While known throughout Long Island and New York State for its Annual Feast every August, accompanied by breathtaking fireworks, the Dell'Assunta Society has given generously to numerous charitable causes. Thousands of dollars have been donated to community groups including The Westbury Village Beautification Fund, The Westbury Senior Citizens Organization, The Westbury Neighborhood House, St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, Diocesan High School Building Fund, Renovation of St. Brigid's Church, School and School Parking Field, Parish Outreach, St Brigid's Millennium Fund and St. Brigid's Tree of Life.
The Society supports many worthy causes outside of the Westbury community including St. Jude's Hospital, The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the Inter-Faith Nutritional Network, Island Harvest, the Wounded Warrior Project, Ronald McDonald House, Parkinsons Unity Walk, parents of Murdered Children, the Italian-American Historical Society and the Missionary Fund Raisers to name a few.
Across the ocean, the Society assisted in the Italian Post-War relief and with disaster aid for the catastrophic earthquake in Avellino and floods in Florence and Venice.
More recently, the Society established a scholarship for children with reading difficulties to attend the Hofstra Reading Program and donated books to the St. Brigid's School Library.
One of our Members, Anthony D'Urso, is very active in the Bridges to Community organization which helps build houses and schools in Nicaragua. Tony has made numerous trips to Nicaragua where he volunteers his time to build homes for deserving families that need shelter from floods and volcanos. The Dell'Assunta Society has proudly supported Tony and has made several contributions to this amazing, and life-changing organization.
The Dell'Assunta Society is very proud of all of the charitable causes we have been able to support over our last century and we are looking forward to being able to support our community and the Church in our next century as well.
Maria SS. Dell' Assunta Society
Contributions to Charitable Causes