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Author Archives: Joe Gibbons

Soccer Clinic, Baby Formula Shortage, and Inflation

Friends, The Soccer Clinic is in full swing and we have more children this year than ever. If you want to witness these children in action… on a Monday night, come down to Wyandanch Park and watch the kids play as their parents look on. Our dedicated coaches and police officers are great and this […]

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Prom Season!! I Like This!

Friends, This is a great initiative! As graduation approaches, every April the Outreach Center receives requests for prom dresses and men’s suits from the Wyandanch High School students. Like every graduating teenager, those in the less fortunate communities on Long Island also want to go to their prom but simply do not have the discretionary […]

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A New Website for the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center

We are very pleased to announce that Long Island-based website design firm, Electric Bricks, recently completed a thorough revamping of our website. The new look improves navigation through our website, provides easy access to information about our operation, allows viewers to quickly contact us, and, importantly, enables those interested in making monetary donations to do […]

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1st Precinct/Suffolk County PAL/Outreach Center Soccer Clinic

The 1st Precinct/Suffolk County PAL/Outreach Center Soccer Clinic was launched five years ago and has proven to be both popular and successful. So far, we have maxed out the 100-player enrollment every year; this has also turned out to be an outdoor family event as the parents come to watch the children go through skill […]

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COVID-19 – I Am So Over It!

I cannot believe that it has already been two years since we asked our volunteers not to come to the Outreach until it was safe. We started to transform our building in order to distribute food to our clients via a table outside the front door. Although, we faced many difficulties…we never closed our doors […]

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Covid Protocols, Flu Shots, and Soup

Just a quick update from the Outreach Center here in Wyandanch! We have now learned to adapt our services to meet all Covid protocols and are in full production mode, providing food, winter coats, and a host of social services to our clients and our street people. We are distributing food to an average of […]

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Thanksgiving, Flu Shots, and Winter Coats

Friends, As I drove up to the Outreach Center at 7:30 AM on Monday, November 21st, there was already a line for our Thanksgiving distribution, and it was raining. I opened the church so that they could shelter from the rain until we started distribution at 9:45. I gave each family a numbered ticket and […]

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Some Data Points About the Outreach Center

Friends, I am in constant awe of the breadth, depth, and reach of services to the community that the Outreach Center is able to provide and the number of people we are able to touch and serve on a weekly basis. A quick, sincere “Shout Out” to Rich Schaffer and Tony Martinez who could not […]

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Spiderman, Haiti, Poetry and More

Friends. “Mr. Joe, look at my Spiderman backpack,” said a boy as he ran up to me and showed off his newly obtained bag for school. He said “cool”, and I said “way cool!” His older sister rolled her eyes at him (and me) but said thank you as she passed by with her backpack. […]

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Joe Gibbons’ Update Report From 9/19

–Basketball Clinic: this year, Adventureland sponsored the clinic by donating 150 basketballs, snacks and water. Alfie, their mascot, came and participated in all the drills to the delight of the campers! 92 degree weather on blacktop can get very hot but Alfie was a hero and stayed in role and costume the entire time. Joe […]

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