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Competition Automotive Group

In The Community

Deeply rooted in the Long Island and St. James community, Competition Auto Group understands the true importance of community involvement and giving back. The entire Buzzetta Family dedicates an extraordinary amount of time getting involved in any way they can. Whether it is donating gifts to raffles, giving to charities, taking pride in our recycling efforts, sponsoring events, or supporting local businesses, they are completely dedicated to the organizations they support and hope to continue to build these everlasting relationships for years to come.

Organizations We Support

Alternatives For Children

Alternatives for Children (AFC) stands as a non-profit entity, dedicated to offering a range of essential services to children with disabilities and their typically developing peers on Long Island. Since its establishment in 1988, AFC has been committed to providing early intervention, preschool special education, and child daycare services. Their approach encompasses both integrated and self-contained preschool classes, ensuring a diverse and inclusive environment for all. AFC’s primary mission revolves around delivering top-notch, comprehensive, and personalized services that foster the growth and learning of children with disabilities and their families. We are honored to be able to support our local community and make a difference.

Stony Brook Fire Department

The Stony Brook Fire Department is a group of volunteer firefighters, proudly serving the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York. Since its inception in 1907, the department has grown to include over 100 devoted and active members. Their noble responsibility entails promptly responding to fire, medical, and rescue calls throughout the town, ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents. They operate from two strategically located fire stations, Station 1 on Main Street in Stony Brook and Station 2 on Stony Brook Road in Setauket, the department is well-equipped to handle emergencies efficiently. It’s our privilege to serve and support our community’s well-being.

Empire State Ride To End Cancer

 The Empire State Ride to End Cancer is an inspiring and remarkable event, spanning seven days and covering over 500 miles of scenic terrain from Staten Island to Niagara Falls. This extraordinary bike ride is organized by the esteemed Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, a renowned institution at the forefront of cancer research and treatment in Buffalo, New York. Year after year, the Empire State Ride draws in a diverse and passionate community of participants, with thousands of people joining in from all corners of the world. The age range of riders spans from 18 to 80, showcasing the event’s inclusivity and appeal to people of all generations. We are delighted to extend our support and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

St. Patrick’s Church

The Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, NY, stands as a vibrant and historic parish, tracing its roots back to 1848, making it the oldest Catholic church in the area. Embracing a large and active community, the church serves as a spiritual home for many. Central to its mission, the Church of St. Patrick offers a diverse range of religious and social programming to cater to the needs of its congregation. Regular Masses and confession provide opportunities for spiritual growth and reflection, while religious education helps foster a deeper understanding of the faith. We are thankful for the chance to be a part of our community’s growth and prosperity.

The Paige Elizabeth Keely Foundation

The Paige Elizabeth Keely Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2018 by Gina Keely, driven by the loving memory of her daughter, Paige. At the age of 6, Paige tragically lost her life due to an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain. Fueled by this devastating loss, the foundation’s core mission centers on increasing awareness of AVMs and advocating for early detection. With a heartfelt commitment to effecting positive change in the lives of those impacted by AVMs, the foundation actively works to shed light on this condition’s importance and the urgency of early identification. We are proud to play an active role in supporting and empowering our community.

The Ballet Foundation

The Ballet Foundation is deeply devoted to enhancing and democratizing the world of ballet, making it accessible to the community, patrons, and dancers alike. To achieve this mission, the foundation places a strong emphasis on providing top-tier training, performance opportunities, and personalized coaching to dedicated ballet students. A distinguishing aspect of the Ballet Foundation’s approach is its commitment to fostering young lives through the discipline that the arts, particularly ballet, instill, all within the nurturing environment of Christian values. We are honored to contribute to the betterment of our community and the people within it.

Stony Brook Cancer Center

The Stony Brook Cancer Center, situated in Stony Brook, New York, is a prestigious National Cancer Institute facility. As an integral part of Stony Brook Medicine, the center holds a prominent position as Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Dedicating its efforts to combat cancer comprehensively, the center hosts several research programs focused on pioneering advancements in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Renowned for its excellence, the cancer center has earned accolades and recognition from U.S. News & World Report, consistently ranking among the top cancer centers in the United States. Such recognition underscores the center’s unwavering commitment to providing outstanding care and groundbreaking research in the fight against cancer. It brings us great joy to be able to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Hecksher Museum of Art boasts an impressive art collection that encompasses five centuries of artistic expression, featuring a diverse array of European and American paintings, as well as captivating works created by local artists from Long Island. As a cultural gem, the museum warmly welcomes visitors throughout the year, providing a rich selection of programs and events to engage art enthusiasts of all ages. With a commitment to nurturing artistic appreciation and skills, the museum offers an array of art classes, lectures, and engaging family workshops, creating a vibrant space for learning, exploration, and creativity. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and provide the help they require.

