Hi there! Thanks for visiting my crowdrise fund-raising page and considering to support my FIRST winter build initiatives with the RISE Now non-profit team! When I first learned about Bret and Kristin's amazing vision of giving back art to communities through recycled tire playgrounds, I was instantly inspired to get involved. Tapping into my design skills, practicing my many years of grade school Spanish and, continuing to work with and insprire kids, opens my heart and mind and touches my soul.
The lack of safe play space is something we take for granted here in the United States, but it is easy to make a difference in the lives of others when caring people come together to provide the necessary tools, manpower and, creative process. The act of introducing real youths, from cultures that seem to be clashing every night on the news, instantly breaks down misconceptions and builds a brighter, better informed future. Not to mention, making use of tires that would otherwise be incinerated and contribute more harmful pollution to our increasingly fragile ecosystem, this is such a drastic improvement!
With donations, large or small, from friends and family like you, building a better world is easy to do. I am eager to get to San Cristóbal in Mexico this February and meet the children who will be benefiting from your contributions and my hard work. I know that there will be hundreds more that I won't meet but, our efforts will have a lasting impact on so many lives for so many years to come. Thanks again for getting involved! If you would like any more information or, to learn about ways you can participate, visit our website at rise-now.org!
Peace & Love - Kelsea Larson
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For 3 years our grassroots, 501(c)3, Nonprofit has been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and adults. How? By the simple act of bringing playgrounds to communities, schools and towns where there are none today.
We bring together people from around the world to volunteer on the planning and building of imaginative playgrounds made of post consumer tires.
So far we have:
- Built 15 creative playgrounds.
- Involved over 300 hundred volunteers, from 7 different countries.
- Repurposed over 2000 tires that were headed to landfills or incineration.
- Impacted the lives of thousands of children and communities.
We have done this as a 100% volunteer run organization, funded purely by small donations from individuals like you.
These projects sow the seeds of hope and empowerment for all involved and we are asking for your support.
Next year we plan to do even more! We have 8 playground sites lined up. We will have 2 teams building simultaneously, upcycling another 2000 tires and turning them into dragons, rocket ships, elephants and more.
When we all work together: donors, volunteers, and partner organizations, free from religious, political or personal agendas, amazing positive progress can be made in short amounts of time. We have seen it with our own eyes.
Take a moment and consider what a wonderful privilege it is to have the opportunity to share the good fortune we experience. At RISE Now we believe that with this privilege comes a responsibility to serve.
Thank you for joining us in this effort.