Today is Giving Tuesday Now, a new global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
This is a moment where hardship is intensified for those most impacted by COVID-19.
RISE Colorado is maintaining our core commitment to Educating, Engaging, and Empowering low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity. Due to lost income, health challenges, and stress, low-income families, families of color, and immigrant and refugee families need financial support. In response, RISE Colorado launched the RISE Together Emergency Relief Fund to support RISE Family Leaders who work tirelessly to improve the education system for all children. Many of these families have been strengthening community relationships for years — this is our time to support them.
Right now, there is an opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of those most impacted.
RISE Colorado has set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next two weeks to unlock a $30,000 matching grant from a generous supporter. This will allow us to provide each RISE Family Leader who applies and demonstrates need up to $1,000 in emergency relief to cover groceries, medicine, rent, bills, and other stabilizing needs, and continue providing support until the fund is expended. Through the RISE Together Emergency Relief Fund, the most marginalized and vulnerable families during this pandemic crisis can get the support they need. Will you join us during this crucial time in history and help double our impact? Dollar for dollar, your donation to RISE Colorado will be matched up to $30,000. Your contribution will directly support the most in-need families affected by this crisis.
Join us in this movement, so that all of us, including those most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, can RISE Together.
Here are the best ways to help:
1. Donate what you can to help RISE Family Leaders now! Want to make sure Family Leaders get every dollar you donate? Consider sending a check made out to RISE Colorado to avoid online transaction fees and mail your check to the RISE office at: 1595 Elmira St., Aurora, CO 80010.
2. Spread the word! Tap into your networks, share our campaign on social media, and send it to your friends and family. Every dollar counts, and goes directly to support those most impacted during this historic crisis. Thank you for your support and generosity. It is needed now more than ever!