For Our Friends Dog Rescue

For Our Friends Rescue is a non-profit organization driven by a passionate team of volunteers, fully committed to rescuing dogs facing urgent and vulnerable situations in the NYC/Long Island area. Their heartfelt mission revolves around providing a lifeline to dogs in need, including strays, owner surrenders, and those at risk within municipal shelters. Since its founding, For Our Friends Rescue has made an incredible impact, rescuing and saving the lives of over 10,000 dogs. This remarkable achievement underscores their unwavering dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of these beloved animals. We feel privileged to be able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we assist.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a heartwarming non-profit organization dedicated to providing a comforting refuge for families with seriously ill children. Their mission revolves around offering “a home away from home” where families can find solace and support during challenging times. With a global presence, RMHC operates over 380 Ronald McDonald Houses and 265 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across 60 countries and regions. The houses are thoughtfully located in close proximity to children’s hospitals, ensuring that families can stay in close proximity to their sick child while they receive vital medical treatment. We sincerely appreciate the trust placed in us to provide assistance and support to our community.

Long Island Cares

Long Island Cares, Inc. is a commendable non-profit organization, offering crucial aid to individuals in need across Long Island. Established in 1980 by the renowned singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, the organization’s primary focus is to provide food and essential items to those facing hardships in the community. Through their efforts, Long Island Cares has made a remarkable impact, distributing over 1 billion pounds of food and essential supplies to more than 2 million people in need. We are thankful for the chance to positively impact the lives of individuals in our community.

Angels of Long Island

Angels of Long Island is a non-profit organization that provides supplemental support and resources to people who are struggling through a crisis. The organization was founded in 2015 by Debbie Loesch, who wanted to help people in need in her community. They provide a variety of services, including: a food pantry, clothing closets, baby supplies, financial assistance, and more. We are honored to contribute to the growth and success of our community through our assistance.

Help Mrs. Claus

Help Mrs. Claus is a non-profit organization that spreads the spirit of Christmas joy to underprivileged children in New York City. Founded in 2010 by Jennifer Scully, the organization’s core mission centers on providing heartfelt Christmas gifts to children facing challenging circumstances, ensuring they experience a happy and memorable holiday season. Throughout the year, Help Mrs. Claus receives heartfelt letters from children living in poverty or facing various hardships. These touching messages serve as a call for assistance, and the organization steps in to make their holiday dreams come true. The organization then matches these children with compassionate volunteers, who take it upon themselves to shop for and beautifully wrap the gifts. It is our pleasure to be a reliable partner and offer support to our community whenever possible.

Smithtown Children’s Foundation

The Smithtown Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization with a strong commitment to supporting families living within the boundaries of the Smithtown School District. Established in 2008 by a dedicated group of local parents, the foundation’s central mission revolves around providing both financial and emotional aid to families facing challenging circumstances. Recognizing the importance of helping families in need, the foundation extends its support in various meaningful ways. Financial assistance serves as a lifeline during times of crisis, providing much-needed relief to families grappling with economic hardships. Additionally, the foundation offers valuable emotional support, ensuring that families do not face their challenges alone and providing a sense of solidarity and understanding. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with our community and create positive change.

Smithtown Historical Society

The Smithtown Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Smithtown, New York’s rich history. Since its establishment in 1955, the society has remained steadfast in its mission to safeguard the town’s heritage, providing a vital link to the past for present and future generations. Located in the historically significant Roseneath Cottage, built in 1845, the society serves as a beacon of cultural heritage and knowledge, offering an array of invaluable programs and services. Through captivating exhibitions, individuals can delve into the intricate tapestry of Smithtown’s past, gaining insights into its evolution and unique identity. We value the relationships we have built with our community members and strive to support them in any way we can.

Sweet Briar Nature Center

Sweet Briar Nature Center in Smithtown, New York, encompasses 54 acres of natural beauty, home to diverse plant and animal species. Their educational programs cater to all ages, offering school trips, summer camps, and workshops. They also run a compassionate wildlife rehabilitation program, nursing injured animals back to health for eventual release. The center’s attractions include a butterfly garden, nature play area, and an art center, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in nature’s wonders and foster a deeper appreciation for our environment. It brings us joy to see the positive impact we can make by extending a helping hand to our community.

The Guide Dog Foundation

The Guide Dog Foundation, headquartered in Smithtown, New York, is a remarkable non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people who are blind or have low vision. Since its founding in 1946, the foundation has made an extraordinary impact by providing guide dogs and specialized training to those in need. With an impressive track record of over 70,000 trained and placed guide dogs, they have empowered individuals to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Through a wide range of programs and services, the Guide Dog Foundation offers comprehensive support to its beneficiaries. Guide dog training equips recipients with invaluable skills, while their puppy-raising program ensures the development of future guide dogs. Financial assistance, along with awareness-raising initiatives, further strengthens their commitment to transforming lives. We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the well-being and happiness of our community.

