Alternatives for Children (AFC) is a nonprofit dedicated to providing early intervention, preschool special education, and child day care services for children with disabilities and their typically developing peers in the Long Island region. Established in 1988, AFC provides both integrated and self-contained preschool classes. The organization’s mission is to provide top-notch, all-encompassing, personalized services that foster the growth and education of children with disabilities and their families. AFC’s programs are meticulously crafted to empower children to achieve their utmost potential and actively engage in their communities. Competition Automotive Group has been sponsoring AFC’s Annual Sports Car Rally for almost 25 years now and we couldn’t be more proud.
The Stony Brook Fire Department operates as a volunteer organization, serving the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York. Established in 1907, the department boasts a roster of over 100 active members. Their responsibilities encompass responding to all fire, medical, and rescue calls within the town. With two fire stations, Station 1 on Main Street in Stony Brook and Station 2 on Stony Brook Road in Setauket. Committed to community service, the department’s members are devoted to delivering the highest standard of emergency response. We consider it a privilege to contribute to the well-being of our community through our dedicated service.
The Empire State Ride to End Cancer is a seven-day, 500+ mile bike journey from Staten Island to Niagara Falls, and is orchestrated by the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York. Attracting participants worldwide, ranging from 18 to 80 years old and encompassing both novice and seasoned cyclists, the event is a physically demanding challenge that proves immensely rewarding. As riders traverse the picturesque landscapes of New York State, they not only face the rigors of the journey but also form lasting bonds with fellow participants. Beyond its athletic aspect, the Empire State Ride stands as an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. We take pride in our support of this cause and the lasting impact it has on individuals and communities.
Situated at 400 Main Street in Huntington, New York, The Church of St. Patrick stands as the oldest Catholic parish in the town, established in 1848. This Catholic church has evolved into a dynamic community hub, fostering a large and engaged congregation. St. Patrick’s Church is not only a place of worship but also a center for diverse religious and social activities, encompassing Masses, confession, religious education, and social services. Grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the growth and prosperity of our community, we cherish our role in connecting and serving the people of Huntington.
The Paige Elizabeth Keely Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 by Gina Keely to honor the memory of her daughter, Paige. Paige tragically passed away at the age of 6 due to an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain which inspired the foundation’s establishment. With a dedicated mission, the foundation focuses on raising awareness about AVMs and advocating for earlier detection. This commitment reflects the foundation’s active role in making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by AVMs. By fostering awareness and pushing for timely identification, the foundation aims to prevent the heartbreak experienced by families who have lost loved ones to this condition. We take pride in our efforts to support and empower the community through these vital initiatives.
Dedicated to enhancing and broadening access to ballet within the community, among patrons, and for aspiring dancers, the Ballet Foundation pursues its mission through the delivery of top-tier training, performance opportunities, and individualized coaching for committed ballet students. Emphasizing the cultivation of discipline within the arts, the foundation is also committed to nurturing young lives in a Christian environment. In addition to its core activities, the Ballet Foundation oversees ballet jury adjudications and orchestrates a consistent ballet performance season that showcases both students and accomplished professional artists. We take great pride in the privilege of contributing to the improvement of our community and the individuals within it.
Situated in Stony Brook, New York, Stony Brook Cancer Center stands as a National Cancer Institute affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine, the foremost academic medical center on Long Island. The center houses various research programs dedicated to discovering innovative methods for preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. Recognized among the top cancer centers nationally, it is also a proud member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a collaborative alliance of leading cancer centers shaping and implementing cancer treatment guidelines. We are extremely happy to contributing to the well-being of those we serve.
Encompassing five centuries of art, the collection at The Hecksher Museum of Art features European paintings, American paintings, and pieces by Long Island artists. Open throughout the year, the museum offers a diverse array of programs and events, such as art classes, lectures, and family workshops. Additionally, the museum invites the public to explore its picturesque sculpture garden. We appreciate the chance to serve our community and offer the support they need.
