RISE is a non-profit organization responding to the global refugee crisis. Our goal is to relieve the struggles that refugees face on a daily basis by instilling passion and hope through creative outlets and passion projects.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Through monetary and physical donations, we provide refugees with creative outlets and passion projects that will allow them to escape their grief and the stresses of life in the refugee camps. What do we mean by creative outlets? Notebooks, art supplies, sports equipment, musical instruments, etc. It is our hope that these items will revive their dreams and inspire refugees to pursue their goals. Research has shown that investing your time in an activity that you enjoy has psychological and emotional benefits. RISE aspires to bring that internal happiness to the refugees.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
From Syria, to Myanmar, to Sudan, the refugee crisis has become one of the most pervasive issues of our time. Forced to flee genocide and war, refugees are faced with trauma, depression, and a lack of hope. Although there are many organizations tending to the basic needs of refugees, we forget that refugees lived normal lives prior to their displacement. It is our hope to revive the passions and dreams that they may have lost along the way.
HOW Will YOU HELP REFUGEES Discover THEIR PASSIONS AND PURSUE THEIR DREAMS?
Do you want to donate to a specific cause? Fund creative supplies for specific refugee communities we’ve partnered with.
Do you want to donate a specific type of creative supply? Our “Shop for Refugees” donates specific items to refugees.
Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.
Want to learn more about how you could channel your own passions to give back to refugees?
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