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is a renowned pediatric hospital located in Stony Brook, New York, operating within the prestigious Stony Brook University Hospital and Health Sciences Center. With its Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center designation, the hospital plays a pivotal role as the sole facility in Suffolk County equipped to provide critical care to the most severely injured children. Complementing its critical care capabilities, Stony Brook Children’s boasts a Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), offering top-tier care to premature and critically ill newborns. This advanced level of care represents one of the highest standards available, ensuring the best chances of recovery and wellness for these vulnerable infants. We are committed to making a difference in our community and providing assistance to those in need.

Three Village Dad Foundation

The Three Village Dad Foundation, established in 2013 by a group of dedicated fathers in the Three Village area of Long Island, New York, is a remarkable non-profit organization with a clear mission: “make the Three Village area a better place for children and families.” Throughout the year, the foundation hosts a range of impactful events and programs, including annual golf tournaments, toy drives, community service projects, and educational initiatives. Their commitment to serving fathers and families in the community is evident through the diverse programs and services they provide. By fostering a sense of community, the foundation creates a supportive environment for children and families, encouraging positive growth and development. We are honored to stand alongside our community, offering support and assistance.

Alfano Elementary School

Alfano Elementary School, situated in Central Islip, New York, and belonging to the Central Islip School District, pays tribute to the legacy of Anthony Alfano, a former esteemed teacher and principal in the district. Renowned for his unwavering dedication to education and his passion for nurturing student success, his name adorns this cherished institution. Catering to students from Pre-K to 6th grade, the school welcomes approximately 590 young learners into its vibrant community. The school’s committed staff shares a common goal of providing a high-quality education, ensuring that every student is given the tools and opportunities to thrive academically and personally. We are thankful for the opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change in our community.

Paws of War

Paws of War is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by Deb Haffenreffer and Clay Hutson, is committed to supporting veterans and first responders with disabilities. Their mission centers on providing these individuals with service dogs and comprehensive training, empowering them to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Beyond their dedication to assisting veterans and first responders, Paws of War extends its nurturing efforts to animals that have endured the harsh realities of war zones. Through rescue and rehabilitation, the organization offers veterinary care, mobility assistance, and emotional support to these animals, providing them with a second chance at life. We are grateful for the support of our community, and we are committed to continuing our work to make a positive impact.

Pax Christi Hospitality Center

Pax Christi Hospitality Center is a compassionate non-profit organization based in Port Jefferson, New York, extends a lifeline to homeless men in need. Established in 1995 by Father John Pizzarelli, a dedicated Catholic priest moved by a homeless man sleeping on the street, the center offers vital emergency shelter and support services. In their commitment to making a difference, the center provides a safe and nurturing environment for homeless men to rebuild their lives. Offering a comprehensive range of services, educational opportunities, and recreational programs, Pax Christi Hospitality Center aims to empower these individuals, helping them find their way toward stability and independence. We are dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the lives of our community members.

Wheeling for Healing

Wheeling for Healing is a dedicated non-profit organization with a heartfelt mission to support cancer care and services at Baystate Health. Founded in 2002 by compassionate Baystate Health employees, the organization aims to make a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients and their families. Their annual bike ride, walk, and run event serves as a powerful platform, drawing thousands of participants from across the region. Through this spirited event, Wheeling for Healing has successfully raised over $1.5 million since its inception, channeling these funds towards crucial cancer care and services. We are proud to be a source of assistance, enhancing the quality of life in our community.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) stands as a global non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of individuals affected by blood cancer. Established in 1949 by determined Philadelphia doctors seeking a cure for leukemia, LLS remains at the forefront of blood cancer research, patient support, and advocacy for improved policies. Throughout its journey, LLS has contributed over $1.6 billion to groundbreaking research, pioneering innovative approaches to blood cancer treatment that continue to shape the field today. Their unwavering commitment to research has driven significant advancements, bringing hope to countless patients and their families. We are grateful for the relationships we have built within our community and the trust bestowed upon us.

EJ’s PJ’s Pajama Drive

EJ’s PJs is a local Long Island non-profit organization that has been spreading love and acceptance through donation drives since 2011. Founded by Patricia Poggi and her three sons, Edward, Patrick, and Jeremy, the organization’s selfless dedication shines bright as they make every day an opportunity to bring joy and comfort, especially during the holidays. Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, as well as all of our sister stores: Competition INFINITI, Competition BMW, Competition Subaru of Smithtown, and Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown are immensely proud to have the opportunity to collect donations for EJ’s PJs almost every single year!