Dedicated to alleviating urgent situations for dogs in NYC and Long Island, For Our Friends Rescue operates as a non-profit, volunteer organization. These situations includs rescuing dogs from various circumstances, such as strays, owner surrenders, and those at risk in municipal shelters. With a track record of rescuing over 10,000 dogs since its inception, the organization collaborates closely with municipal shelters and rescue groups to identify dogs in need. Additionally, they provide a network of foster homes where dogs can stay while awaiting adoption. We consider it a privilege to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we assist.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a non-profit organization offering a comforting “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children. With a global presence, RMHC operates over 380 Ronald McDonald Houses and 265 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in 60 countries and regions. Strategically situated near children’s hospitals, Ronald McDonald Houses enable families to stay in proximity to their child during the treatment process. The trust placed in us to provide assistance and support to our community is sincerely appreciated.
Founded in 1980 by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to supplying food and essential items to those in need on Long Island. Having distributed over 1 billion pounds of food and other essentials to more than 2 million people, the organization employs various programs such as food banks, backpacks for kids, mobile food pantries, and emergency food assistance. We express gratitude for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals within our community.
Established in 2015 by Debbie Loesch, Angels of Long Island serves as a non-profit organization offering additional support and resources to individuals navigating crises. Committed to assisting those in need within the community, the organization provides a range of services such as a food pantry, clothing closets, baby supplies, financial assistance, and more. We feel privileged to contribute to the development and prosperity of our community through the aid and support we provide.
Established in 2010 by Jennifer Scully, Help Mrs. Claus is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in New York City. Responding to letters from children facing poverty and various challenges, the organization meticulously matches them with volunteers who shop for and wrap personalized gifts. Delivering these presents on Christmas Eve, Help Mrs. Claus has positively impacted over 3,000 children since its inception. Serving as a valuable resource for those in need in New York City, the organization ensures that children, despite facing challenges, can experience a joyous holiday season. We take pride in being a reliable partner and offering support to our community whenever possible.
The Smithtown Children’s Foundation was established in 2008 by a group of local parents and operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to offering financial and emotional support to families within the Smithtown School District. Committed to assisting families in crisis, the foundation provides various forms of support, including financial assistance, emotional assistance, educational support, and more. We express gratitude for the chance to collaborate with our community and foster positive change.
Founded in 1955, The Smithtown Historical Society stands as a non-profit organization with a commitment to preserving the rich history of Smithtown, New York. Situated in the historic Roseneath Cottage, constructed in 1845, the society serves as a vital resource offering diverse programs and services, including exhibitions, research, events, and publications. Serving as a valuable hub for those eager to delve into the history of Smithtown, the society’s programs provide a unique opportunity to explore the past and gain insights into the individuals and events that have shaped the community. We cherish the relationships cultivated with our community members and strive to offer support in any way possible.
Nestled in Smithtown, New York, Sweet Briar Nature Center spans 54 acres and serves as a nature preserve. Home to a diverse array of plants and animals, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, the center offers an abundance of educational programs and activities suitable for all ages. From school field trips and summer camps to family workshops, Sweet Briar Nature Center caters to various learning preferences. A focal point is the wildlife rehabilitation program, dedicated to caring for injured, sick, and orphaned animals with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into the wild. Featuring additional attractions such as a butterfly garden, a nature play area, and an art center, the center takes pride in the positive impact it creates by reaching out and supporting the local community.
Established in 1946, The Guide Dog Foundation operates as a non-profit organization based in Smithtown, New York, dedicated to providing guide dogs and training for individuals who are blind or have low vision. With a rich history of training and placing over 70,000 guide dogs, the foundation plays a pivotal role in enhancing the independence and fulfillment of those it serves. Offering a range of programs and services including guide dog training, puppy raising, financial assistance, awareness campaigns, and more, the Guide Dog Foundation stands as a valuable resource for individuals with visual impairments. Through the support of guide dogs, the foundation contributes to fostering more independent and fulfilling lives. We express sincere gratitude for the opportunity to positively impact the well-being and happiness of our community.
Situated in Stony Brook, New York, Stony Brook Children’s stands as a pediatric hospital within the Stony Brook University Hospital and Health Sciences Center. Distinguished as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, it holds the unique capability to treat the most critically injured children. The hospital is also equipped with a Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), offering top-tier care for premature and critically ill newborns. Nationally recognized, Stony Brook Children’s delivers high-quality healthcare to children worldwide. With a dedicated team of experienced doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals, the hospital is committed to providing optimal care for children. Our commitment extends to making a positive difference in our community and offering assistance to those in need.
