On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 an award ceremony was held at William Floyd High School for members of Colonials Community Volunteer Corps. Many dignitaries were present to thank the volunteers and present them with certificates. Several volunteers received special recognition for their efforts. Thomas Pirello, Penny Auerbach, Emily Walsh, Nicole McDonald and Isabella Coppola were recognized for giving 100 hours of volunteer time; Thomas Pirello for giving 250 hours. Volunteers are involved in many projects including, Graffiti Removal, Community Clean up, Flowers for Friends and community gardens.
Colonial Youth and Family Services
Little Red School House
Offering Free Pre K
(Universal Pre Kindergarten)
2 1/2 hours free pre school education preparing your child for Kindergarten.
*Within William Floyd School District
*Must be 4 years old before December 1st
*NYS Licensed Teacher
*10 years experienced
Volunteer members of Colonials Community Volunteer Corps, sponsored by Colonial Youth and Family Services, have been continuing their efforts to remove graffiti vandalism. Volunteers have been working on Friday mornings over the summer to remove graffiti vandalism from local municipal property.
The goal of this project is to remove graffiti vandalism from municipal property in our neighborhoods. To date, volunteers have removed 5,581 pieces of graffiti vandalism. Our volunteers strive to maintain these sites while continuing to expand the scope of this project.
On Sunday August 27th members of Colonials Community Volunteer Corps, Sponsored by Colonial Youth and Family Services helped at the annual Blue Claw Crab Festival, Sponsored by the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association. Volunteer members worked hard all day at this event.
Early in the morning on Saturday, September 8th, members of Colonials Community Volunteer Corps, sponsored by Colonial Youth and Family Services, helped at a 5K Run sponsored by the Mastic, Moriches, Shirley Community Library.
Volunteers started by setting up three water tables. Then as runners passed by, volunteers handed them cups of refreshing water. After the last runner had passed, the volunteers cleaned up the discarded cups.
Staff from the library thanked the volunteers for their help. The volunteer corps looks forward to helping with this event again next year. Continue reading
With the Holiday Season approaching, Colonial Youth and Family Services have started our annual Holiday Assistance Program. We are once again turning to our generous community to help contribute to our efforts. For over four decades, Colonial has been able to provide bountiful holiday baskets for families who find themselves in need during the holidays. Each year we are able to service approximately 225 families due to the kindness and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community. Continue reading
On Tuesday June 27, 2017, Colonial Youth and Family Services hosted their 38th annual golf outing. This year the not-for-profit community agency honored Town of Brookhaven Supervisor, Ed Romaine for all his support through his many years as an elected official. The day was filled with great weather, golf, raffles, food, contests, auction items, and very generous supporters of Colonial. A good time was had by all and Colonial would like to thank everyone who came out or supported the event in any way. Monies raised that day assist with much needed programs in our community. We thank you for contributing to another successful outing. See you all next year!
Early on the morning of Saturday, June 10th, members of Colonial’s Community Volunteer Corps, sponsored by Colonial Youth and Family Services, helped at the Long Island Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. Volunteer members and staff arrived at 5:30am at Smith Point Beach to help set up for the walk.
Volunteers from Colonial’s Community Volunteer Corps, sponsored by Colonial Youth and Family Services, started the Community Gardens Project on Friday June 2nd with flowers donated by the Towns Ecology Center. Volunteers and staff planted an assortment of beautiful flowers at the Towns Senior Nutrition Center. Volunteer members will water and maintain these sites over the summer and through the fall.