Each year, Rising Ground makes the holidays brighter by collecting toys, gifts, and gift cards for the more than 5,000 children and teens supported by our more than 50 programs across the New York City area. This includes children of all ages in foster care, family stabilization programs, juvenile justice programs, and in schools in high-needs neighborhoods and from low-income families. For some, we are able to provide one of the only or few presents they will receive this holiday season. While many gifts are donated through holiday toy drives and programs, we need additional funding to make sure each youth is included and receives an age-appropriate gift. Help us raise funds to make sure every child and teen we support has a special holiday!