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Number: 03-89
Released: December 16, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Brookhaven Lab’s Holiday Auction Raises Over $11,000 for United Way of LI

Upton, NY – A holiday auction organized by employee-volunteers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory raised $11,079 for the United Way of Long Island, a charity that supports the services and programs of 180 health and human service agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In addition, a yard sale of items donated by Brookhaven employees raised $2,118, and a 50/50 raffle raised $1,328 for the charity, bringing the total raised in the two-day events to $14,525.

Last year, the Laboratory raised a total of about $119,000 for the United Way of Long Island, from contributions of employees through voluntary payroll deductions or one-time contributions and from special events, such as a holiday auction. Also, Brookhaven Science Associates, the company that manages the Lab, contributed $10,000. This year, the goal has been raised to $120,000, and the Laboratory is well on its way to reaching it, with contributions of $110,000 so far.

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In the photo, Brookhaven’s employee-volunteers assemble gift baskets for the holiday auction. Over 100 baskets of goods were auctioned, ranging from gourmet foods and Long Island wines to gardening supplies and children’s games and toys. Employees and local businesses donated all of the merchandise for the auction.