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
Center for Advocacy, Support and Transformation 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.
53930 Main Road, P.O. Box 1566, Southold, NY 11971
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
EAST END HOSPICE
Providing care for the terminally ill and their loved ones, regardless of income.
P.O. Box 1048 Westhampton Beach, NY 11977
EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Stony Brook 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
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
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
Provides safe, warm, temporary shelter to homeless individuals from November through April.
28 Lincoln St., Riverhead, NY 11901
NORTH FORK ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE
Operates animal shelters for Southold and Riverhead towns.
P.O. Box 297, Southold, NY 11971
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
NORTH FORK SPANISH APOSTOLATE
An outreach program for poor and underserved immigrant families.
546 St. John’s Place Riverhead, NY 11901
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
PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH FOUNDATION
The PBMC Foundation leads the hospital’s fundraising efforts.
1300 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
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