December 30, 2017 │ Vol. 13.2
Tomorrow, December 31st, is the last day to make an impact in the 2017 tax year!
2017 has been a significant year of growth for EAC Network. Thanks to our expertise in so many fields as well as the dedicated support of our community, we have been able to add several new programs to our wide-ranging list of services. Read more about our growth in 2017 here .

Help us kick start 2018 to be bigger and better! Give today!

Why give? There are many different reasons why community members choose to support EAC Network. Susan O. told us she gave because:

" My mother needed [Meals on Wheels] and it was wonderful for her. There was an additional time she needed this service and, due to cuts in funds, she was added to the waiting list. Unfortunately, she passed when I received the call that the program could serve her again. Meals on Wheels is a wonderful program and I wanted to contribute."

Donations like Susan's help fill funding gaps so programmatic hardships like waiting lists are minimized.

Make a difference today and ensure that your donation is received by the 2017 tax deadline!
What's Happening
Thomas Boerum Recognized for 15 Years of Board Service
Thomas Boerum, Vice President at Hauppauge-based CGAA, Inc., was recently recognized for 15 years of service on EAC Network's Board of Directors. He also holds the title of Chairman Emeritus. Tom began his involvement with EAC Network six years prior to joining the Board as a volunteer, and the rest is history! Here he is pictured (center) with Lance W. Elder, President & CEO (left), and Richard Kessel, Board Chair (right). Thank you Tom for your service!
A big thank you to Toys for Tots whose US Marines delivered six truckloads of toys to our Office in Hempstead, where our staff came to pick out items for children in their programs. View more photos here , and a video of the mountains of toys here .
The holidays are a wonderful time to be with family, but in some cases, they can also be stressful. We recently had a great experience with a family at Nassau Supervised Visitation . Dorothy Worrell, Program Director, shares a heartwarming story of a family lighting a menorah during their supervised visit. Read the story here .
Grassi & Co. Spreads Holiday Cheer to Child Abuse Survivors
Each year employees from Grassi & Co. come to our Child Advocacy Center and throw a huge holiday party for the children who have been treated there. They provide delicious food, beverages, crafts, and gifts that are given to each child to enjoy. This year, the children made personalized ornaments and participated in a sing-a-long in which a Grassi & Co. employee played holiday tunes on the clarinet. Then, Santa presented each child with a gift from their wish list. Thank you, Grassi & Co., for once again putting smiling faces on our children during the holidays! View more holiday party photos here .
Paypro Workforce Management Solutions Collects Toys for Kids in Need
Paypro Workforce Management Solutions hosted a toy drive at their office and collected many new toys for our children. Ken Porcelli, President & COO (center), presented the toys to Angela Brockmann, Supervisor of Safe Start , SCOPE , and Teen Driving Equation (left) , and Rachel Lugo, Division Director of Family & Vocational Services (right).
We're hiring! Are you - or is someone you know - interested in a career where you can make a positive impact on people's lives? Join our team! We're looking for:
And so many more! View all openings here .
Upcoming Events
Now through December 31, 2017
2017 is almost over! Don't forget to make a difference for 2018 today and make it count for the 2017 tax year!
Coats for Kids Drive
Now through February 28, 2018
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 !

Timmy Tiptoes: Rebecca Bell ; Pegalis & Erickson, LLC
Community Partners
Interested in becoming a Community Partner in 2018?

Join local businesses and organizations that have teamed up with EAC Network to strengthen our community.