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.¬†Much 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

TWR joins One Simple Wish tour!

Saturday, April 28th – Bobby & I anxiously waited at LAX as they called for our section of seats to board the non-stop flight to JFK. It was our first time being on a plane in a while, so we were definitely nervous. As we waited, we spotted a famous basketball player, and Danny saw… Continue reading TWR joins One Simple Wish tour!

Foster Home Volunteer at McKinley’s!

Foster Home Volunteer at McKinley’s! On Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m., Together We Rise had an amazing day hosting a foster home volunteer at McKinley Children’s Center in San Dimas. We played free-for-all dodgeball with 40 boys who live on the McKinley campus. The boys did not stray away from playing with our team;… Continue reading Foster Home Volunteer at McKinley’s!

Charity for Foster Kids Concert Helping Together We Rise

Charity for Foster Kids Concert Helping TWR On Saturday, March 31 at 9 p.m. there will be a benefit concert at the Fargo VFW. This concert will benefit Together We Rise, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of foster children across the U.S. All funds raised will go towards¬†programs for foster youth, like building… Continue reading Charity for Foster Kids Concert Helping Together We Rise

Foster Care Volunteering and Running for Youth

Foster Care Volunteering For Emancipated Youth Today, our awesome running team participated in foster care volunteering and gave us some great news from their race this weekend at Knott’s Coaster Run. Below is a snippet we got from one of our runners: “Thank you to everyone that participated today in the Knott’s Coaster Run! Jose… Continue reading Foster Care Volunteering and Running for Youth