Charities' Wish List
WHAT DO LOCAL CHARITIES NEED? SIX EASY WAYS TO OFFER A HELPING HAND RIGHT NOW
Organizer: The Retreat
Drop-Off: 13 Goodfriend Drive,
Through December 8, the Retreat runs an “Adopt-a-Family” program, pairing sponsors with families affected by domestic violence who can’t make Christmas or HanuKkah happen on their own. Clients post their needs and sizes online at theretreatinc.org, and donors give what they choose: presents for the kids, gift cards, clothes . . . or the whole shebang. The Retreat’s holiday hotline is (631) 329-4398.
Organizer: Max Cure Foundation
Drop-Off: Sneakerology, 2 Main Street, East Hampton
Sneakerology is a collection point for donations of new or gently used sneakers for the Dunk Your Kicks campaign. All shoes are shipped to developing nations, where many people of all ages go barefoot, making them vulnerable to disease and parasites. A portion of the value of each pair goes toward fighting pediatric cancer, as well.
Organizer: Heart of the Hamptons
Drop-Off: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
Unwrapped toys for kids up to their early teens will be collected from November 25 through December 20, to be distributed on the East End. (The Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots, organized in Suffolk County by the Kiwanis Club, also collects new toys, of course; their drop-off points can be found by ZIP code search at amityville-ny.toysfortots.org.)
TURKEY & TRIMMINGS
Organizer: Human Resources of the Hamptons
Drop-Off: Sacred Hearts Church, 168 Hill Street, Southampton
Thanksgiving meals will be packed up and handed out to families in our area. Needed are lots of big birds as well as nonperishable side-dish stuff. Monetary donations are also encouraged; the organizaton happily accepts checks.
Organizer: The food pantries
Drop-Off: St. Therese of Lisieux, Montauk; St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Amagansett; Springs Community Presbyterian Church; Windmill Village II, 219 Accabonac Road, East Hampton; Living Water Full Gospel Church, Wainscott; the Old Whalers Church, Sag Harbor; St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Bridgehampton; Sacred Heart Church, Southampton.
The pantries tell us they need nonperishables, particularly peanut butter, jam, and jelly; cooking oils; grains (rice, barley, quinoa); beans (canned or dry); spreads and condiments (mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard); breakfast cereals, and pasta and pasta sauces. Don’t forget cleaning products, such as laundry and dishwasher detergents, and baby-care items such as diapers.
COATS, HATS, GLOVES
Organizer: Town and Country Real Estate company
Drop-Off: 16 Hampton Road, Southampton; 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton; 46 Main Street, East Hampton; 1 Carl Fisher Plaza, Montauk
What They Need: Until December 15, Town and Country will be collecting winter coats and warm accessories, new or gently used, to help supply their partner organizations: Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach, John’s Place Shelter, and United Veterans’ House.