Sunshine for Seniors Project
Mid-Island YJCC

The Mid-Island Y JCC provides vital services and fosters Jewish identity, personal growth, family strength, and community. The Y serves a number of NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) in their catchment area, reaching homebound seniors in need of support. The following are ongoing volunteer opportunities to assist the Mid-Island Y JCC in their efforts: 

Candlewishes Project:

Add some “happy” to the birthday of a senior who is isolated and homebound. Drop off a "surprise" package to a senior living in the Plainview/Old Bethpage, Syosset Community. The Y welcomes creativity for these packages and/or they can include the following:

  • Cake or cupcake
  • Balloon
  • Flowers or a plant
  • Puzzle book/deck of cards
  • Birthday Card

Loaves of Love Project:

As part of the Y's Sunshine For Seniors program, volunteers  are needed monthly to bake and deliver a fresh challah to a Holocaust survivor on Long Island in need of an extra dose of love and kindness.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer with one of these initiatives, please contact Gail Warrack at or (516) 822-3535, x347.

date_range Ongoing
access_time Flexible