North Fork charities to remember on Giving Tuesday

CAST North Fork

CAST is a great North Fork charity to remember this Giving Tuesday. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Maybe you sat in your car for way longer than you should have trying to leave the Tanger parking lot on Black Friday, or perhaps you maxed out your credit card with Amazon purchases on Cyber Monday.

Now that that nonsense is over, it is time to give back for Giving Tuesday, which is today, Nov. 29.

Founded in 2011, Giving Tuesday is a day when people are encouraged to give to causes they care about. Here is a list of North Fork charities that can use your assistance this holiday season and throughout the year.

If there are additional worthy causes that we may have missed, please list them in the comment section below.

ANGEL TREE

Helping to provide gifts and assistance for local families in need.

Greenport High School

720 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944

Jillian Ruroede, (631) 477-1950

CAST, INC.

Community Action Southold Town is a not-for-profit human services agency that provides a safety net for residents in need of food and clothing and assistance with energy, health, housing and education needs.

311 Front St., P.O. Box 159

Greenport, NY 11944

(631) 477-1717 • castsoutholdtown.org

DAVID’S FUND

Benefiting the family of David Roberts, who died in 2014 after a battle with brain cancer.

Donations by check can be made payable to The Island Gift of Life Foundation, with a memo “For David Roberts Family Fund” and mailed directly to:

The Island Gift of Life

P.O. Box 532

Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

(631) 749-0114 • davidrobertsfamilyfund.com

DEER AND TICK MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION

Raising funds to eradicate tick-borne diseases.

P.O. Box 964

Shelter Island, NY 11964

DUCKS UNLIMITED

Ducks Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.

John Cushman

1305 Village Lane, Mattituck, NY 11952

ducks.org

EAST END ARTS

EEA’s mission is to bring the arts to everyone and inspire the community through support, advocacy and education.

133 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-0900 • eastendarts.org

EAST END DISABILITY ASSOCIATES

Providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on the East End.

107 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 369-7345 • eed-a.org

EAST END HOSPICE

Providing care for the terminally ill and their loved ones, regardless of income.

P.O. Box 1048

Westhampton Beach, NY 11977

(631) 288-8400 • eeh.org

EAST END SAILING FOUNDATION

Charitable organization dedicated to providing educational and training opportunities for high school students interested in learning to sail.

P.O. Box 86, New Suffolk, NY 11956

eeys@optonline.net eastendyouthsailing.org

EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

ELIH is a 90-bed, full-service community hospital committed to delivering excellence in patient care and meeting all the health needs of the North Fork and Shelter Island.

201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944

(631) 477-5164 • elih.org

FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE

Helping individuals, children and families throughout Suffolk County for more than 85 years, serving nearly 50,000 individuals each year.

Riverhead Family Center

208 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 369-0104 • fsl-li.org

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Open Arms Food Pantry

1018 Northville Tpke., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-6943 • firstbaptistchurchriverhead.org

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Food Pantry

103 First St., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-2621 • fccr.us

HEAD START

A preschool and community outreach program for low-income families, operating programs for the children of Suffolk County.

liheadstart.org

NORTH FORK

1850 Main Bayview Road, Southold

(631) 765-5684

RIVERHEAD

536A St. John’s Place, Riverhead

(631) 953-6945

ISLAND GIFT OF LIFE FOUNDATION

Providing financial assistance and other services to people with threatening illnesses who reside on the East End of Long Island.

P.O. Box 532, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

info@islandgiftoflife.orgislandgiftoflife.org

KAIT’S ANGELS

Dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. Founded in memory of Kaitlyn Doorhy.

P.O. Box 108, Mattituck, NY 11952

kaitsangels.org

KENT ANIMAL SHELTER

Helping homeless, abused and abandoned animals.

2259 River Road, Calverton, NY 11933

(631) 727-5731 • kentanimalshelter.com

LITTLE FLOWER CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OF NEW YORK

Providing programs and services to children, families and developmentally disabled adults in need across Long Island.

2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River, NY 11792

(631) 929-6200 • littleflowerny.org

LIVING WATER CHURCH

Joseph’s Storehouse Food & Clothing Assistance

24 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 722-4969, ext. 202 • lwfgc.org

LONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

The Riverhead facility of the Long Island Council of Churches serves between 800 and 1,000 clients each month.

407 Osborn Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-2210 • liccny.org

MASHOMACK PRESERVE

The Nature Conservancy at Mashomack Preserve helps to preserve plants, animals and natural communities every day.

P.O. Box 850, Shelter Island, NY 11964

(631) 749-1001 • nature.org/mashomack

MATTITUCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

P.O. Box 1411, 12605 Main Road, Mattituck, NY 11952

(631) 298-4145 • mattpres.com

MAUREEN’S HAVEN HOMELESS OUTREACH

Food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

Check website for locations. Headquarters:

Peconic Community Council

28 Lincoln St., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-6831 • maureenshaven.org

NEW SUFFOLK WATERFRONT FUND

A group of residents dedicated to preserving the beauty of waterfront property in the hamlet.

P.O. Box 146, New Suffolk, NY 11956

(631) 566-0806 • newsuffolkwaterfront.org

NORTH FORK ALLIANCE

Dedicated to reducing substance abuse among local youth.

421 First St., Greenport, NY 11944

(631) 477-6821 • northforkalliance.org

NORTH FORK ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE

At the Southold Town Animal Shelter

165 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958

(631) 765-1811

At the Riverhead Animal Shelter

532A Youngs Ave., Calverton, NY 11933

(631) 369-6189

nfawl.org

NORTH FORK BREAST HEALTH COALITION

A group of concerned citizens volunteering and working to encourage and assist in the prevention, early detection and cure of breast cancer through advocacy, awareness, networking and research.

