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Press Releases from EAC Network (21 total)

The Nature’s Bounty Foundation Grants $25,000 to Implement Nutrition and Welln …

Hempstead-based human service agency EAC Network was recently awarded a generous $25,000 grant from the Nature’s Bounty Foundation to launch the “Nature’s Bounty of Wellness” program initiative. The initiative will provide comprehensive nutrition and wellness education to EAC Network’s professional staff who will then teach the information to predominantly low-income families in Suffolk County. “EAC Network is thrilled to partner with the Nature’s Bounty Foundation to jointly launch the Nature’s Bounty

Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, Grants $40,000 to Combat Child A …

Local human service agency EAC Network is proud to be the recipient of a $40,000 grant through Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, in support of its Long Island Parenting Institute (LIPI), which enhances outcomes for children by strengthening families and empowering mothers and fathers to become confident and effective parents. This is the sixth consecutive year that Newsday Charities has dedicated funding to LIPI; previous support included a number of

Long Island Celebrities, Politicians, Business Leaders, and More to Go “Over t …

It’s not every day that you see individuals rappelling down highrises across Long Island. But on July 1, 2017, up to 92 brave individuals will scale the Tower at Nassau Community College all to help local children, families, individuals, and seniors struggling with basic needs in support of Hempstead-based EAC Network, a diverse and innovative human service non-for-profit, at its Over the Edge event. Among the fearless are Suffolk

Paul Napoli of PSEG Long Island Joins EAC Network’s Board of Directors

EAC Network is pleased to announce that Paul Napoli, Vice President of Power Markets at PSEG Long Island, has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Napoli, who resides in New Jersey, has been employed by PSEG for 38 years and in 2014 was named Vice President of Power Markets. He has a long history of community service and has been on the Financial Advisory Committee, the Planning Board, and the

Cohalan Cares for Kids Raises Record-Breaking $29,000 for EAC Network

EAC Network hosted its sixth annual Cohalan Cares for Kids event on March 2, 2017 at the Suffolk County Bar Association in Hauppauge in conjunction with the Suffolk Bar Charity Foundation, Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association, and the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association. Longtime EAC Network supporter, Connetquot Teachers Association, was honored at the event for their dedication and commitment to the Center, and the fundraiser

EAC Network Teams Up for "Fresh From the Garden" Senior Initiative

March 9, 2017, New Cassel, NY - - EAC Network, in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead and with funding from Bank of America and the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), announced the launch of the social service agency’s brand new Fresh from the Garden program to provide at-risk seniors in New Cassel, NY with a free, three-step initiative to healthier living: nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and produce distribution. “EAC

Island Trees School District Hosts Food Drive for EAC Network

EAC Network received large donations of nutritious, non-perishable food from Island Trees School District in Levittown for people living with HIV/AIDS. Students at J. Fred Sparke School, Memorial Middle School, and Michael F. Stokes School contributed to the food drive and collected donations. The food will be distributed by EAC Network’s Nutrition Education and Food Services program, which runs the only food pantry solely dedicated to people living with HIV/AIDS

EAC Network Receives Grant for New Fresh from the Garden Senior Initiative

January 24, 2017, Hempstead, NY - - EAC Network recently received a $20,000 grant from the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) to provide at-risk seniors in New Cassel, NY with fresh produce and nutrition education as part of the nonprofit agency’s new Fresh from the Garden Senior Initiative. Many residents in New Cassel living below the federal poverty line have limited access to fresh food at a reasonable price. EAC

EAC Network Receives $50,000 from Newsday Charities

Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund presented EAC Network's Long Island Parenting Institute (LIPI) with a $50,000 grant. Paul Fleishman, Vice President of Public Affairs, and Dale Cole, Community Affairs Project Manager, both of Newsday, toured the LIPI facility in Central Islip on January 10th to learn more about the intricacies of parenting education. Children who are abused or neglected are at a greater risk for low self-esteem, increased aggression, and

Cast of Kevin Can Wait Rallies Fans to Support EAC Network

The cast and crew of CBS’ latest hit, Kevin Can Wait, are asking their fans to donate to EAC Network for the show’s end of year Holiday Give Back campaign. Erinn Hayes, co-star of the show with Kevin James, appealed to fans in a video on December 15th expressing the cast and crew’s intent to collect donations for the human services nonprofit that empowers, assists, and cares for over 71,000

MSC Recognizes EAC Network at Breakfast of Champions

EAC Network received a Certificate of Appreciation from MSC at their second annual Breakfast of Champions event, which recognizes the Long Island company’s local nonprofit partners. MSC is a leading North American distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations products and services based in Melville, NY. The company has built strong partnerships with local and national nonprofit organizations throughout its 75-year history. MSC has supported EAC Network significantly through funding since

