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 in the home, especially for children of parents who do not speak the language or are unable to read or write.
Our homework helpers program was designed to lower frustration, boost comprehension and grades, and help children in need learn how to apply new skills. Research has shown, this type of support leads to higher testing scores and better performance in class. (Not to mention, a lot less stress at home!)
Every August, we hold our Back to School Event! PLP collects backpacks and school supplies through from donors and purchases what is needed from donations.
We are able to allow all the children of the community to shop for all their back to school needs with their parents
People Loving People offers FREE Mammography and cancer health screenings to the women of our community. Stony Brook Medicine brings their amazing state of the art Mammogram RV and team of caring nurses to our location each year.
We are pleased to be able to offer women this resource every year.
Each year, St Francis Community health RV rolls in and sets up for a day of health screenings, including a cholesterol screening, blood pressure, and glucose testing. Clients receive screenings and FREE flu shots. They also received referrals for specialists in the area . PLP is so grateful to partner with a fantastic services like this.