givebetter_Long Island Crisis Center is asking you to think about giving a little bit differently. As part of our #bettercanhappen campaign, we are challenging Long Islanders to think about how to give better!

Here are a few ways we came up with:

  • Give locally.  While national nonprofits have the budget to advertise on a large scale, smaller local organizations don’t usually have this luxury.  At LICC, we believe that giving locally is giving in a more meaningful way — it allows us to strengthen our ties to the community, and allows our donors to see the fruits of their generosity directly.
  • Remember that giving comes in many forms.  While grassroots organizations like Long Island Crisis Center rely on financial support from the community, remember that there are other important ways to give.  These include giving your energy as a volunteer, giving a shout-out on social media, or giving your time at an event.
  • Giving small can make a big difference.  We understand that many individuals and families don’t have much disposable income these days.  And, just because you can’t give big, doesn’t mean you can’t give in a meaningful way.  For example, here at Long Island Crisis Center, small donations add up to help us train new volunteers, keep our phone lines running, and help us do more outreach in the community.

 

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Long Island Crisis Center is a 501(C)3 registered non-profit organization, and meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau.

Tell us how YOU give better.

green_You’ve read our tips — now let us know how YOU give better.  Post a tweet using the hashtag #bettercanhappen. For additional information on sponsorships and other ways to donate, please contact Fran Karliner, Director of Development, at (516) 826-0244 or fkarliner@longislandcrisiscenter.org