 

The Smithtown Performing Arts Center

The Smithtown Performing Arts Center is a cherished non-profit theater in Smithtown, New York. It has been an esteemed cultural hub since its founding in 1932. With a rich history spanning over 90 years, it has been a platform for talented artists, hosting an array of music performances, plays, movies, musicals, and more. At the heart of Smithtown’s cultural life, the center caters to diverse audiences of all ages through its wide variety of programming. Beyond captivating main stage productions, they offer children’s theater, educational classes, engaging summer camps, and rental opportunities. We are humbled by the trust that our community has placed in us, and we are committed to using our resources to help those in need.

 

One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a non-profit environmental charity with a powerful mission: to plant one tree for every dollar donated. Since its inception in 2014, they have already planted an astounding 92.7 million trees across more than 80 countries worldwide. Their impactful efforts extend far beyond the act of planting trees, as they contribute to restoring forests, creating vital habitats for biodiversity, and fostering positive social change. One Tree Planted offers a variety of avenues for individuals to get involved and make a difference. By donating, volunteering, or spreading the word, anyone can actively support their cause and contribute to the collective effort of preserving our planet’s precious ecosystems. We are dedicated to making our community a better place for everyone.

World of Pink Foundation

The World of Pink Foundation, established in 2016, is a non-profit organization with a profound mission: to offer comprehensive aftercare for women who have undergone various breast surgeries, such as mastectomies, lumpectomies, reduction, and augmentation. Recognizing the emotional and physical challenges that follow such procedures, the foundation is dedicated to empowering women to regain their confidence and sense of normalcy. Through their invaluable services, the World of Pink Foundation provides high-quality aftercare at no cost to women, ensuring that financial barriers do not hinder access to essential support. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

The Caumsett Foundation

The Caumsett Foundation partners closely with the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, situated near Lloyd Harbor, New York, to champion a range of vital initiatives. Their dedication lies in promoting environmental education, low-impact recreation, preservation of both the environment and its rich history, and the conservation of scenic beauty. Collaborating with NYS Parks, local communities, and residents, the foundation strives to garner support and appreciation for the Earth and its treasures. Together, they aim to disseminate educational resources and work towards further enriching the distinct and historic environment within the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve. From sponsoring galas to spreading the word, Competition Auto Group is proud to support the Caumsett Foundation in any way we can.

 

Celebrate St. James

Celebrate St. James is a non-profit organization with a mission close to the hearts of the St. James, New York community. Their unwavering dedication centers on promoting and preserving the rich history and vibrant culture of this beloved locality. Throughout the year, Celebrate St. James orchestrates a diverse array of events that appeal to all ages and interests. From a delightful summer concert series and captivating art exhibits to engaging movie screenings and inclusive family events, their calendar is brimming with opportunities to celebrate and embrace the essence of St. James. We are committed to making our community a better place for everyone and we are confident that we can achieve this goal together.

Huntington Manor Fire Department

The Huntington Manor Fire District is dedicated to serving and protecting the community of Huntington Station, NY, covering an area of 14 sq. miles along the picturesque North Shore of Long Island. The devoted members of the Huntington Manor Fire Department work tirelessly, day and night, to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents they serve. Their commitment to safeguarding the community and responding to emergencies makes them an indispensable and valued asset to the area. As an extremely important asset of our community, Mercedes-Benz of Huntington takes immense pride in being an active sponsor for their yearly Fireman’s Fair in previous years.

Northport Nursery School

Northport Nursery School has been a cherished non-profit, non-sectarian institution since 1941, providing a nurturing environment for children aged 2 through 5. Their cooperative approach actively involves parents, creating a close-knit community that supports each child’s development. Through various committees and social events, they foster a strong bond among families and educators, nurturing a sense of belonging and collaboration. With a commitment to each child’s well-being, Northport Nursery School creates a safe, loving space where children can thrive and explore. As supporters, we are proud to contribute to their success, knowing our involvement helps shape bright futures for young learners, instilling a love of learning and preparing them for a lifetime of achievement.

LiveOnNY Foundation

The LiveOnNY Foundation is a dedicated organization with a profound mission to make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers through the power of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Through their efforts, they aim to raise and deploy charitable contributions that directly impact the number of lives saved in the state. At the core of their work is public awareness and medical education, which serve as vital tools to promote the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ and tissue donation. By increasing awareness about the importance of donation, they seek to inspire individuals and communities to become advocates for this critical cause. We’re honored to have helped contribute to LiveOnNY’s mission and help them provide the greatest gift of all, the gift of life.

Crime Victims Center

The Crime Victims Center (CVC) in Ronkonkoma, NY, is a non-profit organization founded in 1977, dedicated to providing extensive support and services to victims of crime. Their wide range of services includes 24-hour crisis intervention and support, medical facility accompaniment, information and referrals to essential resources, and more. We are thrilled to be part of this positive change, impacting lives and fostering a brighter future for our community.

