Youth-Lead Volunteer Initiative
Our Very first donation Drive!
Rise Up is proud to announce that we just hosted our very first donation drive! We collected a bunch of items such as clothing, disposables, hygiene items, books, and so much more! Turnout was absolutely amazing and we are so grateful to everyone who came by and donated!
Make A Difference
Rise Up is a not-for-profit youth volunteer organization founded by youth and lead by youth. Our core team is based in Seattle. Rise Up was created to give our generation a chance to give back to the community that has given us so much. We realize the privilege that we have and the privileged lifestyles we are able to maintain. It's time that our generation rises up to the the challenges we face due to our age and overcome them to make a difference in our communities.
Homelessness is a growing issue in all cities across our country, and as youth who are living a comfortable lifestyle, it is our duty to give back to those that don't have much.
What We're Doing
There's a lot of things we use everyday, that go unnoticed and seem so simple. Things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, tissues, bandaids, lotion, and chapstick. It's not until we don't have these simple thing anymore do we realize their importance.
So, to solve this problem, we are making handmade care packages that hold these essentials. These packages would include the items described above, as well as handwritten notes.
Our very first project!
We have completed the making of 400 care packages!
These care packages will be delivered to shelters all over the Puget Sound area! All items in the care package can be found in the second slide, and more information on our care packages is on the care package tab. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support we've received, and we hope to carry out more projects soon! We will be donating 100 care packages to Sophia's Way, Noel House Programs, and Sacred Heart Shelter, as well as 50 care packages to both Issaquah Meals and Mama's Hands.
Visit our instagram to see more pictures, as well as updates to our journey!
Our First Delivery!
We have finally finished our goal of four months and delivered 400 care packages to five shelters! We are so grateful to have been given the opportunity to help so many people! All of the packages went to shelters across the Seattle/Issaquah area! Along with the deliveries, we also delivered some handmade cards made by our officers!
TEstimonials and Feedback
"We received your donation yesterday and I wanted to pass on the guest's thanks for the hygiene kits! They were very grateful for everything that was included!"
-Catholic Community Services
"We are SO inspired by your organization. Vulnerable communities need our assistance more than ever right now & you guys are supporting them so much!"
"I posted all the cards from your volunteers on our walls, so guests could read them as they were in line for dinner. They really appreciated the kind words. Thank you!"
-Issaquah Meals Program
"All the hard work that you girls have put into making our community a better place is remarkable! It is so nice to see local youth step up and make a difference! "
-Puja Chauhan, Seattle Resident