Established in 2013 by a collective of fathers in the Three Village area of Long Island, New York, the Three Village Dad Foundation operates as a non-profit organization with the overarching mission of “making the Three Village area a better place for children and families.” The foundation actively organizes a diverse array of events and programs throughout the year, ranging from annual golf tournaments and toy drives to community service projects and educational programs. Serving as an invaluable resource for fathers and families in the Three Village area, the foundation’s initiatives contribute to enhancing the community’s well-being. We take pride in standing alongside our community, providing support and assistance to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families.
Located in Central Islip, New York, Alfano Elementary School stands as a public institution within the Central Islip School District. Named in honor of Anthony Alfano, a former teacher and principal celebrated for his unwavering dedication to education and commitment to student success, the school caters to students in grades PK-6, boasting an approximate student body of 590. The dedicated staff at Alfano Elementary School is devoted to providing a high-quality education to all students, embodying the school’s motto, “Children Our Future, Diversity Our Strength.” Grateful for the opportunity, we aim to serve as a catalyst for positive change in our community.
Established in 2011 by Deb Haffenreffer and Clay Hutson, Paws of War is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and first responders with disabilities through the provision of service dogs and training. The organization extends its support further by offering veterinary care, mobility assistance, and emotional support to animals rescued from war zones. At the heart of their mission is the commitment to “provide veterans and first responders with the resources they need to live independent and fulfilling lives, and to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need.” It is our privilege to collaboratively work with our community, nurturing a brighter future together.
Pax Christi Hospitality Center operates as a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Father John Pizzarelli, offering emergency shelter and support services to homeless men in Port Jefferson, New York. Motivated by a desire to assist the homeless population, Father Pizzarelli established the center after witnessing a man sleeping on the street. Pax Christi Hospitality Center is committed to providing a secure and supportive environment, facilitating the recovery and empowerment of homeless men through a range of services, educational initiatives, and recreational programs. Our dedication lies in making a meaningful impact on the lives of community members in need.
Established in 2002 by a dedicated group of Baystate Health employees, Wheeling for Healing stands as a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for cancer care and services at Baystate Health. The organization’s annual bike ride, walk, and run, drawing participants from across the region, has raised over $1.5 million since its inception. This event serves as a powerful means of involvement in the fight against cancer, providing crucial support to cancer patients and their families. We take pride in being a source of assistance, enhancing the quality of life within our community.
Established in 1949 by a group of determined Philadelphia doctors, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) operates as a global non-profit organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, offering patient support, and advocating for policies to enhance the lives of individuals affected by blood cancer. Having invested over $1.6 billion in groundbreaking research, LLS has been a trailblazer in developing innovative approaches to blood cancer treatment. Annually, they extend patient support services to over 100,000 individuals with blood cancer and their families, encompassing financial assistance, educational resources, and emotional support. Grateful for the relationships forged within our community, we hold in high regard the trust placed in us.
Located in Smithtown, New York, The Smithtown Performing Arts Center is a cherished non-profit theater with a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1932. Over nine decades, it has stood as a beacon for talented artists, presenting captivating performances ranging from music and plays to movies and musicals. Serving as the cultural heart of Smithtown, the center caters to diverse age groups with a wide array of programming. Beyond compelling main-stage productions, it offers engaging children’s theater, educational classes, dynamic summer camps, and rental opportunities. The trust bestowed upon us by our community is humbling, and our commitment to utilizing our resources to assist those in need remains unwavering.
One Tree Planted, an environmental non-profit charity, follows a simple yet impactful mission: planting one tree for every dollar donated. Since 2014, they have successfully planted over 92.7 million trees in more than 80 countries worldwide. The positive impacts of their work extend to forest restoration, habitat creation for biodiversity, and fostering positive social change. Getting involved with One Tree Planted is accessible through various avenues, including donating, volunteering, and spreading awareness. We are dedicated to making our community better for everyone.
Established in 2016, The World of Pink Foundation operates as a non-profit organization with a dedicated focus on offering comprehensive aftercare for women who have undergone various phases of breast surgery, encompassing mastectomies, lumpectomies, reductions, and augmentations. Committed to aiding women in regaining their confidence and sense of normalcy post-surgery, the foundation provides high-quality aftercare services without any cost to the recipients. We approach our work with passion and an unwavering commitment to creating a positive impact on the lives of others.
