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.

  • Adopting a family for Thanksgiving.

  • Adopting a family for Christmas.

  • Uplift Halloween Quaran-Treat basket deliveries.

  • Oak Park Trunk or Treat event.


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 30 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.


In this season of thanks, we at Uplift are asking all of our wonderful friends to please consider making a basket for a family in need this Thanksgiving.


We will come pick up the basket and deliver to a family on Wednesday 11/25. Gift cards also welcome.


For our friends out of the area, if you’d like to donate, please consider sending a donation via CashApp.


Message us with any questions and if you’d like to participate

#thanksgiving2020 #upliftingourcommunities #basketsofthanks

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




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

  • ECLI

  • Capital One Bank

  • Liga De Justicia

  • 5 Star Jeep Club

  • Hive Gaming

  • Suffolk Transportation Services

  • The Spezia Family

  • Punisherz MC

  • Chick-fil-A

  • Mi Tierrita Restaurant

  • Campbell's Bakery

  • Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

  • County Executive Steve Bellone

  • Dunkin Donuts

  • Walmart

  • Costco

  • Bjs Wholesale

  • Worth A Billion Clothing

  • Dave & Busters

Uplift Halloween Quaran-Treat Baskets

Thank you to everyone who donated to our QuaranTreat Basket outreach!!! We were able to put smiles on the faces of 50 children. #halloween2020 #quarantreat

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.


Special thank you to the following partners and sponsors.


  • East Brentwood Fire Department

  • Uplift Our Towns

  • Brentwood Public Library

  • Youth Enrichment Services

  • Strong Youth

  • Adventureland

  • The Clean Streets Committee

  • Roslyn Savings Bank

  • Hawkeye Elecnor Group

  • Design Pro Custom

  • National Waste Services

  • Advanced Air Conditioning & Heating Services

  • Liga De Justicia

  • Suffolk County PAL

  • 3rd Precinct SCPD

  • Mrs Buttercups Kitchen

  • Saravia Custom Designs

  • Pronto

Helping Families in Need During Covid-19

Uplift was able to provide 5 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)

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Mail: PO BOX 737

Brentwood NY, 11717