Who is Uplift Charity
Uplift Charity was founded in the summer of 2006 by four concerned individuals determined to make a significant difference in the lives of the less fortunate and underprivileged Muslims in California. Uplift Charity is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with the sole purpose of assisting those in need and helping them gain the ability to be self sufficient.
Our focus is to work with some of the most vulnerable members of our local community, specifically those who have recently migrated with little or no support network; those who are without employment and seek it; the Muslims who live without shelter, food, and basic living essentials; children who have been orphaned; physically abused elderly, women and children; recent converts to Islam who need community support; as well as other disadvantaged segments of our community.
In addition, Uplift Charity is an organization beyond simply collecting funds and resources; we encourage all members of the community to take part in supporting our brothers and sisters through volunteerism as well. By volunteering time and resources, we as a community, can build on the solidarity that we so desperately are in need of.
At Uplift Charity, we understand that helping the underprivileged segment of the society is the responsibility of the local community and that our best effort today will lead to a better tomorrow.
Uplift Charity's Mission
To assist and empower the community… one family at a time.
Based on the example of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Uplift Charity's Vision
To serve as your trusted zakat administrator by directly assisting the most vulnerable and impoverished amongst us in a compassionate manner that promotes self-sufficiency.
Making a Difference
Uplift Charity is organized and created by Muslims committed to improving the lives of the most dependent members of the local community. We seek to assist those in need by empowering them with the tools, support and resources necessary to impact their long-term success and improve their socioeconomic status.
Our goal goes beyond simply being a source of funds for the underprivileged. We strive to assist in such a way that a struggling family no longer needs short-term assistance and instead gain the ability to sustain itself and prosper on its own strength.
Uplift Charity is committed to making a difference and being a vehicle to enlist those in the community who are like-minded and who strive to make a real difference with their time and/or resources. At Uplift Charity, we understand that helping the underprivileged segment of society is the responsibility of the local community and that our best effort today will lead to a better tomorrow.