Spring 2022 College Care Packages

In early April we sent out 208 College Care Packages to college students who grew up in foster care. Each care package was filled with study snacks, hygiene and school supplies, and gift cards and shipped off to a young adult who is continuing their education beyond high school.

“Thank you so much for the care package. You have no idea how amazing it feels to know someone cares ! I’m beyond excited to start school” -Kathryn

How can I help? Ahead of our next batch of College Care Packages in October 2022, we’ll be accepting donations of snacks, gift cards and other dorm goodies to add to the each package. The full list of items we need is here. Consider holding a drive with your friends or community group or organize a collection at your workplace. Email us to arrange a drop-off or pick-up. Monetary donations are also always needed. Send gift cards to us at PO Box 174, Northbridge, MA 01534. E-gift cards can be sent to info@weriseabove.org.

Comments 4

  1. I received a care package last semester, & it honestly made my entire week! As a full time college student & full time employee, it made my life so much easier being able to use the supplies that were provided.

  2. Thank you so much for the care package! I don’t think many understand just the feeling of someone caring enough to look out for so many of us ! You’ve touched my heart in a way words can’t thank !

  3. Thank you so much for the care package you have no idea how amazing it feels to know someone cares ! I’m beyond excited to start school

  4. Since Covid hit, receiving packages with goodies inside was the best month. I had no money for food, and on-line classes were starting summer of 2019. Rise Above helped me with hunger.
    Thank you, RiSE ABOVE.

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