SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
Upcoming and Past Events
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been able to gather for 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.
We are currently focusing on the following:
Providing groceries for families in need.
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 15 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.
The before and after the amazing Community Touch Up we completed last weekend at Pronto of Long Island
Thank you everyone for your volunteer hours, and amazing donations!
20 Days of Thanks Donation Baskets
Uplift members were able to deliver baskets full of food for over 100 families this Thanksgiving because of the generous donations from the caring members of our communities.
A huge Thank You to everyone that donated baskets and food. This would not be possible on this level without you.
Oak Park Halloween Trunk or Treat
On Wednesday, October 28th 2020, Uplift Had the pleasure of taking part in the Oak Park Elementary School inaugural Halloween Trunk or Treat event. The event was open to the students that attend and their families. The social distancing aspect was executed to perfection.
Thank You to everyone that donated candy and helped make this event possible.
Good job @bratt_central and the school staff that put the event together. Thank you to @linda_marie115 for decorating her car and making the team look good, everything was amazing. #UpliftOurTowns #Community #Unity #forthekids
10th Annual Clean Streets Project
On Saturday October 24th 2020 we were able to gather at the East Brentwood Fire Department for the 10th Annual Clean Streets Project socially distant friendly event.
Thank you to everyone who participated, planned and volunteered for another successful community cleanup.
Helping Families in Need During Covid-19
Uplift was able to provide 7 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.
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)