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January 22, 2017

8th Annual Kermit Alexander & NFL Legends Play-off Party

Get Ready for the 8th Annual Kermit Alexander & NFL Legends at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce for an All-Out VIP Play-Off Party. January 22, 2017 Doors open at 11:30 a.m. – kick-off at Noon!   50 Yard Line Reserved Table (Only 6 available) Includes a RESERVED Table for 8 FANS for best viewing! A… read more

November 2, 2016

Adopt-a-Family Questionnaire

Submit by Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  … read more

September 27, 2016

Parenting Changes You…

Eldon Baber, Executive Director – The Raise Foundation I once heard children described as a personal development opportunity for parents. As the parent of four adult “children” I wholeheartedly agree. The truth be told, I think that parenting changes you. I really think that once you take on the role of parent you’re never quite the… read more

September 27, 2016

Through the Eyes (and Heart) of a Foster Parent…

Ever since Jeannie Tiner was a child, people referred to her as the “caregiving” type. Being the oldest amid her siblings, Jeannie jokes that she used to run around with a Kleenex to wipe her toddler sister’s runny nose. This caring demeanor is at the very core of Jeannie’s role as both mom and foster mom.… read more

September 27, 2016

FRC Spotlight: Community Health Enrichment Collaborative Family Resource Center (CHEC FRC)

The Community Health Enrichment Collaborative (CHEC) Family Resource Center (FRC) in San Juan Capistrano is all about the community, especially about the health and enrichment of families. The FRC is a collaborative among Mission Hospital, Children’s Bureau, Human Options, and The Raise Foundation.  While some may think San Juan Capistrano and neighboring areas have very… read more

September 27, 2016

Young Professionals Needed…

The Raise Foundation is actively recruiting young professionals (mid 20’s to late 30’s) to serve on its Young Professionals Board (YPB). The group’s biggest project is the planning of the nonprofit’s annual Spring Soiree Gala. The Board also plans basic needs drives (like the current 1st Annual Sweaters, Shoes, Socks Drive), helps at food distributions… read more

September 27, 2016

Ambassador Spotlight: Annie Duong

HERE’S WHY…I am a Raise Awareness Ambassador – by Annie Duong It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I realized how much my parents struggled to provide my siblings and me some of the basic needs during our childhood. Though both my parents worked full time, they were on a fixed income. I went… read more

September 27, 2016

Bullying Happens

Deborah S. Reisdorph, BARE Founder and Executive Director Bullying is a term used when someone is being treated unfairly or with hateful intent.  Yet we rarely understand the emotional impact on the target, those observing, and the bully.  We can offer a real solution, but it takes everyone – students, parents, educators, and community leaders working together. Helping a… read more

September 27, 2016

Orange County’s Foster Children Need You

Mike Ryan, Director, Orange County Social Services Agency The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) and the Orange County community are currently faced with a significant need for loving homes for our foster children.  In 2015, California’s Child Welfare Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) was codified into legislation and includes several policy changes to… read more

August 25, 2016

Say YES…To Helping Families-in-Need

Sweaters, Socks and Shoes Drive Gift cards and monetary donations welcome! Please make checks payable to “The Raise Foundation.” In subject line, please write: “SSS Drive.” We’ll purchase the items on your behalf. (Mail check to address below, Attn: Marketing Dept.) Socks and shoes must be new. Sweaters are preferred new, yet can be slightly… read more