January 15, 2018 │ Vol. 14.1
Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
While speaking in Montgomery, Alabama in 1957, Dr. King said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”

It’s a hard question. On a day-to-day basis, what are we doing for others? Do we help someone cross the street? Do we assist a colleague at work? Do we take time to volunteer? Do we donate goods or funds as much as we can? It’s not that we don’t want to—life is just so busy that we forget, or perhaps we think we don’t have the time.

This year, let’s all resolve to help others.  Learn how you can give back.
What's Happening
LAOH Donates Toys to Child Advocacy Center
Coinciding with one of the most generous holiday seasons that EAC Network's Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) has ever seen, the  Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians   delivered dozens of brand new toys, games, and activity sets for the numerous child victims of abuse who come through the CAC’s doors. The incredibly generous efforts of the LAOH enabled the CAC to give presents to children who would otherwise be unable to receive any and helped struggling parents and families achieve a complete holiday experience.
"An inspirational Bronxite is one of nearly 200 women competing to be crowned this year’s Miss New York. Mott Haven native Lyncee Ann Stroman participated in the Miss New York USA pageant from Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 14 at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. Fresh out of college, the 22-year-old St. Thomas Aquinas College alumna is employed as a full-time case manager at EAC Network's Bronx County Re-entry Task Force for recent parolees." Read the story here .
Ronkonkoma Employees Step It Up and Win
As part of our  Cigna  Employee Wellness Program, our offices have been holding fun challenges that promote wellness, like a steps challenge that encourages everyone to walk more! Congratulations to the winners from our Ronkonkoma office!
First: Agnes, Program Counselor, Suffolk Supervised Visitation; Second: Estefania, Senior Family Coach, Enhanced Supervised Visitation; Third: Anne, Program Director, Suffolk Supervised Visitation, Enhanced Supervised Visitation, and Project Access.
Teachers Federal Credit Union Is Collecting Winter Items for EAC Network
Teachers Federal Credit Union is helping us keep children warm this winter, and they've started with a bang! Enhancing our collaboration with Connoisseur Media's Coats for Kids Drive, TFCU is collecting winter apparel at all of its 25 Long Island locations through February 28. We are so grateful for their support, and we look forward to providing children in our programs with warm coats!
"I think there are many reasons for the opioid crisis in the US. There has been a period of over prescribing by physicians, there has been a lot of money from the pharmaceutical companies going into their products, and there is an availability possibly in your own household. Combine those things with services and benefits being cut for individuals in need of treatment, and the problem will continue to balloon out of control." Read more here.
Upcoming Events
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, as well as Teachers Federal Credit Union branches, 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
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