This Friday, Hauppauge corporations are stepping up to do their part to help out local charities. ClearVision Optical will be hosting a charitable garage sale and there's a blood drive on Motor Parkway.
Here's our top five picks:
1. Donate a pint of blood to help save lives at the American Red Cross's from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Motor Parkway. It's a chance to give back to others.
2. is hosting a massive garage and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Long Island Cares. Swing by Rabro Drive to hunt for a great deal to help feed Long Island's homeless.
3. Gather up children, ages 3 to 5, for at the Nesconset branch of the Smithtown Special Library District starting at 11 a.m. Librarians will read a story outside underneath the gazebo, weather permitting. No registration is required.
4. There's a singing chef in Hauppauge, who loves to entertain his diners by singing opera in the kitchen. Find out where he works in our Faces of Hauppauge series this afternoon.
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