The Redmen believe teaching kids teamwork shouldn't stop with baseball. While we do this through non-baseball events such as bowling, Q-Zar and family functions, we want the boys to understand that their impact on others is just as important. Our club will frequently team up with local charities, churches, hospitals and homeless centers to offer our support. Here are a few of the organizations that we have partnered with:
Diaper Drive for the Parish Outreach Program from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal: Our Redmen families collected over 50 boxes / packages of diapers for a total individual count of 5,900 diapers. Thank you Redmen families for your support.
AHRC - The Association for the Help of Disabled Children: Our Redmen boys have partnered with the faculty from AHRC to help coordinate a field day for the students. With the support of our Redmen families and the staff of the school, it was a great day for all.
Adopting Families for the Holidays: Our Redmen have taken on a few local families in need to help through the holiday season. The families have young children that were the same age as many of our players. The generosity of our families was very much appreciated.
Redmen Partnering with Caps Counts! The Redmen boys organized another charity drive by teaming up with "Caps Count". Caps Count is a charitable organization that brings baseball caps to underprivileged kids in South America. We are proud of the club in collecting more than 500 hats for kids just like themselves. Our donation was featured in local newspaper with the founder of Caps Count on December 14, 2012.
Let's Play It Forward: The Redmen organized and collected used sports equipment for charitable youth organizations and individuals that cannot afford sports equipment to play the sports they love to play. Let's Play It Forward is a not for profit group established in 2012 to help children in need.
Ronald McDonalds House: The Redmen boys spent the afternoon at the Ronald McDonald house in New Hyde Park. The boys and their families worked the afternoon making cookies and treats for the families staying at the house.
A Supply Drive for Winthrop Cancer Hospital: The Redmen participated in a supply drive to bring character band-aids and lollipops to the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop hospital. The results are in.... the band aid and lollipops have been counted (not an easy task considering how many we had) and we should be so proud of the boys for doing such a FANTASTIC job! The boys joined together to collect 5,501 lollipops and 334 boxes of band aids which equaled 7,897 individual bandages!!! We believe the children at the Winthrop Cancer Center will really appreciate all the effort the boys put into this drive. Thank you to all of the parents for making this our first of many successful team events!
Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse, International Relief: A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.
Personal Hygiene Kits for the homeless on Long Island: Our Redmen family’s generosity was greatly appreciated as they donated personal hygiene items (shampoo, tooth brush, toothpaste, combs, towels, etc) to assembly a kit to be given at the homeless shelter. Our boys spent the afternoon in assembly line fashion to put the kits together and box them up for the shelter.
Care Packages for Soldiers in Afghanistan: The Redmen families collected soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, candies, books and sports towels for our servicemen overseas. The boys wrote letters to the soldiers which were sent along with the care packages.