Newsletter2014.inddAHRC Nassau’s corps of volunteers, men and women with developmental disabilities, provide many services for their neighbors in the community. From food shopping for homebound citizens to delivering Meals on Wheels, volunteers take pride in giving back to their communities. Take a look at the current opportunities we offer and let us know how we can help you.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH CURRENTLY PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Bayville
Jones Manor nursing home-bring holiday cards, Holiday decorations, set tables for lunch

Bethpage
Recycle flowers from local funeral homes and donate floral arrangement to local business’ in Bethpage

Bellmore
Bellmore Chamber of Commerce– assist new business to set up business cards along with putting together eggs for the annual Easter egg parade
Mailings for the local school PTA’s

Cold Spring Harbor
Deliver gently used magazine to medical facility

East Meadow
Eisenhower Park-participate in Free Summer concerts making paper fans to give out to the Senior Citizens

Farmingdale
Harvest of the World Shelter-Making self-care kits

Freeport
Freeport Inn-provide self-care kits and donate food items
Bobby and the Strays Animal Shelter-donate dog biscuits

Glen Cove
Medical offices-make activity books and drop off at various medical offices around this area
Glen Cove IAC (Civic Association)-participate in the town meetings
Mercy Medical Center-assemble information packets
Glen Cove Senior Center-make centerpieces for their dining room for every major holiday

Great Neck
Mercy Medical Center-assemble information packets

Hempstead
The Inn-donate food items

Hicksville
AHRC The Look Nook-a community thrift store
Hicksville Fire Department-organize and clean the fire house and the fire trucks
Unique Thrift Store-collect and wash used clothes and donate
Shake-a-Paw-donate dog pulls and animal book marks

Lynbrook
Town of Hempstead-park clean up

Locust Valley
Bailey’s Arboretum-create bird feeders

Long Beach
Rescue Inc.-donate dog biscuits

Mineola
Winthrop University Hospital-donated framed jig-saw puzzles for the children’s ward. Working on framed puzzles for the adult section
Mineola Animal Hospital-collect newspaper, dog chews

Oceanside
Oceanside Library-participate in a reading group and help clean and organize book shelves
St. Margaret’s Church-participate in food drives throughout the year

Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay Animal Shelter-donate cat toys, dog pulls, newspaper

Plainview
Hospice Care Network-set up pamphlets that the RN’s take with them when they go out and visit patients (booklets and flyers). Last spring and summer the ICF day hab program joined together with St. Margaret’s Church which is located next door to the program, to tend to a community vegetable garden. Twice a week volunteers from the site visited the garden to water and weed the plants. The crops were harvested and were donated to local food pantries. At the end of the summer the church members who were on the gardening committee invited the volunteers to an ice cream social. At that time the volunteers enjoyed socializing with their fellow gardeners.

Syosset
North Shore Animal League-make dog biscuits and provide shredded newspaper
The Community Church-donate coloring books to the pre-school

Wantagh
Wantagh Animal League-make dog biscuits and provide shredded newspaper

Westbury
Girls Scouts-weekly mailings, collating and stuffing of giveaway bags