Together we can make a difference. Take action today and give a child the chance to go to school!
raise awareness – read, learn, share, volunteer • organize a fundraiser around something you love – running, golfing, biking
give a gift with lasting meaning for an anniversary, graduation or birthday • look at your spending – skip a dinner out to help a child
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William Lloyd Garrison
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learn about poverty, hunger, education educate yourself and others
Start a book group
Send an email, invite a group of friends or co-workers to read a book. Gather for dessert and discussion.
Angola Promises and Lies, Maier
Another Day of Life, Kapuscinski
As We Forgive, Larson
Creating a World Without Poverty, Yunus
Creating Room to Read, Wood
Enough, Kilman and Thurow
Good Morning Comrades, Ondjaki
Half the Sky, Kristof and WuDunn
Start Something that Matters, Mycoskie
The Blue Sweater, Novogratz
The Hole in our Gospel, Stearns
The Impact of War on Children, Machal
The Shadow of the Sun, Kapuscinski
Things Fall Apart, Achebe
Walking with the Poor, Bryant
We Are All the Same, Wooten
Watch a movie and have a discussion
Invite friends to a movie showing and discussion. Serve popcorn. Talk about reactions to the film.
As We Forgive
God Grew Tired of Us
The Gods Must be Crazy
give a gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation or to a special teacher
Looking for a unique and meaningful gift idea, one with lasting impact? Make a donation to RISE in honor of a teacher, co-worker, friend, or family member and help a child go to school!
you can . . .
- Have a garage sale
- Skip a “meal out”
- Spend less and give
Give our children’s book… Ana from Angola goes to school … to kids, parents and teachers.
The book shows similarities and differences in schools around the world, teaches school-related Portuguese words, and helps build compassion by giving kids a way to take action.
Book cost is $10 and a donation can be made in any amount you choose.