Community Service

Helping Hands Mission --Joining together to help our community During Covid-19

Holiday Gift Wrapping
Charity Fundraising
December 20, 2019 
Walt Whitman Mall
Huntington, NY

Once again our Secretary Maria Narine is organizing our annual gift wrapping fundraiser.  We are in need of volunteers for the following shifts:

9am-1pm (2)

1-5pm (2)  
5pm-10pm (4)

Maria S. Narine, CPNP

Puerto Rico Relief Program
Joanne Camarda is leading a community service project— to support the needs of Casa Marisol Nursing Home in San Juan
Joanne Lapidus-Graham Ed.D, RN, CPNP, CNE Professor Nursing, Farmingdale State College LI NAPNAP Member & undergraduate nursing students at Farmingdale State College join together with LI NAPNAP 

Elisa A. Mancuso RNC-NIC, MS, FNS, AE-C 

Professor of Nursing @ Suffolk County Community College

I’m having my head shaved Saturday, March 10th to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, but more importantly, to raise money to find cures. Since 2012, I have raised over $ 35,000 and with your support I know we can surpass that amount! Your gift will give hope to those fighting childhood cancers.

Click here for details:

LI NAPNAP Book Drive 2017-2018 Christine Pfundstein, Isabella Pfundstein and Maria Narine with Chidren at the Huntington TriCYA

Head Start $500 Award: Community Sponsorship


February 8, 2018


Maria Narine

NAPNAP Long Island

Dear Maria,


In recognition of your organization’s mission to support the children of Long Island, I am writing to you, as a member of the Board of Directors of LI Head Start, with request for funding.

The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income and at-risk children and their families.  Long Island Head Start has 25 Head Start & Early Head Start Centers throughout Long Island, serving over 2000 children. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive learning environment to children respectful of their cultures and to assist families in reaching self-sufficiency through the combined efforts of parents, community, and staff.

In 2015, in response to an increase in the number of overweight/ obese students, programming was developed to promote gross motor activity into the class day. Formal outdoor physical activities were implemented. Preliminary results have identified a measurable decrease in BMI after the first year of this program implementation.

Since outdoor play is weather dependent, the next phase of the project is an Indoor Activity program, to be rolled out in Winter 2018. A “program in a box”, the Physical Activity kits will contain a selection of age and developmentally appropriate activities. A written guide, with suggested songs, interactive games, and movement exercises has been developed to accompany the kits.

We are requesting funding of $500.00 to purchase the items for the 25 kits, to be distributed across the agency sites. We are grateful to the work of your organization in promoting health and wellness to the children of our community. I can be reached at 631-444-3130.


Maria Milazzo, RN MS
Clinical Assistant Professor

School of Nursing- Stony Brook University


Long Island Head Start, Board of Directors