Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to Jessica@indyeastend.com.
Holiday Giving Programs
As we enter into the holiday season, The Retreat has announced the agency's annual Holiday Giving Programs. In the true spirit of the season, The Retreat asks supporters to join together in brightening the holiday experience of courageous families affected by domestic violence.
During the holiday season, an increasing amount of families seek out The Retreat's services. Many women and children find that during the holidays, domestic violence increases due to money problems, and increasing amounts of alcohol and drug use.
The most peaceful time of year, sadly, can be the hardest. In an effort to infuse light into some of the dark realities these families have to face, The Retreat is looking for help in providing survivor families with a joyful holiday experience during Thanksgiving and the December holidays.
Supporters can consider offering support to The Retreat's annual Adopt-A-Family Program by donating holiday presents or gift cards for a family in need. Call The Retreat's Holiday Help Line at 631-329-4398 and ask for Christiana or Lisa, to learn more about becoming involved in brightening the holiday season for survivors of domestic violence.
Shop for a cause. Fridays to Sundays from noon to 4 PM through December 22. Miss Ella's Holiday Shop at Hallockville will have local handcrafted gifts, jewelry, woodcarvings, antiques, collectibles, ornaments, cards and seasonal items, plus educational toys and games for children. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit mission of Hallockville Museum Farm, support the preservation of 19 historic structures dating back to 1765 across 28 acres of preserved farmland. Located on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, Hallockville is home to cows and sheep, and offers educational programming that connects the community to the shared agricultural heritage throughout the year. Museum members save 10 percent off non-consignment purchases.
East End Hospice
Worth New York in Tanger Outlet in Riverhead presents holiday makeovers to benefit East End Hospice on Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM. Worth has teamed up with Southampton's 27 Hamptons Salon to give complimentary hair styling and cosmetic makeovers. Everyone who signs up for a makeover will receive a goody bag and $50 Worth gift certificate. Appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes. To book your makeover make a $25 donation to East End Hospice. Space is limited. To register call 631-288-7080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.