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September 9, 2012

Guest Blogging Opportunity

Written by: choang

Do you have insightful parenting tips or adorable baby stories? Then you are cordially invited to guest blog for the Raise Foundation! We would like our blog to become a resource for parents, full of parenting tips, activities to do with your kids, or funny stories—basically anything that a parent like you might enjoy reading… read more

September 30, 2014

We’ve Moved!

Written by: Emma Vallandigham

The Raise Foundation Administrative office has moved to 2900 Bristol St, Suite J 201 Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Our new phone number is 714-884-3421. We will be hosting an Open House to debut our new office space in the near future. Please keep posted for dates. Thank you for all that you do to support The… read more

September 18, 2014

3rd Annual Harvesting Hope

Written by: Emma Vallandigham

You’re invited to Harvesting Hope 2014! Watch the sunset through the vines with the gorgeous while sipping wine with friends at the Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery. This year we will feature a wine bottle ring toss, silent auction, and other exciting activites. For tickets click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvesting-hope-tickets-11741620503 Join us as we applaud BOBBY BARZI… read more

August 11, 2014

Harvest Pick-a-Thon!

Written by: Emma Vallandigham

Moved to SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 (no longer on Oct. 4)Due to the grapes at the Newport Beach Winery being ready to pick and harvest earlier this year, the winery needed us to move up the date of our Pick-a-thon to Saturday, September 6, 8am -12 noon. We encourage you to rally together one or… read more

July 17, 2014

3rd Annual Summer Soiree

Written by: Emma Vallandigham

We warmly invite you to join us for an evening of dancing, auctions, cocktails, and more! On Friday, August 1, 2014 The Young Proffesionals Board of The Raise Foundation will host its 3rd Annual Summer Soiree-The Real OC! at The Island Hotel beginning at 7:00pm. This year we are honored to be recognizing Dr. Eric Handler… read more

April 1, 2014

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Written by: ldandrea

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also referred to as Blue Ribbon Month. You will see blue ribbons as well as pinwheels representing this month’s awareness campaigns. The blue ribbon was first seen in 1989 on the van of Bonnie Finney whose granddaughter lost her life to child abuse. Since then a Pinwheels for… read more

January 28, 2014

Be a Part of the Solution…

Written by: ldandrea

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

Written by: ldandrea

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

Written by: ldandrea

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

Written by: ldandrea

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

July 15, 2013

Quick and Easy Twice “Baked” Potato – Meatless Mondays by Rachel Deol

Written by: ldandrea

Let’s get real for a second, shall we? I’m pregnant & expecting my second child. I currently spend my days with a busy three-year old boy named Gabriel. As you might be able to imagine, this affords me some pretty intense hunger & cravings without sufficient time to create a slow-baked masterpiece. Enter my recipe… read more

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