What does Oceanside Community Service do?

OCS was organized in 1949 to act as a coordinating agency and clearinghouse for the needy and homebound of Oceanside.  Over the years, and through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers, the following tasks have been undertaken:


∙ Periodically visiting the aged, homebound and those in need
to determine their needs.

∙  Maintaining an up-to-date list of families in need of clothing,
medical assistance, food or fuel, as well as supplying same or
locating an agency to do so.

∙ Supplying food to the pantry at St. Anthony’s & St. Christopher's.

∙ Securing medical equipment and assistance, as well as
special transportation for those in need of medical treatment.

∙ Directing families and individuals to proper agencies
for legal and family counseling

∙ Sponsoring Holiday programs (Easter, Passover,
Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas.)

∙ Acting as liaison to many County agencies.

∙ Publishing and distributing an updated Community
Organization Directory on a yearly basis.


OCS strives to be the liaison between you and those in need in the community.  Your continued support, contributions and active participation are needed to help us achieve our goals.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer or send a contribution, please call OCS President, Bob Transom
at (516) 208-5991 or e-mail him at rtransom@optonline.net.
          

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
for over 60 Years
   


School #6’s Pre-K and Kindergarten Students
Give Back to Their Beloved Community! 

“Our youngsters will do good deeds within their home and community to raise money for Oceanside Community Service.  Class instruction, paired with the appropriate literature, will enable the children to learn about helping others in need.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to participate in a program which has helped our community for the past 58 years…
Together, we can teach our children the value of being productive members of our community!”

Our thanks to Rhonda Gelbwasser and her School 6 Family.
The children's generous efforts raised $1,200 for Oceansiders in need!






















Special Thanks to the DeBaun Family
for generously donating facilities at








for Oceanside Community Services projects through the years
including the
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Holiday Gift & Food Basket Wrapping
And for personally overseeing Interfaith Food Network Distribution

Many Thanks to
J. Paul's Terrace Café




for stepping up to the plate and sponsoring a
MARATHON SOFTBALL GAME 2006
to raise funds for Community Service!

OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE


   
























HONORARY MEMBERS OF DISTINCTION

             Susan Dauber    •   Michael Demas •  Mort Horowitz   
               Seymour Mensch   • Evelyn Palumbo  •  William Senning II
Syed Majid
  
 
PAST PRESIDENTS

Al Cullinane   2002-2004
Diane O’Connor   1995-2002
Alexander Weill    1992-1995
Sally McDonough   1988-1992
Edward Schreiber   1985-1988
Edyth DeBaun   1982-1985
Jack Lane    1980-1982
Marion Brown   1975-1980
Selwyn Bandes   1974-1975
Helen Sullivan   1971-1974
Salvatore DiGiovanna   1969-1971
Frederick Gropper   1966-1969
William A. Senning II   1957-1966
Walter S. Boardman   1949-1957

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"You have not lived until you have done something
for someone who can never repay you."

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL"
Doo-Wop Concert 2007

Special thanks to Maria Bavaro, Fred Koller, Nancy Baxter and the entire staff of the Oceanside Department of Community Activities - along with all Community Service volunteers - whose efforts made the event such a doo-wopping SUCCESS!














Oceanside Community Service was organized, through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers, to act as a coordinating agency and clearing house for the needy and the homebound of Oceanside.  Our community’s continued support, contributions and active participation help OCS to achieve its goals. 

The Oceanside Department of Community Activities offers something for everyone, from pre-school children through senior citizens.  There are health and self-improvement courses, programs for children with disabilities, holiday celebrations and community-wide service projects which build community spirit and cooperation, helping to make Oceanside a special place to live.

Oceanside Community Service and the Department of Community Activities joined forces this Spring to host a "SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL" Doo-Wop Concert on Saturday, May 12  at 7:30 pm in the Oceanside High School Auditorium.  The evening featured hit music from the 50’s and 60’s by FREDDY "Boom Boom" CANNON, VITO PICCONE and The ELEGANTS, FRANKIE LYMON'S  "Legendary" TEENAGERS, The DEL-VIKINGS and CLEVELAND STILL and The Dubs.  It was truly a night to remember, as we sang along and danced in the aisles to the music that will live forever!

All proceeds will benefit future
Community Service projects and neighborhood organizations



 
2007
Dinner Dance

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      HOLIDAY 2011
VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE



Toy & Food Drives     Underway
Oceanside Schools

Thanksgiving Food Sort  Saturday, Nov 19  -  10 am
Pantry  - School 6

Create Food Baskets       Saturday, Nov 19
Pantry - School 6

Baskets to OHS Aux GymMonday, Nov 21

Basket Decoration          Monday, Nov 21
Girl Scouts/Gymnasts

OHS Turkey Shoot     Tuesday, Nov  22Oceanside High School

OFT Toy Event     Tuesday, Dec 6
Oceanside Federation of Teachers

Toy Sorting   Tuesday,  Dec 6  -  5 pm
Merle Ave. Auditorium    

Schools Food Drive Ends  Friday, Dec 9

Food Sorting   Saturday, Dec 10 -   10 am              Pantry - School 6

Gift Wrapping       Tuesday, Dec 13  -   6:30 pm           School 6 Cafeteria

Packing Food Baskets Friday, Dec 16                   School  Administrators

Delivering Food & Toys    Saturday, Dec 17 -  9  am              
Castleton Gym
Oceanside Fire Dept & Community deliver all food & toys!


