Together We Rise knows how to do birthday bashes right! Birthday Boy Danny Mendoza, founder of Together We Rise, recently faced a very peculiar quandary compared to most young adults in preparation for his birthday- to bike or go to Anaheim, CA- Disney. TWR asked our Facebook supporters and their diplomatic votes expressed their near consensus in taking 75 children to… Continue reading TWR takes 75 foster youth to Disneyland & Kohl’s builds Sweet Cases!
What do grown-ups and pillow pets have in common? Not much, except that sometimes the grown-ups come to our Brea, CA office here at TWR and help put these stuffed animals in their new hand-drawn homes, Sweet Cases! Last week, Together We Rise partnered with 15 of Target’s Corporate Interns to assemble and decorate 25 Sweet… Continue reading Target Builds Sweet Cases for Foster Youth
With TWR’s help, JetBlue employees in Salt Lake City, Utah assembled 225 Sweet Cases in a totally unique way. Teams played games to win specific items, like pillow pets, crayons and hygiene kits. After collecting items, they carried them around in trash bags to mirror a typical foster child’s experience. Most states provide only a… Continue reading Volunteer with Foster Youth: JetBlue Sweet Cases
Hut, hut, hike! This weekend, TWR teamed up with NFL’s, New York Giants player, Terrell Thomas to raise money for local foster kids. Terrell, along with Keith Rivers (NY Giants), Orlando Scandrick (Dallas Cowboys), and William Blackmon (Seattle Seahawks) ran a football camp to teach young athletes drills while incorporating the power of teamwork and… Continue reading NFL Players Volunteering to Help Kids and Teaches Them Football
Bringing the Magic to the Girls How do we help foster kids? Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess. It was a fairytale kind of day at the Together We Rise office in Brea, CA on Saturday, February 2, 2013. The night before, elves, fairies, and mice worked hard to turn the TWR office… Continue reading Tutus for Tots – Providing New Dresses & Shoes to Foster Youth
Tasha-Nichole Terani has devoted her life to being a strong voice for those who have none. Her birth mother abandoned her in a dark alley of Tehran. She then spent the next two years of her life in an overcrowded understaffed orphanage, hoping for care packages for foster youth to come. She spent her early… Continue reading Every Child’s Dream Founder Donates 500+ Pillow Pets and Care Packages for Foster Youth