February 15, 2018 │ Vol. 15.1
EAC Network was recently joined by Senator Kemp Hannon and AARP volunteers to pick up hundreds of bags of breakfast food collected from a week-long drive by students and families from the entire Island Trees School District.
What's Happening
MAC Cosmetics Volunteers Complete Island Trees Food Drive
We can always count on MAC Cosmetics volunteers to help us out when we need it! They responded to our call for help and unpacked the 1,500 bags of breakfast food donated from the Island Trees School District breakfast food drive. They unpacked mountains of bagged food, sorted and re-stocked pantry shelves, and filled grocery bags to the brim with nourishing food for future distribution. In a few short hours our Nutrition Education & Food Serv ices food pantry was ready to feed people living with HIV/AIDS. Thank you, MAC Cosmetics volunteers!
Division Director of our Children & Youth Services Andrea Ramos-Topper was recently featured as an expert in a segment on Fios 1 News about warning signs of child sex abuse in wake of the events surrounding USA Gymnastics and Dr. Larry Nassar. Watch the video.
As featured in a recent National TASC newsletter, EAC Network's NYC TASC   Mental Health Diversion   programs include a diversion program for seriously mentally ill offenders and co-occurring mentally ill and substance using offenders. Read more .
It is a perfectly normal part of development for toddlers to believe that everything is “mine.” As children learn about themselves as individuals with characteristics that are both similar and different from others, a conflict arises. At this time, sharing is not a focus for them, as they are more concerned with their own desires. Read more .
Staff Win Employee Awards
Each year, EAC Network team members are recognized for milestone years of service. In addition, supervisors nominate worthy staff for four additional awards: Employee of the Year, Spirit of EAC Network, Rookie of the Year, and the President's Award. Award winners are recognized in front of their colleagues at an awards breakfast ceremony. Pictured is Judy Axelrod, Program Director of the Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers , with Trudi McKenley, Division Director, and Lance W. Elder, President & CEO. View more photos of award winners here .
Sumitomo Hosts Necessities Drive for Brooklyn CRAN
Sumitomo Corporation recently hosted a necessities drive to benefit clients in our Brooklyn CRAN program. Staff collected coats, jackets, shampoo, soap, shaving cream, toothpaste, and other toiletries for individuals with severe mental illness who are transitioning back to life in New York City from Rikers Island. Pictured are Dara Young, Brooklyn CRAN Program Director (right), with her brother Isaac Young of Sumitomo Corporation with just some of the many items that were collected.
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
Honoring Sarah Jane LaCova, Executive Director, SCBA
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 .

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

Secure your spot today !

Peter Rabbit: Alice Cromarty, Long Island Hispanic Bar Association , Hon. Vincent J. Martorana
Benjamin Bunny: Hon. Gaetan B. Lozito, Cheryl & Steve Zimmer
Timmy Tiptoes: Airweld , The Bell Family, Richard Kessel, Caroline Levy, Pegalis & Erickson, LLC
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