Category: Charities & Non Profits

Support Montauk

In times of sink or swim, Montauk has never been known to leave a member of its community behind. That resilient nature withstands the harshest of winters, making the financial storm due to the COVID-19 pandemic just another battle it must weather — together. In April, East Hampton native Bryan Seekamp threw a life preserver

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Hamptons Handpoured Creates GoFundMe

Living on the East End comes at the cost of high rents, and for business owners that means both residential and commercial. During the winter, many live off of their savings from the busier summer months, with the occasional rise in business on celebratory weekends. Now, compiled with a loss of income due to closed

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Hamptons Gala Season Gone?

The Hamptons has a world-wide reputation for being a location of means. On the outside, it’s seen as a place of luxury homes and fancy parties, lined by beautiful beaches and noted celebrities. But those on the inside know that part of what makes the Hamptons truly special is its philanthropic community. For decades, Memorial

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Approaching Wildlife With Rachel Nuwer

Award-winning journalist and author Rachel Love Nuwer dives deep into the underbelly of the illegal wildlife trade in her new book “Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking.” She visited 12 countries, including the United States, to explore the depths of the multi-billion-dollar contraband industry responsible for pushing many species to the brink of

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Planting A Future

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Imagine planting an idea. Dig deep, lay the foundation, and watch as it takes form. With enough practice, patience, and knowledge, that single idea can grow over a lifetime into a movement. It can change a person’s way of living. That

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Seeing With Our Hearts

My volunteer work with the Southampton Animal Shelter, while intrinsically rewarding, comes with a high risk. The risk of falling in love. Luckily, I’ve kept my emotional distance for the most part, primarily due to the line on my lease that states “no pets” (I had to leave my two “adoptables,” a German shepherd and

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Guilt Free Five North Chocolate

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Five North Chocolate is a new chocolate snack that feels as good as it tastes. Each bite size piece is fair trade, vegan, and contains over 72 percent cocoa with a superfood twist: goji berries, pistachio sea salt, and cinnamon almond, with new flavors constantly being

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Greener For the Good

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   In March Share the Harvest Farm hosted its fundraiser music event on the greenest day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day. The benefit, held from 7 to 9 PM at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, raised monies to feed local families in need. The East Hampton-based

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Cookies With A Cause

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper     The South Fork Bakery’s goal is to provide meaningful employment to South Fork residents with developmental disabilities. Ruch is a speech and language learning specialist with a special education degree, with decades of experience supporting special needs individuals through her speech/language practice. “I started realizing

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Hampton Coffee’s Altruistic Recognition

This article originally appeared in the February 14, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will host its annual Denim & Diamonds event on Saturday, March 10, from 6:30 to 10 PM at 230 Elm Street in Southampton. Proceeds will benefit The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton and

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