Hand Up Collage

Friday, August 2, 2024
12pm – 2pm
Clover Park 31 Piazza Dr.
Port St. Lucie, F: 34986

We need you to offer a HAND UP to our neighbors in need

100% of the compassionate gifts made at this event benefit United Against Poverty

United Against Poverty invites you to be part of the sustainable change that is taking place right here on the treasure coast.

Join us in the most important fundraising event of the year, UP St. Lucie’s Annual Hand UP Luncheon. This is your opportunity to make an impact for the families we serve.

The event begins in the Mets Clubhouse for a meet and mingle with photo opportunities. There will be a silent auction followed by lunch and a program filled with must hear success stories.



  • Check-In & Networking 12:00PM – 12:55PM
  • Luncheon 1:00PM – 2:00PM

We are putting our resources behind assisting our community – but we need your help. Here are two ways to help lift lives UP of those in need in our community:

1. Become a Sponsor.

Various sponsorships levels are available. Included in the sponsorship levels are seats and table host opportunities. Invite family, friends, and colleagues to contribute financially if they feel so moved. We hope you will put on the cape and answer the call to action.

2. Make a general donation, whether that’s one time or on a reoccurring basis.

General donations are put to use where the need is greatest, they ensure we can continue to operate and provide the services and programs for those in need in the St. Lucie county community.


Help stabilize familes. Help individuals lift themselves to economic self-sufficiency. (STEP) Help families have access to nutritious groceries.
$500 - 1 family $1,500 - 1 Participant $2,500 - 12 families
$2,500 - 5 familes $3,000 - 2 participants $5,000 - 24 families
$5,000 - 10 families $4,500 - 3 participants $10,000 - 49 families
$10,000 - 20 families $6,000 - 4 participants  

With good intentions, many organizations address the symptoms of poverty by providing something for nothing. These handouts may help people get by, but they often end up stripping people of their dignity instead of lifting and empowering them.

UP St. Lucie, as our program participants call us, is a nonprofit organization that exists to break the cycle of poverty in our community through programs that focus on empowerment rather than entitlement. We are proud to serve an average of 325 families in need each day!

Success Training Employment Program (STEP)

UPs Success Training Employment Program (STEP) provides a 4-week classroom training on Emotional Intelligence and Job Skills. This is a great opportunity to connect with your next employee.


Our Purpose: To inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

On-Site Services Include:

  • Member Share Grocery Program
  • Success Training Employment Program
  • Crisis stabilization assistance
  • DCF Access Florida staffed office onsite
  • Life skills workshops