HWG Partnering With Bags of Hope, Children Not Trash
Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Their vision is to improve the lives of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. TWR has built a foundation of passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to transform the way kids experience foster care. Their foundation has provided thousands of foster kids across the country with sports equipment, bicycles, college scholarships and suitcases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their clothing in a trash bag. Most of all they have provided hope.
Roughly over 28,000 children in Texas are living in foster care today and more than 10.5 million children nationally will spend some amount of time in foster care.
Countless children spend their lives in foster care and age out of the system as a result rather than continuing to college or entering the work force. It is estimated that 75,000 former foster youth will experience homelessness by the age of 21.
We can change that. It starts with you. And me. It starts today.
This holiday season the Houston Writers Guild is joining with Together We Rise to raise money to aid local foster children by providing personalized duffel bags to 100 local children in foster care. We also wish to collect 100 children’s books to accompany each bag to spread the joy of reading and promote literacy. Give the gift of hope to 100 children this holiday season.
Please join us in the giving spirit as we work to meet our goal.