Rising Joy Project
When we were foster parents, every single one of our children arrived with their belongings in a garbage bag. With our youngest daughter off to college, we were WAY too tired to take on any more kiddos, but we still wanted to make a difference for foster children facing difficult times.
In 2020, we launched Rising Joy with our first project to provide suitcases filled with age-appropriate essentials to North Country foster teens.
Each suitcase says, "YOU MATTER" and allows the teen to move forward with dignity .