We partner with local organizations working to provide safe environments for at risk children and offer supportive programs to help better the lives of children in these programs.
The following is a list of some of the organizations Rise Up is proud to support for the work they do impacting the lives of children in our local community:
Rise Up Foundation has teamed up with Orangewood’s Early Childhood System of Care (ECSOC) to help make their developmental screening days for children more successful. RUF provides teddy bears to help the children feel at ease, tote bags so the caregivers can bring home all the valuable information being dispensed to them as well as bottled water and breakfast snacks. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about services available to the children.
Costa Mesa, CA
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen uses a corner of their dining room to run a tutoring program for local children from Pomona Elementary School. Rise Up provides monthly school supplies to enhance the learning environment for these children. Volunteers serve more than 300 hot meals daily with pancake breakfasts on the weekends.
KidWorks serves the children, youth, and families living in at-risk neighborhoods in Santa Ana through programs focused on health, education and character development.
Rise Up Foundation is proud to partner with KidWorks preschool program by providing books for the children and classroom.
Costa Mesa, CA
Rise Up provides refreshments and supplies for the Workshops given for the families who are involved in this program. Families received craft supplies to make personalized flower pots as well as breakfast food for March’s workshop. They will be learning about cooking with a microwave this month. SPIN has programs to help the homeless become self-sufficient again.
Garden Grove, CA
Thomas House provides families with children resources to remain together while empowering them to become self-sufficient. Rise Up hosted this year’s Thanksgiving Feast with turkey, ham, all the sides, dessert and a fresh floral centerpiece for each family to take home and enjoy over the holiday. It was truly a blessed evening.
Rise Up provides ongoing support to Beacon of Hope, a nonprofit with a passion to help at-risk youth, the poor and the underprivileged. We help provide the opportunity for local children to participate in after school programs. Our current project is helping to build, open, and stock a skateboard repair shop at Pyrophobia Park; their state of the art skate park located in Orange.
Formerly part of YWCA Central Orange County
Now part of Orangewood Children’s Foundation
Rise Up Foundation has provided ongoing support for Beverly’s House; a nonprofit that provides transitional housing and support services for young women emancipated from foster care. We have participated in cleaning supply drives, toiletry gift bags for the girls as well as sponsoring the Annual Fundraising Spring Tea event.
Rise Up Foundation provides monthly birthday parties for the children currently living in this shelter. The first Wednesday of every month is a celebration for the ones whose birthdays fall in that month. RU brings treats, beverages, and a craft as well as a Rise Up tote bag filled with a teddy bear and small gifts to make each child feel extra special. Some of these children have never experienced a birthday party and the smile on their faces is priceless.
Rise Up sponsors the Family Fun Nights for Families Forward; a nonprofit organization providing housing for families in crisis. RU helps make these nights special by providing the whole meal, children’s crafts and fun activities that allow the families a time of relaxation and comraderie. RU has participated in the Back-to-School Drive as well as the End Summer Hunger program.
Thank You Notes
“I want to thank you for all that you have done for us. Truly, you make a great positive impact in the lives of our children. We see how hard you work and how you always go the extra mile to make this time of the month special for all our kids.”
—Santiago Vivas, WTLC
“Thank you very much for all you have done for our family! It means so much for us to know that there are people who understand what our family goes thru, especially when our hero is deployed on the holidays. You have brought an extra smile to my children when they need it the most.”
—The Salas Family, Operation Santa Claus
“Thank you so very much for your continued support and generosity to the Someone Cares Tutoring Program. The children loved the festive afternoon and without your support it would not have been possible. We look forward to our continuing relationship with your great organization.”
—Betty Hart, Someone Cares Tutoring Program
“On behalf of SPIN, I want to thank Rise Up Foundation for remembering our children this Easter. Thank you for partner with us in so many ways. We sincerely appreciate your dedication towards helping our families. You and your organization are a true blessing to SPIN.”
—Kim Frazier, Serving People In Need
“Thank you, Thank you; Lauri & Rise Up Foundation for continued support for our Early Childhood System of Care (ECSOC). The Rise Up Foundation tote bags were enthusiastically welcomed by families and served as receptacles for materials and gifts provided during the event. The darling Rise Up Bears catalyzed smiles, incentives and comfort, as needed during screening activities. We look forward to ongoing collaboration and partnership with you & Rise Up for future ECSOC developmental screening events.”
—Kathy Schwabl, Orangewood Children’s Home