Celebrating 10 Years of Impact

Rise Above’s 10 Year Birthday Party was held on Saturday, May 18th in Worcester, MA and was huge success! The evening featured live music, a silent auction, great food and drinks, lots of birthday fun… AND raised more than $70,000 for the children in foster care we serve! Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that contributed, attended and …

Call for video stories

Help us celebrate 10 years of impact by sharing your story! Now through May 5th, we’re collecting stories from youth, foster parents, social workers, mentors and advocates about how Rise Above has made an impact in your life, your child’s life, or a child in foster care who you know. Shoot a short message (just a few seconds to about …

Help Needed: College Care Packages, Spring Edition

This spring we’ll be sending out College Care Packages to youth in foster care who are defying the odds by attending college. Each care package will be filled to the brim with dorm snacks, hygiene and school supplies, and gift cards and shipped off to a student. Supplies needed! Now through March 31st we’re accepting donations snacks, gift cards and other dorm goodies to add to our college care packages. The full …

Special delivery for John!

Seventeen-year-old John is a gifted musician and was invited to join a band as their new bassist. But John is also in foster care, which means he didn’t have a bass guitar and amp or the means to buy them. We’re so grateful to our partners at Instrumental Angels for hooking John up with a pretty awesome guitar and amp! His …

Nominate a child for our American Girl event

We’re honored to partner with American Girl in Natick, MA to once again host an evening at the American Girl Store just for children in foster care on Friday, March 8th. Participants will receive their very own American Girl Doll, a visit to the doll salon, dinner, activities and more great goodies! This event is open to children ages 5-12 who …

Nominations open for LEGOLAND event

We’re now accepting nominations for our March event at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston! We’ll be picking 12 children, at random, to join us for a special afternoon just for them that includes admission to LEGOLAND, dinner, a goodie bag, and- of course- LEGOS! The deadline to nominate a child is February 22nd. The event is open to children who are …

College Care Packages Delivered

In November, College Care Packages were delivered to 135 students who grew up in foster care. Each package was filled to the very top with snacks, hygiene items, study supplies, gift cards and encouraging notes and cards: all donated by our very generous supporters! Thank you to the many, many individuals, community groups and businesses who donated, including NETSCOUT, MetroWest Nonprofit Network, …

A magical evening with American Girl

November 16, 2018, Natick, MA- Fourteen children experiencing foster care were our very special guests at the American Girl doll store! Each girl picked out any doll to take home as theirs, doll outfits and goodies from the store, dinner and cupcakes.   

Run/Walk raises $13,000 for kids in foster care

Thank you for helping us raise over $13,000 for children experiencing foster care through this year’s Run/Walk for Rise Above! We’re very grateful for your generosity (and for braving the cold and rainy conditions). Couldn’t join us? It’s not too late to support the event: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/runwalkriseabove Special thank you to SEIU 509, Reliant Medical Group, Pangea Cuisines, AAFCPAs, Swissturn USA, Slims & Berthiaume Sewer Service and Table Talk …

Help needed: College Care Package supplies

This fall we’ll be sending out our next round of College Care Packages to youth in foster care who are defying the odds by attending college. Each care package will be filled to the brim with dorm snacks, hygiene and school supplies, and gift cards and shipped off to a student. Supplies needed! Now through 10/31 we’re accepting donations snacks, gift cards and other dorm goodies to add to …