Together Rising

You helped Ashley and her boys keep their home

We are a community of people who believe in asking for help when we need it, and giving help when we can offer it—this hope for our work and our world is illustrated by Ashley’s story. A single mom of two, Ashley cared for her boys, ages four and seven, all on her own. In…

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“Nobody ever asked me what I wanted for Christmas before.”

When families living on the Pine Ridge Reservation shared their holiday wishes through our Holiday Hands program in November, you—this always-showing-up community—fulfilled every request in under four hours, for all 753 families. Our trusted partner on the ground, Jeri, shared these quotes from two community members—and said your gifts are having a wonderful impact on…

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You have invested over $10 million to fight for separated families & detained children

It’s been more than three years for families who were separated since those parents have held their babies. Three years. Once three-year-olds are now six. Precious moments—years—have been forever lost. As Erika shared with us yesterday, every day that goes by is an “excruciating eternity” for these parents.  Can you imagine being forcibly separated from…

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What’s happening to separated families & detained children right now

Today, we hear directly from our trusted partner Erika Pinheiro, whose organization, Al Otro Lado, has reunited more separated families—parents were deported without their children—than any other organization, in conversation with Together Rising Board member Amanda Doyle. In partnership with Erika, Together Rising has reunited 35 families who were deemed impossible to find and ineligible…

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