#GivingTuesday is December 3rd, won't you consider a donation to Helping Makes U Happy? 100% of your donation will help us provide food, clothing, and holiday wish list items for families referred to us this holiday season.

As always, we thank you so much for helping us to keep helping other.

To donate please click here.

Read the online version of March 25, 2018 Newsday feature on Keith Caputo, founder of HMUH by clicking here!

Huge Thanks to our Sponsors:  JVC Broadcasting, Triangle Pub, IGHL, Knights of Columbus, Queen of All Hearts Council 4126, Knights of Columbus, J.V. Kavanaugh Council 5293, Ermen Caputo,Moriches Bay Diner, Maria Grausso, Killoran Law, P.C., Dr. David Goldman, Main St. Screen Printing & Embroidery, Cerini & Associates LLP, Otis Ford, John T. Montecalvo, Inc., IBEW Local 25, Signature Homes of NY, Ltd., Alitaliia Pizza of Center Moriches, Dr. Richard Savino, Next Level Physical Therapy, Dr. Martha Baker, D.M.D., Hon. Martin J. Kerins, Moriches Main St Flowers, Bruno Mechanical, Ron’s East End Electric, Doreen Vollo Interior Design, Probst Construction, Drueks True Value Hardware, Suffolk Federal Credit Union.  

SERVICES:

Fisher Shirts & Signs, Chubs Meats, King Kanopy Party Rentals, NYU Entertainment, Herbies Crumb Cake, Netties Country Bakery, Kurt Weiss Greenhouses.

LONG ISLAND IMAGINE AWARDS RISING STAR AND FACEBOOK FAN FAVORITE AWARD WINNER!

    On April 30, 2019 Helping Makes U Happy was extremely proud to have won 2 grants at the 7th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards, acknowledging that we are one of Long Islands most effective and innovative non-profit organizations.  This is an event attended by over 450 of the regions top non-profits executives, volunteers, and corporate sponsors.  Over 170 nonprofit applications were submitted to win $5,000 grants in each of 5 categories.  20 of those were selected as finalists, and in the first time of the history of the awards ONE winner won 2 grants- the $5,000 Rising Star Award and the $2,500 Facebook Fan Favorite Award- HELPING MAKES U HAPPY!   https://libn.com/2019/05/02/5-nonprofits-win-grants-at-long-island-imagine-awards/

Imagine Awards
Sweetwater Clifton City Spirit Award
 Sweetwater Clifton City Spirit Award
Sweetwater Clifton City Spirit Award

Congratulations to all our $1,000 HMUH Scholarship Recipients

    Westhampton Beach H.S.- Anna Peraino, Eastport South Manor- Brenden Scott, Wm. Floyd- Gabriella Iadanza, and Center Moriches- Jacob and Nathan Sigerson.  Also congratulations to the winner of the $500 Martha O'Brien Hometown Scholarship which is funded by HMUH- Aiden Spiller. 

Scholarship Fundraiser

    This is the time of year that we work really hard to raise money for 5 HMUH scholarships by selling tickets for our Super Bowl Party Raffle.  Only $5/ ticket gets you a chance to win food for 12-15 people-appetizers,  hero's and salads generously donated by TJ'S Heros year after year, chips, sodas, dessert, a 50 " tv, decorations and a football, all delivered to 2 winners on Super Bowl Sunday.  Follow us on Facebook for current selling locations and times, or call us at 631-848-9008 for your tickets!

