May 26, 2023, 11:02 a.m.
Disney Days at Walt Disney World BlogDisney Days Feel Good Friday Events
We cannot thank our community enough for making Disney Days at Walt Disney World truly magical. Every year, we are amazed by the support shown towards this event and this year was no exception. Thanks to you, we were able to reunite 100 siblings who are separated in foster care. It truly was a labor of love, one that would not have been possible without the dedication and selflessness of our volunteers, donors, and agency partners. Your contributions allowed us to make unforgettable memories for these children and their families.Continue Reading >
May 24, 2023, 12:34 p.m.
How To Become a Foster Parent - The 5 Step GuideResources
Unlock the Possibilities of Becoming a Foster ParentContinue Reading >
Sept. 29, 2022, 11:10 a.m.
Thank You For Making Disney Days 2022 MagicalUncategorized
Thank You For Making Disney Days 2022 Magical Thank you for making Disney Days 2022 magical. Without the support of our community, reunification events like Disney Days would not be possible. Together, we raised enough funds to take 207 siblings separated by their foster care placement to Disneyland. This labor of love is only possible…Continue Reading >
Sept. 9, 2022, 1:35 p.m.
Former Foster Youth Shares Her Experience as a Teen in Foster CareUncategorized
There is a common misconception that teens and older children are more difficult to foster than other age groups. Although there can be challenging situations we know that most teens and older children in foster care just want a safe home and someone who cares about them! Today we’re happy to share the story of…Continue Reading >
July 28, 2022, 1:33 p.m.
FAQ for Disney Days 2022Uncategorized Disney Days
To help answer your questions here is the FAQ for Disney Days 2022! Q. How Did Disney Days Start? A. 10 years ago our founder Danny decided to take some kids in foster care to Disneyland for his birthday. Rather than accepting gifts, his friends helped him fundraise and donate towards the first unofficial Disney Days. Q.…Continue Reading >
June 2, 2022
7 Fun Activities To Stay Cool This Summer With Your Foster Family
7 fun activities to stay cool this summer with your foster family. Enjoy these hot takes from Together We Rise leading foster care nonprofit.Continue Reading >
June 2, 2022
7 Bonding Activities To Do With Your Foster Family
Try these 7 bonding activities to do with your foster family. Together We Rise is a nationwide children’s nonprofit helping foster families.Continue Reading >
May 24, 2022, 3:09 p.m.
Five Things Foster Parents Should Know About Safeguarding Kids’ Digital SafetyResources
Foster youth are more vulnerable to digital crime in a number of ways. They face a different set of challenges compared to other children, which means their personal information may be more likely to be compromised online, and are at higher risk of falling victim to identity theft. Additionally, foster youth often move around a…Continue Reading >
May 11, 2022, 9:26 p.m.
Five Things Foster Youth Should Know About Digital SafetyResources
Children have always been attractive targets of digital thieves. They have clean, typically unmonitored credit reports that offer criminals ample time to cause substantial damage to the child’s credit. Often, this fraud goes unnoticed until the victim reaches adulthood and applies for their first credit card, job, home, or anything else that might require a…Continue Reading >
April 27, 2022, 5:41 p.m.
An Unexpected Adoption JourneyAdoption Stories
An Unexpected Adoption Journey Have you ever considered adoption? Many people feel a calling to adopt or make the decision as a couple to share their love and forever family. Or sometimes life just throws you a curveball! This is exactly what happened when Tracey received a phone call that led to her unexpected adoption…Continue Reading >
April 21, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Verition Partners with Together We Rise to Support Foster YouthCorporate Social Responsibility Philanthropy Team Building
Together We Rise is only as strong as its volunteers and partners. Without their support and dedication, we would not be able to reach as many foster youth nationwide. One of our greatest joys is connecting with organizations that want to make a difference in their community. Verition Fund Management LLC (“Verition”) is one of…Continue Reading >
April 21, 2022, 5:45 p.m.
Concrete Collaborative Partners With Together We Rise Bringing New Office To LifeUncategorized Corporate Social Responsibility Philanthropy
Concrete Collaborative Partners With Together We Rise Bringing New Office To Life Together We Rise is constantly growing and adapting to the needs of the foster care community. Thanks to our supporters we’ve been able to expand our HQ in Brea, creating a multipurpose space for events and resources. Danny, our founder, and CEO is…Continue Reading >
April 20, 2022, 7:11 p.m.
Blended Family Fosters and Adopts Five SiblingsAdoption Stories
Blended Family Fosters and Adopts Five Siblings Looking after a big family can be hard work but it can also be immensely rewarding. Just ask Kevin and Roberta! These two married in November 2020 and brought their four children together to create a happy blended family. But the adventure didn’t stop there! Kevin and Roberta…Continue Reading >
April 19, 2022, 6:29 p.m.
Moms Going Through ReunificationUncategorized
Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate all mothers. But for moms going through reunification it can be a difficult time. The weeks leading up to Mother’s day can be a bittersweet reminder of the time lost with their children. Every day can be a small battle to meet their assigned goals. As a…Continue Reading >
April 15, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Q&A With Former Foster Youth Turned Author Jessica C.
With Foster Care Awareness Month just around the corner, we wanted to lift the voices of former foster youth. Part of the goal of Foster Care Awareness Month is to shed light on the lived experiences of those who’ve been in the foster care system. Today we spoke with Jessica C. an author and advocate…Continue Reading >
April 12, 2022
Graduation Season For Foster Youth
Graduation Season For Foster Youth It’s that time of year again! Graduation season is in full swing, and thousands of foster youth are moving on to the next chapter in their lives. We want to congratulate current and former foster youth graduates who have worked hard and studied for long hours over the years! We’re…Continue Reading >
April 8, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Q&A with Kent Bennett from the LA Department of Children & Family Services
Q&A with Kent Bennett from the LA Department of Children & Family Services Together We Rise is able to reach foster youth because of our amazing foster agency partners across the United States. A secondary goal to our mission is to uplift and educate people about what is actually happening within the foster care community.…Continue Reading >
April 6, 2022, 10:36 p.m.
6 Summer Activities for Foster FamiliesResources
6 Summer Activities for Foster Families We all have fond memories of childhood summers. Hanging out with friends all day long or laughing while doing fun activities with our families. The first day of summer vacation is every kid’s favorite day! Summer activities also provide the perfect opportunity for foster families to bond and make…Continue Reading >
April 6, 2022, 10:08 p.m.
4 Ways to Show Appreciation to Foster MomsResources
4 Ways to Show Appreciation to Foster Moms For many people, Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the important women in their lives. There are many foster moms who go above and beyond to provide love and support for every child in their foster home. If you know a foster mom, one of…Continue Reading >
April 1, 2022, 5:08 p.m.
How To Get Involved During National Volunteer Month 2022Uncategorized
How To Get Involved During National Volunteer Month 2022 April is National Volunteer Month! There are plenty of ways to get involved and help celebrate the importance of volunteering. Whether you’re looking to lend a hand in your community or want to participate in a virtual volunteer opportunity from home. There’s something for everyone! Find…Continue Reading >
March 31, 2022, 9:45 p.m.
5 Benefits of Doing a Team Build with Your CompanyCorporate Social Responsibility Philanthropy Team Building
5 Benefits of Doing a Team Build with Your Company Having a healthy work environment and a sense of fulfillment is important to people in today’s workforce. Many companies are achieving this by implementing team build events into their workplace culture. And it’s no wonder why, as studies show that when employees feel like their…Continue Reading >
March 29, 2022, 11:03 p.m.
7 Reasons Why You Should Do A Virtual Service ActivityCorporate Social Responsibility Philanthropy
7 Reasons Why You Should Do A Virtual Service Activity Are you looking for a way to give back to the community but have a busy schedule? Virtual Service Activities are a great and flexible way to make a difference and safely volunteer from anywhere. Together We Rise created a variety of Virtual Service Projects…Continue Reading >
March 9, 2022, 11:46 p.m.
Foster Care Helps A Forever Love Find A Forever Family of 10Feel Good Friday
Foster Care Helps A Forever Love Find A Forever Family Of 10 Many people use foster care to find or complete their forever family, the Balls, however, found so much more. First things first, Abby and Tony Ball have known each other since Elementary School. While they didn’t stay in touch past that, their playground…Continue Reading >
March 7, 2022, 8:26 p.m.
Social Worker Appreciation Month 2022Uncategorized
Social Worker Appreciation Month 2022 Did you know that March is Social Worker Appreciation Month? While it is only one month, we celebrate social workers all year round. Without social workers, Together We Rise wouldn’t be able to reach as many children in foster care. Without social workers, the world would be a darker place.…Continue Reading >
March 3, 2022, 11:44 p.m.
Former Foster Youth Finds A Kidney Donor In New MomFeel Good Friday
Former Foster Youth Finds A Kidney Donor In New Mom Foster parents open their hearts and home to diverse children with varying needs, including medical ailments. Jeanne and Eli Backer have been fostering children in Louisanna since 2013. In 2019 their lives changed completely with their new foster placement Jaxon aka Jack-Jack. In Search of a…Continue Reading >