In this world that is so divided, we have proof that love is still louder—that we still belong to each other.
Tuesday, through our Holiday Hands program, you met the needs of 500 families in less than 3 hours.
You are unbelieveable. We at Together Rising are overwhelmed, filled up, exhausted, and mostly – grateful.
Grateful for the courage of the askers and grateful for the character of the givers. Grateful that we are able to create the world we live in. Grateful that you showed up and created a more beautiful world.
Isn’t it wild? We spend so much time looking at the world with our hearts broken- wishing it were different. Wishing people cared for each other. Wishing people would be kinder, live bigger, think beyond themselves.
And then one day we find ourselves jumping in and MAKING IT SO. These 500 families will go to bed tonight in a kinder, bigger, smaller, better world than the one they woke up in Tuesday.
Here are just three of the families you showed up for:
If you missed Holiday Hands and still want to help families over the holidays, you can give a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation to Together Rising by going to togetherrising.org/give/ We continue receiving & filling requests for holiday needs through mid-December — and we fill the needs of families all year long.
Or, if you cannot give financially, but want to give holiday love, we have a section of listings asking for thoughts /letters /encouragement / prayers – so please head over to the “Together Letters” section here to connect with a family there.
Your trust in Together Rising is everything to us. We honor our commitment to this community by researching every Holiday Hands request, as well as each need we meet in our daily and holiday giving. We are unable review requests made directly on social media, so instead of matching giving to requests on our social media pages, we ask that if you missed the opportunity to list your need in Holiday Hands, please head to our request help page and tell us about your need.
And, Lastly, if you participated in Holiday Hands as a Lister or Giver: THANK YOU!!!!
Please check out these important reminders to keep the magic going:
GIVER REMINDERS: If you commented on a Holiday Hands listing that you would give — even if others also commented— please make sure you sent an email directly to the lister (through the “Contact” link at the top of the listing) to let them know what you will send and ask for the address where you should send your gift. Please also ask the lister to write a comment on the listing confirming what you’ll be sending. Once the lister acknowledges your gift in the comments, please try to send your gift within a few days of your communication—the listers will be eagerly awaiting your generous gift!
LISTER REMINDERS: In the email approving your listing, there was a link to your listing, which is the easiest way to get to your listing. Please go to your listing and write a note to your givers in the “Leave a Comment” section saying that you see their responses and are looking forward to connecting with them via email. Givers will not send their gifts until you list their name and identify what they are sending you in the comments section, so please don’t forget this important step. You should be receiving an email from your giver(s) at the email address you provided when you submitted your listing. Please respond back to them as quickly as you can.
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