NOW is Your Chance to Join Your Neighbors
& make the upcoming Holiday Season
a little brighter for those experiencing hard times!

For more information
call OCS President Bob Transom at (516) 208-5991
2008: A Big Thank You to:

The entire Oceanside High School student body, teachers and administrators 
and especially Julia Nappi,  Director of Student Projects, 
for their outstanding job collecting, sorting, wrapping and delivering
Thanksgiving Baskets for the Annual Turkey Shoot!

Co-advisors Grace Griffin & Krista Caracciolo & the Oceanside Middle School Builders Club for assembling and distributing baskets of food to 12 famillies in need this Thanksgiving!
And assembling over 200 Turkey Favors for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner!

All the children of the Oceanside School District
for their continuing support in donating food & toys
for those experiencing hard times this Holiday Season.

The Oceanside Federation of Teachers
for its continuing year-round support of OCS activities
Especially The Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Food Card Program!



Oceanside High School
TURKEY SHOOT
November 25, 2008


Dinner Dance
October 30, 2008
Robert Ian Caterers @ OJC
All proceeds are helping Oceanside families in need!
.                                2009: A Big Thank You to:

The entire Oceanside High School student body, teachers and administrators 
including Julia Nappi,  Pat Turk & Andy Morris  
for their outstanding job collecting, sorting, wrapping and delivering
Thanksgiving Baskets for the Annual Turkey Shoot.
And to the OHS Key Club & advisor Kristin Gemino for their help with gift sorting.
And OHS Honor Society for their help in gift wrapping.

Co-advisors Grace Griffin & Krista Caracciolo & the Oceanside Middle School Builders Club for assembling and distributing baskets of food to 12 famillies in need this Thanksgiving!
And assembling over 250 Turkey Favors for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner!

All the children of the Oceanside School District for their continuing support in donating food & toys for those experiencing hard times this Holiday Season.

The Oceanside Federation of Teachers
for its continuing year-round support of OCS activities
Especially The Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Food Card Program!

All who gave of their time and energy to make the Season brighter
for those experiencing hard times.

  WHEN TURKEYS FLY… IT’S TIME TO GET INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY GIVING!
                                             By Betsy Transom for The Oceanside Herald - December 3, 2010

When turkeys fly, you know it’s Turkey Shoot time!  It happens this time every year:  Anyone passing Oceanside High School on Tuesday morning, Nov 23, would have witnessed hundreds of frozen turkeys “flying” out of the back of a pick-up truck into Thanksgiving baskets assembled and staged in the front lobby by OHS students.
This year, more than 200 decorated Thanksgiving dinner baskets, sponsored by every OHS Department and Club, were delivered by students and community volunteer drivers to local families in need.   
The Elementary and Middle schools joined in the giving by providing canned goods for the Turkey Shoot.  All donated food was transported to OCS Pantry at School 6 where it was sorted by student volunteers for additional food baskets.  This year, the schools also initiated a turkey donation campaign dubbed “The Turkey Hunt.”  A friendly inter-school rivalry netted over 50 turkeys that took flight on Turkey Shoot Tuesday.   Additional turkeys were also donated by The Oceanside Federation of Teachers and community members.  
The Turkey Shoot, spearheaded by OHS Director of Student Activities, Julia Nappi, is just one of many community outreach projects coordinated by Oceanside Community Service, Inc.   And the Holiday Season is this all-volunteer organization’s busiest time of year.  The spirit of the season brings even deeper meaning to the OCS motto:  “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” 
With Thanksgiving behind them, OCS volunteers are now gearing up to make the Season brighter for those who have fallen on hard times.   Canned goods to fill Holiday baskets will continue to be collected at all schools as toy donations begin for the Oceanside Federation of Teachers Holiday Toy Drive.  
Community members wishing to donate non-perishable foods, toys or Kohl’s gift cards (for older children) can drop them at Home and Hearth Real Estate, 230 Merrick Road, Oceanside, seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.   Monetary contributions can be sent to:  “Oceanside Community Service”, PO Box 203, Oceanside, NY  11572                                  
Every member of the community can get involved in the Giving!  While monetary contributions are always welcome and greatly needed, you can also donate the valuable gift of your time.  Volunteers are needed for the Toy Wrap, Wednesday, December 15, in the School 6 cafeteria starting at 6:30 pm.  While not necessary, it’s helpful to bring along scissors, tape and wrapping paper!   Holiday food baskets filled by School District Administrators - along with bags of toys - will be delivered Saturday, December 18 from School 6 starting at 10 am.  Volunteer drivers are needed. 
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call OCS President Bob Transom at 536-2200 or 208-5991. 



2010 Dinner Dance
October 28, 2010
Robert Ian Caterers @ OJC
All proceeds are helping Oceanside families in need!.
THANKSGIVING FOOD SORT 2010
OCEANSIDE HIGH SCHOOL                              TURKEY SHOOT 2010
OCS HOLIDAY DELIVERY 2010
President
Robert Transom

Vice President
Thomas Cesiro

Secretary
Sandie Schoell

Treasurer
Adrienne Rosman

Pantry
Susanne Murphy
Beth Sporing
Peggy Carlock

Outreach
Michelle Snider

Fundraising
Betsy Transom

CALL   766-2144
FOR  RESERVATIONS
Thanks again to J Paul's  -
voted 2011 Business of the Year
by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce -
for this 2011 Fundraiser!
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Drop off food and/or toys any time at
2486 Columbus Avenue, Oceanside