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The Andy Foundation

Preparations Have Begun For The Andy Foundation Playground Build at

Work at the site of The Andy Foundation playground has begun, as we prepare for the community build on September 28th. Pictured here is Jeremy Cotty of HomeCraft Contracting, a dedicated volunteer and generous supporter, as he unloads the selected playscape equipment upon delivery. The grounds are being readied to welcome all our volunteers at Pal-O-Mine equine assisted therapy center in Islandia, where the inclusive playground will bring joy to children of all ages and abilities.

Don't miss the sponsorship opportunities! Diamond ($25,000) Junior League of Long Island; Platinum ($10,000) Amy & Neil McGoldrick, Heather & Nick Nielsen, and Jeremy Cotty-HomeCraft Contracting; Gold ($5,000) Chris & Greg Burke-Lane Office; Silver ($2,500) Dan Donnelly, Barbara & Tom Sullivan and Ruth & Tony Randi; Bronze ($1,000) Regina Imperio, Liam, Frank, Caileigh & Kieran McGoldrick, Deb & Bob Hussey; Angel & Peter D'Antonio, Holly & Nick Lane. To properly recognize sponsors on permanent playground signage, all sponsorship donations must be received by September 15th. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 7512, Garden City 11530, or call Jill at 375-2631 for more information.

Volunteers are still needed and welcome. We are looking for helpers with an open heart and ready smile to join us in this amazing day long transformation. To sign up as a volunteer, call JoAnn at 652-3150 or email Participants must be at least 14 and ages 14-18 will need a parent to stay with them at the build. All volunteers will need to sign an advance waiver. Lunch and fun will be served to all.

The Andy Foundation is a 501(c)3 By Kids-For Kids charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Latest Project!

Inclusive Playground at Pal-O-Mine, Non-Profit Equine Therapy Center

This September, The Andy Foundation will be building an inclusive playground at Pal-O-Mine, a not for profit equine assisted therapy center in Islandia.  Pal-O-Mine provides services to youngsters with a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional challenges from all over Long Island, and The Andy Foundation has been an avid supporter of their outstanding efforts for more than a decade. The new playground will provide a wonderful, accessible recreation space for children of all abilities.  This community build will involve more than a hundred volunteers, and will be our largest venture to date.

Look for more information this Summer in the Garden City News, our Facebook Page and feel free to contact us about this special project at

Get Involved! - Be a Sponsor!

To help with the funding of this tremendous effort, we are offering several levels of corporate and personal sponsorships: Diamond ($25,000); Platinum ($10,000); Gold ($5,000); Silver ($2,500); and Bronze ($1,000). Sponsors will be recognized on a permanent sign at the entrance to the playground as well as in advertising, press releases, and social media. Sponsors are also welcome to join our volunteers at the playground build, where additional photo opportunities will be available. Sponsorship checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 7512, Garden City, New York 11530.


  • Platinum Sponsor – Amy & Neil McGoldrick

  • Gold Sponsor – Chris and Greg Burke, Lane Office

  • Silver Sponsor - Dan Donnelly, Barbara & Tom Sullivan, Jeremy Cotty - Homecraft Construction

  • Bronze Sponsor – Regina Imperio, Liam - Frank - Caileigh & Kieran McGoldrick, Deb & Bob Hussey


Pavers are available in three sizes, 4 x 8 - $150; 8 x 8 - $250; and 12 x 12 - $500. They make great anniversary and birthday gifts, wonderful family donations to a worthy cause, and beautiful memorials.

Click the link for more on Purchasing a Paver Stone


Help us at the build on September 28, 2019!

Click the link for more Volunteer Information
Click the link for more Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Latest News!

150th Anniversary of the Founding of Garden City

The Garden City Historical Society invites you to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Garden City at its Capital Campaign Benefit

Help us honor our resident heroes: The Andy Foundation, Jill Palmeri, The Mollie Fund, Maggie & Jack Biggane, The GCAA Challenger Sports Program, Al Vanasco

The Garden City Hotel: Friday, September 20th, 2019 7pm - 11pm Buy Your Ticket Online!

The Andy Foundation was formed in 2004 to honor the memory of Andrew Patrick Palmeri. Andy's family, young friends and their parents came together with the mission of helping less fortunate children.

A "by kids-for kids" 501(c) 3 charity, The Andy Foundation raises funds through grass roots events like tag sales, football clinics and bingo parties. Grants, donations, and hands on assistance are given to worthwhile, child-based organizations.

Helping child-based organizations.

Helping Children

The Andy Foundation can proudly report having distributed more than $1,000,000 in assistance to children in need.

Making a Difference

The Andy Foundation received highest recognition for its efforts through its induction into The Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame in January, 2010.

A Charitable Organization

Donations are always welcome! The Andy Foundation accepts monetary donations and welcomes 'like new' items for our store and tag sales

Make a donation in honor of someone special.

How can you help?

We're always looking for volunteers of all ages.

Whether its working with our current volunteers or starting a new volunteer effort - we are always looking for individuals and groups who care.

We welcome you to reach out to us with your questions or to just give us your availability. We appreciate those who are looking to volunteer their time and effort towards a good cause.

Donate your unwanted items to our Yard Sale Shop.

Donations are accepted by appointment only. Please call 516-739-1717 to make donation arrangements.

All clean, gently used and ready for sale donations are welcome, however nothing can be left outside the store at any time. To make a tax-deductible donation, please call 516-739-1717 and leave a message. A representative from The Andy Foundation will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment to receive your generous donations. Sorry, by law we cannot receive for resale baby items such as high chairs, cribs, car seats, strollers or used toys (unless vintage). Please, no computers, TVs or helmets.


Who we've helped:
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195 Herricks Road
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