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January 9, 2018

The Raise Foundation 2018 Volunteer Recruitment & Networking Mixer

Help kick your New Year off by learning about some meaningful ways to volunteer for a very critical cause – the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Raise Foundation’s Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board invite you — and all others you know who care about the safety and welfare of children —… read more

January 8, 2018

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in OC: The Crisis and Ways You Can Help

Written by Keri Gee Semmelman, The Raise Foundation Have you seen any teenagers who seem to be taking much greater interest in their own looks all of a sudden? For example, their once chipped nails seem to always be nicely manicured. Their hair is now always nicely groomed. They are spending much more time away… read more

December 18, 2017

Spotlight: Human Options

One of many ways to prevent child abuse and neglect is to have in place caring collaborations throughout the community. In its role as Orange County’s Child Abuse Council, The Raise Foundation collaborates with diverse organizations, agencies, businesses, and schools to help strengthen families. One such group is Human Options, whose mission is to provide… read more

December 18, 2017

So You Want to Get Your Child a New Mobile Device for Christmas?

So, you’re going to take the leap and buy your lucky kid a new iSomething. An iPhone, iPad, or Android device can be an amazing gift. The entertainment and educational opportunities are nearly endless, but it also opens up the world of social media, cyberbullying, and other potential problems. Creating a safe and enjoyable experience… read more

December 18, 2017

Parenting Tips to Make the Holidays Special

The holidays are a joyous time that should be spent celebrating and making memories with your children and family, but for many parents it is also the most stressful time of year. Here are some helpful tips to remind you of how to keep things simple, memorable, and hopefully more enjoyable for you and your… read more

December 18, 2017

“Compassion Fatigue: The Importance of Self-Care”

We’ve all heard talks on self-care, but do we really understand how to apply them to our lives? And if we do understand, do we slow down enough to do so? Over 80 professionals from nearly 30 organizations and agencies, as well as business leaders who volunteer for nonprofits, left The Raise Foundation’s Annual Holiday… read more

October 24, 2017

Blue Ribbon Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament

Blue Ribbon Celebrity Classic Changing the lives of abused and neglected children … One tee at a time. Join us Tuesday, October 24th for a Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit The Raise Foundation. Live Auction THE RAMS ARE BACK! Be a part of the homecoming action. You and a guest will enjoy …. A special… read more

September 11, 2017

AB 1250 Update

During August you may have seen a call to action from The Raise Foundation and others; we asked all our friends and supporters to help stop Assembly Bill 1250. This bill (if passed) would inevitably affect the most vulnerable families we serve. Sponsored by Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D) representing the 59th Assembly District (portions… read more

September 8, 2017

Service Club Makes All the Difference

Those who have ever had to prepare children for school know how much goes into it – buying them clothes, shoes, school supplies, and a backpack to name just a few. Yet for families-in-need, this can be cost prohibitive. More often than not the children end up wearing worn-out shoes and come to school with… read more

September 6, 2017

A New Addition to Food Distributions – Hurtt Family Health Clinic

A Special New Partnership Announced by The Raise Foundation Parents struggling to provide their children nutritious food choices have been grateful for the monthly food distribution program which began last year at Manzanita Park thanks to a special collaboration between The Raise Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim, and Second Harvest Food Bank. Another… read more