Sweet Charities

Adopt A Pet

Santa Claus is expected to attend the holiday open house and adoption event at the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton on Saturday, December 15, from 11 AM to 3 PM. The shelter has a number of cats and dogs that are looking for a loving home. Hot chocolate and refreshments will be served and there will be a fundraiser raffle as well. The shelter is at 2259 River Road. More information can be found at http://www.kentanimal shelter.com.

Holiday Coat Drive

L&W Market in Bridgehampton is holding a coat drive. Through December 31, L&W Market will be collecting lightly used or new coats, which will be donated to those in need on the East End through the local organization Maureen’s Haven. As a thank you for donating, L&W will offer a free cup of coffee to those donating coats.

Holiday Toy Drive

Now through December 17, Community Action Southold Town is holding a toy drive to help make the season brighter for children of all ages. CAST is collecting toys, gift cards, and monetary donations. To find out more about the many drop-off locations, visit www.castsoutholdtown.org.

Shire Horses

The white Shire horses at the entrance to East Hampton Village on Route 27 need winter blankets and contributions to their upkeep. Stable Environment Equine Rehabilitation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, established by Mary Lou Kaler in 2017. To find out more, visit www.shiresanctuary.com.

Springs Food Pantry

According to Newsday, East Hampton has the highest poverty rate of all towns in Suffolk County. Last year 13,040 visits were made to the Springs Food Pantry. Of those, 7531 were children. Visit www.springsfoodpantry.com to see how you can help.

No Kid Hungry

Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor has announced it will donate $1 for every specialty cocktail purchased through December 31 to the No Kid Hungry Foundation. The foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food where they live, where they learn, and where they play. Just $10 can help connect a kid in need with 100 meals. Visit www.nokidhungry.org for more information.


The barn at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton needs a top-to-bottom renovation for it to be used as an effective classroom, lecture hall, and space to help support the 250 events offered by the museum each year. Founder and board President Andy Sabin has
offered a matching grant of $50,000 to get the ball rolling. The barn will be dedicated in memory of long-time supporter Alan Rabinowitz, who died earlier this year. Donations of $5000 and more will be featured on a Barn Giving Plaque. To contribute contact Diana Aceti at [email protected] or call 631-903-7217 by December 31.

Timothy Hill Ranch

Paul’s Italian Restaurant on Hill Street in Southampton is raising money for Timothy Hill Ranch for Children in Riverhead, a residential facility for troubled youth in Riverhead. The ranch had its origins more than 60 years ago when Fern and Jerry Hill moved to Riverhead and opened their home to foster children. Their son, Timothy, was deeply affected by their plight and began saving money to buy a ranch where troubled children could live.

Timothy Hill was killed in a bicycling accident in 1972 when he was only 13 years old, but his parents took up his cause. This year, Paul’s Italian Restaurant wants to help buy 10 bicycles for the ranch and provide funding for the ranch’s recreational program. To donate, stop in the restaurant on Hill Street.

Compiled by Jessica Mackin-Cipro
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