Our Programs

The Lend A Hand Project offers our donors an opportunity to help repair the world by providing material and financial assistance to needy people on Long Island. Sponsors provide a safety net for struggling individuals and families, including many young children, who are having difficulty navigating the challenges in their lives. You may choose to be a Sponsor directly linked to a family, or a Corporate or Financial Sponsor providing funding for families as well as for operations, allowing us to continue our work.


Sponsor a family or individual.

The Lend A Hand Project makes it possible to give in a way that is personal, yet always anonymous. We match volunteer Sponsors with needy Recipients, asking Sponsors to send thoughtful packages to their Recipients at least four times per year in order to generally enhance their lives. Sponsors might send toys, clothing, gift cards, school supplies, or other gently used or new items that are best suited to their Recipient’s and their family’s needs. However, the Sponsor-Recipient program is much more than just sending material items—it is about showing Recipients that there are people out there who care about them. Exchanging notes and letters is often as powerful—if not more powerful—than giving items. Being a Sponsor, in many ways, means being a friend.

The Lend A Hand Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender in the provision of services to those in need.

Because The Lend A Hand Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Bar or Bat Mitzvah projects.

There are many different ways you—as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah—can support The Lend A Hand Project and help our organization with your Mitzvah Project! The Lend A Hand Project provides material and emotional support to our friends, neighbors, colleagues and classmates in our own backyard. By selecting The Lend A Hand Project for your Mitzvah Project, you can help us in a number of different ways. Here are some possibilities:

  • Sponsor a Lend A Hand Project family
  • Select a way to raise money by holding a toy or coat drive, car wash, bake sale, garage sale, etc. Be creative!
  • Use Social Media to make your friends and family aware of your Project.

If you are interested, call or email us today at 631-486-6636 or hands@lendahandproject.com