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Letter: Donations to Fight Hunger on LI

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.

For more information, please visit our website at, contact me at 631-624-0383 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Audrey Lewis, CEO & President, E Joy Community Resource Center


Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within

the town’s boundaries.


Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of

North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.

For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.


Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.


Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.

Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.


— Submitted by Jerry Mazza


Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


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