Looking for a worthy cause in need of volunteers? Check out these five local nonprofit organizations. They can use all the help they can get, and nothing fills you with the festive spirit like a season of giving.
You know what they say, girls do it better! i-tri works with middle-school girls to empower and change the role of females. Their famous annual event, the triathlon, empowers these young women to feel strong, brave and fearless. Developing courage and confidence in young women is what i-tri does best! Show a little girl power and empower the women of the future through this worthy cause.
124 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton / Website
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons knows all animals deserve a safe place to call home. Their work is guided by their three founding principles: compassion, integrity and dedication. Not only does ARF rescue cats and dogs, it provides quality care until those cuties find forever homes. It's a remarkable organization, and there's no better time than the present to bring home a furry friend!
159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton / Website
While East Hampton may be one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the world, there are still many families struggling to afford three meals a day. Since 1989, the East Hampton Food Pantry makes sure seniors, children and families get the food they need. The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to participate in their volunteer program. Giving your time, money and food can go so far towards families in need.
13 Goodfriend Dr, East Hampton / Website
The Retreat provides safety, shelter and support to victims of domestic abuse while attempting to break these patterns. Their services include a 24-hour bilingual hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, prevention education and emergency shelter to ensure victims feel welcomed and supported. Regardless of socioeconomic status and race, The Retreat is committed to providing care for all clients and members.
67 South Essex St – PO Box 997, Montauk / Website
After seeing children in the Montauk community without enough food for lunch, the Montauk Food Pantry made it their goal to serve meals to those in need. Given the pandemic, the Montauk Food Pantry distributes food every two weeks through food and monetary donations. The Montauk community needs your help, and a little food can go a far way.
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