Help from Home: Long Island
UJA-Federation of NY

Jewish values teach us that to take care of those in need is to take care of ourselves, and that joy is found in giving. Below you will find actions you can take to help others — without leaving home.

For Families With Children

  • Brighten Your Neighborhood with a Rainbow and post a picture to Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond
  • Teach a child in your family how to cook a family recipe — or find more kid-friendly cooking projects at or 
  • Making Greeting Cards for a local Nursing Home:
  • Parker Jewish Institute, Mail cards to 271-11 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, Attn: Kathleen Kegan
  • Atria Senior Living, Huntington, Mail cards to 165 Beverly Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746, Attn: Joanne Cunningham
  • Use FaceTime, Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or other virtual platform to connect with grandparents or others who might be cheered by a visit

For Everyone

  • Reach out to a friend or relative who might be lonely
  • Use technology to assist a person who might need help connecting
  • Call a neighbor to check in, especially if they are elderly and living alone
  • Show your appreciation for healthcare workers by calling the Health Hero Hotline
  • Pool with friends to send a meal to local first responders: Kosher19 delivers kosher meals to those who do not partake of non-kosher food
  • Our local food banks are running low on critical supplies for neighbors in need. Contact our local food pantries to see what is needed week to week, and how you can donate food safely and without contact
  1. Rudman Family Food Pantry (Mid-Island Y JCC) –
  2. The S.H.O.P. (The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC) – 
  3. Community Needs Bank (Sid Jacobson JCC) –
  • Thank a friend or neighbor for their kindness in times of difficulty
  • Record yourself singing a song you love or reading inspiring poetry, and post online to our UJA Instagram or Facebook pages (@UJAfedNY)

Visit our volunteer opportunity page for a list of projects that you can do from home, both for individuals and families who want to help:

* The contents of this notice are for general informational purposes only, and do not constitute a recommendation or an endorsement of any service provider. Information about organizations that have no affiliation with or relationship to UJA-Federation may be included. UJA-Federation has not independently confirmed or verified the information about the organizations listed herein. UJA-Federation assumes no obligation with respect to the health or well-being of the individuals who use any information contained herein and disclaims all liability for injury or losses that may arise out of the use of information provided by UJA-Federation. Reliance on any information in this notice is at the reader’s own risk. The information is not intended to be used to promote, market, or recommend any transaction, service provider, or business cited herein.

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Various Organizations
Long Island, NY 11791