Donations and Charitable Events


Greater Islip Cares
180 Orville Drive, Bohemia

7 days a week, Sunday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We are accepting donations of non-perishable food, clothing and much needed supplies, such as;

- Non-perishable canned or boxed food items
- Coats/Hats
- Gloves/Scarves
- New Pillows/Blankets
- New Socks/Underwear
- New Shoes/Boots

Any clothing items, boots or shoes should be brand new or gently used. Please no books, toys, furniture, money or checks. For more information, call our Keep Islip Clean office at (631) 224-2627. Sponsored by the Woman of West Islip, Keep Islip Clean and the Sayville Community Ambulance. Click on the link above for directions.


Joyce Fitzpatrick Senior Center
50 Irish Lane, Islip

Wednesday, November 7; Thursday, November 8; and Friday November 9
Noon to 8 p.m.

We will offer free cell phone charging, hot beverages throughout the day (coffee, tea). Call (631) 224-5396 for more information. Click on the link above for directions.

West Islip Senior Center
90 Higbie Lane, West Islip
Wednesday, November 7; Thursday, November 8; and Friday November 9
Noon to 8 p.m.

We will offer free cell phone charging, hot beverages throughout the day (coffee, tea). Call (631) 893-8932 for more information. Click on the link above for directions.

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Islip Town Relocates Essential Government Services

ISLIP, NY – Due to the most updated weather information from National Weather Service the Town of Islip announces early closures at Town facilities.


Town of Islip to Discount Commercial Compliance Permit Fees

Islip, NY - The Town of Islip is implementing a Compliance Incentive Program to allow projects that were previously completed without a permit to be brought into compliance. The program is aimed at protecting public health and safety by encouraging commercial property owners to complete the Town’s permit process.  The Town’s goal is to ensure that buildings are safe, habitable and in compliance with the New York State Building Code, as well as the Islip Town Code.  To encourage participation by local businesses, the Town is discounting its Certificate of Compliance fees for commercial properties by 40%.

In addition to ensuring that safety issues are addressed by legalizing their properties, the owners will have assurance that work completed will not void any insurance claims, and they will have the permits required by financial institutions for loans and refinancing.  Commercial property owners are encouraged to take advantage of this short-term Compliance Incentive Program as soon as possible.  The Town does not anticipate renewing this program after it ends.  

"This is a one-time program designed to remedy a serious public safety issue. I urge property owners to come forward and bring their buildings up to code," said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "Our inspectors and Planning Department officials are eager to work with these local businesses and guide them through this process."

To be eligible for this temporary program, the unpermitted activity must have occurred prior to January 31, 2013 and a complete Certificate of Compliance permit filed with the Building Department by May 31, 2017.  If the Town grants a permit, the previously unpermitted structure must be brought into compliance within one year.  If a violation has been reported and an appearance ticket issued, property owners will no longer qualify for this program. Enforcement efforts will be increased once the Compliance Incentive Program officially ends.  

For more information, call the Islip Town Planning Department at (631) 224-5466. 

Public Notice: LIRR Crossing Repairs at Carleton Avenue, Central Islip

LIRR Crossing Repairs at Carleton Avenue, Central Islip from Saturday, July 25, 1:00 am – Sunday, July 26, 1:00 pm

Town of Islip officials have received notification from the LIRR that work scheduled to begin this fall at the Carlton Avenue railroad crossing in Central Islip as part of the Double Track Project has been moved up to this coming weekend beginning Saturday, July 25 at 1:00 am through Sunday, July 26, 1:00 pm. This project will involve turning trains at Brentwood, and busing passengers between Brentwood, Central Islip & Ronkonkoma. Please watch for further updates concerning transportation, road closings and detour plans. Thank you.

Town Officials Offer Storm Preparedness Tips

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is reminding residents to take a moment to review their Emergency Supply Kits and emergency supplies for their pets. Hurricane season is upon us, and with that, comes an opportunity to take a closer look at Emergency Go Bags, family emergency plans, and household supplies. “Tragically, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have proven just how devastating hurricanes can be. I urge residents, to take this opportunity to review household and individual preparedness plans for hurricanes, and for all weather related emergencies,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The Town of Islip offers emergency preparedness and hurricane preparedness literature, as well as important emergency phone numbers, all available here. Please take a moment to click on the link, and take advantage of this invaluable and potentially life-saving information.”