EJ’s PJs stands as a heartwarming non-profit organization based in Long Island, New York which was established in 2011 by Patricia Poggi and her three sons, Edward, Jeremy, and Patrick. Their admirable mission centers around the collection of brand-new pajamas for children in need. Since its inception, this compassionate initiative has amassed an impressive count of over 100,000 pajamas. Through strategic partnerships with more than 100 local organizations, including schools, shelters, and social service agencies, EJ’s PJs ensures that the pajamas reach the deserving children who need them the most. Grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our community, we eagerly anticipate the positive impact that the future holds.
Dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and culture of St. James, New York, Celebrate St. James is a non-profit organization wholeheartedly committed to community engagement. Through a diverse range of events, including summer concert series, art exhibits, movie screenings, and family gatherings, they unite the community, fostering a sense of unity and joy. Central to their mission is the preservation of the iconic Calderone Theatre, a historic landmark hosting vaudeville shows, movies, and concerts since its establishment in 1925. Committed to enhancing the well-being of our community, we hold the belief that together, we can successfully achieve this shared goal.
Founded in 1977, the Crime Victims Center (CVC) in Ronkonkoma, NY, operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive support and services to victims of crime. Offering a broad spectrum of services, including 24-hour crisis intervention and support, accompaniment to medical facilities, information, and referrals to essential resources, the CVC plays a pivotal role in uplifting those affected by crime. Being a part of positive change brings us happiness as we actively contribute to impacting lives and fostering a brighter future for our community.
Dedicated to eliminating hunger and reducing food waste on Long Island, Island Harvest stands as a prominent hunger-relief organization. As the largest food bank in the region, they wield significant influence, annually distributing food to over 500,000 individuals. Their comprehensive efforts involve sourcing food from various outlets, including grocery stores, restaurants, and farms. Island Harvest operates impactful programs such as the BackPack Program, ensuring children in need receive nourishment over weekends, and the Healthy Harvest Program, providing fresh produce to families for a healthier, more food-secure community. Our commitment lies in utilizing our resources to assist those in need, contributing to the enhancement of our community.
Scenic America stands as a national initiative with a profound mission to safeguard and restore the scenic beauty of the United States. As a non-profit organization actively engaged in protecting scenic resources since 1972, the program focuses on three main goals: curbing the proliferation of billboards and visual blight, advocating for the preservation and promotion of scenic byways, and championing the cause of scenic communities. In recent years, the program has achieved significant successes, including halting new billboard construction in numerous communities, securing funding for the National Scenic Byways Program, and collaborating with communities to underground utility lines and preserve trees. Our commitment to enhancing the world around us brings us great satisfaction as we actively contribute to positive change.
Established in 1928, The St. James Chamber of Commerce serves as the representative body for businesses in the St. James, New York area. With a membership exceeding 500, the chamber is dedicated to advancing a vibrant business and tourism economy through service, advocacy, networking, and innovation. This mission is achieved through an array of programs and services encompassing business networking, tourism promotion, education, and more. Humbled by the trust bestowed upon us, we are committed to upholding the values that define our dedication to service in the community.
The annual Academy Volleyball Golf Outing & Hall of Fame Dinner is a fundraising event designed to support Academy Volleyball, a non-profit organization offering volleyball training to boys and girls in the Long Island area. This event encompasses a golf tournament, dinner, and a ceremony recognizing inductees into the Academy Volleyball Hall of Fame. The golf tournament, featuring an 18-hole scramble, is complemented by a buffet-style dinner. The Hall of Fame ceremony pays tribute to individuals who have significantly contributed to Academy Volleyball. Participating in the Golf Outing & Hall of Fame Dinner is a fantastic way to endorse a commendable organization while enjoying a day of golf and socializing. We take immense pride in being a driving force for positive change, fostering a more robust and vibrant community.
The TJ Kelly Memorial Scholarship is bestowed upon graduating seniors who exemplify the same qualities as TJ Kelly, showcasing his fervor for swimming, dedication to community service, and commitment to academic excellence. Established by TJ’s family after his passing in 2017, the scholarship is funded through the TJ Kelly Memorial Fund. TJ Kelly, a skilled collegiate swimmer at MIT, was also a devoted volunteer, contributing to organizations like Special Olympics and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Serving as a role model to many, TJ’s untimely demise was a profound loss to his community. Our steadfast commitment to making a positive difference remains unwavering, and we eagerly anticipate the lasting impact of our endeavors.
