Annual Giving

This year, in keeping with our mission and because education is essential to the success of children, the Long Island Council invested more than half of your 2016 gifts to Save the Children education programs. Your gifts bring change and hope for a brighter future to children who participate in our Early Steps to School Success Program in places like Clay County, Kentucky, and to Syrian children who can safely meet, play, and learn in Child Friendly Spaces at a refugee camp in Zaatari, Jordan.

What better way to celebrate this holiday season than to help children in need? Please click on the button below to help make a difference in the life of a child.

Warmest Wishes,

Arlene Vermylen, President, and Save the Children’s Long Island Council

Save the Children Long Island Council’s
2016 Banbury Symposium and Luncheon
was a success! Thank you to all that attended!

2016 Banbury Symposium & Luncheon Raffle Prizes

First Prize: Ocean Reef club vacation. Two night, three day stay in this exclusive Key Largo getaway. Includes one round of golf. Situated on 2,500 tropical acres, the property includes a beach, pool, tennis, restaurant, shopping and two championship golf courses. The Inn at Ocean Reef offers a private club atmosphere with all of the amenities and services of a luxury hotel. Won by Judy Woods

Second Prize: Dolce & Gabbana python handbag. A $3995 retail value, this luxurious Sicily Top Handle Bag is 100% python. Medium in size. Won by Maggie Viklund

It was a huge success and we were able to raise more than $4,000! Check back here for pictures of this great event!


The Save the Children Long Island Council was founded in 1984 by Susan Lassen and M.L. Galston in response to a devastating famine in Ethiopia. From the small luncheon party they hosted at the very beginning, the Council has gone on to raise approximately 5 million dollars in the following years, which were distributed to Save the Children programs worldwide. The Council is made up of a Working Board of about 25 volunteers and is aided by a group of Council Partners. We focus locally on fund raising, education and building awareness.

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, we put children’s needs first.  We advocate for and achieve large-scale change for children. We save children’s lives. Join  us.

  • Child Protection
  • Education and Child Development
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Livelihoods
  • U.S. Programs
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We work in more than 150 communities in 17 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia.



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If you would like to help, please donate through the
Save the Children Long Island Council.
Please send checks payable to Save the Children Long Island Council to:

PO Box 38
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Or use the DONATE link on the side to give through PAYPAL…