December 19, 2017 | Press
Pronto of Long Island, Inc. (Pronto) will be holding a Toy Giveaway on Thursday, December 21st, at 10:00 a.m.at their headquarters at 128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore, NY. Pronto President Kathy Bennett, and other volunteers, will act as personal shoppers to help families select toys for their children. Pronto will also be welcoming a representative from the New York Governor’s office who will also be donating toys for distribution.
December 21, 2017
Pronto of Long Island
128 Pine Aire Drive
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Pronto, a not-for-profit, Community Outreach Center, serving the most vulnerable children and families living in the townships of Islip, Smithtown, Babylon, and neighboring communities has committed to helping over 400 families this Christmas season. Through generous donations from the community, and corporate partners, Pronto has been able to pack their storeroom with toys and games for children of all ages.
About Pronto of Long Island, Inc.
Pronto of Long Island, Inc. is an outreach center whose mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the needy, welcome the stranger, and provide healing and hope to everyone who walks through their doors. Pronto opened in 1969 from the vision of a group of committed lay people and clergy at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church. Since then, it has gone through several reincarnations resulting in unique partnerships with Catholic Charities, food distributors and local markets, as well as health, welfare, benefit and educational providers. Pronto will expand their outreach in the community and assist those who may not have access to formal cooking facilities. Pronto has been able to flourish based on contributions of clothing, household items and monetary donations. As always, this vision is fueled by prayer and the hard work of committed volunteers, and with these two powerful elements, Pronto cannot help but succeed. Pronto is a nonprofit partner of the United Way of Long Island.
Pronto of Long Island, Inc. is a member of the FREE Network, which collaborates with a variety of diverse 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners on educational, vocational, rehabilitative and a myriad of other creative initiatives to enhance the local communities and the lives of more than 25,000 people that reside within them. Each of the valued partners of the FREE Network have a unique mission, vision and strategic goals that are aligned in purpose, and embody the spirit of the meaningful work we do every day.