Situated in St. James, New York, Smithtown High School East stands as a public high school within the Smithtown Central School District, established in 1962. Currently boasting an enrollment of over 1,500 students, the school not only offers a robust academic curriculum but also excels in its athletic program. Competing in the Suffolk County League I, the school’s teams have secured numerous championships. Beyond sports, Smithtown High School East hosts a variety of clubs and activities, including the student government, debate team, drama club, and more. As we move ahead, our shared belief strengthens our confidence that, collectively, we can bring about significant and lasting change.
For more than a century, The Huntington Historical Society has dedicated itself to safeguarding, conserving, and elucidating the history of the Town of Huntington. This remarkable organization captivates and involves individuals of all ages through public education programs, the upkeep of historic properties, an enriching historical gallery, and the presentation of extraordinary exhibits and events. Mercedes-Benz of Huntington has actively sponsored and taken part in several of their events, including the much-anticipated Annual Holiday Historic House Tour. As a group, we express so much gratitude for their unwavering commitment to our community and town.
St.Charles stands as an acute care community hospital located in the Port Jefferson area, focusing on specialized services like Maternal/Child services, Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation. With a rich history spanning over a century, the hospital has garnered acclaim for its award-winning patient care and unwavering dedication to the community. Jim Buzzetta, Dealer Principal at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, has been a longstanding member of the St. Charles Foundation Board. We feels deeply honored to contribute to such a remarkable cause.
Situated in Greenlawn, New York, the Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church is dedicated to sharing the essence and illumination of Christianity with both visitors and the local community. Among their notable events is the Annual Greek Festival, providing neighbors with the pleasure of savoring delightful cuisine, engaging in fun contests, and enjoying each other’s company. Mercedes-Benz of Huntington has had the privilege of sponsoring their Grand Raffle prize in past years, which was a brand-new Mercedes-Benz lease!
The Huntington Arts Council, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to enhancing lives through art. Their mission involves advocating for the significance of art in our community, fostering cultural awareness and education, and celebrating diversity through the cultural resources of Long Island. By showcasing firsthand how art enriches our lives, they have inspired and supported the growth of numerous art organizations and artists. The Huntington Arts Council provides a range of artistic programs, sponsored activities, exhibitions, and various services to cultivate awareness for all. We are fortunate to have contributed to several of their fundraisers and events, and eagerly anticipate a enduring partnership in the years ahead.
The Whaling Museum & Education Center stands as a truly enchanting space that sparks inspiration, captivates, and imparts knowledge to our community about the diverse heritage of whaling and its profound impact on our lives. With a history spanning over 80 years, they are renowned for their imaginative, innovative, and unconventional approaches in narrating the whaling story, especially evident in the multitude of educational programs they provide throughout the year. The museum hosts a broad array of exhibitions, special events, school programs, birthday parties, scout trips, community initiatives, and more. It brings us immense joy to contribute to this organization, assisting them in enlightening lives through their services.
Established in 1985, The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society is dedicated to safeguarding the picturesque and distinctive Huntington Harbor Lighthouse. Their commitment extends to maintaining this historical offshore beacon accessible to the public for tours and educational initiatives, always welcoming new volunteers keen on preserving history. We express profound gratitude for the society’s endeavors and take pride in our support through sponsorships and fundraising. Among their highly anticipated events is the Annual Lighthouse Musicfest, a community highlight, particularly for boating enthusiasts. If you’re inclined to contribute to the society’s growth, there are numerous ways, including donating, volunteering, sponsoring, or spreading the word, offer meaningful ways to participate.
St. Johnland is a non-profit Nursing Center Facility, has been dedicated to delivering exceptional skilled nursing care, comprehensive rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/Dementia care, adult day care, and subacute care for over 150 years. Whether residents are seeking long-term or short-term stays, St. Johnland endeavors to foresee their needs and provide assistance in every possible way. We take pride in supporting this compassionate and vital organization that genuinely prioritizes the well-being of both the community and its residents.
