Ethical Friends of Children is an outreach program of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island. We assist more than 2,500 children and their families each year by providing them with clothing and infant furniture at no cost. Our “store” – staffed entirely by volunteers – lets families pick out the things they need, at no cost to them.
Ethical Friends of Children, originally known as Friends for the Homeless, started in 1985. We believe our program is unique to Long Island – our “customers” are referred by many of the area’s social service organizations and we are supported by both religiously affiliated and private agencies funded by Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Individuals, families, or community groups donate gently used clothing and other things children may require. Any cash donations go entirely towards purchase of needed items for children, such as diapers and formula.
Volunteers are always welcome to help sort, organize and deliver clothing and goods. We will even pick up and deliver larger items like cribs and car seats – sometimes it’s the only way needy families can obtain these important pieces. To learn more about Ethical Friends of Children please download our brochure. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact EFC Director Jim LoPresti at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the EHSLI office at 516-741-7304.
You can also make a monetary contribution to EFC through our secure web page.