Hockey Helps strives to help individuals struggling with addiction, mental illness, and cancer, and to provide support for children and youth facing economic disadvantages, illness, or related hardships.
WHO WE SUPPORT
North Shore Holiday House
The North Shore Holiday House is a private, non-profit residential summer camp for young girls in need. It provides a supportive and enriching program which is accredited by the American Camping Association. The campers come from economically disadvantaged families who qualify for the USDA lunch program.
Founded in 1914, it is the only camp if its kind on Long Island, with groups of 50 campers attending each of four 2-week sessions. The girls, aged seven to eleven, attend the camp through full scholarship. They are encouraged to make new friends, learn new skills, face challenges and grow personally in a safe, supportive, nurturing environment.
Soulful Living for Recovery
The Soulful Living for Recovery program is a 501(c)3 non-profit that addresses the needs of individuals and families facing any mental health challenge, as well as those moving through short-term recovery process toward long-term healing and life beyond addiction. This program is working toward creating a community movement of holistic health for recovery and mental wellness to raise awareness, educate, support and empower individuals and families with empathy and understanding.
Services offered: Holistic Psychotherapy, Reconnective Healing, Mindfulness Meditation, Specialty Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Sound Healing, Nutrition, Desire Mapping, Family Support Groups, and Educational Workshops.
Full & partial grants are available for all who qualify, thanks to the generosity of those who donate their time & resources to the Hockey Helps marathon!
Smilezone Foundation USA
New York, NY
The Smilezone Foundation is an Ontario, Canada-based charity co-founded by Adam Graves to improve the lives of children facing illness, disabilities, and physical and emotional obstacles.
The foundation, which recently extended operations to the U.S. as Smilezone Foundation USA, builds and transforms spaces in hospitals to allow children a place to play and experience a reprieve from being in a hospital...a place to smile.
F.R.I.E.N.N.D.S. of Northport
F.R.I.E.N.N.D.S. of Northport is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide financial support for the Northport/East Northport school district's educational and extra-curricular programs. A vital part of this mission is to provide direct financial assistance to needy students and their families, and also to organizations striving to improve the lives of community members who need help. Former NY Ranger, Adam Graves, has been a tireless advocate and fundraiser for F.R.I.E.N.N.D.S.' outreach efforts, and his generosity has touched the lives of many. Examples of F.R.I.E.N.N.D.S.' support include the funding of:
New laptop computers for 52 college-bound high school seniors who lacked this necessity
College scholarship grants for needy students
Emergency expenses for families facing adversity
Student fundraising initiatives aimed at improving the lives of others
Physical therapy costs for a disabled student
Northport Food Pantry
Purchase of several hundred gift cards for needy families during holidays each year
American Cancer Society, St. Baldrick's Foundation, Community Drug & Alcohol Task Force, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis research, ALS research, Cow Harbor Warriors (wounded veterans and their families)