Spring Benefit News!
This year’s benefit will be held on Saturday, May 6 at The Paramount. The theme is “Rocking Around the Decades”. Click here for more information.
A note about the current plight of refugees from Sarah Cummings, Save the Children’s Director, Individual Philanthropy
With the debate about the plight of refugees never more front and center than right now, Save the Children is asking the world to remember that refugee children have been terrorized–they are not terrorists. And, to remember that we have never been more resolved to alleviate the needs of all children on the move: to protect them from harm, see that their rights are respected, and that they have renewed hope for their future.
Knowing of your support of children whose lives are turned upside down, I’m reaching out to you today to share this summary of our worldwide mission to provide children on the move with vital aid and support, regardless of religion, ethnicity or location. From Africa to Europe, and across the Middle East, we are steadfastly serving girls and boys and their families who are far from home and far from feeling that their world is secure.
We are constantly seeking to scale up our programs and respond when new crises send children into flight, drawing on our limited funding.
We are redoubling our efforts in the field and through our advocacy to make sure that these children have a voice. I know you share Save the Children’s deep concerns for them.
Please click here to read a statement from Carolyn Miles, President, Save the Children.
Because of your extreme generosity, Save the Children’s Long Island Council was able to disburse approximately $350,000 to programs in 2016!
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.
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…