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The Islanders are committed to helping make a difference in the community by working with and for causes close to the hearts of our fans. Throughout the course of the season, we will be working with a select group of non-profit organizations to help raise awareness and funding for their causes at Islanders games this upcoming season. 

Non-profit organizations selected to participate will receive the following: concourse table, volunteer/fan interaction, 50/50 proceeds (Nassau Coliseum games) along with the ability to hold a raffle/auction, in game PSA and feature during the Community Corner spotlight along with the opportunity to hold a special ticket fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going back to the charitable organization.

If you would like your non-profit organization to be considered for this program email communityrelations@newyorkislanders.com

*20-21 season incentives will differ due to lack of ability to host fans in the arena.

Participating Charities

 

May 1st, 2021 - Marvel Day - Ronald McDonald House Charities

RMHC New York Metro's mission is to build a community of compassionate care by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of sick children and their families. Thousands of families with sick children travel to the greater New York area each year to find lifesaving, medical care. Many families lack accommodation near the hospital, as well as the financial resources needed to support their sick children. RMHC New York Metro extends its support for families with sick children through the operation of a Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park and a Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.

For more information on RMHC New York Metro, please visit rmhcnym.org

May 6th, 2021 - Military Appreciation Night - Tuesday's Children

Tuesday's Children's Military Initiative guides Families of the Fallen beyond grief into next steps toward a lifetime of healing. Their work fills the gap in available long-term healing programs for U.S. Military Families of the Fallen. Of nearly 44,000 military-serving nonprofits, less than 1% serve Gold Star families, and even fewer provide long-term support.

To learn more about Tuesday's Children, please visit www.tuesdayschildren.org

May 8th, 2021 - Law Enforcement Appreciation - New York Police & Fire Widows and Children's Fund

The mission of the New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund is to support the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. When these brave men and women make the ultimate sacrifice to protect our city, they believe it is their civic duty to support the families these heroes have left behind.

Answer the Call's mission is to reassure these families that we will never forget them, or the sacrifice made by their loved ones. In doing so, they provide financial assistance, host special gatherings, and offer a network of support to approximately 600 families. Their goal is to raise enough funds to assist these families for the rest of their lives.

Click here to learn more: http://www.answerthecall.org

Past Games

April 24th, 2021 - Love for Giovanni Foundation

The Love for Giovanni Foundation provides support to all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. They help educate families, caregivers, educators, nurses/physicians and communities regarding the seriousness of food allergies, as well as the importance of always having epinephrine injectors, working diligently to increase their availability in public places. Their goal is to create a global awareness of life threatening food allergies in hopes of preventing another death due to anaphylaxis. Learn more: https://www.loveforgiovanni.org/

April 22nd, 2021 - Live on NY

LiveOnNY is the nonprofit organization that facilitates organ, eye and tissue donation for transplantation in the greater New York City area. The LiveOnNY mission is to save lives, provide comfort and strengthen legacies through organ, eye and tissue donation. LiveOnNY works with local hospitals and transplant centers to deliver the gift of life to the nearly 10,000 New Yorkers currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant. LiveOnNY cares for the families of the organ and tissue donors who selflessly give the gift of life and educates the community about the importance and power of donation. To learn more, please visit LiveOnNY.org.

 To support the cause with a monetary donation to the LiveOnNY Foundation, please visit LiveOnNYFoundation.org.

April 20th, 2021

New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation

The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation is a public charity, non-profit organization firefighters founded in 1975, dedicated to the advancement of burn care, research, prevention, education, and the proper treatment of burns. Their goal is to make quality burn care available to all who are seriously burned, regardless of age, race, creed or economic status. Learn more: https://www.nyffburncenter.com/

April 11th, 2021 - Parkinson's Awareness Month

Michael J Fox Foundation

As the world's largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson's research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is dedicated to accelerating a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD) and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Foundation pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program coupled with active global engagement of scientists, Parkinson's patients, business leaders, clinical trial participants, donors and volunteers. In funding more than $1 billion in research programs to date, MJFF has fundamentally altered the trajectory of progress toward a cure.