 

Island Harvest

Island Harvest is a dedicated hunger-relief organization on Long Island which strives to combat hunger and reduce food waste in the region. As the largest food bank in the area, they play a crucial role in ensuring that food reaches those in need. Each year, Island Harvest distributes food to an impressive 500,000 individuals, providing essential support to a vast number of people facing food insecurity. Their efforts encompass collecting food from various sources, including grocery stores, restaurants, and farms, effectively redirecting surplus food to where it is most needed. We are committed to using our resources to help those in need and to make our community a better place for everyone.

Scenic America

Scenic America is a non-profit organization with a national initiative to protect and restore America’s scenic beauty since 1972. Their program focuses on reducing billboards and visual blight, promoting scenic byways, and championing scenic communities. They have achieved significant successes, stopping new billboard construction in many communities, securing funding for the National Scenic Byways Program, and assisting in undergrounding utility lines and protecting trees. Our goal is to contribute positively to the world around us, and we take great pride in supporting Scenic America’s efforts.

St. James Chamber of Commerce

The St. James Chamber of Commerce, established in 1928, serves as an advocate for businesses in the St. James, New York region. With over 500 members, their mission is to boost the local business and tourism economy through service, advocacy, networking, and innovation. The chamber organizes various initiatives, such as business networking opportunities, tourism promotion, educational programs, and more. Their dedication to serving the community is a privilege we deeply appreciate, and we aim to support their values and commitment to service.

 

Academy Volleyball Golf Outing & Hall of Fame Dinner

The Academy Volleyball Golf Outing & Hall of Fame Dinner is an annual event that raises funds for Academy Volleyball, a non-profit organization that provides volleyball training and instruction to boys and girls in the Long Island area. The event includes a golf tournament, dinner, and a ceremony honoring inductees into the Academy Volleyball Hall of Fame. The tournament is a 18-hole scramble, followed by a buffet-style dinner. The Hall of Fame ceremony recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to Academy Volleyball. This event serves as a wonderful opportunity to support a great organization and enjoy a day of golf and camaraderie. We are honored to be part of the positive change and contribute to a stronger and more vibrant community.

 

TJ Kelly Memorial Scholarship

The TJ Kelly Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to graduating seniors who exemplify the qualities of TJ Kelly, such as a passion for swimming, dedication to community service, and commitment to academic excellence. This scholarship is made possible through the TJ Kelly Memorial Fund, established by TJ’s family following his passing in 2017. TJ was an accomplished swimmer who competed at MIT in college and was deeply involved in volunteer work with Special Olympics and Make-A-Wish Foundation. His impact on young people and the community was profound. We are devoted to making a positive impact and are eager to witness the lasting effects of our efforts.

Smithtown High School East

Smithtown High School East is located in St. James, New York. It is a public high school and part of the Smithtown Central School District. Established in 1962, it currently serves over 1,500 students. Alongside its academic curriculum, the school boasts a robust athletic program, with teams competing in the Suffolk County League I and achieving numerous championships. Smithtown High School East also fosters a vibrant extracurricular environment, offering diverse clubs and activities, such as student government, debate, drama, and more. Together, we are driven by the belief that our collective efforts can lead to significant and lasting positive change.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society has been at the forefront of the fight against cancer, working tirelessly to eliminate the devastating disease. Since its establishment in 1946, they have made a significant impact by investing over 5 billion dollars in cancer research, driving advancements in treatment, prevention, and support for patients and their families. Central to their mission are the dedicated volunteers and generous donors who stand united in the fight against cancer. Through a wide array of volunteering and fundraising events, the American Cancer Society raises crucial funds that fuel their ongoing efforts in research, patient support, and education. Together, we are all making a difference together, and we couldn’t be more proud to support them.

The East Northport Chamber of Commerce

For more than two decades, the East Northport Chamber of Commerce has been a driving force in promoting and bolstering local businesses and their community. Their multifaceted approach encompasses a range of initiatives that contribute to creating a favorable environment for both commerce and residential living in East Northport. Through their diverse roles, the Chamber actively fosters a positive climate for conducting business and living in the area. Their advocacy efforts, community engagement, and support for local businesses all play a pivotal role in enhancing the economic vitality and overall well-being of East Northport.

St. James Church

St. James Church is a Roman Catholic parish in East Setauket, NY which stands as a testament to its rich history since its founding in 1848. Named after St. James the Greater, a revered Apostle of Jesus Christ, the church exudes a vibrant atmosphere, embracing a large and active community. At the heart of its mission, St. James Church offers an array of religious and social programming to cater to the diverse needs of its congregation. Regular Masses and confession provide spiritual nourishment, while religious education fosters growth in faith and understanding. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community and make a difference in the lives of others.

Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce

With a history dating back to 1925, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce has been a steadfast advocate for its members, striving to fulfill their needs and aspirations. Through a diverse range of initiatives, the Chamber is committed to fostering a thriving business environment and creating a stronger sense of community. One of our stores, Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, is extremely proud to have been a member of the Chamber for over 20 years now, and we absolutely love attending their variety of networking events, supporting local businesses they introduce, and sponsoring a number of their events, most notably their largest fundraising event, The Long Island Fall Festival!

