Public Announcements


    Pay It Forward - EAST

    IDS Long Island along with The Fairway Foundation, and with the help of NARI were delighted to give this house to a deserving Veteran on June 25th, 2019.

    See Photo's Here!

    Watch the CBS Morning Show Video here!


    This is the Veteran's Project we have raised, and donated money towards from IDS Long Island!

    There will be a press conference to announce the project

    Going forward.  Let's coordinate to assemble those who would

    Be interested in working on this.  The house is located in Mastic.  

    It's a three bedroom ranch.  Needs interior work and decoration but

    Is in reasonable shape.   

    If you are interested in working on this project, please contact [email protected] 


    Letter from IDS National President Kimberly Joi McDonald


    Joe (Calise) and Dolores (Manicone):

    Per my posts on your social media commending the IDS Long Island Chapter for your Purple Heart Veteran Home Giveaway, as part of your innovative Pay It Forward Committee, this is to formally thank you both, the chapter members, and sponsors for creating and providing such an impact to the deserving and awestruck veteran and family. Such a bold act as this is what IDS is about, reflecting our social consciousness to do good in our communities with our talent, give charitably when we can, have compassion and strength for humanity, and to always treat others with professionalism, dignity and respect.

    Thank you for commandeering this well-thought out and well-executed community service project which has such a tremendous impact on our veterans, and which merited national press recognition. Thank you for rewarding our veterans who fought and still fight to keep our country free. 

    I am certain that the IDS National Board of Directors joins us in commending the IDS Long Island Chapter for your outstanding leadership as chapter members, and for the leadership of both of you. Please share these words with them. 

    Thank you, immensely, for rising to this high-level of grand leadership! 



    Kimberly JOI McDonald

    2018-19 National President

    Interior Design Society