Charity

RISE opens second food pantry located in Hampton Bays

RISE Life Services is very pleased to announce that we are opening a second food pantry location at 185 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. This community on the South Fork was in great need of a source of food donations for its food insecure neighbors. The additional pantry has been in the works since before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and given the generosity of grant funds, RISE was able to secure the equipment and needs to finally open in Hampton Bays. “We...

How you can help RISE during Amazon Prime Day

It’s Amazon Prime Day today and tomorrow, October 13 and 14, 2020. There are exclusive deals for Prime members on the shopping website that has everything to offer. So, how can you help RISE during Prime Day? By shopping through Amazon Smile and selecting us as your charity. It doesn’t cost anything. All you do is log in through Smile and shop as you normally would. Then, Amazon Smile sends us a percentage of what you spend. That can really...

RISE Holiday Gift Fundraiser 2020

Spreading joy and cheer at the holiday time is something we at RISE always enjoy. Seeing the happiness that a gift from a wish list brings to each and every individual in our programs derives an extraordinary feeling that is more than we can explain. We thank you for being a part of this special wish-granting campaign we have hosted each year. This year more than ever, we need your support. You make a tremendous difference in the lives of the...

Why join Elevations Club now?

Last fall, RISE Life Services rolled out a brand new initiative called, The Elevations Club. This club is a membership where donors can select to contribute via monthly subscription of three different levels. Each level of donation gains more and more member perks at local businesses. These businesses include dining, entertainment, auto, home, nightlife, photography, travel and more. Membership starts at $19.99 per month and gives access to some pretty valuable discounts. Plus, not only is this monthly donation tax...

People Helping People: Andrew’s Family Farm

The RISE Main Street Market Food Pantry, that currently provides the Downtown Riverhead community in need with food supplies, has recently partnered with Andrew’s Family Farm. Andrew’s Farm in Wading River has always shown support for RISE by donating to events and recently this spring, they donated flats of flowers for our residents to plant. It helped our resident’s morale remain high by giving them a rewarding activity with a beautiful result. Now, RISE’s food pantry will be utilizing a...

The importance of the RISE food pantry, now more than ever

RISE Life Services operates The Main Street Market Food Pantry, which is located at 901 East Main Street, Suite 500, Riverhead New York 11901. The Food Pantry has been open for approximately two years in this location. We currently accept donations through fundraising efforts as well as Island Harvest and Long Island Cares. The operation provides a community service, but also serves as a supportive work environment for individual with disabilities who reside in our residential programs.  We currently have five...

Relief for RISE Residents Continues

We have planned this series of two live performances on Facebook first to help provide some entertainment to everyone stuck at home; and to raise money for our residents. We are hosting this fundraiser, Relief for RISE Residents to provide extra support for the individuals in their houses during the continuing COVID-19 crisis. We would like to provide them with activities to keep their morale high. This includes things such as outdoor activities, interactive games, and even being able to...

Gratitude for Unsung Heroes

Dear Family and Friends: RISE Life Services, its family members and others in our community are always advocating to better the lives of the individuals we serve. To that end, RISE wants to support the Direct Support Professionals and all of our staff, who are the everyday heroes. They have been the ones who give constant care to our loved ones during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. These unsung heroes show up for work despite the challenges they may have in their...

Facebook Live Performance by Athena Reich

On Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 6:30 – 8pm, tune-in for a Facebook Live show starring Athena Reich, presented by jack morelli music. Athena will vary her repertoire from rock to pop, to her famous Gaga impersonation. She is a powerhouse performer and will provide your evening with great entertainment. Athena Reich who comes from Canada is an actress, writer, TV celebrity and “world’s...

Virtual Fiesta: Relief for RISE Residents

While our Fiesta Para Vecinos at Giorgio’s had to be postponed, we will now be hosting a Virtual Fiesta with a live concert on our RISE Life Services Facebook page on May 7, 2020 from 7:00-8:30pm. Tune-in and help us to provide a fiesta for our residents! During this Relief for RISE Residents, we are hoping to raise funds to support the individuals in our houses during the COVID-19 crisis. Why? We are all stuck at home...

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