May 30, 2018 │ Vol. 18.2
Each time you buy groceries, fill up your gas tank, or make that online purchase, the spare change from your transaction can help our neighbors in need – and you don’t even have to think about it! Cointributors round up their everyday purchases to the nearest dollar, thereby donating the difference to EAC Network to help further our mission of empowering, assisting, and caring for children, families, and seniors in crisis.
What's Happening
We were recently awarded a generous $25,000 grant from The Nature’s Bounty Foundation  to launch the “Nature’s Bounty of Wellness” program initiative to provide comprehensive nutrition and wellness education to EAC Network’s professional staff who will then teach the information to predominantly low-income families in Suffolk County. Read more .
Staff Represent EAC Network at the NYC ATI/Reentry Coalition Press Conference
EAC Network employees joined an enthusiastic crowd at the steps at New York City Hall recently in support of alternatives to incarceration (ATI) and reentry programs at the NYC ATI/Reentry Coalition Press Conference. The City Council has supported meaningful ATI and prisoner reentry services through these types of programs since the mid 1990s. The funding has made a meaningful impact in reducing crime, decreasing recidivism, keeping families together, and bringing hope and opportunity to individuals in our community. To learn more about EAC Network's ATI programs, click here .
Meals on Wheels Hosts Volunteer Luncheon
Our Meals on Wheels volunteers recently gathered for another Volunteer Luncheon ! Carol O'Neill, Senior Director of Senior & Nutritional Services , and Mary Coyle, LCSW, Program Director of Meals on Wheels, met with the volunteers, thanked them for their years of service, and discussed some exciting new opportunities in the program. Interested in delivering meals, acting as a lunchtime buddy, or just simply chatting with a senior? Call Missy at (516) 227-8934 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Hempstead Senior Center Attendees Recognized at "Engage at Every Age"
Hempstead Senior Center attendees Bruce Butler and Wilbur Armstrong recently attended “Engage at Every Age” at Kennedy Park with Cathy Grant, Center Manager. They received Certificates of Recognition from the Mayor of Hempstead Don Ryan. Congratulations, Bruce and Wilbur! View more photos .
Casual Menswear Needed!
Forensic Intensive Case Management (FICM) seeks donations of new or gently used casual menswear for program participants. FICM provides case management services for mentally ill individuals who are transitioning from a correctional facility to daily life. Unfortunately, many participants reenter society with few or no possessions, including clothes. If you'd like to make a donation, contact us at (516) 539-0150 x117 or development@eac-network.org .
Upcoming Events
HIA-LI Trade Show
Thursday, May 31, 2018  

Come visit EAC Network's booth at the 30th annual HIA-LI Trade Show, a 60,000 square foot trade show floor with 375 exhibitors, over 4,500 attendees, and 78% decision makers.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Do you have what it takes to help our neighbors in need by going Over the Edge?! Rappel 170 feet down the Tower at Nassau Community College to support children who are in foster care or who have been abused, struggling families and seniors, and people battling addiction or mental illness.

Early bird registration is open here ! Join Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Labor Commissioner Skinner, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Merrill Zorn of Zorn's of Bethpage, and more!

Too chicken to rappel? Encourage a friend, family member, or coworker! Or, support our Edgers here .

Want to sponsor? Download the package here .

THANK YOU, SPONSORS!
Rope: M&T Bank
Gear: Redfin
Community Partners
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