GlobalGiving Match

GlobalGiving will match ALL gifts up to $50 at 50%, per unique donor through Friday, 3/27 at 11:59 pm EST. Help give more kids access to education! Give now…

Walk Through Africa

Crystal Lake South hosted their 2nd Walk Through Africa to raise awareness and money to give kids in Angola access to education – thank you!

School dedications

Schools at Fatima and Cacilhas Norte, in the Huambo Province, were dedicated on February 7th, with joy and celebration! Each will give about 2,000 kids access to education!

Girl Up Club visits RISE

Thanks to the Girl Up Club from Baker Demonstration School for visiting RISE! We are inspired by you, your interest, questions, and commitment to make a difference locally and globally! 

Brewery Tour 2019

All enjoyed another great RISE Brewery Tour. Thanks Sketchbook Brewing Company for hosting and Lou Malnati’s for delicious pizza! And… enough money was raised to give 21 kids the chance to go to school this year – thank you! 

Thank you Red Oak!

For the final 5th grade fundraising activity at Red Oak Elementary School in Highland Park, students ran an Everything Sale, donating items that they no longer need, want, or play with. The cafeteria was turned into a store and the rest of the school “shopped” during the day. Students voted to have RISE receive the proceeds from the Everything Sale, which will give a child the chance to go to school, this year and for many years to come. 

Throughout the year, the 5th grade committee voted for fundraisers and charities they wanted to support with each activity. One student, whose family has been involved, proposed RISE, explained what RISE does, and it was added to the list. The committee was invested in each of the fundraisers – making flyers, posters, and broadcasting on the morning announcements. It was exciting to see their desire to support the causes they chose and realize that they could make a tangible difference.

Thank you Red Oak 5th graders!

Students helping students

Wheeling High School’s Interact with Africa Club celebrated graduating seniors and the impact they have made in Angola during the final meeting of the school year – thank you Interact!

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