During the holiday rush, it's easy to get caught up in the buying and giving of gifts (especially expensive ones) to family, friends and co-workers. For the 15.9 % of New Yorkers who are living at or below the poverty levels, the reality of the holiday season looks much different. Give back by giving things these families need most include food, clothing and help make childrens dreams come true by donating presents. Lucky to Live Here Realty has a drop off location for new, unwrapped presents which is organized by the Junior Welfare League of Huntington. 


Food Pantries

Bethel AME Church, 631.529.5014

Helping Hand Rescue Mission, 631.351.6996

Community Food Council, 631.351.1060

St. Hughs of Lincoln Parish Outreach, 631.271.8986

Island Harvest, www.IslandHarvest.org

Long Island Cares, Harry Chapin Food Bank, also accepts donations for pets, www.LICares.org


Clothing Donations


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island- accepts gently used items including clothing, coats, shows and small household items. 

Goodwill- bring gently used items including clothing and household items to a Goodwill store, DonationXpress, or clothing bin. 

North Shore Holiday House- on site thrift shop whose proceeds go towards the camp operations. Read more about North Shore Holiday House in our blog - click here.

North Shore Holiday House directs you to their Thrift Shop


Family and Children Charities

The Townwide Fund of Huntington- 20 local charitable agencies are partnered with The Townwide Fund of Huntington to further build the Huntington community. Donate and take part in one of the their events throughout the year.  

Family Service League, Project TOY- established in 1926, Family Service League is a Long Island non-profit human service organization providing a safety net for people in need. The League serves 50,000 people annually. Donate a monetary gift or a new unwrapped toy to one of their designated locations. Find out more about the work that the Family Service league does, please visit their website. 

Junior Welfare League of Huntington- Junior Welfare League provides financial assistance to the residents of Huntington in several meaningful ways including Camp for Kids, Backpacks for Success and Holiday Charities. JWL and Lucky to Live Here Realty have coordinated to accept new, unwrapped toys at our office at 129 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor.