The Uplifting Project was founded on the belief that each person has the ability to make a positive impact on another person’s life.

Our events offer a unique opportunity for each of us to make a difference in our world- and have a fun time while doing it!


Uplifting Happy Hour

November 16th, 2011

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Past Events

Holiday E-Card Campaign

In December, our supporters sent out over 270 of our free, personalized holiday e-cards to their friends and family. An incredible job helping promote the importance of education while spreading some love and smiles.

December 2011

In November 2011 we hosted an Uplifting Happy Hour at Pranna. The rainy weather did not stop us from having yet another inspirational event. Many devoted friends of The Uplifting Project came out and brought their friends to introduce them to the work we are doing. It was such a fun evening. We even had a 50/50 raffle and one lucky guest walked away with some extra pocket money, after donating half of her winnings back to The Uplifting Project!

March Madness Challenge

March 2012

Everybody loves March Madness, and our first NCAA Tournament challenge gave players a chance to fill out their brackets for a great cause! The pool of almost $1,000 was split between the lucky winner and The Uplifting Project, with great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well. We even had our own “expert panel” to assist our players. (And two of them got it right!) Everyone agreed it was a great opportunity to make one of their favorite annual traditions meaningful this year. We can’t wait ‘til next March!

Cultivate Wines’ “The Give” Grant Contest

Each quarter Cultivate Wines hosts The Give, a contest where they award $100,000 to nonprofit organizations through an online, democratic voting process. We were so honored to have the chance to participate! Eight long weeks later, we finished in 5th place of 30 organizations, winning $10,000 to continue our work in Tanzania. This incredible feat was all thanks to our supporters who voted each day for two months and worked tirelessly to spread the word about the contest and our cause. It was an inspiring, amazing experience and we can’t wait to see what we can do together next!

2nd Quarter, 2012

Beer Pong Tournament

October 20, 2012

Many people came out on a Saturday afternoon to play beer pong for a great cause! Some highlights were the cool free sunglasses we gave out, the great open bar deal, and the fierce competition! The winners received our awesome “Get Uplifted” t-shirts, a free happy hour, and excellent custom trophies!  We hope to have another one soon! See the photos!

Holiday E-Card 2012

December 2012

Another year, another fun e-card for supporters to send their friends and family during the holidays!

Interested in hosting your own event to benefit The Uplifting Project? Visit our Get Involved page

March Madness 2013

March 2013

March Madness was a hit again this year! Lots of people filled out their brackets in support of a great cause. Half the pool went to the top three finishers and half went to our work in Tanzania! We even had a fun happy hour to tip off the Madness- Check out the photos!

Spring Celebration 2013

May 10, 2013

We held a successful fundraiser in NY in the spring, raising money for our  continuing work in Kikatiti! Our guests got to check out photos of the progress at  Kikatiti Primary School, enter a great raffle and enjoy excellent drink specials and free cupcakes courtesy of Sami’s Joy Bakery!

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November 23, 2013

Beer Pong Tournament 2013

Our beer pong tournaments are annual proof that you can have a fun afternoon and help a great cause at the same time! Sixteen teams competed in our second annual tournament, but only one could be the winner! Still, every team and every person in attendance cheering them on had a great time and helped raise over $700 for our projects! Plus, whether you played or not, our supporters got to enjoy free giveaways, yummy snacks, and an open bar special!   Check out all the fun photos!

December 2013

Cultivate Gives

We were very lucky to be asked to participate in Cultivate Wines’ latest online contest, Cultivate Gives.

Selected nonprofits encouraged their social media followers to post the official contest photo with #cultivategives and their own personalized hashtag (ours was #getuplifted), and Cultivate donated $1 for every single post or repost!

When it was all said and done, we raised $10,605 in three weeks! Incredible!

Click here to check out the final tallies.

One of our most popular and exiting events was back for 2014! Thanks to everyone who signed up and helped educate more students just by filling out their bracket!

March 2014

March Madness 2014

Fall 2014

#Room2Learn Campaign

Our first-ever crowdfunding campaign was a huge success!

Many supporters of the campaign gave up part of their daily routines in order to donate to the cause. Instead of coffees and cab rides, they were giving children a Room 2 Learn in.

We not only met but surpassed our goal of raising $5,000! As a result, construction began on two new classrooms at Kikatiti Primary School.


Make your picks for a great cause!

Go to our Uplifting Madness page now to get started!