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 CAN YOU HELP REFUGEES FIND THEIR PASSIONS AND PURSUE THEIR DREAMS?
When visiting the "shop & donate" tab, you will find our online mini shop. Every purchase you make will go directly towards a refugee. You can also donate to our specific campaigns. The money you donate to specific campaigns and fundraisers will go directly towards creative supplies for the refugees that we are funding for specifically through the campaign.
You can also use your own passions to give back to refugees.
Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.
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