a Community Service Partnership
DONATE VOLUNTEER SHOP

People on the Rise

“Rise is a small organization that does great wonders.”

“I have been involved with Rise for over 15 years, serving several times as its President. We are certainly more visible now with the Greater Goods Thrift Stores and the Rise to the Task Dinners held each week. All of these pieces attract volunteers; and the more...

“At that moment, I knew he understood.”

“We had been looking for a way to help around the Holidays when I came across Rise – it was exactly what I was looking for.  I want to teach my children how fortunate they are, and I want them to see how they can help families in need. “We signed up to give gifts to...

“When they smile, I smile.”

“A long time ago, I was trying to find a job. A friend of mine told me about this place called Rise, where they could help me; advise me. So I went there and got a really warm welcome. I didn’t get the particular job at the time, but they taught me what to do, how to...

“We are all together.”

“About a year ago, we moved from a two bedroom rental apartment into a three bedroom rental house – what a blessing! I was a Day Care Assistant until my youngest was born. Now I am home with her and do in-house babysitting. “We came to the Rise Holiday Party last year...

“Rise is how I rediscovered my sense of community.”

“I grew up in East Windsor and have lived in our Hightstown home for nine years; since we moved back to be with my parents. But when they passed away, I needed to find a new way to love this community again. Rise is how I rediscovered that sense of community. There...

“It makes our whole year.”

“This is my third year of playing Mrs. Claus, and Patrick’s seventh as Santa. We have been involved with the Rise Holiday Party for 12 years through the Junior League of Greater Princeton. It’s what puts us in the spirit of the Holidays and what they are really all...

“This is a good occasion to give back.”

“I started donating to Rise last year. When I bought my house in Princeton Junction, I thought ‘this is a good occasion to give back’, to give a ‘Thank You’ for all of the blessings that I have had in the past few years. “I have two daughters. My oldest has graduated...

“Rise has helped me in so many ways.”

“I can’t point to one service because Rise has helped me with so much, in so many ways.” I am retired now, and spend a lot of my time with the boys. They look forward to this party every year.”   Chester I and Chester II, sons of Chester Diaz Sr., Holiday Program...

Teamwork

“I know about Rise because my Mom makes donations. Volunteering at the Food Pantry makes you feel good that you’re actually doing something for your community – and the people around you.   Even when I’m older, I’ll probably try to see what’s around me, see what I can...

“There’s lots to do here…”

“I drive the truck four days a week. We’re buddies on the truck – we have very good relationships. It’s a pleasure to go out on pick-ups. We do a lot of lifting – that’s a lot of turkeys -- but you get a good feeling that you’re making a difference for some people. My...

“Thanks to Rise, my kids have a gift for the Holidays.”

“I have lived in Hightstown for about 10 years – it is very tranquil and peaceful.  When I came to this town, my friends told me that Rise could assist me.  We also use the Food Pantry in addition to the Holiday Party.  Thanks to Rise, my kids have something to open...

Share This