Tag: Giving Tuesday


Support HWCLI on #NYGivesDay and #GivingTuesday


During the holiday season, the word ‘giving’ comes up a lot. Giving thanks, giving the perfect gift, and hopefully you are hearing a lot about giving back. The magnitude of community philanthropy and kindness that we see during the holidays is heart-warming. And just like all of you, we want to continue to give to our community: we aspire to give things like social justice and equality-access to basic necessities like health care access, safe housing and nutritional supports.

For almost 70 years, the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island has been the voice for Long Island’s working families, low income individuals, the elderly, the sick and the poor.  We know that nearly 1 in 4 Long Islanders are struggling to put food on their tables, pay utilities, find affordable child care and access healthcare.  Long Island families are having to choose between which basic human necessities they can afford.  HWCLI and our partner health and human service agencies have been and will continue to be here– providing services, advocating and supporting.  But we need your help and we need your support to make sure our collective Long Island voice is loud enough to be heard in Albany and in DC. In the non-profit sector, we rely on your giving. We rely on your generosity and support so we can continue to pursue our mission of improving the lives of Long Islanders. In the spirit of #GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay, please donate to HWCLI’s advocacy for Long Island’s at-risk and vulnerable families.

Together, we can make a difference. On November 29, your donation of any amount will help. Click here to view our New York Gives Day profile.

We hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season.


Give Long Islanders a hand-up. Make that Promise on Giving Tuesday?


Let #GivingTuesday inspire you.

At a time of year often overrun with deals and sales, Giving Tuesday offers an opportunity for us to think about the ways in which we can give more than just wrapped gifts to loved ones this holiday season.

Giving Tuesday doesn’t just have to involve the giving of money – there are ways to have a real impact in your community by giving your voice, talents, or time to causes that matter to you:

  • Giving feedback to your local elected officials helps them understand the important issues impacting their constituents. Click here to find your elected official and their contact information.
  • Volunteering time, such as a on Sandy rebuild project, brings a family one step closer to returning home three years after the storm hit (There are countless options to give your time – visit the American Red Cross of Greater New York’s volunteer website to view a listing of upcoming volunteer opportunities).

Keep in mind that the giving spirit isn’t a once-a-year event, and on this Giving Tuesday, we want to give our thanks to the tremendous partners, supporters, and members who work to serve Long Island’s most-vulnerable an at risk 365 days a year.

For more about the history of Giving Tuesday, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

P.S. If you do want to make a financial contribution and would like to provide direct support to HWCLI, you can do so here.