Together We Rise
Our team recently had the privilege of participating in a charity called Together We Rise. This national charity helps teams across the country prepare and donate items to help children in foster care.
We were teamed up with a foster agency in our local community for this event. Together We Rise sent us the items needed to prepare 12 bags to be donated. When children go into foster care they are usually given plastic bags, if anything, to put their belongings in. Together We Rise helps teams put together duffel bags containing a teddy bear, a blanket, a coloring book and crayons, and a hygiene kit.
Our team decorated each bag so that the child that receives it will have something special. Then the bags are stuffed with the items provided. We of course added some SERVPRO swag for our special kids!
When the bags were complete we delivered them to the foster care agency. They were so thankful for the bags and filled us in on what they encounter on a daily basis. We were informed that they were going to be receiving a new child to their program that day, and that child would be the first to receive one of our special bags.
What an honor it was to be able to bring some happiness to a child who is otherwise having their world turned upside down.