Many people in Far Rockaway live 200% below the national poverty line and will not have the opportunity to give a heartfelt gift to someone they love this holiday season.
Throughout December, our little Risers and their families will complete various community service projects around Far Rockaway to earn money that they can use to buy holiday presents for their loved ones. They will visit elderly neighbors, clean up local parks, decorate their buildings, and help rebuild homes destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.
1 hour of service = $10 in Holiday Bucks that each can spend on gifts for their loved ones.
$20 empowers Tylil to give his 6-year-old brother a Ninja Turtles costume.
$50 allows Shanequa to surprise her daughter with new winter boots.
$10 is all it takes for Desire to give her cousin a new song book.
Armed with hard-earned money, we'll go shopping to pick out the perfect presents. With your help, we'll throw a giant wrapping party filled with Mariah Carey sing-a-longs, hot chocolate fueled dance parties, and opportunities to celebrate the joy that comes with GIVING this holiday season.
Last year, we helped 10 kids celebrate their Christmas ever. This year, we want to invite 30 kids AND their families to get in on the fun!! The more money we raise together, the more kids we can involve.
We believe this cycle of generosity will transform our community.
Thank you for supporting Rock the Holidays 2015! We're so stinking lucky to have such amazing people in our corner.
Executive Director, Rockaway Rising
P.S. All donations go directly to Rockaway Rising (EIN - 47-4620138) and are 100% tax deductible!
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