Little Love Warriors

This is Olivia and Bobby — the little but fierce love warriors who recently delivered a WHOLE LOT OF LOVE FROM YOU to Second Story, a shelter for homeless women and families in their town.   Olivia and Bobby brought with them (in addition to their mamas) these love offerings, which you provided through your…

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Look at Our Ellie – Update!

LOOK AT OUR ELLIE. Two years ago, Miranda wrote to Together Rising about her warrior daughter, Ellie. Ellie had been in seven different foster homes before Miranda was lucky enough to adopt her as her own. Miranda told us that her girl had a genetic disorder that caused her legs to be amputated to her…

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Expansive and Free

“I’ve never looked big a day in my life. No matter. My daughter and I pay attention. We know what the world wants from us. We know we must decide whether to stay small, quiet, and uncomplicated or allow ourselves to grow as big, loud, and complex as we were made to be. Every girl…

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We Belong to Each Other

Yesterday, you gave thousands of mamas diapers for their babies when they had none.   At 8:50AM our time we got an urgent call from Dani and Josie, the warrior women with whom we have partnered for two years to bring millions of dollars of life-saving support and services to refugees, internally displaced families and unaccompanied…

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Love Shows Up

Last Valentine’s Day, we shared with you a love story – a real love story about a father who has served our country in the Air Force and is now battling an impossible prognosis — and a mother shouldering the sole burden of supporting her family and trying to create normalcy for her kids since his diagnosis.   Ten…

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A New Beginning

Sometimes, what a person needs most is the gift of a fresh start. Because of your donations, Together Rising has been able to provide that gift for dozens of women through the years.   “Mandy” recently took the monumental step of removing her children and herself from an abusive home. Thankfully, she was able to…

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Finding Her Power

Nearly six years ago, while 5 months pregnant with her first child, Brita was diagnosed with aggressive stage 2 breast cancer. When conventional treatment failed, she turned to alternative therapy and was soon cancer free.  Two years ago, she found another lump. While trying to physically heal, she grew severely depressed, and it became clear…

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What Breaks Your Heart

When Kelly heard Glennon say, “Find what breaks your heart and that will be your purpose,” she knew she needed to serve NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) families. Both her children, born three years apart, spent time in the NICU. She told us, “It’s a parent’s nightmare to see your child fighting to live and…

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Ruth’s Pantry

Together, with your donations, we continue to support US homeless youth organizations like the Ruth Ellis Center.   The Ruth Ellis Center provides short and long-term residential safe space and support services for homeless youth.  This organization is a top innovator for addressing the needs of LGBTQ youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. They provide outreach and…

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Building Brighter Futures – Casa Youth Shelter

Thank you for helping us support vital domestic programs like Casa Youth — a temporary shelter for runaways and youth in crisis. Located in Los Alamitos, California, the shelter provides a supportive environment with family reunification as a primary goal.   Casa Youth Shelter shared with us some of their residents’ stories. You are supporting young women like…

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