Resources for Islanders

Resources for Islanders

Islanders for Islanders

Responding to the needs of our winter population, the Islanders for Islanders Fund supports an increasing number of projects for the benefit of the year-round population.

A joint initiative of the Fishers Island churches, Islanders for Islanders provides resources to enhance year-round community life on Fishers Island.  Most recently Islanders for Islanders has helped cover the cost of the Track and Trace program implemented during the pandemic; we also have provided the short boardwalk at South Beach for visitors’ enjoyment and safety during the season. This past year we have expanded our support to include financial assistance for residents’ schooling or other training needed to enhance possibilities for year-round income.  This includes help with college costs for adults who wish to return to school to obtain a degree.

It is our aim to encourage the well being of our Island community throughout the year, and so funds are also available for monthly budget items such as food with a special market account for the purchase of fresh items, healthy snacks for school children, and a small resource room of non-perishable edibles available by request.  Assistance with emergency expenses such as utility bills to prevent shut-off is also available, as well as coverage of the first three sessions with a counselor.

Please do not hesitate to contact Rev. Candace Whitman for a confidential conversation regarding these offerings. To reach Candy, please call or text 203/293-5470. You may also email her at candace.whitman@ptsem.edu.  To “shop our shelves,” please come to Union Chapel during office hours or make an appointment with Candy.

Oversight of the fund is provided by the Trustees of Union Chapel.  The churches are very grateful to the generosity of our donors – Islanders supporting Islanders – who make this outreach possible. Financial donations to Islanders for Islanders are tax-deductible. Checks may be made out to Fishers Island Union Chapel with “Islanders for Islanders” in the memo line, and mailed to Union Chapel, PO Box 192, Fishers Island, NY 06390.

Again, on behalf of the Fund and our community, thank you!