For over 50 years, the Huntington YMCA has been dedicated to serving the children, teens, seniors, and families within our community. Offering a diverse range of programs, including health and fitness programs, child care and education, swimming and fitness classes, children and team parties and programs, summer day camp, and various community events and services, they cater to a broad audience. We take pride in our longstanding support for them, sponsoring events like their Annual YMCA Memorial Day Carnival, their Annual 5K Race, and more!
Pink Aid is on a mission to assist breast cancer patients in navigating treatment with support and dignity. They achieve this by offering screening and financial aid to those in need, as well as empowering breast cancer survivors to heal and inspire others. This exceptional organization demonstrates genuine care, unwavering support, and boundless compassion. Open to donations, we take immense pride in sponsoring their Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. For those eager to support the cause and attend a profoundly moving and inspiring event, we encourage purchasing tickets for their Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, held in both Long Island and Connecticut, where every contribution, no matter how small, makes a significant impact.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is dedicated to advancing cures and prevention methods for pediatric diseases through cutting-edge treatment and research. Having provided treatment to children from every state in the U.S. and around the world, St. Jude ensures that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food, allowing them to focus on their child’s well-being. Pioneering treatments developed at St. Jude have significantly elevated the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to over 80% since the hospital’s inception over 50 years ago. We take pride in contributing to St. Jude in any way possible, supporting this profoundly important cause.
St. Patrick’s School in Huntington is committed to nurturing the growth of our community’s children by fostering an environment where they can learn, serve, lead, and succeed. The school aims to inspire students with essential skills, attitudes, and values while instilling a sense of respect, dignity, and equality for all. By encouraging children to explore their talents and share their gifts, St. Patrick’s School contributes to shaping future leaders. We take great pride in supporting this mission by participating in events such as their Annual Golf Outing, donating auction items for fundraisers, and more!
In 1961, a group of residents in Huntington united with the purpose of aiding neighbors in need and generating funds within the community to support local charities. Evolving into The Townwide Fund of Huntington, this organization has raised over 12 million dollars since its establishment. It remains committed to providing essential support to local health and human service organizations, ensuring they have the resources needed to assist Huntington’s residents. We take great pride in supporting this dedicated team of volunteers, working tirelessly to improve the future of our community one day at a time.
Established in 1952, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk is a non-profit healthcare agency deeply ingrained in the community, dedicated to delivering the highest quality healthcare with a tradition of professional, charitable, and compassionate care. With consistent growth each year, VNSHS conducts over 80,000 home visits, providing care to nearly 2,500 home health care patients and 700 healthcare patients annually. We are committed to supporting their organization in various ways, particularly through sponsoring their major annual fundraiser, the Annual Golf Classic. Many opportunities exist to contribute to VNSHS and help them make a meaningful difference every day.
Established in 1925, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce is committed to addressing the needs of its members through government advocacy, networking, community development, education, and other avenues. Their mission involves fostering economic development, job growth, and an improved quality of life for the Town of Huntington and the entire Long Island community. Mercedes-Benz of Huntington is honored to have maintained membership with the Chamber for over two decades. They actively participate in their numerous networking events, support local businesses they endorse, and sponsor various events, including their major fundraising initiative, The Long Island Fall Festival!
For more than two decades, The East Northport Chamber of Commerce has played a vital role in promoting and championing local businesses and the community. Their multifaceted efforts create a conducive environment for business and living in East Northport. We take immense pride in serving as a Major Sponsor for their premier fundraising event, The East Northport Festival. All proceeds from the festival contribute to enhancing the community, working towards making our town a more vibrant and improved place for all.
The American Cancer Society is committed to eradicating cancer as a significant health issue. With an investment exceeding 5 billion dollars in cancer research since 1946, their efforts continue to expand. Through a multitude of volunteering and fundraising events, the majority of their funds are raised, and they express deep gratitude for their dedicated volunteers and donors. Together, we collectively contribute to making a meaningful difference, and we take great pride in supporting their noble cause.
The LiveOnNY Foundation is dedicated to generating and utilizing charitable contributions to enhance the number of lives saved in New York. Their focus includes raising public awareness and providing medical education on the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. We feel privileged to have contributed to LiveOnNY’s mission, supporting them in providing the extraordinary gift of life.
