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Over the course of the year, the Islanders players, coaches and staff are out in the community working hard to help people in many different ways. From visiting sick children in hospitals to helping fight cancer, the Islanders work to help everyone.

The annual Islanders Holiday Hospital Visits have become a long-standing tradition for the organization. On this day, all Islanders players visit children who are receiving treatment at various Long Island, Brooklyn and NYC hospitals. During these visits, the players provide each child with a toy that was personally picked out by members of the team at the annual toy shopping event.  


The annual Toy Shopping Event is becoming a tradition for Islanders players. Each season, members of the team go shopping for presents for all the children they see at the annual holiday hospital visits.


The Islanders are proud to support the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone initiative. The Islanders have a variety of programs that cater to hockey players of all types and abilities. We believe that everyone who wants to participate in the game of hockey should have that ability. Click here for more information.


The New York Islanders support research and cancer care for those who have struggled or continue to struggle with the disease. In conjunction with the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer initiatives, the Islanders host Islanders Fight Cancer during the months of October and November. Throughout the course of the campaign, the NYI organization holds a variety of awareness nights and fundraisers during home games to benefit numerous groups.  


Each season the Islanders hold a specific game in November to honor military personnel who defend our country. The appreciation night includes various military groups on the concourse, an invite to more than 500 service men and women to attend the game courtesy of a donation that the players make, along with other awareness and fundraising activations.  


The National Hockey League is committed to protecting the places we play hockey for future generations. We're using innovative technologies to transform our business, and inspiring our communities and partners to lower emissions, conserve water, reduce waste and more. When your sport is so much more than a game, you have to play it forward.


Each season the Islanders support collecting food for the hungry by holding a food drive during the month of November. The Islanders have been proud to partner with organizations such as Rock and Wrap it Up and Long Island Cares to help those in need. 


Each season the Islanders support collecting toys for the less fortunate by holding toy drives during the holiday season. The Islanders have been proud to partner with organizations such as the Little St. Nick Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" Campaign to collect toys for underprivileged and sick children. The Islanders hold their annual drive during the month of December each season.


The National Hockey League Officials Association launched "Zebras Care" during the 2007-2008 season. Zebras Care was created to bring joy to children across North America and to grow the great game of hockey. This program provides the opportunity for underprivileged and sick children to meet many NHLOA members and to attend a National Hockey League game in person. During a game children are invited to meet the officials before the game and go on a backstage tour of the arena.


The New York Islanders continue to fight against hunger by working with "Rock and Wrap it Up," an award-winning think tank using greener solutions to address poverty and the recovery of surplus food. All unused food following Islanders games is donated to local food banks. The Islanders were the first NHL team to participate in this program, and were recognized by the EPA for their participation.