9/11: National Day of Service and Remembrance 

Posted: 4:53 pm Monday, September 10th, 2018

By Donna Donna

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In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and what better way to honor those who died on 9/11 than to do a good deed in their name. Learn more here

Whether you give your time today (or in the future), your dollars or your blood, here are some local organizations that we here at Cox Media Group have worked with and wholeheartedly endorse.

The New York Blood Center has 6 donor locations throughout Long Island and you can get the addresses and hours of operation HERE

The John Theissen Children’s Foundation: John started his annual toy drive for sick children when he was a teenager and today his organization has grown to provide gifts, birthday parties and school supplies for sick and underprivileged kids all over Long Island. Learn more and donate at JTCF.org

Ronald MacDonald House Long Island: Ronald MacDonald House Long Island President Matt Campo and his crew at RMH Long Island do an amazing job providing not only a place to stay for families whose children are being treated at area hospitals, but an oasis of beauty and calm to nourish them. Learn more and find out how to donate time, money, or supplies at RMHlongisland.org

Island Harvest: In the 25 years since it’s inception Island Harvest has become Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization. Learn more and donate at IslandHarvest.org

Long Island Cares: Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island. Learn more and donate at LIcares.org

Although Hope for the Warriors is not strictly a Long Island based charity, we’ve worked with them on a number of fundraisers. They are a veterans service organization that provides care to restore self, family, and hope to post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen. You can learn more about them and donate at hopeforthewarriors.org

The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition  provides support services to women – undergoing treatment and requiring post-mastectomy care. Their “Lend A Helping Hand” program actively promotes cancer and environmental awareness with education, advocacy, and outreach throughout the community. Learn more at West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition

Long-Island Home-Builders Care gives back to the community by donating their time and expertise in the field of construction and housing. LIHBC has grown significantly adding a scholarship fund, food and toy drives for those in need and assisting families in need in various ways. Learn more and get involved in their fundraising activities at lihbc.org

Find more Long Island volunteer opportunities at 911day.org