Islanders for Islanders collection and food drive

Islanders for Islanders 2017 Drive

Founded in 2015, the Islanders for Islanders Fund is a joint initiative of the four Fishers Island churches focused on helping sustain our year-round community. This summer we are receiving donations in the form of non-perishable food for our food resource room (see list below), financial donations, and unused ferry tickets.

What we do
Responding to the needs of our winter population, this initiative supports an increasing number of projects for the benefit of the year-round population. In cooperation with the Sanger Fund, Islanders helps cover winter fuel and utility bills. We are pleased to now offer island residents limited support for professional development opportunities in order to enhance possibilities for year-round income. In addition, Islanders continues to provide healthy snacks for our school children and take-out Senior Suppers.

If you can help
Our tiny staff of volunteers is especially grateful for food that is unopened and unexpired (as we cannot offer opened or expired items to those in need).

We prefer to offer non-perishable basics, such as tuna or canned meat, canned or boxed milk, peanut butter, soup, juice, cereal, granola bars and baked beans. Unopened household supplies and unopened toiletries (including feminine products) are also appreciated. Collection bins are at the FI Village Market and the Community Center, as well as at the entrance to St. John’s, Our Lady of Grace, and Union Chapel (back door). We may be able to accept leftover frozen items. Kindly call Candy Whitman at 788-7029 to inquire.

If you are able to donate funds, kindly do so through your church on the island. Tax -deductible contributions may be made anytime directly to Union Chapel with “Islanders for Islanders” in the memo line. (Mail to Union Chapel, PO Box 192, Fishers Island, NY 06390.)

The churches will also have a special collection to support this outreach at services the weekend of August 18-20.

On behalf of Islanders for Islanders, we are deeply grateful for your support.

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