November 30, 2017 │ Vol. 12.2
EAC Network’s Child Advocacy Center Earns Re-Accreditation from National Children’s Alliance
EAC Network’s  Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids  has been awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient and put the needs of child victims of abuse first.
What's Happening
EAC Network  is excited to announce it received a $10,000 grant from  The M.A.C. AIDS Fund   in support of our  Nutrition Education & Food Services  program (NEFS). Jeanine Vespucci and Cesar Silva of M.A.C Cosmetics presented the check to EAC Network’s Carol O’Neill, Senior Director of Senior & Nutrition Services, Estefani DeVargas, NEFS Case Manager, and Lance W. Elder, President & CEO. Read more.
Kids Helping Kids Makes a Warmth of Difference
Once again EAC Network received hundreds of brand new coats and winter wear for our children in need from Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., thanks to Founder Bob Eslick. Warm jackets are imperative this time of year, and as children grow it is difficult for some parents to replace coats. These coats will make sure that the young children in our programs are warm all winter long. Thank you, Kids Helping Kids!
Every year we are proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, which is a national dedicated day of giving held every year following Black Friday and Cyber Monday to remind our community that in this season of spending for friends and family, we should all remember to give back to those less fortunate. Didn't donate yet? Donate now.
Hofstra Student Food Drive
Thank you to the students from the Physician Assistant Studies department at Hofstra University for collecting food for our Nutrition Education & Food Services pantry for people living with HIV/AIDS as well as for home-bound senior citizens!
Donating Toys with Toys for Tots
The holiday season is “the most” wonderful time of year! It’s a time for being with our loved ones and giving and receiving gifts. It’s a time filled with food, presents, and happiness. But for those who are less fortunate, the holidays can be a difficult time, especially for our children. Read more.
Upcoming Events
Now through December 15, 2017
EAC Network is proud to have been nominated once again for best Charity and best Not for Profit in the Bethpage Best of Long Island! Please help us pull out a win this year! Read more about how to vote and how your vote helps here .
Now through December 31, 2017
EAC Network can create better lives and brighter futures because of the generosity of community members like you who know that charity starts at home . Get your 100% tax deductible year-end gift in today!
Coats for Kids Drive
Now through February 28, 2017
Connoisseur Media Long Island is hosting another Coats for Kids drive to keep Long Island kids in need warm this winter! Find collection bins at Land Rover Glen Cove, Jaguar/Land Rover Huntington, and Jaguar/Land Rover Southampton or contact us for alternative drop offs.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Cohalan Cares for Kids is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Suffolk County Bar Association that raises funds for our Suffolk County Children's Center at Cohalan Court . The Children’s Center provides a safe, fun, and engaging environment for children while their parents or guardians attend to court business and promotes literacy by giving every child a book to take home each time they attend the Children’s Center – whether it’s once or 100 times.

This year's event will honor Sarah Jane LaCova, Executive Director of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

Attendees will enjoy live music, prizes, food, wine, and more!

Tickets are $60 or two for $100; law student tickets are $40.

Sponsorships are also available, ranging from just $150-$1,500.

Secure your spot today !
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