Foster Care Helps A Forever Love Find A Forever Family of 10

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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 Foster Care Helps A Forever Love Find A Forever Family of 10

Former Foster Youth Finds A Kidney Donor In New Mom

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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 Former Foster Youth Finds A Kidney Donor In New Mom

Lifting Foster Youth at Heritage Homes

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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 Lifting Foster Youth at Heritage Homes

Behind The Family Fellowship – Robert and Hope Smith

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Behind The Family Fellowship – Robert and Hope Smith 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… Continue reading Behind The Family Fellowship – Robert and Hope Smith

4 Fun Valentine’s Day Team Building Activities In 2022

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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 4 Fun Valentine’s Day Team Building Activities In 2022

Making a Difference with Mercedes-Benz USA

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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 Making a Difference with Mercedes-Benz USA

Help Celebrate Thalia’s 50 Years Of Fostering

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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 Help Celebrate Thalia’s 50 Years Of Fostering

5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens

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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 5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens

Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month

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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 Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month

Former Foster Youth Gives Back As National Mullet Contest Winner

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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 Former Foster Youth Gives Back As National Mullet Contest Winner


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