What is a Together We Rise Service Activity?

For over a decade, Together We Rise supporters have participated in team building service activities as a way to help kids in foster care directly in their community. It gives each individual, group, or organization the power to transform lives.

The primary goal of foster care is to keep children safe and work towards reunification. As children navigate through the system, the instability of relocating to new placements and schools impacts their ability to perform academically.

To help combat this issue Together We Rise has developed the Back to School Tech Start 2021 program. It allows supporters just like you the chance to participate in a service activity that prepares kids in care for school and educational success.

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Back 2 School Pack


So you are ready to get started with a fun service activity project. For our Back to School Tech Start 2021 campaign, you can sponsor and participate in a Back To School Pack or STEM Box Service Activity Program!

Back To School Packs

Help provide youth the supplies they need to have a great school year.

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STEM Boxes

A fun interactive way to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Don’t Have Time for a Service
Activity - You Can Still Help!

Everyone can support our educational efforts by simply making a donation towards sponsoring one of our programs. Any amount makes a difference, just select the program below you’d like to support. Enter the amount of children you’d like to help or the donation amount you can generously give. We truly appreciate your support!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do Kids in Foster Care Get a Back 2 School Pack, STEM Box, or Tech Pack?

We will ship these educational supplies to our partner agencies, where they are needed most, across the continental U.S.

What Ages Do These Programs Support?

Back 2 School Pack supports children in elementary and middle school. The Tech Packs are geared towards high school and college students.

Why Help with School Efforts in June?

We know that for most students the new semester starts in August or September. To ensure all the items raised are collected and redistributed in time, we needed to get an early start in June.

How is a Service Activity Different from a Sponsorship?

When you participate in a Together We Rise Service Activity, you are helping cover the cost of the project and physically completing it at your home or office. Once the service activity is finished Together We Rise will help connect you to a foster agency local to you to donate the items.

If you choose to donate towards a sponsorship, you will NOT receive anything in the mail. You are paying for the items and Together We Rise is placing those items with children in care across the country.

How can I Help BEYOND the Back to School Season?

We have many ways you can help! Visit togetherwerise.org and see how you can become a corporate partner, get involved with our other service activity options, start a fundraising campaign, or sponsor the many different causes!

How Much of My Donation Goes Towards a Sponsored Program?

92% of all donations go directly towards the sponsored program. Together We Rise is committed to ensuring that your support is directly reaching children in foster care nationwide. For more insight on our financials, please review our financial documents here.

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