In February 2019, People Loving People facilitated a trip to Brooklyn, MD to host a one day womans retreat for the under privileged woman of the community. We planned a lovely day with a full agenda. We invited 20 women from Long Island to accompany us on this trip.
The Retreat consisted of a Key Note Speaker, Nydia DiCarali, who encouraged the women with her powerful testimony and heartfelt words. The women then broke out into break-out sessions of prayer, crafts and small groups for community resources. A beautiful boxed lunch was served by our kitchen team along with homemade treats. We closed up our day with spa treatments including manicures, facials and back massages for all our guests. They also enjoyed participating in a free raffle with over 25 gift baskets. It was a huge success and we look forward to offering this type of event in our community in the future
In March of 2020, COVID forced the shut down of most non essential business in the area. People Loving People immediately moved our food distribution from inside the Oyster Bay community center, to a drive through food distribution outside of the center. Cars would line up for over 2 hours waiting for their vehicle to be loaded up with food by our team of volunteers. We would need close to 25 volunteers a day to pull off this amazing operation. At the height of the pandemic we served over 250 families a week totaling over 1000 people. We adjusted weekly depending on weather and quantities of food available. Our team made sure they all followed proper guidelines for protecting themselves against the virus with masks and gloves. We were forced to move our distribution to First Presbyterian Church. where we handed out July 4th BBQ boxes filled with hotdogs and hamburgers for all, always with a smile and encouraging words for our guests. We are so thankful to Pastor Prey and all those at First Presbyterian who opened their church to allow us to continue to serve the community during this difficult time.
ESL stands for “English as a Second Language,” and these classes are designed to teach the English language to students who are not native speakers. ... They also help to improve students' skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to English. classes can help adults learn English listening, reading and writing skills; these classes can also help them develop conversational and culturally appropriate speaking skills. People Loving People Offers these ESL classes free of charge for our community members. Classes are held weeknights for 90 minutes . We are now starting our 4th 8 week session!
There’s nothing like tough homework assignments to create stress and frustration for both you and your child. If your child typically keeps up in class but struggles with homework assignments or new concepts. Our homework helpers will help your child lower frustration, boost comprehension and learn how to apply new skills. And this leads to higher scores and better performance in class. (Not to mention, a lot less stress at home!) With our Homework Help, your child will: • Your child can get help in a wide variety of homework subjects. •Improve comprehension and master skills •Feel more confident and less stressed To turn frustration into high fives, our homework helpers share instant feedback and recognition for every skill learned. It makes homework a lot less stressful and a lot more fun. •Hone the right skills for school Our homework tutors understand today’s teaching methods,. •Don’t go through another day with homework frustration! In this program
In September 2020, we had our 1st Annual Back to School Event! PLP collected & purchased backpacks and school supplies through our donors and donations. We were able to allow all the community children to feel the normalcy of choosing their own supplies and bags in this very abnormal situation of Covid19. Over 100 children received all they needed to have a successful school year!
People Loving People was proud to offer FREE Mammography and cancer health screenings to the women of our community. Stony Brook Medicine brought their amazing state of the art RV and team of caring nurses to our location on September 30, 2021. We are pleased to have been able to offer 16 women their resources and they all received medical evaluations. A beautiful gift bag was provided from PLP for attending. They will definitely be back next year!
On November 11 St Francis Community health RV rolled in and set up for a day of health screenings, including a cholesterol screening, blood pressure, and glucose testing. Over 25 guests came and received screenings and FREE flu shots to protect them from he upcoming flu season. They also received referrals for specialists in the area .The nurses and staff of St Francis were so kind and caring to our guests and the community was so thankful. Each guest left with a special gift of their choice from our gift table. PLP is so grateful to partner with fantastic services like these!
On October 2020, Our First Annual Halloween Event kicked off at 4pm! The community children and their families came and were able to chose from tons of donated costumes from the community. Each child received a pumpkin bucket for their candy, along with brand new electric toothbrushes to brush up after all their candy! PLP set up a small pumpkin patch for children to chose an adorable sugar pumpkin to take home thanks to a donation from Heritage Farms of 100 pumpkins! It was SPOOKTACULAR!!!