COVID-19 Relief Fund – Publisher Letter

Dear Newsday subscriber,

COVID-19 is changing life on Long Island in ways we never could have imagined. Suddenly, many of our neighbors are facing unemployment, unpaid bills, lack of food, homelessness and fear of the unknown. With the closing of schools, many of Long Island’s at-risk children are away from the place where they got the meals they needed, and for some, their safe haven from an uneasy home life. Some Long Island families are finding themselves in need for the very first time. And, whenever Long Island finally begins to recover and restart, there are people in need who will be left behind.

As we have done in the past, Newsday Charities is ready to help now. We have launched the Newsday Charities Long Island COVID-19 Relief Fund to raise money to help those Long Islanders most impacted by this pandemic. Newsday pays all administrative costs, so 100% of the money raised goes to help those that need it most. These funds will be granted to trusted, local non-profit organizations providing the critical services to sustain Long Islanders.

Our community has often shown we know how to care for each other. This Relief Fund is harnessing the generous heart of Long Islanders to help the families that are struggling from the impact of COVID-19.

Remember that all the money raised here stays here on Long Island. Our neighbors need our help now. Please give today at


Debby Krenek

Caring for Our Community – 2019 Honor Roll

Over the past several months, our community joined forces to prove that the spirit of giving is alive on Long Island. Your friends, neighbors and local businesses generously donated to the 2019 Newsday Charities Help-A-Family campaign, raising $330,926.86. With all administrative costs covered by Newsday, 100% of the money raised will be granted to local nonprofit agencies that provide programs focusing on hunger, housing, child abuse prevention & treatment and youth education. 

Thanks to these donors, and many more who asked to remain anonymous, Long Island’s most vulnerable children and families will receive the care they desperately need.


Thank you, Nature’s Bounty.

The Nature’s Bounty Co. Associates

The Nature’s Bounty Co. Associates

The Nature’s Bounty Foundation is committed to enhancing lives by addressing wellness in many forms. Its generous contribution of $25,000 to Newsday Charities will support grants to Long Island non-profit agencies that offer educational opportunities and work to alleviate hunger, homelessness and child abuse.

Newsday covers all costs, so 100% of this gift will help Long Island’s most vulnerable children and families.

BAPS Charities donates $5,000 to Kids Campaign

Virendra Patel and Girish Patel of BAPS Charities, Debby Krenek, Publisher, Newsday; Paul Fleishman, VP Public Affairs, Newsday; Nilesh Patel, BAPS Charities and Dale Cole, Community Affairs Project Manager, Newsday.

Thank you to BAPS Charities for including Newsday Charities Kids Campaign as a recipient of funds raised through its recent Walk Green 2018 walkathon.

100% of this gift will support local nonprofit agencies that provide Long Island’s most vulnerable children and families with healthy meals, educational opportunities and programs to alleviate homelessness and child abuse.

Together, we can make a difference.