How can you help?
Making a donation via our Donate page is the quickest and most effective way to help.
Each year, hundreds of Massachusetts youth age out of the foster care system. Launch Boxes provide a few basic necessities as these young adults transition out on their own for the first time. A Launch Box is a plastic bin filled with basic supplies—such as towels, toiletries, and utensils—that will help young adults transition out of foster care to independent living. Specifically designed for young adults (18 to 23 years old) without a traditional safety net, Launch Boxes are given to the young adult by their social worker as a tangible and practical gift from the community.
Launch Boxes are a great way for community groups to donate in a tangible, meaningful way and help a local young adult transition out of foster care. Items can be found at dollar stores and other discount retailers. Small groups can divide up the list and individuals can shop separately to contribute to one Launch Box.
3. Donate Items for Care Packages
4. Volunteer / Host an Event
Rise Above is in need of help planning special fundraisers! If you are interested in lending a hand or have an idea for a fundraiser, please contact us.
Other ideas include hosting a yard sale, dinner party, bake sale or raffle for Rise Above. Get your friends, family and co-workers involved! For more information, contact us.