If you wish to donate to a Stony Brook University-based charity through the SB Cares campaign, you may choose from the affiliated charites listed below.
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund supports research at Stony Brook University Medical Center investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. Many research scientists and cancer specialists at SBUMC have received support for their work through the Fund. To date, the Fund has awarded nearly 60 research grants totaling in excess of $3 million to medical research.
The Charles Thide Foundation
The Charles Thide Foundation is dedicated to assisting individuals suffering from multiple myeloma and other forms of cancer, providing for their families during difficult times, and supporting research to find a cure for cancer.
Literacy Suffolk (LS) is an accredited ProLiteracy affiliate, a national nonprofit organization. In cooperation with the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, LS provides literacy services at the 56 public libraries in the county and their 7 branches. LS has been increasing literacy among adult learners through the use of trained volunteer tutors for the past 25 years on the belief that the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively is critical to personal freedom and the maintenance of a democratic society. To date, LS has trained more than 6,000 volunteers and served more than 17,000 adult learners throughout Suffolk. In the past year alone, 714 LVASC tutors provided literacy services to 1,239 adult learners. For information or to volunteer, call (631) 286-1649.
Stony Brook Child Care Services, Inc.
Stony Brook Child Care Services is one of the nation's top-ranked programs of its kind. The Child Care Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, with various shifts available. It serves University faculty, staff, and students as well as Hospital employees and students. Fees are charged on a sliding scale according to family income. The center is multi-cultural, socio-economically diverse, and encompasses an inter-age classroom community, which supports a child-centered, inclusive program. The primary aim is to provide a warm, inclusive early childhood experience for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The center also hosts future educators and health care professionals during field placements and internships. Stony Brook Child Care Services can be reached at (631) 632-6930.
University Hospital Auxiliary
The University Hospital Auxiliary raises money for University Hospital projects for which other sources of funding are not available. The Auxiliary helps University Hospital provide the very best in patient care and promote the health and welfare of the community. Contributions include: Life Support Ambulances, birthing room, Medicine CD-ROM network, automated external defibrillators, life support cardiac equipment, mammographic ultrasound, stained glass chapel windows, patient education TV channel, ultrasound machine for high risk obstetrical cases, cancer treatment, Blood Bank equipment, Child Life programs, and Pulmonary equipment. All this is accomplished through the dedication and enthusiastic support of Auxiliary members. The Auxiliary can be reached at (631) 444-2699.