Feb. 25, 2022, 1:16 a.m.
Lifting Foster Youth at Heritage HomesUncategorized
Lifting Foster Youth at Heritage Homes Together We Rise’s ability to help foster youth is dependent upon our community partners and friends. Today we want to gush over our friends at Heritage Homes. They recently came to pick up some donations and gave us some insight into how we help the foster community. Meet Deonne…Continue Reading >
Feb. 16, 2022, 7:32 p.m.
Behind The Family Fellowship – Robert and Hope SmithPhilanthropy Family Fellowship
Let’s take a look at the biggest supporters of our Family Fellowship scholarship, Robert and Hope Smith. Since 2015, Together We Rise and Fund ll Foundation’s partnership has helped dozens of former foster youth achieve their academic goals through the Family Fellowship scholarship. The founding director and president of the Fund II Foundation, Robert F. Smith,…Continue Reading >
Feb. 11, 2022, 6:39 p.m.
4 Fun Valentine’s Day Team Building Activities In 2022Team Building
4 Fun Valentine’s Day Team Building Activities In 2022 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have 4 fun Valentine’s Day team building activities for you in 2022. There is way more to Valentine’s Day than romantic love. The pandemic is still a part of our lives in 2022, it comes as a…Continue Reading >
Feb. 10, 2022, 6:17 p.m.
Making a Difference with Mercedes-Benz USACorporate Social Responsibility Team Building
Making a Difference with Mercedes-Benz USA Together We Rise and Mercedes-Benz USA met in Atlanta, Georgia on January 25th for our first in-person team building event of 2022! Mercedes-Benz USA is committed to uplifting the community through philanthropic partnerships that empower the next generation. “We live and work in communities that do not always have…Continue Reading >
Feb. 10, 2022, 4:59 p.m.
Help Celebrate Thalia’s 50 Years Of Fostering
Help Celebrate Thalia’s 50 Years Of Fostering This week for Feel Good Friday we want to honor the amazing Thalia Thornton for her 50 years of fostering. Since 1972, the 85-year-old has helped raise more than 700 children in her Oceanport, NJ home. According to Angela Allora, a retired nurse who worked for New Jersey’s…Continue Reading >
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:39 p.m.
5 Reasons Why You Should Foster TeensResources
5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens Teens in foster care often get a bad rap. We can all agree that there is a general misconception when it comes to teens, think of sayings like, “the teenage years,” or “troubled teens.” So when it comes to fostering, many people prefer to start with younger children.…Continue Reading >
Feb. 5, 2022
Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month
Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of black and African Americans across U.S. history and society—from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in industry, politics, science, culture, and more. As Together We Rise continues to honor the achievements of our fellow…Continue Reading >
Feb. 4, 2022, 4:50 p.m.
Former Foster Youth Gives Back As National Mullet Contest WinnerUncategorized
Former Foster Youth Gives Back As National Mullet Contest Winner When Allan and Alice were only four years old, they were placed in the foster home of Derek & Lesli Baltz. The couple became their forever family because reunification with their birth parents was not an option for this pair. However, destiny had other plans…Continue Reading >
Jan. 27, 2022, 7:35 p.m.
Bush Animal Clinic Help Local Foster Youth With Together We RiseTeam Building Building Bikes
Bush Animal Clinic Help Local Foster Youth With Together We Rise Since 2015 the Bush Animal Clinic has partnered with Together We Rise to help local foster youth. Together with the local community Bush Animal Clinic in Albany, Georgia raised enough funds to sponsor five different service activities. This year their goal is to fundraise and…Continue Reading >
Jan. 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Feel Good Friday- Help Celebrate Nico’s Gotcha Day
Feel Good Friday- Help Celebrate Nico’s Gotcha Day It is Feel Good Friday and there is a lot to be grateful for. Today we ask you to help us celebrate Nico’s Gotcha Day! You may be wondering, what is a “Gotcha Day?” Well, that my friends, depends on who you ask. Many people view it…Continue Reading >
Dec. 23, 2021, 7:07 p.m.
Holiday Shopping Sprees 2021 Brings Holiday Cheer to 100 Teens in Foster CareEvents
Holiday Shopping Sprees 2021 Together We Rise is so grateful to be back and hosting our 2021 Holiday Shopping Sprees. The pandemic continues to hold a lot of uncertainty for foster youth and their families. Offering this event helps bring joy to teens, especially since they are able to pick out exactly what they’d like.…Continue Reading >
Dec. 16, 2021, 10:27 p.m.
Tips on Introducing a New Placement to Your Friends and FamilyResources
Many people wonder how to introduce a new placement to the people in their lives, especially those closest to us, friends, and family. I truly believe the best way is to first start by discussing that you are going to begin receiving placements in the first place, and WHY!?? I think many people miss the…Continue Reading >
Nov. 23, 2021, 11:57 p.m.
What is Attachment Trauma in Foster Care?Resources
Attachment Trauma in foster care is one of those topics that for some people feels like once you get a family “it should all go away.” Unfortunately, that is unlikely the case especially when you understand how trauma brain works. I am not going to go into all of the specifics of the brain in…Continue Reading >
Nov. 21, 2021, 12:45 a.m.
Chris Colgan Starts Fundraiser to Honor ParentsPhilanthropy
Chris Colgan Starts Fundraiser to Honor Parents April 20th, 2019, started out like any other day for Chris Colgan Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chris, now 18, was 16 at the time and planned on spending the Saturday hanging out with his friends while his dad took his mom out on their boat to celebrate…Continue Reading >
Nov. 11, 2021
6 Tips for Being Mindful of Trauma During the Holidays
Navigating trauma during the holidays can be tough. Imagine for instance you have been removed from your home and family. Despite what occurred for you to be removed you still miss, love, and long to be together again…this is foster care…this is the struggle we face when we have been removed from our family origin.…Continue Reading >
Nov. 5, 2021, 7:42 p.m.
Adoptionly Yours Supports Together We RisePhilanthropy
Adoptionly Yours Supports Together We Rise One of the amazing things about Together We Rise is that our supporters love to lend their skills to help. Our friends Jayne Alfieri and Stacy Clark, co-founders of Tiny Type Studios in Tampa, FL, took their talents to launch Adoptionly Yours greeting cards. What is Adoptionly Yours Greetings Cards?…Continue Reading >
Sept. 27, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
What Happens to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care?Resources
Thousands of teens find themselves in the foster care system after enduring some sort of trauma. Teen girls in or from unstable homes or communities are more likely to experience teen pregnancy. Inevitably, there are pregnant teens in foster care. But what happens to them and their babies in the system? Teens in Foster Care…Continue Reading >
Sept. 24, 2021, 10:55 p.m.
The Harsh Reality Behind Aging Out of Foster CareResources
The harsh reality behind aging out of foster care is complex. Many hold personal beliefs that foster youth at 18 are adults and should be able to just get out in the world and make a life. We ask you to reflect on your experience after tuning 18. Did your family help you with tuition…Continue Reading >
Sept. 21, 2021
Volunteer Opportunities for Kids can Start with a Classic Lemonade Stand
Volunteer Opportunities for Kids can Start with a Classic Lemonade Stand Finding volunteer opportunities for kids can be tough. Siena, an elementary school student, used her creativity, passion, and discipline to give back to youth in the foster care system. At just 7 years old, she crafted a plan to run a lemonade stand at…Continue Reading >
Sept. 13, 2021, 9:07 p.m.
Together We Rise Attends 2021 BrandSource ConferencePhilanthropy Events
Together We Rise Attends 2021 BrandSource Conference Together We Rise received an invitation from BrandSource to attend the 2021 Double Down Conference. The TWR team met with patrons from across the nation looking to serve the local foster care community. During the conference, we had the pleasure of speaking with attendees about their personal connections…Continue Reading >
Sept. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
From Foster Youth to Founder of Creation NationCorporate Social Responsibility Philanthropy
From Foster Youth to Founder of Creation Nation Karen Nation, a business owner, Shark Tank contestant, and former foster youth used her platform to collaborate with Together We Rise to give back to kids presently in the system. When speaking on her experience in the foster care system, Karen specifically noted her memories of not…Continue Reading >
Sept. 7, 2021
Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth
Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth Finding community service opportunities for kids can be hard. Matthis, 13, and Luca, 10 of Shelter Island, New York are no strangers to giving back to those in need. Through their involvement with their karate studio, they have participated in fundraisers for St. Jude’s…Continue Reading >
Sept. 7, 2021
New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials
New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials A local Albany pastor has taken a major step toward helping foster kids in the Albany Area. More often than not, foster children wear hand-me-down clothing from previous children in their foster home. When moving from placement to placement, foster kids often have…Continue Reading >
Sept. 1, 2021, 5:55 p.m.
Portland Hairdresser Hosted Free Haircut Event for Kids in Foster CareResources Philanthropy
Portland Hairdresser Hosted Free Haircut Event for Kids in Foster Care For kids in foster care, sometimes basic needs are forgotten, one of these needs being haircuts. These needs are not maintained for many reasons, including they are expensive, time consuming, and since the foster care system is so complex, they may be last thing…Continue Reading >
Aug. 21, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Finding a Forever Family at 18 Years OldAdoption Stories
Finding a Forever Family at 18 Years Old Many teenagers don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, where they will spend the night, or who their family is. Teens in foster care do. The sad truth is that the older a child gets, the harder adoption becomes. Foster parents and…Continue Reading >