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A Special Visit
( L to R:) Kenny, Smokey the Dog and Bobby Reed enjoy a special time together
Kenny is all smiles because he gets to spend some quality time with one of his favorite four-legged creatures, Smokey the Dog!
Smokey visits UCP of Suffolk's two children's residential homes once a month. Smokey's owner, Bobby Reed, said that he is happy to give back to UCP of Suffolk. "I do this because my daughter used the services of UCP of Suffolk for many years," he said. "This organization has done so much for her."
Smokey and Reed have been visiting UCP of Suffolk's residential houses for about a year. During one of Smokey's recent visits to one of the homes, children laughed as the dog interacted with them.
"I really think that Smokey relaxes the kids and that they really enjoy him," Marie Herley, a Recreation Therapist said. "A dog will give a new dynamic to the room."
Reed agreed. "The visits open them up to a new experience," he said. "They overcome their fears, they become calmer and they laugh, which is always a beautiful thing."
*Pet therapy (visits) decreases feelings of isolation and alienation, encourages communication, provides comfort and increases socialization according Pet Partners, an organization with a mission to demonstrate and promote positive human-animal therapy, activities and education.
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When Artists Unite
Michael Scaraglino and UCP of Suffolk's talented artists
East Hampton artist Michael Scaraglino recently visited UCP of Suffolk's talented artists at our main facility in Hauppauge! Scaraglino admired the individuals artwork as well as critiqued their beautiful creations. UCP of Suffolk's artists' works have been exhibited in a number of local facilities this year.
"The paintings are beautiful and amazing," Scaraglino said. "The work is very inspirational and I can see that they enjoy what they do. They inspire others to paint."
Students from Commack Middle School and The Children's Center
In honor of the arrival of the spring season, students from Commack Middle School visited The Children's Center at UCP Suffolk to teach children from the school's preschool and young age classes the life cycle of a butterfly!
Students from The Children's Center then created their own life cycle with the help of the middle school students.
Commack Middle School students also raised $100 for The Children's Center and presented a check to Principal Sherri Glazer.
"Our children really enjoyed working with the Commack Middle School students and learning about something new and exciting," Principal Sherri Glazer said. "We are so appreciative of them taking the time to interact with our students."
Students and faculty at Candlewood Middle School
Students and faculty at Candlewood Middle School in Dix Hills, NY raised over $1,200 for UCP of Suffolk!
Donations were received through t-shirt sales, fundraisers and physical fitness and academic challenges that all took place at the school.
Assistant Principal Robert Newton said that the pupils had a great time giving back. "It was an amazing opportunity for the students to be a part of something bigger than themselves and it built a lot of school spirit," he said.
"We are so grateful for this generous donation," Stephen H. Friedman, President, CEO of UCP of Suffolk said. "We thank the students and faculty at Candlewood Middle School for their time and effort in supporting our organization."
UCP of Suffolk's Golf Classic Honors Board Member
The 26th Annual Golf Classic is back
UCP of Suffolk will present its 26th Annual Golf Classic, sponsored by Arch Insurance Group on Monday, June 1st at Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, NY.
UCP of Suffolk is pleased to honor Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and a UCP of Suffolk Board Member since 2010. He works especially close with the University's strong academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study, including a new Sustainability Studies degree. He has forged research alliances with other academic institutions, including Columbia, Cornell, Boston College, Virginia Tech, New York University and others, as well as not-for-profit groups, businesses and government agencies and has promoted the importance of studying suburbs nationwide.
|Thank You to Arch Insurance Group for being the returning sponsor of the 26th Annual Golf Classic |
UCP of Suffolk to Honor Longtime Supporter
at 2015 Scramble
UCP of Suffolk will host its 2015 Scramble on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James, NY. New York Community Bank Foundation returns as the presenting sponsor.
David E. Herold
This year's event will honor David E. Herold of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP. Mr. Herold has been a generous supporter of UCP of Suffolk and has been involved with the Scramble for years. "I'm impressed and moved by UCP of Suffolk's facility, staff and the
participants," he said. "I am honored to help in any way that I can."
Mr. Herold serves as a Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP in the Real Estate and Commercial Lending Groups. He represents institutional lenders financing multi-family and commercial properties and documenting credit facilities for middle market and small business borrowers with a focus on condominium associations and home owners associations. In addition to conventional mortgage financing, he has experience in a variety of lending transactions including: leasehold financing, mezzanine financing, receivable financing and lending to borrowers in connection with EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program projects.
|Thank You to New York Community Bank Foundation for being the returning sponsor for the 2015 Scramble |
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