On Thursday, October 26, 2017, Unique People Services (UPS) will celebrate our 26th Anniversary Gala at Marina Del Ray in the Bronx. This milestone event is vital in supporting our mission of providing homes and comprehensive support service to people with special needs, helping to raise awareness for hundreds of business owners and friends of UPS who share our vision to transform lives. Our gala theme, “A Celebration of Unique People,” will once again encapsulate the important work that we do and the hundreds of lives we touch each year.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support the 2017 opening of UPS’ first affordable housing project, Lynn’s Place, enabling low income New Yorkers and individuals with a mental illness to thrive in the community. Some of the proceeds will also help to support programs ineligible for government funding, such as UPS’ Art Program, staffed by volunteers from Beacon Therapy Services. Funds raised will help to secure necessary supplies and materials, enabling individuals with developmental disabilities to express themselves through art.

Another such program that would be benefitting from this year’s donations is our food pantry which serves people living with HIV/AIDS. UPS currently receives city council discretionary funds from City Council Person Elizabeth Crowley to purchase food to provide supplemental healthy choices for these individuals. We annually serve between 700-800 people. UPS has recently partnered with the NY Food Bank to be able to purchase even more food that can eventually also be distributed in the community.

Through the generosity of our friends and donors, UPS will be able to further our reach within our programs and throughout the community. We appreciate your partnership in helping to make this critical endeavor possible.

Please be advised that the 2017 Unique People Services 26th Anniversary Gala is a 21+ event.