Maybe you sat in your car for way longer than you should have trying to leave the Tanger parking lot on Black Friday, or perhaps you maxed out your credit card with Amazon purchases on Cyber Monday.
Now that that nonsense is over, it is time to give back for Giving Tuesday, which is today, Dec. 1.
Founded in 2011, Giving Tuesday is a day when people are encouraged to give to causes they care about. Here is a list of North Fork charities that can use your assistance this holiday season and throughout the year.
If there are additional worthy causes that we may have missed, please list them in the comment section below.
Helping to provide gifts and assistance for local families in need.
Greenport High School
720 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944
Jillian Ruroede, (631) 477-1950
Community Action Southold Town is a not-for-profit human services agency that provides a safety net for residents in need of food and clothing and assistance with energy, health, housing and education needs.
311 Front St., P.O. Box 159
Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-1717 • castsoutholdtown.org
Benefiting the family of David Roberts, who died in 2014 after a battle with brain cancer.
Donations by check can be made payable to The Island Gift of Life Foundation, with a memo “For David Roberts Family Fund” and mailed directly to:
The Island Gift of Life
P.O. Box 532
Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
(631) 749-0114 • davidrobertsfamilyfund.com
DEER AND TICK MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION
Raising funds to eradicate tick-borne diseases.
P.O. Box 964
Shelter Island, NY 11964
Ducks Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.
1305 Village Lane, Mattituck, NY 11952
EAST END ARTS
EEA’s mission is to bring the arts to everyone and inspire the community through support, advocacy and education.
133 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-0900 • eastendarts.org
EAST END DISABILITY ASSOCIATES
Providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on the East End.
107 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 369-7345 • eed-a.org
EAST END HOSPICE
Providing care for the terminally ill and their loved ones, regardless of income.
P.O. Box 1048
Westhampton Beach, NY 11977
(631) 288-8400 • eeh.org
EAST END SAILING FOUNDATION
Charitable organization dedicated to providing educational and training opportunities for high school students interested in learning to sail.
P.O. Box 86, New Suffolk, NY 11956
EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ELIH is a 90-bed, full-service community hospital committed to delivering excellence in patient care and meeting all the health needs of the North Fork and Shelter Island.
201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-5164 • elih.org
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE
Helping individuals, children and families throughout Suffolk County for more than 85 years, serving nearly 50,000 individuals each year.
Riverhead Family Center
208 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 369-0104 • fsl-li.org
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Open Arms Food Pantry
1018 Northville Tpke., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-6943 • firstbaptistchurchriverhead.org
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
103 First St., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-2621 • fccr.us
A preschool and community outreach program for low-income families, operating programs for the children of Suffolk County.
1850 Main Bayview Road, Southold
536A St. John’s Place, Riverhead
ISLAND GIFT OF LIFE FOUNDATION
Providing financial assistance and other services to people with threatening illnesses who reside on the East End of Long Island.
P.O. Box 532, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
Dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. Founded in memory of Kaitlyn Doorhy.
P.O. Box 108, Mattituck, NY 11952
KENT ANIMAL SHELTER
Helping homeless, abused and abandoned animals.
2259 River Road, Calverton, NY 11933
(631) 727-5731 • kentanimalshelter.com
LITTLE FLOWER CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OF NEW YORK
Providing programs and services to children, families and developmentally disabled adults in need across Long Island.
2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River, NY 11792
(631) 929-6200 • littleflowerny.org
LIVING WATER CHURCH
Joseph’s Storehouse Food & Clothing Assistance
24 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 722-4969, ext. 202 • lwfgc.org
LONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
The Riverhead facility of the Long Island Council of Churches serves between 800 and 1,000 clients each month.
407 Osborn Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-2210 • liccny.org
The Nature Conservancy at Mashomack Preserve helps to preserve plants, animals and natural communities every day.
P.O. Box 850, Shelter Island, NY 11964
(631) 749-1001 • nature.org/mashomack
MATTITUCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
P.O. Box 1411, 12605 Main Road, Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-4145 • mattpres.com
MAUREEN’S HAVEN HOMELESS OUTREACH
Food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.
Check website for locations. Headquarters:
Peconic Community Council
28 Lincoln St., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-6831 • maureenshaven.org
NEW SUFFOLK WATERFRONT FUND
A group of residents dedicated to preserving the beauty of waterfront property in the hamlet.
P.O. Box 146, New Suffolk, NY 11956
(631) 566-0806 • newsuffolkwaterfront.org
NORTH FORK ALLIANCE
Dedicated to reducing substance abuse among local youth.
421 First St., Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-6821 • northforkalliance.org
NORTH FORK ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE
At the Southold Town Animal Shelter
165 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958
At the Riverhead Animal Shelter
532A Youngs Ave., Calverton, NY 11933
NORTH FORK BREAST HEALTH COALITION
A group of concerned citizens volunteering and working to encourage and assist in the prevention, early detection and cure of breast cancer through advocacy, awareness, networking and research.
185 Old Country Road, Suite 6
P.O. Box 523, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 208-8889 • northforkbreasthealth.org
NORTH FORK ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
Dedicated to educating the public and public officials on environmental and quality-of-life issues.