185 Old Country Road, Suite 6

P.O. Box 523, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 208-8889 • northforkbreasthealth.org

NORTH FORK ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

Dedicated to educating the public and public officials on environmental and quality-of-life issues.

P.O. Box 779, 12700 Main Road, Mattituck, NY 11952

(631) 298-8880 • nfec1.org

NORTH FORK PARISH OUTREACH

Provides unique and vital services including a food pantry; emergency financial assistance for rent, fuel, car repairs, health insurance, clothing and furniture; referrals to appropriate agencies, and more.

St. Agnes Parish Hall

523 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944

(631) 477-6469 • stagnesgpt.org

NORTH FORK PARISH OUTREACH THRIFT SHOP

69465 Main Road, Greenport, NY 11944

(631) 477-6607 • stagnesgpt.org

THE RIVERHEAD FOUNDATION FOR MARINE RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION

Preserving and protecting the marine environment through education, rehabilitation and research.

467 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 369-9840 • riverheadfoundation.org

NORTH FORK SPANISH APOSTOLATE

An outreach program for poor and underserved immigrant families.

546 St. Johns Place, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 369-4601

NORTH FORK WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER

Provides resources and referrals from everything from domestic violence to health care.

P.O. Box 1231, Cutchogue, NY 11935

(631) 604-0107 • nfwrc.northfork.net

NORTH SHORE HORSE RESCUE

Horse boarding and rescue facility.

Gold Rush Farms

2330 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, NY 11933

(631) 334-8258 • northshorehorserescue.com

OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH

Operates a food pantry that is open to the public 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday and the first Saturday of each month; food and monetary donations needed and welcome.

P.O. Box 960, 269 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931

722-4000, ext. 12 • ourredeemerli.com

PATHSTONE

A private nonprofit organization providing outreach services and support services to full-time and seasonal farm workers.

59 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-4866 • pathstone.org

PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH FOUNDATION

The PBMC Health Foundation leads the hospital’s fundraising efforts.

1300 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 548-6080 • pbmchealth.org

PECONIC BAY ZONTA

Working to improve the status of women and girls through service and advocacy.

Zonta International Peconic Bay Area

P.O. Box 2162, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 591-2402

P.O. Box 444, Orient, NY 11957

(631) 323-1426

peconicbayzonta.blogspot.com

PECONIC COMMUNITY SCHOOL

An independent primary school that aims to foster reflective, resilient, compassionate learners in a safe, caring and trusting environment.

P.O. Box 273, 269 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931

(631) 779-2934 • peconiccommunityschool.or

PECONIC GREEN GROWTH

Dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of natural resources, development of sustainable communities and design of public space.

651 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 591-2402 • peconicgreengrowth.org

PECONIC LAND TRUST

Peconic Land Trust works with landowners, communities, organizations and municipalities to protect working farms, drinking water, wildlife habitat, woodlands and wetlands.

P.O. Box 1776, 296 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY

(631) 283-3195 • peconiclandtrust.org

PERFECT EARTH PROJECT

Promoting toxin-free lawn and landscape management for the benefit of human health and the environment.

962 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

(631) 907-9040 • perfectearthproject.org

RIVERHEAD COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM

Community-based drug and alcohol prevention, counseling and community coalition serving Riverhead schools and the Riverhead area.

542 East Main St., Suite 3, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-3722 • riverheadcap.org

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST R.C. CHURCH

Parish Social Ministry

546 Saint John’s Place, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-1069 • saintjohnriverhead.org

SALVATION ARMY HEADQUARTERS

P.O. Box 662, 130 Osborn Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-3338

Salvation Army Family Store

319 East Main St., Riverhead

1-800-SA-TRUCK • salvationarmy.org

SAN SIMEON BY THE SOUND CENTER FOR NURSING, REHABILITATION & ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE

A not-for-profit 120-bed skilled health care facility serving the North Fork with short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.

61700 Route 48, Greenport, NY 11944

(631) 477-2110 • sansimeonbythesound.org

SPAY, ALTER, VACCINATE EVERY STRAY

SAVES promotes trap/neuter/return of felines, as well as spaying and neutering of companion animals.

P.O. Box 1631, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 722-0015 • savesnorthfork.org

SHELTER ISLAND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

An organization whose mission is “to pursue, create and provide excellent educational opportunities that enhance, inspire and broaden the horizons of our children and our community.”

P.O. Box 1950, Shelter Island, NY 11964

shelterislandedfoundation.org

SHELTER ISLAND PRESCHOOL

A nonprofit preschool serving 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds.

Shelter Island Presbyterian Church

32 N. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11864

(631) 749-0805

SOUTHOLD MOTHERS’ CLUB

A member-led support group with activities geared toward families of children from pregnancy to age 5.

P.O. Box 1133, Cutchogue, NY 11935

southoldmothers.org

SOUTHOLD SUNSHINE SOCIETY

Providing wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment to town residents who have a temporary need for them.

P.O. Box 251, Southold, NY 11971

Margaret Murphy, (631) 765-3598

SUFFOLK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY

Providing housing, medical and education services to veterans of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

300 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 852-1410 • suffolkcountyny.gov/veterans/home.aspx

TAYLOR’S ISLAND FOUNDATION

Established in 2006 to assist Shelter Island Town in restoring, maintaining and providing public access to Taylor’s Island.

P.O. Box 524, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

(631) 749-1603 • taylorsisland.org

TIMOTHY HILL CHILDREN’S RANCH

A safe haven for children during desperate times of abuse, neglect and crisis.

298 Middle Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 369-1234 • timothyhillranch.org

Wish Factory

Wish Factory Inc. has been making the holiday season brighter for local families in need since 1995.

P.O. Box 538, Greenport

wishfactoryinc@gmail.com