Happenings Summer 2020

In these challenging times, we are more aware than ever of the importance of The Lend A Hand Project’s mission and the needs of our most deserving recipients.

  • WE ARE GRATEFUL to our staff and Board for staying the course, re-configuring our logistics and keeping us vital in the face of COVID. They are continuing to manage the challenges, follow best practices and engage in scenario planning to ensure long term sustainability.
  • THANK YOU to all of the supporters of The Lend A Hand Project, whose response to our Recipients’ needs has been overwhelming. Your generosity has allowed our organization to provide significant moral and material support to the people we serve throughout Long Island.
  • WE ARE PROUD that despite having had to cancel our annual event (along with 85% of organizations) all of our efforts have enabled us to be among the small minority (only 36%) of not-for-profits that were not forced to disrupt services to our constituency as a result of the pandemic.
  • WELCOME to our two new Board members, Joan Deem and Stuart Mordfin. Joan is currently a labor relations specialist with New York State United Teachers and has extensive experience with Long Island educator organizations.
    Stuart has had more than 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Both new Board members have been involved as supporters and Sponsors of The Lend A Hand Project and we look forward to their contributions for many years to come.

  • GIVING TUESDAY: The Lend A Hand Project received many donations during Giving Tuesday Now, which was held on May 5th . Our deepest appreciation goes out to all those who participated and especially to those who allowed us to match a significant portion of the monies received.
  • FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS: We wish to recognize and thank our President, Marilyn Leibowitz, Past President Gloria Safran, Vice President Brett Topel and Sponsor Paula Jasser, who raised a total of more than $6,000 on Facebook fundraisers.

  • THANK YOU to Michael and David Tintweiss from Payroll Dynamics, our payroll processing company, who helped The Lend A Hand Project navigate the complexities of the Payroll Protection Program loan procedures.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to our 20 high school graduates from Recipient families. Thank you to Ellen and Roger Acosta, who have sent each student a $25 gift card as well as a celebratory note.
  • CRAFTING WITH A PURPOSE: This volunteer group from the Middle Country Public Library, under the leadership of Amber, once again partnered with us to provide gifts for our Recipients. They created 100 hand-knit hats, which we distributed to children of the families we serve.
  • AMAZON SMILE: Do you shop on Amazon? You can help The Lend A Hand Project . Shop on Smile.Amazon.com and specify The Lend A Hand Project as your charity, and a portion of your sale will be donated to us by Amazon. Amazon Smile costs you nothing – it is a charitable program set up by Amazon to help the community.
  • WELCOME to our new Executive Director Lisa Pollack. Lisa is an attorney, and most recently served as Executive Director of Hunter College Hillel. We look forward to Lisa’s leadership as we continue in our mission and grow our organization.
    Our current Executive Director, Andy Levy, will be relocating to California to be closer to his family. Thank you to Andy for his service to LAHP, and we wish him well on the west coast.

JOIN US by becoming a Sponsor. Your support means more than ever to our Recipients, who are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. We are helping our neighbors – we need YOU to help LAHP reach its goals.