Where to donate on the North Fork this holiday season

Tia Fulford, founder of the Butterfly Effect Project, hands out Christmas presents to a young girl. (Credit: Riverhead News-Review)

As the chaos of the holiday season kicks into high gear, please remember that local charities are always in need of volunteers, donations and contributions.

Here is a list of North Fork organizations that can use your assistance this time of the year (or year round).

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT PROJECT

A nonprofit, community-oriented organization aiming to empower young girls by giving them the tools to assist in achieving emotionally stable and self-confident futures, in hopes of bringing forth a generation of women who are strong, independent and knowledgeable.

1018 Northville Tpke., Riverhead, NY 11901

631-591-0759

bepgirls.org

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, clothing, energy assistance, health care, housing and education.

316 Front St., P.O. Box 159, Greenport, NY 11944

631-477-1717

castsoutholdtown.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 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

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 North Fork and Shelter Island residents.

201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944

631-477-5164

elih.stonybrookmedicine.edu

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.org

islandgiftoflife.org

KAIT’S ANGELS

Geared toward the utilization of your individual value to ultimately empower our young people to realize their full potential.

P.O. Box 1081, Mattituck, NY 11952

info@kaitsangels.org

kaitsangels.org

MAUREEN’S HAVEN

Provides safe, warm, temporary shelter to homeless individuals from November through April.

28 Lincoln St., Riverhead, NY 11901

631-727-6831

maureenshaven.com

NORTH FORK ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE

Operates animal shelters for Southold and Riverhead towns.

P.O. Box 297, Southold, NY 11971

631-765-1811

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 SPANISH APOSTOLATE

An outreach program for poor and underserved immigrant families.

546 St. John’s 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

PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH FOUNDATION

The PBMC Foundation leads the hospital’s fundraising efforts.

1300 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

631-548-6080

pbmchealth.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

WISH FACTORY INC.

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

P.O. Box 538, Greenport, NY 11944

wishfactory@gmail.com