Nonprofit organizations are an integral force on Long Island, improving the quality of life for adults and children in our communities. Partnerships take this impact one step further. Options for Community Living, Inc. (Options), a Long Island-based not-for-profit human services organization, and Bethpage Federal Credit Union (BFCU), enjoy a partnership designed to strengthen the Long Island community through volunteerism, in-kind donations, board support, and grant funding. Partnership projects are designed to bridge the missions of both organizations.
As a major supporter of Long Island-based community programs for children, Bethpage Federal Credit Union donated 65 backpacks to families in Options programs. Each backpack was filled with supplies for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“Every child deserves to start the school year with confidence”, said Robert Suarez, AVP of Community Development. “Starting the school year off with the appropriate supplies sets students up for success, empowers them, and fuels a love of learning.”
Additional support in the form of grant funding was awarded to Options through the Bethpage Cares Charitable Giving Program. A $15,000 grant award provides vital financial support for Options housing program for formerly homeless Long Islanders with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Last year, this program provided safe, stable, supportive housing for 200 adults and children.
“Our partnership with Bethpage Federal Credit Union is invaluable,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, CEO, Options for Community Living, Inc. “Their commitment to enriching the lives of Long Islanders is evident in everything they do. We could not be more grateful for their ongoing support.”
About Options for Community Living, Inc.
Established in 1982, Options for Community Living, Inc. operates residential programs for adults recovering from mental illness, care coordination services for adults and children with chronic health conditions, and housing and services for homeless people with disabilities and/or HIV/AIDS. Options’ mission to assist people to live independently and with dignity in the community has grown through the years to serve more than 2,200 adults and children annually. For more information about Options for Community Living, Inc., please visit their website at http://optionscl.org or call 631.361.9020.
About Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Bethpage Federal Credit Union has been serving its members and their communities for 80 years. Its mission is to continuously meet the needs of its members, employees, and the communities it serves by being a trusted financial partner committed to excellence.