Week 37: Together We Rise
Together We Rise improves the lives of foster children, who “often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public”. They provide kids living in the foster system with resources and teach volunteers and the public about the foster care system and the issues that plague it.
Thousands of volunteers, partners, CASA advocates, and social workers to transform the experience of being in the foster care system. They provide a way for people to have a meaningful way to impact a child’s life who is in foster care, even if they cannot foster children themselves.
They provide thousands of foster youth things like “new bicycles, college supplies, and suitcases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag”.
While the video above is not connected to Together We Rise, I remembered this short film and the story it tells of one child’s experience while writing this week's email. I highly recommend it, but be forewarned - grab the tissue box.
Together We Rise is working to improve the foster care experience and to and to provide a “helping hand that foster youth need so that they may go confidently onto their futures.”
I want to be part of that. This week we can.
Here’s to being a helping hand.
Together we rise,