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, passion projects, and vocational supplies.
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, stress, anxiety, PTSD, and a lack of hope. However, these diseases and internal-battles are often overlooked, leaving most refugee camps ill-equipped and unable to cope with these relentless diseases. With children as young as ten years old attempting suicide in refugee camps and thousands of adults diagnosed with severe depressive disorder, we must look towards a solution. With your help, we can help curb increasing suicide rates and decrease the high rates of mental illness in refugee camps.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Although there are many organizations tending to the basic and physical needs of refugees, we often overlook mental health and forget that refugees lived normal lives prior to their displacement. It is our hope to instill hope, happiness, and normalcy and to revive the passions and dreams that refugees may have lost along the way. Through passion projects and vocational supplies such as musical instruments, books, art supplies, knitting tools, and sports equipment, refugees will experience healing and hope, despite their tragedy and displacement. Scientists have proven that by stimulating the release of dopamine, aka “the feel-good chemical,” exercise, art therapy, music therapy, and education can drastically improve the mental health of people who suffer from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. With every donation and purchase from our online shop, a refugee will receive a similar item that will help them rebuild, resettle, and establish hope. Through RISE, I hope that we can curb the fatalities and rise in mental illness by establishing hope and humanity through passion and skill. Although the lives of refugees are constantly overwhelmed by grief and misfortune, through RISE, we can remind them that they have not lost everything.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
All you have to do is click on the “SHOP FOR REFUGEES” tab and purchase supplies! We will then deliver similar items directly to refugees in camps in Europe and the Middle East. Also, you can fund creative supplies for specific refugee communities that we have partnered with by visiting “campaigns” under the “JOIN US” tab.
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 purchase creative supplies, passion projects, or vocational supplies for refugees? By shopping for refugees, you can help to alleviate the high rates in mental illness across refugee camps by instilling passion and hope.
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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