YES Family and Community Outreach
At YES we offer a variety of programs designed to support families in need such as a winter food pantry, leisure time and socialization, “Adopt-a-Family” holiday baskets, back-to-school supplies, and more.
Local individuals and families are encouraged to “adopt” a family in need during the holidays. Through this program, families who are in need of resources are provided with gifts, food, etc.
Leading up to the holiday season, we collect toys, gifts, and food items to create gift baskets for families in the area that are finding it financially difficult to celebrate the holidays.
Thanks to the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Foundation, we are able to provide trips for local youth and their families with special family-building and alternative leisure time opportunities. Past outings have included trips to productions of: Snow White, Peter Pan, Major and Minor League Baseball Games, Fishing Trips, Long Island Ducks Games, and more.
Henry Schein Backpack Program
Through the Henry Schein Corporation, we partner to provide backpacks filled with school supplies, clothing, and other school-related items to ease the burden of back-to-school spending for families.
Each summer YES is able to provide a summer recreational program for youth in 6th to 9th grade in the Massapequa Community. Our sponsors from Massapequa School District & the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, the Town of Oyster Bay Dept. of Parks & Recreation, and the Take Me Out to the Ballgame Foundation make this program possible each year.
YES maintains a food pantry stocked with non-perishable items and at times fresh meat and produce. This is made possible through the generosity of donations from community members and local foundations. Our food pantries are available for community members in both our Massapequa and Levittown locations. Please contact us if you are in need of assitance at 516-799-3203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree, displayed in the front entrance of our Massapequa office, is maintained through donations honoring those who have made a difference in our community and the lives of others. Donors who wish to honor someone with a gift will receive an engraved leaf to be permantely displayed on YES Community Counseling Centers Giving Tree.
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