How You Can Help
The mission of ARISE! International, Inc is to provide emotional support and recovery services to survivors who have made the choice to heal both emotionally and spiritually from the devastating effects of sexual trauma. We offer faith based support groups that are safe, encouraging and supportive in order to begin the process of healing.
Our support groups are offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. Currently, we are facilitating three support groups per week, per semester with a maximum of eight ladies per group. We are always in need of the following:
Office Supply Gift Cards
Donations of supplies are always needed to make sure our administrative offices operate efficiently. Gift cards in any amount from Office Depot, Staples, Office Max help with purchases of office items (i.e., paper, printer ink, flip charts, etc).
Sponsor A Survivor Scholarship Program
We offer fee based support groups at $180.00 per semester. You can sponsor a survivor who need assistance in this area. New participants are required to purchase a workbook at a one time fee of $30.00.
Annually, we host two fundraising events to help meet our financial goals.
1)ARISE! Charity Fashion Show: This event is held in April as a way to highlight sexual assault awareness month (SAAM) and to raise funds for our Sponsor A Survivor Program. Click here to view photos.
2)Dancing for Charity Gala: Held in August and is the organization's signature event. This event raises awareness of our organization to the community at large and the services we provide as well as raise funds for our operating budget.
Click here to view photos. 3rd Party Fundraising: This event can be hosted by a group or organization at any time to support our mission. You can host a bake sale, 5K Run, golf tournament, a dinner, etc the possibilities are endless. Events help raise awareness in the community of our organization and needed funds to continue our mission. Interested parties must complete our 3rd Party Guidelines and 3rd Party Fundraising Agreement prior to the event. Click here to contact us if you're interested in this event.
We do not provide housing for clients therefore we do not accept clothing and furniture items. We provide support and recovery services and as a way to continue to offer these services we accept online donations via PayPal or a check can be mailed to our office.
Community is important and it offers the ability to improve the clients emotional state, relationships and their quality of life. We have many needs for products and/or services to help our clients in rebuilding trust and healthy relationships.
"Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" MLK, Jr