#Write31Days: Day 17 Shop Feature: Together We Rise

It’s Monday! Today is a HUGE day in our household!!!! Today…after two years and two months away, my parents are arriving at my house!!! Yes, we have not seen them in two years! I could not be more excited.

I’m also continuing with my Monday shop features, and today’s feature is a little less of a shop and a little more of an organization. Still, I thought that they deserved a feature and I wanted to share as much about them as possible.


The organization is called Together We Rise, and they are doing incredible things for foster children.

Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. We collaborate with community partners to bring resources to foster youth and use service-learning activities to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system.

TWR works with hundreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners to bring our programs to foster youth across the nation. Our foundation has allowed us to provide thousands of foster youth across the country with new bicycles, college supplies, and suitcases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag.

I think what I love most about this organization is how it allows anyone access to impact foster children. Foster care can be hard to get involved in. Not only are there 8 million hoops to jump through to become foster parents, but I am the first one to agree that not everyone should be a foster parent.

Together We Rise does such a fabulous job of creating opportunity for anyone to help children in foster care. Yes, anyone! Here are a few ways you can be involved in Together We Rise:

Become informed about foster care in our country and foster children in your area


Supply foster children with suitcases instead of trash bags.

Provide a child aging out of foster care with a bicycle for transportation.

Help support a foster child going to college.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Volunteer to photograph an adoption or donate family photos to a foster family

Create an event. Work. House. Plan a Party. Get together, have everyone buy one “sweet case” and then pack them full of neccesseties for children entering foster care.

So there you have it. No more excuses. You thought that there was no way for you to help anyone in foster care! But there are so many ways, and this organization is doing incredible things that YOU can be a part of!

You can also follow them on all kinds of social media:




Website: www.togetherwerise.org



If you have any questions at all about foster care or adoption from foster care as I go through this series, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can leave a comment or send an email. At the end of the series, I will have a Q&A day and will be answering any questions I receive throughout the month.

Previous posts:

Day 1: Introduction

Day 2: Meet the Hines

Day 3: Shop Feature: Karla Storey

Day 4: Why We Chose to Foster

Day 5: The Process

Day 6: The Cast of Characters

Day 7: The Paperwork

Day 8: The Goal is Reunification

Day 9: Reflections

Day 10: Shop Feature: Ransomed Cuffs

Day 11: The Placement

Day 12: The Daily Life

Day 13: The Extra’s

Day 14: Bonding

Day 15: The Goodbye

Day 16: Reflection

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