s Hospital from financial donations to donating your time but one of the easiest ways is to visit their Amazon Wishlist and purchase items they’ve requested for their various programs and for the children in their care.
Their Amazon Wishlist can be found here: Stonybrook Children’s Wishlist
For other ways to donate/get involved look here: https://www.stonybrookchildrens.org/get-involved
Mercy Center Ministries
Mercy Center Ministries is a community based, nonprofit organization founded in 1983 in response to a growing number of homeless teens. After many gatherings and much planning, their first house, Mercy Center opened in 1983. Mercy Residence opened in 1987 to house pregnant/parenting teens, Mercy House opened in 1989 also serving pregnant/parenting teens. There are three locations in Sayville, Patchogue and Blue Point- each supporting either pregnant teens/young adults or teens/young adults with their babies & young children.
Mercy Center also has an Amazon Wishlist where you can purchase items they need to continue serving such a vulnerable population in our area.
You can find and shop from their Wishlist here: Mercy House Wishlist
The Neighborhood House of Sayville
According to their website, The Neighborhood House was created by community members concerned about the epidemic of people dying by suicide or drug overdose, and the absence of hope that is permeating our society. As professionals who work with bereaved individuals in a variety of fields, they know that grieving can be isolating and lonely, and very often it is not understood or supported. They set out to create a place where people can come together with others also grieving a loved one and learn about normal grieving, realize their own strength and capacity for growth, and begin to live again with hope.
There are lots of ways to get involved with The Neighborhood House: you can make a financial donation, help cook meals for group participants or donate supplies and services.
To find out more about how to get involved with the Neighborhood House, check out their website here: https://www.tnh-hope.org/support