2018 Summer Newsletter

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Letters, We Get Letters ………………

“As supervisor for the Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center’s Mobile Integration Team, I would like to personally thank you for the recent donation of a computer and printer for one of our client families. Many of the children we serve are cared for by parents/guardians with a myriad of obstacles that interfere with job performance and overall financial stability. The donation of technology allows them to experience one less expense, while supporting their child’s progress in school and involvement in the community. The impact of this act of kindness and generosity cannot be underestimated.” ~~ Carol Assenza, LSW-R, MIT Supervisor

“On behalf of the staff and residents here at the Long Island State Veterans Home, I would like to extend our gratitude for your donation of twiddlemuffs for our dementia unit. Remembering our Veterans only helps to improve their quality of life and validates the heroic efforts they made on behalf of this great country.” ~~ Samantha Myers, LMSW, Coordinator of Volunteer Services

“Thank you so much for the amazing “Coat Drive” you did for us? It’s wonderful people like you who make what we do for our community possible.” ~~ Vicki, Infant Jesus Parish Social Ministry.

“Thank you for your generous donation of six computers. Your support of our program is humbling and very much appreciated. Ryhan’s Center of Hope has enjoyed a challenging year full of new families, new stories of sadness and trauma, followed by joyous moments of hope and triumph. With your support, Ryhans Center of Hope can continue to provide outreach services and support to Suffolk County’s homeless population.” ~~ Michele Bryant, Director



Pronto of Long Island is a community outreach center serving the most vulnerable children and families living in Brentwood, Central Islip and neighboring communities. They are in need of volunteers to help put food donations together, sort clothing and help at the front desk. Bi-lingual is a plus! Pronto is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. Any hours you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Dominican Village in Amityville is need of volunteers to help with special events and clerical support. Computer skills and bi-lingual are a definite plus! (Certain paperwork must be completed before volunteering starts.)

Sagtikos Manor, in Bay Shore, is completely volunteer run. They are looking for help in their gift shop, tour guides of the manor, and help with care of the manor’s house furnishings. Tours are seasonal (June through September.)

(For more information on the above or many other opportunities, call the RSVP office and ask to speak to Terri or Denise.)

Welcome to RSVP’s New Board Members

At a recent meeting of the RSVP Board of Directors, we welcomed three new Board members – Vickie Hughes, Denise Snow and Mike Hampton. They, along with all our members, work towards enhancing, strengthening and growing RSVP’s mission and visibility in Suffolk County. We thank them for their continued efforts toward these goals; and Vickie, Denise and Mike, we wish you a long and happy tenure!