Farmingville, NY - The Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Back to School Supply Drive will begin on Monday, July 29 and run through Wednesday, August 28. Collection centers are located in the lobby of Town Hall at One Independence Hill in Farmingville, the Highway Department Facility located at 1140 Old Town Road in Coram, and the Rose Caracappa Senior Center located at 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai.
The Youth Bureau is asking for donations of pens, calculators, backpacks, notebooks, lunch boxes, folders, glue, binders and more. The supplies will be distributed to needy families who might otherwise not be able to provide them to their children before school begins. Last year, the Youth Bureau was able to collect enough supplies to help over 2,200 children prepare for school.
Additional Collection Bins Throughout the Town:
INTERFACE is a partnership between "good corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven," united in a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven's less fortunate residents. Through volunteerism, INTERFACE provides goods and services to those in need. There are approximately 125 corporations, not-for-profit agencies, community and fraternal organizations that make up INTERFACE. It was the recipient of the President's Private Sector Initiative Award, and it has also been honored by the Eleanor Roosevelt Committee of the Governor's Office of Voluntary Service. To learn more about the Town’s INTERFACE Program, visit the Town website or call 631-451-8011.
Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595
Location: One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY
I want to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year! As a senior myself, I am very happy to announce the Town of Brookhaven will be offering a Senior Nutrition Program in 2019 at the newly created Moriches Bay Recreation Center. This program will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The nutrition program at this site will provide a healthy lunch in a friendly, social atmosphere. Residents who participate in this program will have the opportunity to participate in a wide-range of activities. Transportation to the program will be provided upon availability to residents living in Moriches, Center Moriches, East Moriches, Manorville and residents living in the Brookhaven Town portion of Eastport.
A voluntary $2.00 contribution is suggested for lunch. Funding for this program is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, New York State and the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.
Additionally, local senior clubs will begin operating out of the center in February 2019. This is the first recreation facility to open in Brookhaven Town in the last twenty-years and the only recreation facility to open in southeastern Brookhaven.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to be actively engaged with neighbors in your community, while enjoying good food with friendly people. For additional information, please contact the Senior Citizen Division online or call them at at 631-451-9191.
We have been providing non-perishable food, grocery gift cards, toiletries and other necessities for all of the families affected by the government shut down. We have been struggling to keep out food pantry shelves stocked. We are assisting 50-75 Government employed families and individuals each day. This number is only expected to climb by the end of February when government assistance such as SNAP benefits and Temporary Assistance is expected ends for low income families.
The Town of Brookhaven has implemented a new, comprehensive notification system to keep you informed.
Website visitors can now subscribe to specific categories of interest, such as Parks and Recreation, Senior Services, Animal Shelter, Veterans Services and more.
As a current subscriber, you have been automatically added to our "Emergency Notifications" group, but you will need to subscribe to the new notification system to receive other Town-related news.
Please visit our new online "Notify Me" website to subscribe now.
The 106th Rescue Wing lost 4 heroes in a recent helicopter crash in Iraq. The Friends of the 106th sponsors this campaign in support of the families of those who were killed. Funds raised will go directly to the families under the Supervision of the Family Readiness Group, 106th RQW (ANG), Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, NY.
Help Your Fellow Long Islanders
The Long Island Volunteer Center is an all-volunteer agency working to provide volunteer service on Long Island. Can you help? Visit http://www.longislandvolunteercenter.org/ to learn more!
Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Celebrate “Adopter” Discounted Adoptions During October
In celebration of “Adopterfest” the Brookhaven Animal Shelter willoffer free dog and cat adoptions during the entire month of October. This will also include free neuter or spay; vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal. Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven and is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The shelter is closed on Wednesdays. For more information, please call 631-451-6950 or visit www.brookhaven.org/animalshelter.
The 106th Rescue Wing lost 4 heroes in a recent helicopter crash in Iraq. The Friends of the 106th sponsors this campaign in support of the families of those who were killed. Funds raised will go directly to the families under the Supervision of the Family Readiness Group, 106th RQW (ANG), Gabre...