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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 .

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Visit the Rising Joy Website to learn more about our mission to nurture joyful connections through small but meaningful acts of hope and joy.

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