Being Good Neighbors

During these days of high inflation many families in our community are in need of a helping hand. On behalf of our membership, the R-UTN donated $500 to each of the food pantries sponsored by the Ecumenical Lay Council of Northport – East Northport and the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Anthony’s Parish Outreach in East Northport.

If anyone would like to make an individual donation to these food panties the contact information is as follows:

The Ecumenical Lay Council is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Northport, 330 Main St., Northport. Phone 631-261-6434. Email:

The food pantry at St. Anthony’s Parish Outreach, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is located at 20 Cheshire Place, East Northport. They can be reached through Outreach at 631-261-1695.

Vote for Ride for Life

Dear Retired United Teachers of Northport ,

Did you know in 2016, Long Islanders voted ALS Ride For Life the Best Not For Profit on Long Island? Please help us get nominated again!

Bethpage Best of Long Island Nomination Period is Now Open! The nomination process is simple! The nomination period is open from January 1st through August 13th.

There is no limit to the number of times you can nominate us, so please nominate us daily!

The top 15-18 nominees will advance to the official ballot.

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Thank you for your support and for helping us spread awareness about ALS and the Ride.

Giving Back to Our Community

During this very difficult time many families are in need of help. All around the country neighborhood food banks are working overtime to help their communities. In Northport the Food Pantry run by the Ecumenical Lay Council is giving out gift cards to IGA and Stop and Shop. In East Northport the Society of Saint Vincent Di Paul is giving out bags of food at the curb, and when food runs out they are also distributing gift cards. The R-UTN has made generous contributions to both organizations.

Below is information if you would like to make a personal donation.

Northport Food Pantry 
donations should be mailed to:
ELC Food Pantry
P.O. Box 675  Northport NY 11768. 
Make checks out to ELC Food Pantry
East Northport Food Pantry
Mail donations to:
Society of Saint Vincent Di Paul 
5 Sandpiper Lane  Northport NY 11768. 
Make checks out to Society of SVDP.

A Way to Help …

Are you looking for a way to help out during the Coronavirus criss. If you have a sewing machine your can pitch in and make desperately needed facemasks for healthcare workers.

Northport High School teacher Robin O’Neill-Gonzales’ and her Fashion Club, Girl Scouts and friends in the community are coming together to make 1,000 beautifully crafted handmade masks by 4/20 to be donated to Huntington & VA Hospitals. Want to help? Text (631) 398-0061.

Example of Facemask.

Any style of Facemask is welcome, but if you are not an experienced sewer Robin recommends the Hobby Lobby pattern as the easiest to follow. This Hobby Lobby link will take you to a Youtube video with easy to follow instructions.