Help put Parkinson's in the Past: michaeljfox.org
 

April 9, 2021 - Barth Syndrome Foundation

Barth Syndrome Foundation is a global community of families, healthcare providers, and researchers solely driven by the mission to save the lives of affected boys like Connor, Wyatt, Devin and Bly. BSF supports the needs of our families through educational programs while tirelessly funding research that advances the science necessary to find a cure for Barth syndrome. After 20 years of research, potential treatments and a possible cure are in sight!

 Barth syndrome is a rare, life-threatening, genetic disease that can cause heart failure, muscle weakness, severe fatigue and life-threatening infection. Please join the Islanders and help support BSF's mission to end the suffering caused by Barth syndrome by making a gift at barthsyndrome.org/donate. Every gift of any amount is deeply appreciated.

Fans can support by visiting:  barthsyndrome.org/donate or can submit donations here. 

Learn more:: https://www.barthsyndrome.org/

April 3, 2021 - DezyStrong Foundation

The DezyStrong Foundation, founded in 2019, was established to provide the opportunity for individuals with cancer to have access to experiences that directly affect a positive mental well-being.
 
DezyStrong, believe the mind is a powerful thing. Fighting cancer takes a strong body AND a strong mind. The goal of the DezyStrong Foundation is to support those affected by cancer keep a healthy and strong mental outlook during their fight. Help is given by providing those with the ability to create and share special experiences along with the ability to share it with friends, family, or other loved ones.

Fans can support the cause by purchasing an exclusive Isles t-shirt here:  https://www.dezystrong.org/2021isles.html

April 1, 2021 - ACDS

ACDS is dedicated to providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities and their families

ACDS embodies five core values, as follows:

1. Focus
To empower all individuals with Down syndrome and developmental disabilities to achieve their greatest potential; to treat our consumers and their families with respect, understanding and compassion; and to build collaboration, teamwork and trust throughout our organization.

2. Excellence
To pursue excellence passionately; to be sure that quality is a concern in every activity; and to be flexible and willing to try new things

3. Integrity
To act professionally and honestly at all times; to demonstrate truthfulness and reliability in everything we do; and to adhere without exception to this statement of values.

4. Outreach
To be highly visible as a leadership organization in the field of Down syndrome and related developmental disabilities; to have local, regional and national repute for the quality, sensitivity and innovation of our programs and activities; and to advocate effectively and continuously for full integration and inclusion in society of all individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

5. Community
To be an exemplary member of the larger community of individuals and organizations interested in, and concerned about, the field of Down syndrome and related developmental disabilities; to work cooperatively and collegially with other organizations in this field; and to contribute positively to the local communities in which we work.

Learn more:  www.acds.org.

Disability Awareness Month
March 20th, 2021 - Disability Awareness Month

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society. When everyone is included, we all win. Join over 40,000 annual walkers nationwide who walk for acceptance.

Find a Friendship Walk near you: https://www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/longisland

Surfrider Foundation - Central Long Island Chapter
March 18th, 2021 - NHL Green

Surfrider Foundation - Central Long Island Chapter

At Surfrider - Central Long Island passion is transformed into action with a 100% focus on the protection and preservation of local ocean, beaches, and waves. They do this through a powerful network of volunteers who run impactful programs that include beach cleanups, Ocean Friendly Restaurants, Ocean Friendly Gardens, and the Rise Above Plastics campaign. Surfrider Central LI is here to ensure Long Island beaches are accessible, our water is clean, to keep plastic from polluting our waterways, preserve our coasts, and protect our ocean.

