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January 28, 2014

Be a Part of the Solution…

It recently came to our attention, through PBS.org, that Orange County is one of the top 10 places in the U.S. where children go hungry. In a county with so much wealth, this just should not be. We often read depressing news like this and all it does is, well, depress us. We want to… read more

January 21, 2014

Connect OC Profile

We are pleased to announce that we now have an online profile on the newly launched Connect OC website. “Connect OC offers the latest information on Orange County’s pressing community needs and gives you the opportunity to do something about them. The dream of a more vibrant, prosperous Orange County is within our reach. To… read more

December 23, 2013

Community Development Internship

Are you a people person; a connector? Do you enjoy helping people find meaningful ways to give back to their community? The Raise Foundation is seeking a Community Development Intern to help us spread the word about the work we do and engage the community in making a difference. We are looking for someone who… read more

December 20, 2013

Making the Holidays Brighter

Many families struggle throughout the year and the holidays only hi-light their struggle to make ends meet. Most of the parents we work with are not able to provide gifts for their children during the holidays and they often go without even the necessities. This is where our wonderful supporters come in. Our staff identify… read more

February 5, 2013

Holidays at Raise

We made it through the holidays and 2013 is already proving to be another fast-paced year. Now that we have had a chance to settle in at the Raise office we’ve been able to reflect on some of the things that made our holidays bright. During those busy holiday months our Young Professionals Board, The… read more

November 16, 2012

Funday Friday!

Count your blessings with this Thanksgiving Turkey!  You will need: Toilet paper roll Paint Scissors Construction paper Markers Glue Googly eyes Paint the toilet paper roll and wait for it to dry. While the paint is drying, cut out the tail feathers and beak from the construction paper.  Talk about things you are grateful for… read more

November 9, 2012

Funday Friday!

Use up your leftover Halloween candies to make these Thanksgiving themed treats!   Pilgrim Hat Cookies You will need: 1 cup vanilla frosting 7 drops yellow food coloring (optional) 32 miniature Peanut Butter Cups 1 package of fudge-striped cookies 32 pieces orange mini Chiclets gum Combine the frosting and yellow food coloring. Remove the paper… read more

November 2, 2012

Funday Friday

  Grab some clothespins, markers, pipe cleaners, and Googly eyes to make these free-spirited butterfly snack holders! Paint the clothespins or draw on them with markers. After the clothespins are dry, glue on the eyes and pipe cleaner antennaes. Fill a plastic baggy with snacks and then clip the clothespin in the center. This is… read more

October 26, 2012

Funday Friday

For this Halloween-themed project, grab some paint, jars, and votive candles.  Let’s make some lanterns! Coat the outside of the bottle with your base paint.  Or, you can glue colored tissue paper or fabrics to the outside.  You can use orange for a jack-o-lantern, white for ghosts, or green for Frankenstein’s monster.  Use markers to… read more

October 19, 2012

Funday Friday

Get in the Halloween spirit and make reading fun with these Page Corner Monster Bookmarks!  You will need: Decorative paper Scissors Ruler Pencil Glue stick Other decorations Monster Bookmark Template Trace the template onto the decorative paper and then cut out the shape. Fold down the two triangles, gluing the top triangular flap to the… read more