Rise Above Foundation

Our mission Rise Above is dedicated to providing Massachusetts children in foster care with enriching activities, opportunities, and experiences.
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Rise Above Foundation

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Put Together a Launch Box

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… See full description
  • Children (5-12), 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • One-time
  • Anytime
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families, Corporate Teams
  • Virtual, Indoor
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Items we need now

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
Food:
• Easy Mac • Ramen • Candy and Gum • Mini cereal boxes • Granola bars • Microwave popcorn
Other:
• Shipping supplies • Flash drives • Ear buds • Small/travel size toiletries • Monetary donations which we’ll use for all of the above
  You can also shop our Amazon Wish List. 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.
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
  • Wishlist - Amazon, etc
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About us Founded in 2009, Rise Above is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established to respond to the growing need to give youth in foster care opportunities that will give them a sense of normalcy, provide comfort, and build self-esteem.
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