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk

Since its founding in 1952, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk has remained deeply connected to the community it serves, embodying a steadfast commitment to providing exceptional health care with a compassionate and charitable spirit. Over the years, they have continued to expand its reach and impact, making an impressive 80,000 home visits annually and caring for nearly 2,500 home healthcare patients and 700 healthcare patients each year. There’s many opportunities to support them and help them make a difference every day.

 

Angela’s House

Angela’s House is a heartwarming non-profit organization that offers vital coordination of complex home care services and residential care for medically fragile children. Founded in 1992 by Angela and John DiMarco, who drew inspiration from their own son’s diagnosis of a rare medical condition, the organization has since been a beacon of hope and support for families facing similar challenges. At the core of their mission, Angela’s House provides compassionate and comprehensive care, ensuring that medically fragile children receive the specialized attention and services they require to thrive. Their dedication extends beyond the children themselves, as they actively support and uplift families during these difficult times. We are honored to be a part of the foundation of our community and to contribute to its growth and success.

 

Saint Catherine of Sienna

Saint Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church is a historic parish church nestled in Rockville Centre. With its origins dating back to 1906, the present-day church building was erected in 1924, showcasing its rich heritage. Embracing a vibrant parish community, Saint Catherine of Sienna offers a diverse range of religious and social programs to cater to the needs of its congregation. With a strong school system, the church places great emphasis on education, nurturing young minds in both academics and faith. Additionally, they extend their commitment to lifelong learning through adult education programs, ensuring that individuals can continue to deepen their understanding of their faith. We feel privileged to be able to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

The Townwide Fund of Huntington

Founded with a shared vision of helping those in need within the community, The Townwide Fund of Huntington has been a pillar of support for local charities since its establishment in 1961. Through unwavering dedication and the collective efforts of caring Huntington residents, the fund has raised an impressive sum of over 12 million dollars to date. Their remarkable achievements have empowered them to provide vital assistance to numerous local health and human service organizations, ensuring that these crucial entities have the necessary resources to aid the residents of Huntington. We are incredibly proud to help such a passionate team of volunteers who are dedicated to helping others and improving the future of our community one day at a time.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a program organized by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, dedicated to bringing joy to children during the holiday season. Established in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, a reservist with a compassionate vision, the program aims to ensure that every child experiences the magic of Christmas, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. The program operates by collecting new, unwrapped toys from generous donors, and then distributing these gifts to children in need through a network of local organizations. Through this powerful initiative, Toys for Tots brings smiles to the faces of countless children, brightening their Christmas celebrations. We are grateful for the support of our community and we are committed to continuing our work to make a difference.

 

St. Patrick’s School

St. Patrick’s School in Huntington embodies a profound commitment to nurturing the young minds of our community. With a dedication to fostering academic excellence and personal growth, the school endeavors to empower each student with essential skills, attitudes, and values. We’re always proud to help our future leaders and support St. Patrick’s School in any way we can, such as supporting their Annual Golf Outing, donating auction items for various fundraisers, and more!

 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital stands as a beacon of hope and healing for children facing diseases. Their unwavering commitment to advancing cures and preventive measures through groundbreaking research and compassionate treatment has touched the lives of children from all corners of the globe. One of the most remarkable aspects of St. Jude’s mission is their dedication to ensuring that families can solely focus on their child’s well-being. With an extraordinary commitment to care, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food. This compassionate approach allows parents to devote their energy to supporting their child’s journey towards recovery. We’re proud to contribute to St. Jude in any way we can to support such an incredibily important cause.

Pink Aid

Pink Aid is an exceptional organization with a mission to offer unwavering support and dignity to breast cancer patients throughout their treatment journey. Their dedication shines through in providing crucial screening and financial assistance to those in need, ensuring that no one faces this challenging road alone. Moreover, they empower breast cancer survivors to heal by fostering a sense of community and inspiring others with their stories of resilience. Pink Aid’s commitment to caring, supporting, and providing boundless compassion has touched the lives of countless individuals, making a remarkable difference in their battle against breast cancer. Their work is driven by a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by this disease, guiding them towards a path of hope and strength.

The YMCA

For over 50 years, The Huntington YMCA has been a cornerstone of support and enrichment for children, teens, seniors, and families within our community. Their commitment to fostering health, well-being, and a sense of belonging is evident through a diverse range of programs tailored to meet the needs of all. From health and fitness initiatives that empower individuals to lead active, balanced lives, to comprehensive child care and education services that nurture young minds, The Huntington YMCA strives to create a nurturing environment for growth and development. We’re been proud to support them for many years now by sponsoring their Annual YMCA Memorial Day Carnival, their Annual 5K Race, and more!