Learn more: https://centralli.surfrider.org/

March 11th, 2021 - Health Care Heroes Night

Northwell Health Foundation

As New York's largest health care provider with 23 hospitals and 830 outpatient facilities, Northwell cares for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Northwell Health's 75,000 employees are working to change health care for the better. They're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Learn more: https://give.northwell.edu/heroes

March 9th 2021 - Hockey is for Everyone

LI Roughriders

The Long Island Roughriders/Long Island Sled Hockey Inc. aims to foster, promote and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through the sport of sled hockey, specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of physically and/or mentally challenged athletes. Inherent in that goal is the development of a sense of self-esteem, pride and friendship within this population.

Learn more: https://lisledhockey.org/

LI Blues

The Long Island Blues is an ice hockey organization for children & young adults with developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism & ADHD. Through teamwork,

perseverance and hard work, their team embodies the true meaning of Hockey is For Everyone.

Learn more: http://www.thelongislandblues.org/

March 7th, 2021 - Gender Equality Month

Hance Family Foundation

The Hance Family Foundation empowers females and teaches them to activate genuine self-confidence through the Self-Esteem Rising programs, in honor of Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance. Programs are offered to schools, colleges and universities, parents and corporations using curricula that include learning how to accept compliments, developing coping methods to turn negative thoughts or qualities into positives and tools to become more independent and confident in your own abilities.

Learn more: https://www.hancefamilyfoundation.org/

March 4th, 2021 - Disability Awareness Month

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Learn more: https://www.specialolympics.org/
 

February 28th, 2021- Pride Night

LGBT Network

The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and a voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems. The Network's community centers help LGBT people to be themselves, stay healthy, and change the world. Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to create safe spaces where LGBT people live, learn, work, play, and pray.

Help support their mission by donating today: https://bit.ly/3tQoHly

Purchase an Islanders Pride mask today: www.lgbtnetwork.org/islanders

February 25th, 2021

Black Girl Hockey Club

Black Girl Hockey Club inspires and sustains passion for the game of hockey within the BIPOC community by bringing together players, fans, media members, executives, sponsors, allies and other stakeholders to explore the necessary steps the sport must take to disrupt racism on and off the ice and make hockey welcoming for everyone. To prevent exclusion in hockey based on race, gender, sexuality or ability in the face of institutional racism, financial gatekeeping and program access, the Black Girl Hockey Club provides education, scholarship opportunities and community spaces that will give Black women access to hockey. Their newly launched Get Uncomfortable Campaign is a comprehensive set of recommendations on how all entities involved in hockey, at all levels, can meaningfully contribute to the movement against discrimination and oppression of BIPOC communities in society.

Learn more: https://blackgirlhockeyclub.com

FEBRUARY 13, 2021 - HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

STAND UP TO CANCER

SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention, and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.

Click here to learn more: https://standuptocancer.org/ 

FEBRUARY 11, 2021 - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The American Cancer Society is committed to helping prevent breast cancer, developing guidelines that help find breast cancers early, and providing support and information about treatment options and coping with physical and emotional side effects. They also fund research that leads to finding better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer.

Click here to learn more: https://www.cancer.org 

FEBRUARY 8, 2021 - CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS

ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND

Every day, 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is changing the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Click here to learn more: https://www.alexslemonade.org// 

CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS

SONGS OF LOVE FOUNDATION

Since 1996 the Songs of Love Foundation have created over 36,000 free, personalized, original songs to uplift children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. Each "song of love" is professionally produced with lyrics containing the child's name and references their favorite activities, things, people, and pets. These "songs of love" help address the immediate needs of children, helping to alleviate pain and trauma during painful and scary hospital treatments.

Check out the Islanders Fight Cancer Song and help support the cause by making a donation by purchasing the song at: songsoflove.org/hfc  

JANUARY 21, 2021 - MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

NORTHWELL HEALTH'S ZUCKER-HILLSIDE HOSPITAL

Zucker Hillside Hospital is Northwell Health's nationally recognized behavioral health center known for its pioneering clinical, teaching and research programs. The National Institute of Mental Health has established a Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia at Zucker Hillside Hospital, one of only four such facilities nationwide.

Click here to learn more: https://zucker.northwell.edu/