Hope. A group of friends. Compassion and action for the most needy among us. When you add up all that, you get Hope Rising and a party with a purpose with a group of friends who truly make a difference.
Bright Beginnings was the very proud beneficiary of Hope Rising's annual Celebrate Hope VII fundraiser on February 26 which raised more than $35,000. Event proceeds will directly benefit homeless families with young children in Washington, DC. [link to event album]
Hope Rising is a nonprofit established in 2003 in Washington, DC to help those in need and to make our city a better place. This special group of friends plans and supports social events that raise funds and awareness for area charities, aiding them in providing services for others.
To date, Hope Rising has raised more than $350,000 for local District of Columbia charities that help the underserved.
Hope Rising's purpose statement says it all: "It's sometimes easy to adopt a cynical approach to the world, but there are so many reasons for hope. We, the members of Hope Rising, believe that in a small way, our efforts to raise money for great causes through celebrations of hope will encourage and support those who are doing the incredibly important and difficult work: helping our neighbors in the greatest need."