Lending a Helping Hand to Our Long Island Communities

pic_1L.I. Adventureland is excited and eager to become more active in the community that has made us a part of your families for over 50 years. Through the creation of the Helping Hands Foundation, we feel we can finally give Long Island organizations the chance to reach their potential and make Long Island the best it can be. Together, we can help Long Island reach its potential!

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Current Fundraisers

Our 2nd annual Christmas in July is underway! Bring a new unwrapped toy to Adventureland any day in July, and get a free giveaway! Take a photo with Santa and enjoy the sounds of the season on select Saturdays throughout the month of July. All toys collected benefit Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island—for a list of most needed items please click here. Help us reach our goal of donating 2,000 toys!

So Far This Year…

…we’ve awarded over $11,000 in scholarships to Long Island students from The Tony Gentile Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Dollars for Scholars Program. We’ve also donated to local nonprofits like Magic Aid, the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless and the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. The Helping Hands Foundation’s Tony Gentile Memorial Scholarship Fund was also awarded a $50,000 endowment from our friends at Sachem Dental Group.

Upcoming Fundraisers

The Annual School Supply Drive begins August 1st! New school supplies will be collected at Adventureland and donated to two local schools in need! Items like backpacks, notebooks, pencils, calculators, folders and more will be accepted until Labor Day. All donors get a free ride on the Adventureland train for every 5 items they donate—for a list of most needed items, please click here.

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive will be from September 9th until October 29th! Nonperishable food items will be collected at Adventureland and donors will get a free giveaway. Help us reach our goal of donating 100 Thanksgiving ready baskets to a local pantry.

Coats for a Cause- Group and organizations that have booked a trip to Adventureland during the 2017 season can apply to receive free snack for their group by donating a new or very gently used winter coat or other winter items (hats, gloves, scarves, etc.). All coats and winter items are donated to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. You can learn more about how LICH helps the Long Island homeless community keep warm in the winter here: www.addressthehomeless.org.

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Every Donation Counts

The Helping Hands Foundation aims to develop a network of support between local businesses and community based non-profit organizations. Learn more about how your contributions help make a difference.

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