It is no secret that it is increasingly challenging for nonprofits to secure adequate corporate, local, state and federal funding to support their missions in these difficult economic times. Options for Community Living Inc. recently held two creative “fun-raising Options” this past week in response to this ongoing challenge.
The agency helped make Mother’s Day shopping easier with its annual plant and craft sale, which was held at the Options Thrift Shop in Ronkonkoma. Hearty annual, perennial and vegetable plants were available for purchase along with unique handmade wreaths and much more designed and crafted by Options for Community Living residents. Children also had an opportunity to make a special gift for their mother, grandmother, aunt or any other special woman they wished to recognize on Mother’s Day.
This past week, Options hosted a fundraising evening for more than 70 individuals featuring an evening with Shira – nominated “Best Psychic” by Bethpage Federal Credit Union 2018 Best of Long Island. Several grateful guests received “messages from loved ones who have passed on” during the 90-minute Gallery Readings. Held at Zona of Massapequa, the event also featured a dinner along with Raffle Baskets and a 50/50 Raffle.
“We are always so appreciative to all of our supporters who come out to support and provide goods and services to Options at our various fun-raising events,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, Options for Community Living executive director. “The proceeds from these events help support our many programs, which provide vital housing and services for Long Islanders in need.”