Since 1941, Northport Nursery School has been a foundation in the community, operating as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides classes for children aged 2 through 5. Functioning as a cooperative preschool, it allows parents to actively participate in their child’s nursery school journey. The school’s distinctive and nurturing environment is fostered by committees and various social events held throughout the year. We take pride in supporting the growth of their school and witnessing the flourishing of their students.
The Huntington Manor Fire District serves Huntington Station, NY, and covers 14 sq. miles of the North Shore of Long Island. The Huntington Manor Fire Department works diligently every day to protect our beautiful North Shore. As a crucial cornerstone of our community, Mercedes-Benz of Huntington takes immense pride in being a consistent sponsor for their annual Fireman’s Fair in recent years, and we couldn’t be more proud to support them as a group.
The Caumsett Foundation collaborates directly with the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, situated near Lloyd Harbor, New York. The foundation is committed to environmental education, low-impact recreation, environmental and historic preservation, as well as the conservation of scenic value. Working closely with NYS Parks, their communities, and residents, they strive to foster support for all things earthly! The Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve will persist in spreading educational information and making strides towards enhancing our unique and historic environment. From sponsoring galas to spreading the word, Competition Auto Group is proud to supportThe Caumsett Foundation in any way we can.
Competiton Automotive Group is delighted to align with the Jewish Business Network (JBN), a Melville Chabad initiative, in a mutual commitment to fostering robust business connections and community impact. As a non-profit organization, JBN brings together Long Island’s CEOs, presidents, and influential business leaders in exclusive settings, emphasizing collaboration, philanthropy, and the exchange of optimal business practices. We appreciate the JBN’s focus on building genuine relationships, enhancing leadership skills, and contributing to the community. We look forward to actively supporting the JBN’s mission and participating in a dynamic network that fosters growth, innovation, and positive change in both the business world and local communities.
St. James Church, located in East Setauket, NY, is a Roman Catholic parish established in 1848 and named after St. James the Greater, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. Renowned for its vibrancy, St. James Church boasts a sizable and engaged community. The parish provides diverse religious and social programs, including Masses, confession, religious education, and social services. Additionally, the church hosts various cultural events, such as concerts, plays, and art exhibits. We appreciate the chance to contribute to our community and create a positive impact in the lives of others.
Angela’s House, established in 1992 by Angela and John DiMarco, is a non-profit organization dedicated to coordinating intricate home care services and offering residential services for medically fragile children. Inspired by their personal journey when their son was diagnosed with a rare medical condition, the DiMarcos founded this organization to provide holistic care and support for families. We feel privileged to be involved in the foundation of our community, contributing to its growth and success.
Saint Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church has been serving the Rockville Centre community since 1906, with the current church building dating back to 1924. Today, it continues to nurture the spiritual growth of families through a vibrant array of religious programs for all ages, including a strong parish school system and adult education. The parish is also devoted to service, providing food, shelter, and support to the needy and advocating for victims of human trafficking. We cherish our role in tending to the needs of our community and are grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those we faithfully serve.
For over 70 years, the Toys for Tots program has carried on the spirit of giving at Christmas. Founded in 1947 by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks, Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them as gifts to less fortunate children through partnerships with local organizations. Going beyond just toys, the program also provides books, clothing, and school supplies to support the needs of children year-round. It is our honor to bring joy to children and make a positive difference in their lives.
The Three Village School District has provided quality education to the villages of Old Field, Poquott, Setauket, and Stony Brook in Suffolk County, New York for decades. Comprised of 11 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school, the district offers excellent academic programs, including gifted and talented, ESL, and special education. Students also thrive through diverse extracurricular activities like sports, clubs, and the arts. With championship-winning athletic teams, Three Village builds well-rounded students in a community-oriented environment. We are grateful to play a role in making our community more honorable and supportive for all students.
The annual Arthur and William J. Pace Memorial Golf Outing has become a cherished tradition in support of Angela’s House. Typically held at the Nissequogue Golf Club, the event raises critical funds to grant Everyday Wishes for those Angela’s House serves. These wishes provide medical supplies, therapeutic equipment, home modifications, respite care, counseling, advocacy and more. Our community comes together at this event, bonded by compassion. We are grateful to play a part in helping the residents of our community, and advancing the health and prosperity of everyone.
