RISE

Our Wishes

This is the perfect time of year to reflect on everything and 2020 was certainly challenging. However, the support we received throughout the year was overwhelming and we are so thankful. Our network of friends, family and donors came to our aid when we had a shortage of PPE supplies, or when we needed to raise money for our residents to enjoy activities within their quarantine at home. The holidays were also abundant with fundraising for gifts and RISE is...

Thankful

This year has been more than a little challenging. COVID-19 has changed the way we do everything. However, we’ve found opportunities amidst the difficulty to rise to a new level – a higher standard for the individuals in our program and our entire team. We also have many reasons to be thankful this year. First, we are thankful for those supporters, companies and friends who came to our aid when we put out a call for masks and PPE supplies. When...

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...

Learn more about RISE’s Sensory Gardens

In 1999 the Planning Committee of RISE’s Board of Directors proposed a project that would create a sensory garden on the underutilized 2.5 acres of RISE’s Northville ICF. The garden’s committee was made up of board members, local businesses, farmers, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, community groups, and interested neighbors.  The gardens were completed through these dedicated individuals who spent countless hours of planning and working on this worthwhile enterprise.  It has been a wonderful way to create a bridge of understanding...

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...

Our Wishes for 2020

RISE Life Services provides many services, starting with residential, and help elevate the lives of others. We cannot do this successfully without the help of others. Each year, we share a Wish List of items that we would like for our homes and programs. These items are not provided by any funding and we rely on fundraising and donations to obtain these items. In 2019, through the generosity of our supporters and the success of our fundraising efforts, we were able...

The Main Street Connection Celebrates Two Years

RISE Life Services’ Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection, celebrated its two-year anniversary on January 8. The program began with two individuals, Michael and Donna (pictured right). Now, this innovative day program has reached 30 people as of January 2020. Participants of this program are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the Life of the Community.  “The Day Program Without Walls” offers a choice of daily activities that the participants...

Introducing RISE B-Quest: Charitable Planning With Life Insurance

RISE B-Quest™ is a Charity-Owned Life Insurance program that allows you to make cash gifts equivalent to the premium amount on a new life insurance policy on your life, owned by a charity like RISE Life Services. Like any cash gift, an income tax deduction is available for the amount of the cash given directly to RISE. Charitable contributions allow individuals to support causes like RISE, while leaving a lasting legacy. Life insurance can be an important vehicle for those...

Introducing The Elevations Club

RISE Life Services has just this week launched the new program called The Elevations Club. Elevations Club is a tax deductible donation plan that also earns its members special access to  discounts at local businesses. The Elevations Club is set up as a monthly subscription with a donation amount of either $19.99, $49.99, or $149.99. As a Supporter Member at $19.99 per month, you help contribute to cover activities and incidental expenses of RISE residents not otherwise covered. With a...

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