Bonus Challenge #3!
July 27, 2017
Family Community Life Center is a community based non-profit located in Riverhead, NY on the eastern end of Suffolk County, Long Island.
In Riverhead, there is a critical need for jobs, health care, child care, and affordable housing. People who are trying to hold on to “good” jobs are also trying to make certain that their elderly parents are really “okay” at home alone during the day or even at night because they don’t have adequate resources to pay for in-home care and they don’t want to lose the homes that they bought decades ago for a few thousand dollars. This becomes especially critical in view of the area’s sizable at-risk populations. Over 50% of the Riverhead School District’s students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. For these families, there is no such thing as “affordable” day care. Older children, are often required to “parent” their younger siblings until the parent(s) get home from work.
Family Community Life Center’s programs strengthen under-served families and serve to build a better community for everyone. Whether we’re watching an individual with Alzheimer’s Disease dance with his spouse to a familiar tune at our monthly Memory Café or we’re showing summer high school and college student interns what working for the benefit of community is like, our work is never dull and is always rewarding.
Winning the Macys Charity Challenge would make it possible for us to expand our programs for our at-risk seniors who require supervision but who most often must stay alone at home without the help they need. Your donations will get us closer to having a facility where 24-hour affordable day care can be implemented to help working parents, many of whom work in the evenings or at night. Your tax-deductible gift could make a key difference to a teen who needs a safe and positive place to spend his or her free time. Your donation of $5.00 or more will get you a Macy’s Shopper’s Pass for up to 25% off your purchases online and in store August 10 –13, 2017. Give $30.00 or more and we’ll send you customized Family Community Life Center merchandise as a thank you gift. Whatever you decide, we’ll be very grateful for your donation.