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 …

It’s Back: American Girl event

Do you know a child in in foster care who loves dolls? Nominate him or her for our special event with the American Girl Store in Natick, MA. Children chosen will join us on Friday, November 16th for dinner, activities, a trip to the doll salon and will pick out their very own American Girl Doll. This event is open to children …

Registration open: Run/Walk for Rise Above

Join us for a fun run or walk and a morning of family-friendly activities! The run/walk begins at 9am with registration opening at 8am.Enjoy music, food, kids activities and raffles until noon. Register to run or walk, and start a personal or team fundraising campaign for Rise Above. Registration is free for foster and adopted youth! Proceeds from the event will help us give more local youth in foster care access to …

Rise Above recipient of DCF Community Leadership Award

We were deeply honored to receive the 2018 Commissioner’s Community Leadership Award as part of DCF’s annual Foster and Adoptive Parent Recognition Brunch earlier this month. It was humbling to be recognized for our work alongside the incredible foster and adoptive parents also receiving awards.

Giving the gift of play to a child

In honor of  May being Foster Care Month, Rise Above was part of a very special day for little Mya and her forever family, who recently made her adoption from foster care official! In partnership with Pelletier Properties, we were thrilled to reveal to them a beautiful new playroom. Check out this video newcoverage from NBC10 Boston of the moment we welcomed Mya into her new room.