Summer Together 2020
Can you help us reach our 2020 goal of reaching 100 families?
Summer Together is a volunteer-run program that funds summer camp scholarships and public-pool memberships for Port Washington families in need of economic assistance. Summer Together is organized by Long Island Together (LIT), a group of community activists working to improve access to educational and enrichment opportunities for children, among other social justice causes. In its third year, this program has already received a lot of recognition within the Town of North Hempstead, as well as the trust and gratitude of families that have long sought affordable educational and recreational activities over Summer.
In the program’s second year in 2019 Summer Together funded 83 family pool memberships at Manorhaven Park and 25 campers who attended one week of specialized camps in dance, sports, science and music.
Learning from our experiences and feedback from previous years, we have set our sights on the following goals:
Summer Together aims to help 100 families experience a memorable Summer 2020 by paying for educational and recreational activities. We plan to identify families through a careful selection process in conjunction with our partners from previous years.
We plan to provide memberships for the Manorhaven Pool for the entire family. In addition, each child will be given a chance to attend one of several camps in the area. Our camp partners are diverse and offer camp experiences from dance, music and science to sports and martial arts.
Our ambitious goal of helping 100 families will require your support! Please help us by sponsoring a child or a family!
$250 buys a family a pool membership for the entire summer!
$350 provides a child with a typical 2 week summer camp experience - dance, music, science or sports!
$1000 provides an average family with pool membership for the summer and 2 weeks of camps for each child!
Your donation of any amount is welcome! In 2019, more than 90 local donors supported the program and it was awarded a grant from the Greentree Foundation Good Neighbor Fund. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Summer Together is a program run by Long Island Together. Our fiscal sponsor is the 501(c)(3) non-profit Long Island Jobs With Justice, leading the fight for workers’ rights and an economy that benefits everyone.
Tax-deductible donations can be made by credit card below, or you could write a check out to "Long Island Jobs with Justice" with the memo line "Summer Together". Please mail checks to:
Summer Together c/o Long Island Jobs with Justice
Attention: Anita Halasz
390 Rabro Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Donations by credit card or Paypal can be made using the link below. When donating, make sure to select “Summer Together” from the drop down box.
The program was supported in 2019 by a number of local partners including The Community Synagogue Social Action Committee, Littig House, Awesome Dads Foundation, Our Lady of Fatima Social Outreach, Padres en Accion Asociacion, Parent Resource Center, Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, St. Peter of Alcantara Social Ministry, St. Stephen’s Church Outreach Ministry, Temple Beth Israel Social Action Committee and the United Methodist Church PW.
Camps that have participated to date include Bach to Rock, Berest Dance Center, Blue Moon Project, Camp Invention, Parent Resource Center, PYA Hoops and Unlimited Sports Action. Campers and families are referred to the program through community service organizations including Littig House, the Parent Resource Center, PW Public Library ESOL and Parent Child Home Program, Our Lady of Fatima Social Outreach and St. Peter of Alcantara Social Ministry.
Summer Together is a wholly volunteer-run program that funds summer camp scholarships and public-pool memberships for Port Washington families in need of economic assistance.
For further information email: , or call Raju Rajan at 917-940-9556.