Why I Give

We are so excited to introduce you to six RISE supporters. Our mission is to build primary schools in rural #Angola to educate children, empower communities and contribute to the rebuilding of the country and we cannot do it without you! #whyIgive

#GivingTuesday – 11/29


GlobalGiving is matching funds at 50% on #GivingTuesday – 11/29. Link to our GlobalGiving project to make an online donation. 50% match to all donations up to $1000 per unique donor. Begins 00:00:01 EST, ends at 23:59:59 EST. 


Guaranteed entries 2017


In celebration of the 40th Chicago Marathon, you can guarantee your entry to run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2017 by running with Team RISE! Entries available through November 29.

Congrats Runners!

Team RISE runners did an amazing job in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon – thank you for your incredible commitment and perseverance and for giving kids in Angola the chance to go to school!  www.firstgiving.com/RISEInternational/team-rise-2016

International Literacy Day

international literacy day

Today is International Literacy Day, proclaimed by the UN in 1966, “to actively mobilize the international community and promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.”

Join us for a Brewery Tour

Do good. Drink beer. Join us for a private brewery tour on Saturday, July 23 or Saturday, August 6 – tour 2 breweries and take The Barrel Run or Trolley to get you there! Sign up: riseinternational.org/getinvolved/fundraiseforrise

RISE to the Challenge!

Over 1000 children at Bundiangolo are longing to go to school and we want to help! Will you accept the challenge? Give $25 and ask 3 of your friends, co-workers and family members to do the same to help us reach our goal.

Clean water at Chitete

chitete well

This is the new well at Chitete in Bie – access to clean water is life changing for this village! Chitete is one of 6 villages involved in our water study. Only 34% of the rural population in ‪‎Angola‬ have access to clean water, 19% to improved sanitation.

A new school!

under construction

Money raised by Team RISE 2015, several US schools, Sonangol Marine Services and partners, and through the 2015 RISE Benefit, together funded an 8-classroom school at Alto Esperanca. The school was approved, money wired, and construction is underway – an amazing turnaround! Kids at Alto Esperanca are excited and grateful as they anticipate learning in their new school!

Shop = Benefit RISE!

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives. RISE builds.

When you do your holiday shopping at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to RISE International and more kids can go to school!

It’s the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Bookmark this link so all your eligible shopping will benefit RISE!   AmazonSmile