Join ELITExas, IIAT staff and colleagues for an afternoon of community service and camaraderie at the annual community service project held on the first day of IIAT’s Annual Conference — Wed., June 13 at the JW Marriott San Antonio.
ELITExas has joined forces with Together We Rise, a non-profit organization that helps foster kids. There are many issues and setbacks in the foster care system, and it can be a confusing and scary experience for a child to go through on their own. The goal for Together We Rise, with your help, is to make every child in foster care feel like they are not alone, and we are rooting for them.
Volunteers can choose to help by packing sweet cases and building bikes:
Create Sweet Cases filled with a hygiene kit, pillow pet, blanket, coloring book and other essentials.
When foster children move from home to home, they’re usually given two trash bags for their belongings. No child deserves to carry their belongings in trash bags, so Together We Rise sends Sweet Cases to those in need all over the country.
Build a Bike
Construct bike kits for foster kids.
Most teens have a means of transportation, but most foster kids don’t. When foster youth age out of the system, Together We Rise helps provide them bikes so they’re able to get to their jobs and school classes.
Wednesday, June 13, 2015
JW Marriott San Antonio
1 – 3 p.m.