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RISE Monthly Newsletter

April 2022 Issue

April is National Volunteer Month!

We appreciate our amazing Rise volunteers every day, but April is National Volunteer Month and during this time, we like to do a little extra to show our appreciation for the dedicated people who show up all year long to help us achieve our mission.  Without all of you, we would never be able to meet the growing needs of our community in times of struggle.  Each and every one of our volunteers makes a difference in the lives of their neighbors, and during the week of April 17th through 23rd, we have big plans for showing our thanks!  Keep an eye on our social media pages and on the Volunteer Hub where we'll be announcing special events and programs just for volunteers!

The JLGP Rack is Back!
The Junior League of Greater Princeton is once again donating items to our Rise Thrift Store specifically to benefit our annual holiday gift drive.  Beginning on April 9th, shop the Rise Thrift Store and purchase items from the special JLGP rack or items throughout the store with a JLGP tag and the funds from those items will be dedicated to the purchase of toys for kids in need during this year's holiday season.  And don't forget to share your thrifted finds with us!  Post your haul & tag @njrise with the hashtag #foundatrisethrift
New Classes are Coming to uRise!

We are approaching the one year anniversary of the launch of our uRise Powered by PenFed platform!  The available content has grown steadily as new creators come on board and new members are added, and we are excited to announce a whole new lineup of courses being added to the uRise platform in the coming months!  Featured classes include dance classes for youth, nutrition/cooking classes, English Language Learning (ELL) and more!  These classes are a mix of virtual and in-person and will have limited availability, but if you are a registered member of uRise, you will begin receiving our newsletters and be the first to know when registration opens!  Be in the know and don't miss out on these exciting opportunities!  Register here today!

Special Rise to the Task Food Distribution at Modway!
In partnership with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) and Modway furniture store, Rise Pantry is participating in a large, drive-thru food distribution on April 9th.  We will need LOTS of volunteers during the week leading up to the event to help us pack boxes and bags of food for distribution.  This is a great opportunity for individual volunteers as well as large groups looking for ways to get involved with community service.  If you would like to take part, click here to sign up for the dates & times that work for you!
The Reviews Are In!  See What People Are Saying About Rise Thrift!
"The remodel has made this place the most exciting place to visit in Hightstown -- and the prices are still low!  The only difference is that stuff is easier to find!  I loved the store before and they found a way to make it even better!" - Rise Thrift Shopper
March Community Impact by the Numbers

Every day, our mission is to help our neighbors in whatever way we can.  In March, we had 1,568 clients visit the food pantry.  We distributed 16,652 bags of food to local families, and handed out 76 bags of pet food.  554 bags of baby supplies for new parents were given to those in need.  Our Rise volunteers donated 1,575 hours of their time.  These efforts are made possible by donations that we receive and by our amazing volunteers.  We want you to know that you are making a huge difference in the lives of people around you who may be struggling, and lifting up your entire community.  If you want to help us make these numbers grow, you can donate to Rise at Want to make even more of an impact? Become a Rise Good Neighbor and pledge to make a recurring monthly contribution that helps us better manage our budget and know that we are ready to take action when needs arise outside of our normal fundraising schedule, which has become our reality in recent years.

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