The Gift of Holiday Hands to Me

A Guest Post from Together Rising Community Member and Volunteer, Katherine Welch. I stood on the edge of the soccer field, three boys in tow and camera in hand, and I spotted her across the field, bundled against the fall chill, the bounce in her step immediately recognizable even though we had never before met.…

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The Strength to Ask for Help

“I’m not really sure how to even start this, this whole putting my pride aside thing is really hard for me.” We get that. We really, really do. But we are so grateful that Stephanie found the strength and bravery to ask for the help that she needed. For years she endured violence in her…

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The Priceless Gift of a Healthy Smile

Jessica wrote to Together Rising, asking for help for her sweet 8 year old daughter. She says, “I have been my daughter’s only parent her entire life.” Between the noble work of single parenting, and her full-time job, we knew Jessica was burning the candle at both ends to make ends meet. For Jessica, her…

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People Do Care

Try and remember the last time you were sick and just the act of breathing was difficult. Now imagine that it is your child who is fighting that chronic battle- and the one thing you can do to ease that struggle, vacuuming to cut down on household dust and allergens, is not feasible because your…

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Angels and Warriors – May 2014

  Angels and Warriors Love Flash Mob – In May 2014, we raised $118,473.50 in 8.5 hours (with an average donation of $20) to help five families and the momma warriors of those families who were fighting Stage 4 cancer. All five families received what they needed from us – for one, it was a…

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Cards for Gabbi

The spirit of November’s Holiday Hands project continues, as our Gabbi and her amazing mom were profiled on the Today Show this week: Here is an excerpt from Today.com: Last month, Gabbie came home and told her mom she saw her classmates getting cards at school. The girl was devastated that she didn’t get one…

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Lynbrook

You are a Miracle. You are also a Miracle Worker. “We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” – Mama T “The world is run by the people who SHOW UP.” – Brilliant Monkee Ten days ago, we held our Monkee See- Monkee Do + Microsoft event at Lynbrook Elementary.…

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Project Home Indy Update

The following is an update from Sarah Nielsen, a Monkee and the Executive Director of Project Home Indy. Project Home Indy is a small non-profit agency in Indianapolis that serves up to five homeless teen moms, age 15-19, in a safe, home-like residential facility.   When I wrote Glennon a desperate email earlier this year…

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Guardian Angels – September 2013

Guardian Angels Love Flash Mob was held on September 17, 2013. We raised $100,000 in six hours – with maximum donations of $25 each. The funding was enough to provide four alert dogs as guardian angels and companions for children desperately in need of canine companions. Two children suffered from Type 1 Diabetes and needed diabetic…

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Battle Monument School

Please take seven minutes out of your day to watch this. Then spend another seven minutes showing it to your kids or someone you love. Show the people you love WHAT YOU DID. Show them WHAT THIS PLACE DID. What the hope and love you share here each day turned INTO. Show them what hope…

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