SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
Upcoming and Past Events
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been able to gather for the 10th annual Clean Streets Project or what will be our 7th Youth Video Game Tournament. We look forward to the day we can put this devastating virus behind us so that we can continue to help our community in any way possible.
Currently we are focusing our efforts on 2 initiatives
1. Providing groceries for families in need.
2. Getting Laptops or Desktop Computers to students in need from the Brentwood and Central Islip communities.
How to help
There are several ways you can help.
We are accepting donations of supermarket gift cards, cash, or groceries.
We also have about 40 Uplift hoodies remaining for sale for $30 each. 100% of the proceeds go towards helping our community.
To those who have helped in the past or during this time and for those who will help in the future, we thank you.
One of the families that we were going to deliver a laptop to told us that the Brentwood School District had dropped one off for them earlier in the day.
This was exciting and encouraging news. Every bit helps and with different organizations and/or individuals doing their part, our community can overcome these difficult times.
Helping Families in Need During Covid-19
Uplift was able to provide 4 students from the Brentwood and Central Islip school district with laptops so that they can do their school work. Thank you to @technology_for_familes_in_need for the amazing assist.
If you want to donate to getting more children the technology they need to do their work while home due to this Covid-19 pandemic please reach out to us.
NAACP Computers for Kids Campaign
Islip Town NAACP and 7 others are organizing this fundraiser on behalf of West Islip Youth Enrichment Services Incorporated. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
For more information or to donate to the Go FundMe set up for this campaign, click the picture below.
9th Annual Clean Streets
Special thank you to Applebee's, YES, Suffolk Transportation Services, the Town of Islip and all of our sponsors who made this amazing community clean up possible. Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in beautifying our community.
Stephanie J Spezia
(January 25th 1965- March 31st 2019)
Founding Board Member
"Today was a sad day for Uplift, the Brentwood community and the family & friends of Stephanie Nadvornik Spezia. Our Uplift mom has gained her wings.
She was the glue that held it together, someone who put others before herself. She was one of the toughest and strongest woman we’ve ever met. I am who I am today because of several woman, and Stephanie was someone I looked up to. She taught us so much and changed the lives of everyone who had a chance to meet her.
She worked hard and was dedicated to changing our community and helping those in need. A community leader, a child advocate, a woman who took no bull and stood for what was right. We are so saddened by this news. She fought a long hard battle.
Our deepest condolences to the Nadvornik Spezia family. May she rest in eternal peace ❤️" (Cynthia Cortes-Moncion, 2019)
6th Video Game Tournament
On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Uplift held its 6th successful youth Video Game Tournament at the Brentwood Public Library. With the help of all our sponsors and volunteers, we were able to provide a safe, fun and positive event for over 100 youth of our community.
Thank you again to all our generous sponsors and volunteers.
The Brentwood Public Library and Staff
Capital One Bank
Liga De Justicia
5 Star Jeep Club
Suffolk Transportation Services
The Spezia Family
Mi Tierrita Restaurant
Brentwood Chamber of Commerce
County Executive Steve Bellone
Worth A Billion Clothing
Dave & Busters
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