Volunteer Spotlight: Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends

The world would be more awesome if more kids like Vinny and his friends existed. Vinny is a teenager from a local high school with the typical high school schedule: school, sports, and hanging out with friends. Unlike most high schoolers, Vinny also spends his free time signing up for volunteer opportunities to help children… Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Donations for Foster Care: Cure For Kody

Donations for Foster Care: Cure For Kody Together We Rise wanted to raise donations for foster care and help out a kid in need today. Kody is a 14-year-old boy who loved playing soccer until the doctors told him that he couldn’t play anymore. He loves animals, video games, sports, Knott’s Berry Farm, the beach,… Continue reading Donations for Foster Care: Cure For Kody

Foster Care Process: Mary from Adoption and Foster Care

Meet Mary – mother, wife, and the voice behind Adoption and Foster Care, a blog that has become an outlet for her to share her thoughts and experiences as an adoptive and foster mother in an attempt to educate, advocate, and occasionally vent. She also utilizes this platform to share her guides to navigate the… Continue reading Foster Care Process: Mary from Adoption and Foster Care

How to be a Foster Parn: Attempting Agape by Alex Japodaca & Emily Nichols

Alisa is a 32-year-old single foster mom from Michigan, who is the author of the blog Attempting Agape, which highlights her real-life journeys as a full-time foster parent.┬áMuch like the blog title implies (agape means “unconditional love” in Greek), Alisa feels that it is her calling to love her foster children unconditionally and as she… Continue reading How to be a Foster Parn: Attempting Agape by Alex Japodaca & Emily Nichols

Daily Titan features TWR Volunteer to Help Children

Daily Titan features TWR Volunteer to Help Children It’s been an exciting week for TWR‘s founder, Danny Mendoza. He took the front page of California State University, Fullerton’s newspaper, The Daily Titan, on April 24, 2012. The article titled “CSUF Alumnus making a difference,” tells the story of the Bike Build tour that took place… Continue reading Daily Titan features TWR Volunteer to Help Children

Do Something Awards honors TWR Founder

Every year, DoSomething.org presents the Do Something Awards to honor young adults making a difference in the world. Out of more than 1000 applicants, the panel chose Danny Mendoza as one of the 5 finalists! DoSomething.org awards four of the finalists with $10,000 grants and one grand prize winner with a grant totaling $100,000. In… Continue reading Do Something Awards honors TWR Founder

Foster Care Organization Together We Rise Founder Receives Jefferson Award

Foster Care Organization Together We Rise Founder Receives Jefferson Award ABC7 honored Danny Mendoza, the founder of the foster care organization Together We Rise, along with four other honorees with the Jefferson Award for Public Service on April 25, 2012, at the ABC7 headquarters in Glendale, CA. The Jefferson award recognizes individuals who contribute their… Continue reading Foster Care Organization Together We Rise Founder Receives Jefferson Award