Island in the Community
At Island, we strongly believe that it is as important to share our success with our neighbors as well as our members. In keeping with the credit union philosophy of "people helping people," Island supports a select number of organizations and events to help ensure that Long Island remains a vital place to live, work and raise a family.
2021 Back-to-School Drive
The Team here at Island Federal had the privilege of packing up some school supplies for Suffolk County Legislator Sam Gonzalez’s 7th annual Back to School event in Brentwood. With the help of other community groups, over 800 backpacks were distributed at the event, enabling families and students to receive much-needed school supplies as local school districts begin opening for the academic year. The event took place at the Brentwood Union Free School District Administration Office and had such a great turnout! Thank you to Suffolk County Legislator Sam Gonzalez for including us in such an awesome event and allowing Island Federal the opportunity to give back to our community.
Read more about the event here: 2021 Back-to-School Drive
2020 Holiday Gift Drive
This year, Island Federal teamed up with Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro (@rmhcnym) for our annual holiday gift drive! The outpouring of support was nothing short of amazing. All of us are overwhelmed with joy by the generosity of our Members and Staff who donated enough toys to FILL a commercial van. If you did not get a chance to donate a gift, it's not too late to make a monetary donation by clicking here. Thank you for your generosity and support. Your kindness will help make many children and their families smile this holiday season.
2020 Stony Brook Film Festival
This year the Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal is going virtual! The Festival begins Thursday, September 10th, and will feature 24 independent films over the course of 12 weeks. Watch each film from the comfort of your home with the IndieFlix Festivals App. To get your all-access pass and for more information: Click Here
Hope for the Homeless Program
Island Federal has teamed up with Long Island Cares this fall for the Hope for the Homeless fundraiser. Starting October 1st, members and non-members can make a $5 donation to feed someone in need for an entire day. Island Federal will also match each $5 dollar donation that is made! Stop into any Island Federal branch to donate and we will add your name to our Wave Wall as an official supporter! Together we can help fight homelessness on Long Island.
Thank You For Your Contribution!
Island would like to thank our members and staff for taking part in the Thankful Thursdays Food Drive in November. Collectively, we've donated 463 lbs of food and $1,000 in the soup can pin-up donations to Long Island Cares.
Pictured left to right: Larry Dunn, Island's Senior Director of Marketing and Sales; Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares; Mary Wyman, Island's Director of Marketing; and Bret W. Sears, Island's President and CEO.
John Theissen Children's Foundation Toy Drive
Island is pleased to participate in the annual John Theissen Children’s Foundation Toy Drive again this year. We'll be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys at our branches (excluding Stony Brook University branches). All toys collected will be given to sick and underprivileged children via the Foundation. For more information about John Theiseen Children's Foundation, please visit www.jtcf.org.
The John Theissen Children's Foundation Toy Drive offers sick and needy children toys throughout the holiday season.
Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand
Island was incredibly proud to donate to this wonderful organization. Maddie and Joseph, pictured below are the founders of this foundation which was started in 2012. All proceeds go to the Stony Brook Children's Hospital. To learn more about the Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand, visit www.threevillagekidslemonadestand.com.
Pictured L to R: Island's Vice President/Retail Delivery, John McGregor, founders of the Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand, Maddie & Joseph, & Island's President, Bret W. Sears
We're proud to support Hope For The Warriors®
Unfamiliar with Hope For The Warriors®?
The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
For more information about this organization visit hopeforthewarriors.org.
Island Donates to Long Island Cares, Inc.
Recently, Island donated $30,000 to support Long Island Cares, Inc.'s Hope for the Homeless outreach services. This is a wonderful program which helps those in need on Long Island and we're proud to be a part of it.