Upcoming Events
Summer of Feeding the Families
Jul 30, 7:00 PM – Aug 27, 11:00 PM
Location is TBD
Early July starts our 4th annual program of supplying and delivering boxes of non-perishable foods to families referred to us by local schools. Mondays we always pack the food boxes at 5:30 pm and Tuesday is delivery day- weather permitting- between 10:30-5:30
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Let's Celebrate Melissa!
Aug 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Moriches Bay Rec. Center, 311 Frowein Rd, 311 Frowein Rd, Center Moriches, NY 11934, USA
Helping Makes U Happy will be hosting a celebration honoring the retirement of Center Moriches' beloved "waving" crossing guard, Melissa Greve. Melissa has brought joy to many in the community over the years with her smiling wave and treats on the corner of Brookfield Ave. and Main St., and we will
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Comfort Cases
Aug 22, 5:30 PM
1 Neville St, HMUH building, 1 Neville St, Center Moriches, NY 11934, USA
Suffolk County has asked us if we would once again make "Comfort Cases" for the children who must be removed from their homes due to neglect. These are the children who truly leave home with nothing but what they can carry in a garbage bag
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Annual Halloween Costume Giveaway
Sep 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1 Neville St, Center Moriches, 1 Neville St, Center Moriches, NY 11934, USA
Our annual Halloween costume giveaway. Every year, with the help of the Center Moriches Library and local communities, we collect gently used Halloween costumes and accessories and invite the public for a free costume shopping event
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The Annual HMUH Chinese Auction
Oct 19, 4:00 PM
Center Moriches High School, 311 Frowein Rd, Center Moriches, NY 11934, USA
doors open at 4 pm, prize calling begins at 6:30. Winners need not be present, but if you are bidding on one of our larger prizes you MUST be available to pick it up and take it home no later than 11 pm that evening or your prize will be forfeited. NO exceptions will be made
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     Today we filled Mom’s car with food for struggling gov’t workers the Angels of LI are helping to feed and clothes for giving closets they’ll soon be filling at some Pat-Med schools. Those Angels do a great job of helping ppl- I’m so happy we are able to help each other! And I couldn’t do it without all your help and donations friends❤️
Not only was Helping Makes U Happy able to help many, many families at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we’ve been able to donate warm coats, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and shoes to St. John’s Street Ministry for the homeless, to John’s Place Homeless Shelters In Greenport and Mattituck, boxes and boxes of toys for children in need through the Family Service League and the COPE officers, and food for our local pantries!
So thank you so so much- Carlos Pizza who’s still collecting coats for us, Rudy Sunderman’s Office who also brought us coats, the CM Library who collected and donated boxes and boxes of winter hats, scarves, gloves, and bags of toys and coat donations,the CM PTA who partnered with us to collect new socks and underwear for the homeless, Kayla Kelly And Mrs. Worontsoff’s class at Clayton Huey Elementary who collected $180 in change to buy food for helping others, Kay Jewelers at the Outlets for the cases of bears they donated, Alitalia Pizza, Crust Around the Corner Pizza, and TJ’s Hero’s who all collected toys, and of course all of you who donated to all those collections!

Thanksgiving Food Boxes

    This Thanksgiving, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of SFCU, Brownie Troop 1659, Cub Scout Troop 23 , Boy Scout Troop 23, and many community members, we were able to provide Thanksgiving food boxes and turkeys to 33 local families.

 

Suffolk Federal Credit Union Food Drive

    Helping Makes U Happy wishes to thank SFCU for hosting a food drive to benefit HMUH in all nine of their branches during the month of October. We will be able to assist many local families with these wonderful donations.

Thanks For Giving Drive

    Helping Makes U Happy will be collecting new socks and underwear for the homeless beginning in November. These are some of the most needed items, and we are hoping to make a difference for those in need. The Center Moriches PTA will be assisting us in collecting these items, watch for our donation boxes. We are extremely grateful to Cowfish, Rhum, and Rhumba restaurants who will be holding a staff donation drive across their four locations.  

Comfort Cases

    All 200 comfort cases donated to Suffolk County "N-Docket" children (those removed from their homes due to neglect), have been distributed. We will continue to collect new backpacks, toiletries, fleece throws, and school supplies to provide additional children with our comfort cases. 

Big Little Holiday Party

    On Dec. 12th, from 6:30-9:30 pm we will be hosting a holiday party at the Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead, NY.  If you are looking for a beautiful venue for your office party- big or small- you are welcome to join us. $75 p.p. covers 3 hrs.of live music, dancing, continuous gourmet buffet, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar available), and the ability to explore all the amazing aquarium exhibits.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit HMUH who, in turn, will also make a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation.  Call 631-848-9008 for more info.

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Call us: 631.878.1978

Mail us: 44 Hawkins Ave. 

Center Moriches, NY 11934

HMUH Building*: 1 Neville St.

Center Moriches, NY 11934 

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