This is a moment where hardship is intensified for those most impacted by COVID-19 — your gift goes directly to supporting RISE Family Leaders in need.
RISE Colorado is maintaining our core commitment to meeting those most impacted where they are at during the COVID-19 crisis by determining their greatest needs and then connecting them to the resources required to meet those needs. Due to lost income, health challenges, and fear and stress, low-income families, families of color, and immigrant and refugee families are in need of your support. These families are leaders in our community who have been working tirelessly to improve the education system, many having been involved in strengthening community relationships for years — this is our time to support them.
Right now, there is an opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of those most impacted in our community.
As a trusted community partner, RISE Colorado has set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next two weeks to unlock a $30,000 matching grant from a generous supporter. This will allow us to give each RISE Family Leader who applies and demonstrates need up to $1,000 in emergency relief to cover groceries, medicine, rent, bills, and other stabilizing needs, and continue providing support until the fund is expended. Through the RISE Together Emergency Relief Fund, the most marginalized and vulnerable families during this pandemic crisis can get the support they need. Will you join us during this crucial time in history and help double our impact? Dollar for dollar, your donation to RISE Colorado will be matched up to $30,000. Your contribution will directly support the most in-need families affected by this crisis. We are asking you to join us in this movement, so that all of us, including those most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, can RISE Together.
Here are the best ways to help:
1. Donate what you can to help RISE Family Leaders. Want to make sure Family Leaders get every dollar you donate? Consider sending a check made out to RISE Colorado to avoid online transaction fees and mail your check to the RISE office at: 1595 Elmira St., Aurora, CO 80010.
2. Spread the word! Tap into your networks, share our campaign on social media and send it to your friends and family. Every dollar counts, and goes directly to support those most impacted during this historic crisis. Thank you for your support and generosity. It is needed now more than ever!
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly...Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From Birmingham Jail