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 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 fullest extent allowed by law.

Contribute to a
Special Use Fund

There are several funds within the Lend A Hand Project family that are for specific uses or purposes. Contributing to one of these funds will advance the ability of that fund to meet its goals.

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

Nursing Home Project

There are residents in nursing homes who have no assets and no outside family support. These residents are simply “forgotten” people who fall through the cracks of society. The Lend A Hand Project has begun an initiative to provide a small amount of assistance to these residents to enhance their lives by allowing them to make small personal purchases, whether for clothing or perhaps a TV or telephone in their rooms. More importantly, we let these individuals know that someone in the community cares about them.