Holiday Coat Drive
L&W Market in Bridgehampton is holding a coat drive. Through December 31, L&W Market will be collecting lightly used or new coats, which will be donated to those in need on the East End through the local organization Maureen’s Haven. As a thank you for donating, L&W will offer a free cup of coffee to those donating coats.
Holiday Toy Drive
Now through December 17, Community Action Southold Town is holding a toy drive to help make the season brighter for children of all ages. CAST is collecting toys, gift cards, and monetary donations. To find out more about the many drop-off locations, visit www.castsoutholdtown.org.
Ugly Sweater Party
The Southampton History Museum presents “Hearthside Cheer: An Ugly Sweater Party!” on Saturday, December 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Rogers Mansion in Southampton. There will be food, drinks, music, and surprises. Make sure you wear your ugliest, most original holiday sweater to celebrate the pleasures of the holiday season at the Gilded Age Rogers Mansion. The cost is $65 in advance and $85 day of, or $35 in advance and $45 day of for those ages 21 to 35. Visit www.southamptonhistory.org.
Topping Rose Holiday Dinner
The fourth annual Holiday Dinner at Topping Rose House to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 6:30 PM. Meet Chef Jean-Georges and experience a three-course dinner with cocktails and wine. Tickets start at $200. Visit www.bhccrc.org for more info and tickets.
The Southampton Animal Shelter presents its Winter Fair on Saturday, December 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Bring your pets for photos with Santa and purchase holiday gifts from local vendors. There will also be a bake sale to support shelter pets. Visit www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.
The white Shire horses at the entrance to East Hampton Village on Route 27 need winter blankets and contributions to their upkeep. Stable Environment Equine Rehabilitation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, established by Mary Lou Kaler in 2017. To find out more, visit www.shiresanctuary.com.
Springs Food Pantry
According to Newsday, East Hampton has the highest poverty rate of all towns in Suffolk County. Last year 13,040 visits were made to the Springs Food Pantry. Of those, 7531 were children. Visit www.springsfoodpantry.com to see how you can help.
Complied by Bridget LeRoy