Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00
I am CEO and President of E Joy Community Resource Center (E Joy CRC), a not-for-profit 501c (3) organization located in Roslyn Heights with a satellite in Holbrook. The purpose of this letter is to introduce our organization and to request your support as we carry out our mission to fight hunger.
E Joy CRC was established in memory of my late mother in-law, Edwinor Joye, a missionary who dedicated her life towards helping others. E Joy’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living on Long Island. Our mission is to relieve immediate hunger and address the long-term health and safety needs of low income individuals and families through our food pantries, senior advocacy program, community outreach, adult literacy class and job skills training program.
Since its inception, E Joy CRC has helped over 2,000 families per year by providing supplemental meals to those who are [hungry]. In 2011, we distributed over 32,000 pounds of food to over 2,099 families. However that is still not enough due to the alarming numbers of [those who are hungry] in Long Island with 300,000 people, including 118,000 children being affected. We need your help to continue to serve those who are unemployed, homeless and underemployed. We are seeking partnerships and sponsors.
During the months of March and April, our organization is participating in the Alan Feinstein challenge. Mr. Feinstein is a Rhode Island philanthropist who promises to pledge one million dollars to fight hunger, by matching canned goods for canned goods or dollar for dollar. Whatever we raise in canned goods or in monetary funds, Mr. Feinstein will match. Last year we participated in this challenge and raised $300, which went toward the purchase of food and baby formula.
This year as we participate again, I am asking local residents to partner with us for the Feinstein Challenge by conducting a food drive or making a financial pledge on our behalf. All partnerships will be acknowledged on our website, but most importantly you will have the comfort in knowing that you are helping to provide food for a child.
Audrey Lewis, CEO & President, E Joy Community Resource Center
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The mourning period after the death of a loved one can be a difficult period for any family. Roslyn resident Elissa Zodipoff, along with her business partner, Old Westbury resident Gayle Gelbard, are offering a new service, Shiva On Call, to help families of the Jewish faith deal with such sad situations.
The business, Zodipoff said, has been in existence for eight months now. It is being run out of her home in Roslyn, but Zodipoff hopes to expand it to a business center somewhere in the Garden City or Mineola area.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Don’t forget: The vote on the budget for the 2013-2014 school year will take place this Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Roslyn High School.
Residents of the Roslyn School District will be voting on the 2013-2014 budget, three seats on the Roslyn Board of Education, the Bryant Library budget and two propositions, one concerning capital projects and the other on transportation vehicles.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen members of the Green Vale Pacers, a girls’ running club, ran the 5K Race of the Long Island Marathon held at Eisenhower Park on May 4. All fifteen finished the race and a few finished at the top of their age divisions and within the top ten for all 354 female racers.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen Wheatley High School students have been recognized by the Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the winter 2012-2013 season. All winter teams were recognized as NYS Scholar/Athlete Team Award winners. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.