Fundraising Events

Help support Hope For Youth through our many donation and fundraising programs.

July and August: Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive

Hope For Youth has many children in various Long Island School Districts ranging in grades from kindergarten through 12th grade. Our children may be scared to face this coming school year because they can’t afford the needed school supplies. Please help by sending a backpack full of school supplies.

November and December: Annual Toys for Teens Drive

One of the fondest memories our Alumni have is of the December holidays.The older teens in our programs are in need of age appropriate toys like basketballs, wii games and itunes cards to name a few.

Every Spring: Run For Hope 5k 

Join us as we run and walk to support our mission to facilitate positive change in the lives of children and families. This is a great way to exercise and compete with a purpose! Your funds support foster care, group homes, substance abuse services, educational programs and other opportunities for youth in need on Long Island.

Every Fall: Heroes For Hope Gala

Join us for our annual Heroes for Hope Gala! This exciting event — which will include a cocktail hour, full dinner, entertainment, raffles, and auctions. In addition to individual tickets, corporate and personal sponsorships are available. All sponsorships include a full journal page ad and logo on our event page.

November to April: Basketball Drive

Shooting hoops is something a child or teen can do independently or with a group. During the holidays we have teen boys who appreciate the gift of a basketball. Throughout the year basketballs also make a nice birthday gift too.

All Year: Give Love, Give Luggage Drive

All too often, the children at Hope For Youth arrive with all of their worldly possessions packed in a plastic garbage bag. Eventually, these children will leave our residential programs for a foster home, a return to their biological home or even for college. Regardless of where our children are going or when they depart, we want them to leave us better off in every way and with their clothing and possessions in luggage, not plastic bags.

All Year: Recreation Drive

Please consider a check for our Recreation Drive for parking or entrance fees to County pools, State parks, theme parks, miniature golf, basketball practice cages, tickets to games, concerts, movies, indoor or outdoor sport complexes to name a few.

All Year: Hugs For Hope Teddy Bear Drive

Many children come to Hope For Youth by way of the Nassau and Suffolk County family courts. While in our care, safe homelike environments are provided and to complete the family atmosphere, children are offered a teddy bear of their choosing. Throughout the year, teddy bears and other toys are given to the children if they are given a shot at the nurse’s office during their medical visits.

Online Giving Programs – Search the web, and they’ll donate to Hope For Youth for every search. – Shop online, and they’ll donate a percentage of every purchase to Hope For Youth. – Dine at your favorite restaurant and a percentage is donated to Hope For Youth. – Shop online, and they’ll donate a percentage of every purchase to Hope For Youth.

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For more information or to plan a drive at your work, school or community, contact our Development Office at (631) 782-6540