Foster Children Receive Special Gifts for the Holidays

EAC Network’s foster children each received a duffel bag filled with essential items for the holidays from Love Law Firm, PLLC and Stony Brook University’s Student Nurses’ Association. Children in foster care have few belongings and often carry what little they possess in garbage bags. EAC Network sees the heartbreaking circumstances of these children in our Chance to Advance and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs, which reduce risk factors

M·A·C AIDS Fund and EAC Network Spread Holiday Cheer to People Living with HIV …

M·A·C Cosmetics’ employees joined EAC Network and prepared holiday meals for people with HIV/AIDS for World Aids Day on December 1st. The group volunteered on behalf of the M·A·C AIDS Fund, which provides grants and support to programs that perform vital services for those living with HIV/AIDS. EAC Network’s Nutrition Education and Food Services improves the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS through nutrition education and healthy food. The program runs the

Kids Helping Kids Gives the Gift of Warmth to EAC Network Kids

EAC Network received a generous donation of coats and winter apparel from Kids Helping Kids, By Kids Way, Inc. These essential items will be distributed amongst the children in EAC Network’s programs. Kids Helping Kids is led by Executive Director Bob Eslick, and was founded by his sons Robert AJ Eslick and Philip M. Eslick in 1997. Their mission is to engage youth in philanthropy and teach the value of

EAC Network In-Home Caregiver Services to Expand to Long Beach Area

Long Beach, NY-- EAC Network’s Senior Respite program is excited to announce its expansion of in-home caregiver services to Long Beach and the surrounding areas of Island Park, Oceanside, and East Rockaway. The program provides a caring and trusted companion to stay with a family member for brief periods when familial caregivers can’t be there. “We are so excited to be expanding to the Long Beach community,” says Carol O’Neill,

Tai Chi Chuan Spreads to Community Groups Through Mini-Grants

(Long Island, NY) The Roselie Brenner Tai Chi Fund, managed by Hempstead-based social service agency EAC Network, awarded five mini-grants of up to $1,000 to Long Island-based community groups to develop sustainable projects and activities that promote active participation in Tai Chi Chuan programs. The winning applications included Youth Directions and Alternatives in East Northport to provide a series of ten free Tai Chi classes for at-risk youth at

GEICO Grants $10,000 to EAC Network for Child Car Seat Inspections

(WOODBURY, NY) EAC Network received a $10,000 grant from GEICO Corporate Community Citizens for its Safe Start initiative, which promotes child passenger safety through child car seat inspections and community outreach. Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident are a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. An estimated 46 percent of child safety seats are improperly used in a way that could reduce their effectiveness. Safe Start aims

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Unveils Awareness Campaign for EAC Network’ …

(WESTBURY, NY) Judi Bosworth, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, hosted a press conference April 1st at the “Yes We Can” Community Center in an effort to raise awareness for EAC Network’s Meals on Wheels program. Town Councilmembers Viviana Russell, Anna M. Kaplan, Lee R. Seeman, as well as Town Clerk Wayne H. Wink, Jr. and Nassau County Commissioner of Human Services Lisa A. Murphy were also in attendance to support

EAC Network’s former Vice President Receives Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Huma …

(HEMPSTEAD, NY) EAC Network’s former Vice President & COO, Rebecca Bell (pictured left), was recently awarded the Town of Hempstead’s prestigious Pathfinder Award for her humanitarian work with the agency on March 8th. The Pathfinder Awards is held during National Women’s History Month to recognize the achievements of women who have positively impacted the community. Hempstead Town Supervisor, Anthony J. Santino (pictured right), presented the awards to all 2016 Pathfinder

Subaru of America's Share the Love Impacts Local Meals on Wheels

EAC Network is proud to announce its Meals on Wheels program received a $1,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America (MOWA). The grant was awarded for the human service agency’s impressive efforts to raise community awareness and participation to support local homebound seniors in need during Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” Campaign, which is designed as a way for Subaru dealers to give back to their local communities

Rachel Lugo, Division Director, Partners with Governor Cuomo on the “Right Tra …

EAC Network’s Division Director of Family Support & Vocational Services, Rachel Lugo, joined Governor Cuomo at his March 8th press conference where he addressed plans to add a third track to the Long Island Rail Road. Lugo, a longtime advocate of traffic safety, will be working with several community-based agencies to address safety issues and provide education on rail road grades at High School and community presentations. “This plan is the

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