Volunteer – Foster Children Prom Night

Prom is meant to be a night you never forget. Girls spend weeks finding the perfect dress and guys build up the courage to ask their dream date. The night comes, everyone gets ready, and parents and friends gather around to take pictures. Finally, couples head off to their perfect prom night. Volunteer for foster… Continue reading Volunteer – Foster Children Prom Night

Volunteer Opportunities to Help Youth: State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant

It has been an amazing few months at the TWR Brea, CA office thanks to each and every volunteer reaching out for volunteer opportunities to help youth. Our volunteers have really stepped up their game this year! Not only have they created over 300 Valentines, 400 Easter baskets, 100 birthday gifts, and over 100 Sweet Cases… Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities to Help Youth: State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant

Our Ohio Foster Care Foundations

Greetings from Columbus, Ohio! This time of year it is mostly cold, snowy and gray, but Together We Rise is shining brighter than ever! We have some friends at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption who are AMAZING and let us use space in their office a few times each week to work on projects… Continue reading Our Ohio Foster Care Foundations

10,000 Supporters for Children in Foster Care – No More Trash Bags

This month we decided to take our voice to the next level and bring a petition to the national stage. We refuse to give children trash bags to move their personal belongings in. Our petition is for the whole state of Connecticut to recognize the issue and pledge to give the children duffle bags and… Continue reading 10,000 Supporters for Children in Foster Care – No More Trash Bags

Foster Care Donation: Easter Baskets of Love

It was all jelly beans and chocolate bunnies this week at the Together We Rise office in Brea, CA. Our loyal and amazing volunteers did it again with a huge turn out for our Easter basket drive. We were so overwhelmed with the support for foster care donation and people wanting to help that we… Continue reading Foster Care Donation: Easter Baskets of Love

Social Work Month – 2013

Social workers help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges: poverty, abuse, addiction, mental illness, and so much more. They help prevent crises and counsel individuals, families, and communities to cope more effectively with the stresses of everyday life. The National Association of Social Work (NASW) dedicates the month of March to America’s social… Continue reading Social Work Month – 2013

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

Volunteers Create Valentine’s Day Cards for foster youth!

Love was definitely in the air at the Together We Rise office in Brea, CA on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. With Valentine’s Day coming up, Together We Rise’s amazing volunteers wanted to make sure foster youth felt the love. We packed the office with candy, hearts, ribbon, and glitter to make over 300 Valentine’s Day… Continue reading Volunteers Create Valentine’s Day Cards for foster youth!

Tutus for Tots – Providing New Dresses & Shoes to Foster Youth

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

Every Child’s Dream Founder Donates 500+ Pillow Pets and Care Packages for 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