Strengthening The Foster Care Community TOGETHER

We work with thousands of volunteers, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners to transform the way children experience foster care. Our programs are created to provide a way for people who cannot become foster parents to still have a meaningful and effective way to help children in foster care.

Every single donor, volunteer, service activity participant, and partner creates a ripple of change within the community. Without your support, who would step up for the foster youth of America?

How Our Programs Work

Together We Rise provides assistance to children in foster care and the foster community at large. We currently offer diverse services for foster youth through tangible resources, educational scholarships, and supplemental support to foster agencies and foster parents.

12 Supporters like you sponsor and participate in our hands-on service activities to ensure that children in foster care receive the love and support they deserve.

Sweet Cases

When children enter foster care, they are usually given a trash bag to move their few belongings in. We provide NEW duffle bags filled with essentials like a teddy bear, blanket, hygiene kit, and much more. We also provide duffle bags for teenagers.

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Superhero Boxes

To help address this problem we turned to our love of superheroes and created an interactive service project that helps kids in foster care unleash their inner superhero

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Birthday Boxes

A Birthday Box is an all inclusive kit that helps children in foster care celebrate their special day. The goal behind the Birthday Box program is to ensure that every child in foster care can feel seen and appreciated on their birthday.

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STEM Boxes

Early exposure to STEM topics encourages children in foster care to set achievable career and educational goals within the field.

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Direct resources

Only 3% of foster youth graduate from college. Discover how we are combating that statistic by offering educational and emergency services.

Family Fellowship Scholarship

The Family Fellowship Scholarship serves foster youth across the country by transforming the way they are supported throughout their college journey.

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Rapid Response Program

Rapid Response is a safety net program for college students who have experienced the foster care system. This program quickly addresses the challenges threatening a youth's ability to transition to and through college in pursuit of a career.

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The American Industries Scholarship

The American Industries Scholarship provides workforce-enriching opportunities for current and former foster youth enrolling in trade schools or apprentice programs.

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Foster Community Support

Current child welfare workers, have an average caseload of between 24 and 31 children. Find out how we support the entire foster care community.

Agency Partner Portal and Services

Together We Rise partners with agencies from across the U.S. to provide direct services to children in foster care and their families. Our portal allows agencies to connect with us directly and request items for the children they serve.

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Feeding Families

1 in 6 foster youth report experiencing a time in the past 12 months when they were hungry but did not eat because they could not afford food. Feeding Families helps provide holiday meals to foster families in our community.

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Framing Forever

32% of the children who are eligible for adoption from foster care stay in the system for 3 years. To celebrate forever families through foster care adoptions, Together We Rise offers free family portraits thanks to our network of volunteer photographers.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Get Involved With Together We Rise?

The foster care system touches every part of our society. When you look at any social issue, whether it is fighting poverty, homelessness, sex trafficking, the school-to-prison pipeline, educational inequality, children who've experienced foster care are represented in those groups in outstanding numbers.

Together We Rise is a leader in foster care innovation. Together with the community, we advocate for children in care lifting their voices and coming up with solutions for the problems they face. When you get involved with Together We Rise, you are part of the solution, bringing value resources to children who need it most.

Where Does My Donation Go?

Donations and funds raised are used to support essential programs which are distributed to children in foster care through our foster agency partners.

How Much Of My Donation Goes Towards Helping Children In Foster Care?

92% of all donations go directly towards the sponsored program. Together We Rise is committed to ensuring that your support is directly reaching children in foster care nationwide. For more insight on our financials, please review our financial documents here.

Why Should I Donate Towards A Together We Rise Program?

There are plenty of ways you can help children in foster care. Donating towards a Together We Rise service project or program is a direct way you can bring hope and solve an immediate need.

Still Have Questions?

Feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding Together We Rise and any of our programs. Our team is available to address your submissions within 1-2 business days. If you need immediate assistance, please call us directly at (714)-784-6760.