Over many years, national and local businesses, professional firms, community residents, dedicated volunteers, and board members have shaped Community Chest with effective ideas, decisive action, and generous philanthropy. The long list of organizations we support includes the Five Towns Community Center which serves the disadvantaged population, including an array of services to people who need assistance because of language and other barriers.
Adam Barsel Scholarship Fund
The Adam Barsel Scholarship Fund honors the loving memory of local teen, Adam Barsel.
CAHAL is a yeshiva-based program of self-contained classes for children with learning differences from Kindergarten through High School. CAHAL was organized by local Rabbis, Principals and community leaders who were concerned with the challenges presented by children who were not succeeding in the mainstream yeshiva class, even with resource room or other support.
Fighting Illness With Love. Chai Lifeline restores the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when cancer, life-threatening, or lifelong illness was diagnosed. Through programs that address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities, Chai Lifeline restores normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness.
Five Towns Community Center
The Five Towns Community Center, Inc. continues its mission to service the disadvantaged population of the Five Towns and the surrounding areas.
Five Towns Early Learning Center
The Five Towns Early Learning Center has cared for children of working parents for over 70 years. The center provides a quality early childhood education and care for 54 children ages eighteen months to five years in a full day setting.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
The beginnings of Hatzalah of the Rockaways and Nassau County go back 30 years when a handful of volunteers took it upon themselves to rescue lives in Rockaway and Lawrence. Since then the organization has evolved into an all-volunteer force that is licensed, equipped and ready to respond 24/7 to any and all medical emergencies between Belle Harbor, East Rockaway and North Woodmere.
The summer program has had its door open to young boys with an interest in football for over 50 years making it one of the oldest and most historic members of the 16 Nassau County Football League teams. The program has thus expanded to incorporate other sports such as soccer, basketball and even cheerleading.
The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for the Jewish community and to strengthening the bonds with the State of Israel.
The JCC S.H.O.P. offers a state-of-the-art food pantry experience, career services and domestic violence counseling. Walk-ins welcome. Our mission is to enable each individual to reach his or her full potential, empowering each one to become a participating and accepted member of society, with a good quality of life and a hopeful future.
Our mission is to enable each individual to reach his or her full potential, empowering each one to become a participating and accepted member of society, with a good quality of life and a hopeful future.
Let All The Children Play (LATCP) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs allowing children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side, with their able-bodied peers.
Established in 2004, Lev Leytzan is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) based in New York. We rely entirely on volunteers and donations to manage our many programs and services. Lev Leytzan is led by a multidisciplinary board of directors that includes representatives from the community, the medical establishment, and the arts, as well as spiritual leaders and program alumni. During months of intensive work, our clowns are given the tools and the confidence they need to deliver joyful, restorative experiences to the sick, mentally challenged, frail and elderly.
Nassau County Auxiliary Police
The Nassau County Auxiliary Police Program is part of the Nassau County Police Department’s Community Safety Unit / Auxiliary Police Section. This volunteer program, originally part of Civil Defense, was created by federal law in the 1940’s to protect the residents of the United States during, before and after attack by enemy forces.
Rock and Wrap it Up!
Now in its 25th year, Rock and Wrap it Up! (RWU) is an award-winning anti-poverty think tank. We research, discover and nurture potential donors who have renewable assets to share. Our donors include touring bands, educational institutions, the hospitality industry, professional sports teams, hospitals and TV/film shoots throughout North America.
SIBSPLACE is a free therapeutic program of South Nassau Communities Hospital. The program serves children aged 5-17, who are living with a sibling with cancer or another devastating illness, or a parent with cancer. SIBSPLACE provides support and attention to the unique experience and needs of the well children as they face the issues and conflicts related to the illness of their loved one.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, is the only full-service acute care hospital on the Rockaway peninsula. We are an active and growing provider of comprehensive medical, surgical, emergency and diagnostic services for residents of The Rockaways, the Five Towns, southern Queens and southwestern Nassau County.
We provide clinical services for individuals suffering from the disease of addiction. Personalized treatment plans are developed to provide clients with necessary counseling and support systems to assist them in achieving abstinence and recovery. Family and significant others are included in treatment, as they need to be educated about the nature of chemical dependency and how to support their loved ones in their effort toward recovery.
Tomchei Shabbos Yad Yeshaya of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 1985 in memory of Yeshaya Alpert z’l to provide food for Shabbos and Yom Tov to our needy neighbors. We currently support approximately 285 families on a weekly basis, with more receiving assistance before Pesach.
The TOVA Mentoring Program’s mission is to provide non-judgmental adult guidance to Jewish youth to assist them in healthy and successful academic, social and emotional development.