The Society of St. Johnland

St. Johnland is a distinguished not-for-profit Nursing Center Facility, has been a beacon of compassionate care for over 150 years. Their commitment to providing residents with the highest level of excellence in skilled nursing care and rehabilitation, along with specialized Alzheimer’s/Dementia care, adult day care, and subacute care, is truly commendable. For residents seeking both long-term and short-term stays, St. Johnland stands ready to anticipate and meet their every need. The team’s unwavering dedication ensures that each individual receives personalized attention and support to enhance their well-being and quality of life. We’re proud to support such a caring and important organization that truly cares about their community and their residents.

 

Three Village School District

The Three Village School District, situated in Suffolk County, New York, proudly serves the vibrant villages of Old Field, Poquott, Setauket, and Stony Brook. As a comprehensive public school district, it encompasses 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, providing a diverse and inclusive learning environment for its students. The district takes pride in its commitment to meeting the unique needs of its students, offering a range of specialized programs. These include a gifted and talented program to nurture the potential of high-achieving students, an English as a second language program to support language learners, and a special education program to ensure that all students receive the necessary support. We are committed to using our resources to help those in need and to make our community a more just and equitable place.

Arthur and William J. Pace Memorial Golf Outing

The Arthur and William J. Pace Memorial Golf Outing is an annual event dedicated to supporting Angela’s House, a non-profit organization that provides crucial care and services for medically fragile children. Held at the picturesque Nissequogue Golf Club, the event serves as a meaningful way to raise funds to fulfill “Everyday Wishes” for the children and families in need. Through generous contributions, the event aims to provide essential resources, such as medical supplies, therapeutic equipment, assistive technology, and home modifications, among others. These vital provisions play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for medically fragile children and easing the burdens faced by their families. We take great pride in playing a role in the advancement and prosperity of our community.

The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society

The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, established in 1985, stands as a steadfast guardian of the picturesque and distinctive Huntington Harbor Lighthouse. Committed to its preservation, this society works tirelessly to ensure that this historical off-shore beacon remains accessible to the public for enlightening tours and educational services. With open arms, they welcome new volunteers who share a passion for preserving history and protecting this precious landmark. The society’s unwavering dedication to preserving the lighthouse is met with immense gratitude and support from the community. Through sponsorships and fundraising efforts, the community proudly stands alongside them in their mission to safeguard this iconic structure for generations to come. If you’re interested in helping this society grow, there’s many ways to help such as donating, volunteering, sponsoring, or just spreading the word.

St. James Calderone Theatre

The St. James Calderone Theatre nestled in St. James, New York, is a cherished landmark with a remarkable past. Built in 1925 by the Calderone family, who owned a chain of movie theaters, the theater quickly became a vibrant hub for entertainment, hosting an array of performances, including vaudeville shows, movies, and concerts. During the 1960s, the theater found a new purpose as a television studio for the local CBS affiliate, adding to its colorful legacy. However, as the years passed, the Calderone Theatre fell into disrepair, facing the threat of demolition in the 1980s. We are honored to be able to use our skills and connections to help others and to make our community a better place.

Smithtown Chamber of Commerce

The Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, a respected non-profit organization, stands as a powerful advocate for businesses in the Smithtown area. Established in 1949, the Chamber has grown to include over 800 members, all united in their commitment to foster economic development and enhance the community’s quality of life. At the core of their mission lies a comprehensive range of services tailored to benefit their members. By offering networking opportunities, education and training initiatives, and a platform for advocacy, the Chamber actively supports businesses in their growth and success. Additionally, their marketing efforts further bolster visibility and outreach, contributing to the vitality of the local economy. We are grateful for the opportunity to uplift and empower within our community.

Port Jefferson Prom

The Port Jefferson Prom is a cherished tradition for high school students in the Three Village School District, marks a significant rite of passage in their lives. This unforgettable night offers an opportunity to celebrate with friends, dance to their heart’s content, and create cherished memories that will endure for a lifetime. Held at the renowned Ward Melville High School on Long Island, New York, the event transforms the school into a magical wonderland. Adorned with vibrant flowers, colorful balloons, and delightful streamers, the venue sets the stage for an enchanting evening. We are grateful for the support of our community and we are committed to continuing our work to make Long Island a better place.

Drive For Drew

Drive For Drew is an annual tournament held in honor of Drew, a courageous individual who battles with H-ABCHypomyelination with atrophy of the basal ganglia and cerebellum. H-ABC is a rare and devastating genetic disorder that leads to progressive damage to the nervous system. Through the Drive For Drew tournament, friends, family, and community members come together to show their unwavering support and love for Drew, raising awareness about H-ABC and its impact on individuals and their families. It is a privilege for us to actively participate in enhancing the lives of those in our community.

