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  1. NOT SURPRISED ABOUT LONG ISLAND’S RISE IN POVERTY

    In a recent article in Newsday which carried the headline; Poverty rate surprise, State officials considering bids from our region for millions of dollars in grants expressed surprise that our regional poverty level has grown to 6.6%.  According to the article, this jump in poverty on Long Island is the highest it’s been since 1959.  […]

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  2. REMEMBERING HARRY CHAPIN AT 75

    This coming December 7th Harry Chapin would have celebrated his 75th birthday.  Thirty-six years have gone by since July 16, 1981 when Chapin at 38 years old lost his life in an automobile accident on the Long Island Expressway in Westbury as thousands of fans waited for him in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow where, […]

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  3. Minnesauke Elementary Student Collects Over 100 Coats For Long Island Cares

    Long Island Cares would like to extend our gratitude to a student from Minnesauke Elementary. The 2nd grade class at Minnesauke Elementary held a coat drive this holiday season to raise donations for warm coats. However, Holden Cone went one step farther for the season of giving. His mother told us the school was only […]

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  4. Suffolk Officials Detail The Impact of Federal Budget Cuts to Human Services

    A press conference was held Monday to announce the findings of a report by the Legislature’s Welfare to Work Commission on the potential impacts the $5.1 trillion in proposed federal budget cuts over the next 10 years would have on Suffolk County. The press conference included an overview of the Commission’s November report, “The Proposed […]

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  5. WILL YOU HELP PROVIDE A HOLIDAY MEAL TO OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED THIS YEAR?

    As you might imagine, the timeframe of October through December is one of the busiest times for food banks across the country. This is the time of year when many people and businesses on Long Island are thinking about ways to help those in need, donate to their favorite causes, and we’re generally in a […]

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