ABOUT SISTERS GIVING BACK PARTNERS
This year, we are raising funds for a program that benefits the children who need it most in our community. We are raising funds to ensure that all RiseUP students and their families get gifts this holiday – 30 FAMILIES! RiseUp is a local youth program devoted to helping provide low income and at-risk students grades 3-5 with positive experiences and classes at the Santa Maria Valley YMCA.
EVENT: HOLIDAY HELPING HOUR
Date & Time: December 3rd 4:30-7:30
Location: Back Porch Flowers 4850 S. Bradley Rd., Ste. D1 ORCUTT, CA 93455
Come, Donate and Enter to WIN: For every $20 donated, you’ll not only be helping buy presents for some very deserving kids, you’ll also be receiving 1 raffle ticket towards prizes valued up to $300 each! (6 monthly flower arrangements, a family photo session, Better With Sisters SWAG, and more…)
Stay and Mingle: We’ll have plenty of hors d’oeuvres & beverages, a fun photo booth, and representatives from Rise Up will be on hand to talk about their program. Plus, it’s a great way to get out and meet your neighbors and local business owners!
If you can’t join us, please consider making an online donation via VENMO @bws-charity
ABOUT RISEUP SANTA MARIA VALLEY YMCA
RiseUP students, identified as at-risk by local school teachers and administrators, are encouraged in the program to focus on academics (with an emphasis on STEM learning), healthy living habits and social responsibility. They participate in classes where they spend hands-on time doing science and robotics experiments, cooking, and even learning to swim. Many of these children would never receive an opportunity to experience these things without RiseUP.
One of the things that makes the RiseUP program unique is that it offers these students long term support; they can expect to be a part of the program for 3 years. Upon graduating RiseUP, they become a part of the Bulldog Bound program through Allan Hancock College, which “focuses on creating a college-going culture among fifth- through eighth- grade students and their families. The program introduces them to AHC, the campus, and the programs and services available through early outreach events”.
Another way RiseUP goes above and beyond other programs is that they recognize the need for children to experience the joys of childhood as well – and some of the most memorable moments happen at the holidays. RiseUP provides the students and their families with turkeys at Thanksgiving and, with enough funding, gifts at Christmas.
That’s where we come in as Sisters Giving Back©! We aim to raise enough funds to provide all 30 of these students and their families with gifts this holiday season. The memories made spent as a family are important to us, and the joy of a child receiving unexpected gifts is magic. In reaching our modest goal of raising $150 for each family, we think we can bring a little magic to these kids and would love it if you would help us!
Join us for our first Holiday Helping Hour to make your tax-deductible* donation.
If you’d like to make a donation but are unable to attend, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also accepting donations via VENMO @bws-charity.
Thank you for being a part of strengthening this sisterhood to which we all belong!
-Lan & Cathy
*The Santa Maria Valley YMCA non-profit tax ID is #95-2158363. A 501(c)(3) proof of non-profit status is available upon request.
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