Long Island Auto Body Repairmen’s Association

Long Island Auto Body Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA) stands as a reputable trade association, uniting collision repair professionals across New York State. In a region renowned for its bustling motoring activities, LIABRA’s influence extends far and wide, with over 500 independent shops dedicated to repairing a remarkable quarter of a million automobiles each year. Spanning from the Queens border along both the north and south shores of Nassau and Suffolk Counties to the scenic landscapes of Montauk, LIABRA’s extensive network of member shops underscores their commitment to providing reliable and high-quality collision repair services. We deeply appreciate the chance to bring about positive change in the lives of individuals we serve.

Temple Sinai of Massapequa

Temple Sinai of Massapequa is a welcoming Reform synagogue nestled in East Massapequa, New York which boasts a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1954. Born from the vision of a group of families striving for inclusivity and progressiveness within the Jewish community, the temple has since become a vibrant and thriving spiritual hub. The modern structure houses a spacious sanctuary, a warm and inviting social hall, and various classrooms, providing an ideal setting for worship, learning, and community gatherings. Temple Sinai offers a diverse array of religious and cultural programming to cater to the needs of its members. From uplifting Shabbat services to engaging adult education classes and inspiring youth programs, the temple fosters a deep sense of connection and growth within its congregation. We consider it a true honor to be able to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us.

The Long Island Professional Horsemen’s Association

The Long Island Professional Horsemen’s Association (LIPHA) stands as a dedicated non-profit organization, catering to the needs of professional horsemen and exhibitors on the scenic Long Island. With its roots dating back to 1947, LIPHA is proud to be one of sixteen chapters nationwide under the esteemed National PHA. At the heart of their mission lies a fervent commitment to promote the sport of horses on Long Island. This is achieved through a myriad of initiatives, including offering valuable educational opportunities and providing scholarships to support their members’ growth and development within the equine industry. We are incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to help out in whatever ways we can.

The Whaling Museum & Education Center

The Whaling Museum & Education Center stands as an enchanting and captivating place, continuously inspiring, engaging, and educating our community on the remarkable diversity of whaling heritage and its profound impact on our lives. With a legacy spanning over 80 years, this remarkable institution is celebrated for its inventive, innovative, and imaginative approaches in narrating the fascinating story of whaling. Through an extensive range of educational programs offered throughout the year, The Whaling Museum & Education Center leaves a mark on the hearts and minds of visitors, enlightening them about the history, significance, and complexities of whaling heritage. We’re extremely happy that we get to play a part in helping this organization reach their fullest potential to enlighten all lives through their services.

St. Charles Hospital Foundation

St. Charles is a prestigious acute care community hospital nestled in the heart of the Port Jefferson area. With a rich history spanning over a century, this esteemed healthcare institution has been an integral part of the community, providing top-notch medical services and compassionate care to its residents. Specializing in key areas such as Maternal/Child services, Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation, St. Charles is dedicated to meeting the diverse healthcare needs of its patients. Their commitment to excellence is evident through their numerous awards and accolades for outstanding patient care and exceptional service. Jim Buzzetta, Mercedes-Benz of Huntington’s Dealer Principal, has served on the St. Charles Foundation Board for many years now, and he couldn’t be more honored to help such an amazing cause.

Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church

The Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, situated in Greenlawn, New York, radiates the profound message and light of Christianity to all who step foot within its sacred walls. As a cherished spiritual haven for both local residents and visitors, the church aims to share the essence of Christianity with a warm and welcoming embrace. In a display of generosity and support, we have been fortunate to sponsor their Grand Raffle prize in previous years… a coveted brand-new Mercedes-Benz lease!

The Huntington Historical Society

For over a century, The Huntington Historical Society has been an unwavering champion of preserving and safeguarding the rich history of the Town of Huntington. Through their incredible efforts, this organization has succeeded in enlightening and engaging people of all ages with the fascinating tales of the past. By hosting an array of public education programs, The Huntington Historical Society ensures that the legacy of the town is passed down from one generation to the next, fostering a sense of pride and connection to the community’s roots. We’re so glad to have sponsored and participated in a number of their events, including one of our favorites, their Annual Holiday Historic House Tour, and we are so eternally grateful for their dedication to our community and town.

Huntington Arts Council

The Huntington Arts Council is a dedicated not-for-profit organization that radiates the transformative power of art, seeking to illuminate and enrich the lives of all within the community. Their profound impact is achieved through various avenues, as they champion the significance of art in our lives, advocate for cultural awareness and education, and celebrate the diversity found in Long Island’s cultural resources. By promoting the importance of art, The Huntington Arts Council actively fosters an appreciation for creativity and artistic expression. Their advocacy efforts work towards a more culturally enriched community, nurturing an environment where the arts can flourish and touch the hearts of all. We’ve been privileged to support a number of their fundraisers and other events, and look forward to a long-lasting relationship for years to come.

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