TWR takes 75 foster youth to Disneyland & Kohl’s builds Sweet Cases!

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!

Target Builds Sweet Cases for Foster Youth

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

Birthday Surprise for Foster Youth

What’s the coolest gadget you can gift to an 18-year-old who is doing well in school? With a tip from a special Social Worker a local foster youth in Chino, CA, was granted a few birthday wishes. Our staff at Together We Rise investigated a foster youth who had already picked out the perfect gift; a… Continue reading Birthday Surprise for Foster Youth

Foster Youth Meet The Cast of Duck Dynasty

The call of the wild is strong this week, as we send a flock of foster children to hang out with the cast of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Nonprofits for children Together We Rise sponsored 10 foster children to attend this event in addition to 40 other foster children from the Mississippi area. The network’s most-watched… Continue reading Foster Youth Meet The Cast of Duck Dynasty

Foster Families Attend Country Explosion Music Festival

This weekend TWR team members and several lucky foster families joined masses of other country music fans for the Country Explosion Music Festival in Tooele, Utah. The three-day event included performances by the likes of Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, Kellie Pickler, and LeAnn Rimes. TWR team members also had plans to give out duffle… Continue reading Foster Families Attend Country Explosion Music Festival

Toyota Teams Up with NAPC Donating to Foster Care

Toyota continues to pull through for the foster youth of America. This week, Toyota teamed up with NAPC (North American Parts Center) to build bikes and donating to foster care. A team of Toyota, Crown Lexus, and John Elway’s Crown associates assembled bikes with local foster youth. They also provided them with helmets and locks.… Continue reading Toyota Teams Up with NAPC Donating to Foster Care

Volunteer with Foster Youth: JetBlue Sweet Cases

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

NFL Players Volunteering to Help Kids and Teaches Them Football

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

TWR Celebrates Through Birthday Boxes for Foster Care!

Our Birthday Boxes for Foster Care Imagine it’s your birthday. You wake up excited, but there’s no cake, ice cream or presents. No one even remembers or acknowledges your special day. While this seems far-fetched for most of us, it’s a reality for too many children in foster care. Without a party, birthdays just aren’t… Continue reading TWR Celebrates Through Birthday Boxes for Foster Care!

New Macbook for College-bound Foster Youth

According to statistics, more than seventy-one percent of children who come from abusive homes become high school dropouts. Three out of four children of addicted parents also try drugs and the majority becomes addicted to them. But this young girl would not let herself become a statistic. She told us, “My plans for an Ivy… Continue reading New Macbook for College-bound Foster Youth