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BRAWS (Bringing Resources To Aid Women’s Shelters)

Did you know that tampons and pads are not covered by food stamps or WIC, and are taxed at normal state tax rates? Did you know that – even though the majority of individuals in homeless shelters are women and children – some of the hardest supplies for homeless shelters to stock are feminine hygiene…

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Thank you for granting wishes!

Every year 440,000 children — most impacted by abuse, neglect and trauma — spend time in the foster care system. The world is a hard place, and pain is everywhere. The world is also a beautiful place and love is everywhere. May is National Foster Care month. Last week you showed up for 32 kids…

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Martha’s Place Update

Remember Ms. Amelia and Martha’s Place?   When Ms. Amelia and her husband started connecting with Baltimore neighbors two decades ago, the people said they desperately needed transitional housing for women who were newly sober. Babies needed their moms to have safe spaces where they could stay clean and healthy. Ms. Amelia, who lost her own…

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They are all reuniting with their babies!!!

FINALLY – THEY’RE ALL REUNITING WITH THEIR BABIES!!!! On 3/2, through Together Rising, you stood vigil on the border with 29 families who came to reclaim their children. These parents had their children ripped from their arms by the administration, and were then illegally deported without their children. After we crossed, 17 of these asylum-seeking…

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Pine Ridge Reservation flooding

Five months ago, we first shared with you about the Oglala Lakota peoples of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, as they struggled to survive the freezing winter without heat or firewood. You gave $400,000 so they could stay fed and warm throughout the winter and to invest in the tribe’s self-sufficiency for winters…

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Helping others breathe a little easier

Here at Together Rising, we know there’s no such thing as other people’s children. And we know one of our main jobs on this earth is to help our sisters and our children breathe a little easier. Meet our girl, Quinn. She is a 15 year old warrior — sweet and fierce with an indomitable…

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Nebraska Floods

Just over a week ago, a terrifying “bomb cyclone” hit much of the central United States, causing hurricane-force winds and huge snow and rain. Nebraska was hit particularly hard, and the timing could not have been worse —  as it is planting and calving season. Cattle are Nebraska’s largest agricultural industry. The true impact of…

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Update from One Spirit

On Thanksgiving, Together Rising shared that, through your generosity, we were able to donate $400,000 to our friends at One Spirit, a non-profit primarily led by indigenous people, and committed to the Oglala Lakota peoples struggling to stay warm on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. We want to update you on how your…

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Reunion of 6-Year-Old with Family After 9 Months

After the administration tore thousands of children away their parents, it then deported hundreds of parents without their children. Due to the administration’s failure to maintain records, 90 of these deported parents were impossible to find. They had no cell phones, lived in rural villages and many only spoke rare indigenous languages. Finding these 90…

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