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Ways to Give

Ready to donate to a charity that can make a difference in the lives of your Long Island neighbors?

Consider Long Island Cares, one of this region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations. A local charity, Long Island Cares relies on the generosity of corporations and individuals like you to help fulfill our mission – and fight hunger in this community.

Choose the way to give that works best for you. We – and your neighbors – are truly grateful.

Donate by Mail or by Phone

Send a check payable to Long Island Cares, Inc. to:

10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way)
Hauppauge, NY 11788-2039

Or call us at 631.582.FOOD (3663)

We will process your donation over the phone.

Donate Online

Your tax-deductible donation to LI Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank will help those in need throughout the Long Island area.  Make your secure donation online now.

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Naming Opportunities

Your generosity will transform lives and leave an enduring imprint on your heart.


Your cryptocurrency donation can help end hunger on Long Island.

Stock/Wire Transfers

You can support Long Island Cares with a gift of stock. For stock transaction information contact Katherine Fritz, Chief Development & Communications Officer, [email protected] | 631-582-3663 Ext 103.

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Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities.

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Planned Giving

Help support Long Island Cares today and tomorrow with Planned Giving.  You can help further our mission with a gift made through your will or trust.

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Foundation Giving

Long Island Cares is proud to be the recipients of Foundation Giving. Grants enable our programs to continue operating and helps provide funds for new initiatives for our communities. If your foundation is interested is supporting us contact John Probert, Donor Relations and Grants Specialist, [email protected] | 631.582.3663 ext. 141

In Honor/Memory Gifts

A memorial donation is a way to recognize a loved one while making a difference to someone in need. If making your gift online select In Honor of and follow the instructions or if by mail, please provide the name of your loved one along with the name and address of who you would like to be notified.

For more information, Alyssa Biscardi, Development Coordinator, [email protected]  | 631.582.3663 ext. 143

The Chapin Legacy Walkway

Leave your footprint on The Chapin Legacy Walkway! Your gift of a Commemorative Brick will be a permanent reminder of you or your loved one’s dedication to helping those in need.
For more information, contact Kaylin Peterson, Philanthropy Manager
[email protected] | 631.582.3663 ext. 104

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One of the simplest and easiest ways of supporting Long Island Cares and our mission is through a bequest in a will or through the designation of Long Island Cares Inc. as a beneficiary of an IRA, Keogh, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified pension plan.

Contact: Katherine Fritz, Chief Development & Communications Officer631-582-3663, ext. 103

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Car Donation

The clunker in your driveway could be a tax deduction for you and a much-needed source of income for Long Island Cares.

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Food Drives and Non-Perishable Donations

Our Food Drive program plays a large role in our ability to help Long Island’s food insecure individuals and families. We can only do our work thanks to supporters like you.

Host a Food Drive Now!

Make a Donation to a Food Drive

Create a Fundraiser

Create a fundraising campaign with your school, community group, business.  Raise money or collect food and supplies.  To get started contact Karen Sullivan, Community Development Coordinator, [email protected]  | (631) 582-3663 ext. 127

Attend an Event

Fundraising Events give Long Island Cares the opportunity to spread awareness, engage with donors and volunteers and raise revenue for our mission to bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provide for the humanitarian needs of our community.  Interested in attending?

Contact Kaylin Peterson, Corporate Philanthropy Manager at 631.582.FOOD (3663) ext. 104  or by email [email protected]

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Payroll Deduction / CFC

  • NY State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Charity Code 65-00173
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number 53339

Ebay For Charity

Shop or sell and support Long Island Cares on eBay. Add us as your Favorite charity on eBay to see us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. The eBay for Charity platform makes it all happen! Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.


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