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The Brave Ones

After spending their lives in foster care, these Brave Ones had “aged out” of the system, and utterly alone in gigantic NYC – without a family, community or the tangible things needed to start a life. But they didn’t have to be. You stepped into this gap last May and gave enough for 32 youth…

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Can you send a note to these wonderful women?

Today we’re delighted to introduce you to three amazing women whose spirits we’d love to lift. Jacquelyn, Frances, and Eva Maria are all women who are isolated from their family and friends right now because of COVID-19. If you feel moved to send a card, letter, or children’s drawing to one of these wonderful women,…

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Save your hands for cuddling your babies!

  Cece, from this community, wrote to us about your dear friend Rena* —  who is raising her three beautiful children on her own, and whose washing machine broke a while back.     The cost of replacing it was too much for Rena’s already strained budget.  So Rena was forced to hand wash the entire…

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Fathers In The Heights

Earlier this year you sent $35,000 to Nido de Esperanza, an amazing organization in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City that serves mothers and young children. Most of the mamas are recent immigrants and the majority of them worked as stylists and manicurists, dishwashers, and housekeepers–jobs that ended abruptly when the city shut…

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Thank you for cheering on Granny!

Sometimes, love is boundless, in a no-matter-what kind of way.   It’s driving your granddaughter to and from school every day and to basketball practices every night. It’s being the loudest one cheering in the stands. It’s waiting to get a knee replacement because there’s no one else to take care of her. It’s doing…

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Release and safer conditions for detained children

Last year, we asked you to show up for detained children. You – the people of the impossible – rushed to their aid and raised a record $2.6 million. We sent $900,000 to Holly Cooper and her team at UCDavis’s Law Immigration Clinic so that they could continue their life-saving work of advocating for the…

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Jamaa Birth Village

After Brittany “Tru” Kellman endured two traumatic birthing experiences, during which she was dismissed and misled by her doctors, she was determined to empower other Black women to avoid the same experience.   According to the CDC, Black women are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes as white women, and…

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National Bail Out

A foundation of the US Constitution is the principle that we are all innocent until proven guilty –that the government cannot take away our liberty unless we are convicted of the charges against us. Due Process is guaranteed by our Constitution, but in practice, it is only available for those who can pay for it.…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. Together Rising mourns and condemns our country’s long history and current reality of harassment and killing of Black bodies. We stand in solidarity with the right of our Black siblings to live and raise their families in peace and safety with equal treatment under the law. Together Rising exists to turn our…

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