Each year, Options for Community Living, Inc. needs volunteers to help complete one-day projects at its agency-owned supportive housing sites. Many of these projects are adopted thanks to a partnership with the Long Island Volunteer Enterprise (LIVE.) LIVE has mobilized corporate volunteers on Long Island for the past 25 years, encouraging companies to reach out to their local communities and give back. “Volunteers have a significant impact on our work, so Options is very grateful to LIVE and the companies for the generous services they provide,” said Options’ Executive Director Yolanda Robano-Gross.
Options welcomed volunteers from Prologis (Queens, NY), Thermo Fisher Scientific (Bohemia, NY) and Target (Hicksville, NY) and has two up-coming projects planned with Leviton (Melville, NY) volunteers in July. “Options provides supportive housing to hundreds of Long Islanders with disabilities. We are responsible for maintaining more than 150 properties scattered across Nassau and Suffolk Counties,” described Robano-Gross. “The volunteer groups that we connect with through LIVE provide important services: painting, power washing, yard-work and planting. They have made improvements to our properties, and we are grateful to them and to LIVE.”