"Every Day 1,200 kids enter foster care in the United States. We are a non-profit that changes the way they experience the system." -Together We Rise
Several moths ago I applied to be a photographer with Together We Rise on a whim. Thousands of amazingly talented photographers apply every year to be a Disney Days photographer, so I figured I had little to no chance to win. To my surprise, a few weeks later I received an email stating I was selected.
Together We Rise is an amazing non-profit organization for foster kids. Their vision is to improve the lives of children in foster care, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. They collaborate with individuals, companies, and community partners to bring resources to foster youth and use service-learning activities to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system.
The event, Disney Days, brought 350 kids together in order to reunite siblings in foster care. I was blessed to spend an entire day with twelve of those kids and an amazing group of volunteers from Capital Group. If you ever find yourself near a Together We Rise event, I highly recommend volunteering. It was truly one of the most powerful and life changing experiences of my life.