How can you help?

1. Donate

Making a donation via our Donate page is the quickest and most effective way to help.

2. 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.

3. Donate Items for Care Packages

Did you know that less than 3% of foster youth go to college? Help us support foster youth who are defying the odds with college care packages! Each youth will receive a special package full of college essentials and goodies.

We are accepting various items for care packages including:

Gift cards:

• Wal-Mart
• Target
• iTunes
• Dunkin Donuts
• Starbucks
• Dominos
• Papa Gino’s


• Easy Mac
• Ramen
• Candy and Gum
• Mini cereal boxes
• Granola bars
• Microwave popcorn


• Shipping supplies
• Laundry detergent pods
• Ear buds
• Toiletries
Monetary donations which we’ll use for all of the above

Looking for a creative way to obtain some of these items? Organize your coworkers to hold a drive. Challenge your friends to solicit donations from local stores. Ask your church group to collect items from community members.

Every little bit helps, and together, we can show these amazing youth that there are lots of people cheering them on! Please contact us with questions or to arrange pick-up/drop-off of donations.