The historic St. James Calderone Theatre has been a cultural pillar in its namesake town since first opening in 1925. Built by the Calderone family during the heyday of their movie theater chain, the venue hosted vaudeville, films, and concerts in its early days. In the 1960s, it served as a television studio before falling into decline by the 1980s. Saved from demolition by Celebrate St. James community group, the theater underwent renovation in 1999 and reopened as a premiere space for concerts, theater, and art exhibitions. We feel privileged to utilize our resources in preserving this cherished community treasure. By helping restore the Calderone Theatre’s magnificence, we play a part in enriching the cultural spirit of St. James for generations to come.
Representing Smithtown businesses for over 70 years, the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to economic growth and quality of life since its founding in 1949. With over 800 members, the non-profit Chamber provides invaluable services like networking events, training, advocacy and marketing resources. By bringing businesses together and empowering them with education and connections, the Chamber fosters prosperity. Its efforts continue to keep Smithtown vibrant and successful. We are thankful for our role in our community and the opportunity to uplift both local commerce and the people around us.
For decades, the Port Jefferson Prom has marked a cherished rite of passage for Three Village high school students. Held annually within the decorated walls of Ward Melville High School, it is a night filled with magic. Students come together to celebrate their friendships, dance to lively music, and create memories to carry with them beyond graduation. With flowers, balloons and streamers transforming the school, and the dance floor vibrant with laughter, the Port Jefferson Prom represents all the joy and possibilities of youth. We are honored to support this tradition, which brings the community together to revel in the bright futures of our graduates.
The annual Drive For Drew golf tournament supports a special cause close to our community’s heart. It’s a tournament held each year for Drew, who suffers from the rare nervous system disorder H-ABC. Characterized by progressive damage to the brain and loss of motor control, H-ABC poses daily challenges for anyone it affects. We are grateful for the opportunity and to actively enhance the lives of people so dear to our community.
The Long Island Auto Body Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA) has united those serving the robust vehicle needs of the region for decades. With over 500 independent member shops, LIABRA represents collision repair professionals from Queens to Montauk. These shops service the heavily trafficked highways of Long Island, repairing approximately 250,000 cars each year. Since 1965, the trade association has promoted growth and expertise within the auto body field. LIABRA also gives back by raising funds for local charities, families in need and scholarships. We are grateful for the opportunity to support this organization, which cares for both vehicles and community. By helping LIABRA empower local businesses, we aim to drive positive change across Long Island.
Since 1954, Temple Sinai of Massapequa has been a welcoming spiritual home for Long Island’s Reform Jewish community. Founded by progressive families seeking inclusivity, the modern synagogue building houses a sanctuary, hall, and classrooms. Temple Sinai engages its congregation through Shabbat services, adult education, youth programs, and cultural activities. The synagogue also advances social justice through on-site organizations focused on service and activism. For over 60 years, Temple Sinai has positively impacted lives through its caring, forward-thinking approach. We feel honored to help strengthen this special congregation as it continues its mission of unity and empowerment.
The Long Island Professional Horsemen’s Association (LIPHA) has served as a pillar of support for equestrian communities across Long Island. Founded in 1947 as one of sixteen nationwide PHA chapters, LIPHA strives to advance the sport of horses through educational offerings, scholarships and member support. By providing point classes in 21 divisions for year-end awards, the non-profit works to continuously raise the quality of local horse shows. LIPHA also connects Long Island riders and trainers through camaraderie and shared passion for equestrian sport. We feel privileged to assist this organization as it continues its mission to nurture the rich equestrian heritage of Long Island.
At Competition Auto Group, our dedication to the Long Island and St. James communities goes beyond automotive excellence. We are proud to actively engage in community involvement across towns like Smithtown, Huntington, Northport, and more, supporting organizations and causes that make a positive impact on the lives of individuals in our region.
From longstanding partnerships with local charities like For Our Friends Dog Rescue and Help Mrs. Claus to supporting healthcare providers such as Stony Brook Cancer Center and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, we strive to contribute to the well-being of our community. Our commitment extends to educational initiatives, cultural institutions, and non-profit organizations that play a vital role in shaping the vibrant tapestry of Long Island.
As we continue to drive positive change, we invite you to join us in our mission to create a stronger, more connected community. Together, let’s build a legacy of impact and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.