P.O. Box 779, 12700 Main Road, Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-8880 • nfec1.org
NORTH FORK PARISH OUTREACH
Provides unique and vital services including a food pantry; emergency financial assistance for rent, fuel, car repairs, health insurance, clothing and furniture; referrals to appropriate agencies, and more.
St. Agnes Parish Hall
523 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-6469 • stagnesgpt.org
NORTH FORK PARISH OUTREACH THRIFT SHOP
69465 Main Road, Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-6607 • stagnesgpt.org
THE RIVERHEAD FOUNDATION FOR MARINE RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION
Preserving and protecting the marine environment through education, rehabilitation and research.
467 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 369-9840 • riverheadfoundation.org
NORTH FORK SPANISH APOSTOLATE
An outreach program for poor and underserved immigrant families.
220 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
NORTH FORK WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
Provides resources and referrals from everything from domestic violence to health care.
P.O. Box 1231, Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 604-0107 • nfwrc.northfork.net
NORTH SHORE HORSE RESCUE
Horse boarding and rescue facility.
Gold Rush Farms
2330 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
(631) 334-8258 • northshorehorserescue.com
OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
Operates a food pantry that is open to the public 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday and the first Saturday of each month; food and monetary donations needed and welcome.
P.O. Box 960, 269 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931
722-4000, ext. 12 • ourredeemerli.com
A private nonprofit organization providing outreach services and support services to full-time and seasonal farm workers.
59 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-4866 • pathstone.org
PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH FOUNDATION
The PBMC Health Foundation leads the hospital’s fundraising efforts.
1300 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 548-6080 • pbmchealth.org
PECONIC BAY ZONTA
Working to improve the status of women and girls through service and advocacy.
Zonta International Peconic Bay Area
P.O. Box 2162, Riverhead, NY 11901
P.O. Box 444, Orient, NY 11957
PECONIC COMMUNITY SCHOOL
An independent primary school that aims to foster reflective, resilient, compassionate learners in a safe, caring and trusting environment.
P.O. Box 273, 269 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931
(631) 779-2934 • peconiccommunityschool.or
PECONIC GREEN GROWTH
Dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of natural resources, development of sustainable communities and design of public space.
651 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 591-2402 • peconicgreengrowth.org
PECONIC LAND TRUST
Peconic Land Trust works with landowners, communities, organizations and municipalities to protect working farms, drinking water, wildlife habitat, woodlands and wetlands.
P.O. Box 1776, 296 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY
(631) 283-3195 • peconiclandtrust.org
PERFECT EARTH PROJECT
Promoting toxin-free lawn and landscape management for the benefit of human health and the environment.
962 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 907-9040 • perfectearthproject.org
RIVERHEAD COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM
Community-based drug and alcohol prevention, counseling and community coalition serving Riverhead schools and the Riverhead area.
542 East Main St., Suite 3, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-3722 • riverheadcap.org
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST R.C. CHURCH
Parish Social Ministry
546 Saint John’s Place, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-1069 • saintjohnriverhead.org
SALVATION ARMY HEADQUARTERS
P.O. Box 662, 130 Osborn Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
Salvation Army Family Store
319 East Main St., Riverhead
1-800-SA-TRUCK • salvationarmy.org
SAN SIMEON BY THE SOUND CENTER FOR NURSING, REHABILITATION & ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE
A not-for-profit 120-bed skilled health care facility serving the North Fork with short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.
61700 Route 48, Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-2110 • sansimeonbythesound.org
SPAY, ALTER, VACCINATE EVERY STRAY
SAVES promotes trap/neuter/return of felines, as well as spaying and neutering of companion animals.
P.O. Box 1631, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 722-0015 • savesnorthfork.org
SHELTER ISLAND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
An organization whose mission is “to pursue, create and provide excellent educational opportunities that enhance, inspire and broaden the horizons of our children and our community.”
P.O. Box 1950, Shelter Island, NY 11964
SHELTER ISLAND AMBULANCE FOUNDATION
Supporting the Shelter Island’s emergency services.
P.O. Box 547, Shelter Island, NY 11964
SHELTER ISLAND PRESCHOOL
A nonprofit preschool serving 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds.
Shelter Island Presbyterian Church
32 N. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11864
SOUTHOLD MOTHERS’ CLUB
A member-led support group with activities geared toward families of children from pregnancy to age 5.
P.O. Box 1133, Cutchogue, NY 11935
SOUTHOLD SUNSHINE SOCIETY
Providing wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment to town residents who have a temporary need for them.
P.O. Box 251, Southold, NY 11971
Margaret Murphy, (631) 765-3598
SUFFOLK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY
Providing housing, medical and education services to veterans of all ages, backgrounds and needs.
300 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 852-1410 • suffolkcountyny.gov/veterans/home.aspx
TAYLOR’S ISLAND FOUNDATION
Established in 2006 to assist Shelter Island Town in restoring, maintaining and providing public access to Taylor’s Island.
P.O. Box 524, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
(631) 749-1603 • taylorsisland.org
TIMOTHY HILL CHILDREN’S RANCH
A safe haven for children during desperate times of abuse, neglect and crisis.
298 Middle Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 369-1234 • timothyhillranch.org
Wish Factory Inc. has been making the holiday season brighter for local families in need since 1995.
P.O. Box 538, Greenport