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Building Bikes for Together We Rise

Did you know? Every day, 1200 kids enter foster care in the United States.

Together We Rise (TWR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprising of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Its’ mission is to improve the lives of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected. TWR collaborates with community partners to bring resources to foster youth and use service-learning activities to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system. It strives to give foster children a brighter future, a sense of normalcy and belonging.

Last week, Team Sentiv had the pleasure of visiting the headquarters of Together We Rise in Los Angeles to help build bikes for children in foster care who’ve never owned one or lost one while moving from one place to another. Earlier this year, we’d raised $2100 via Sentiv to helped purchase these bikes.

The prospect of giving these kids the joy they deserve, especially after all the hardship they go through every single day, made this a truly memorable experience for us. After all, these kids deserve the same childhood fun we were fortunate to have.

Our journey with TWR began in June when Nishant, Sentiv’s CEO, raised a $1000 from 25 supporters via a personal CauseFit by logging 350K steps in 3 weeks.  He raised $2.50 for every 10K steps. The fundraiser helped him improve his fitness and raise money for the kids. He celebrated his daughter, Anaya’s, first birthday with children in foster care supported by TWR. His contributions helped fund Sweet Cases (blue duffel bags stuffed with a teddy bear, a blanket, a hygiene kit, a coloring book, and crayons), bringing some much-deserved happiness into their lives.

In August, we designed a CauseFit challenge to further support TWR by raising money to provide bikes to be given to youth in foster care. This time, we got all our fitlanthropists (fitness driven philanthropists) to walk together in support of these kids and this wonderful organization. Over the span of a month, nearly 300 participants came together and walked a whopping 42 million steps. Through Sentiv these steps amounted to over $2100 raised for Together We Rise!

A big thank you to all our Fitlanthropists who worked hard and pushed each other to achieve one milestone after another. We are overwhelmed with the support and grateful for the collective unity shown throughout the entire journey.

With your help, we were able to fund and helped build 30 bikes. Donating our time and effort to this worthy cause backed by the money you helped raise reinforced the reason we created Sentiv – to help others through fitness! Even the action of a single step can go miles in helping those in need.

At Team Sentiv, we’re overjoyed to play our part in supporting such a great cause and community. We could not have done it without you and want to thank each one of our participants that made this contribution possible.

If you wish to donate to TogetherWeRise follow link below.

Thank you,
Team Sentiv

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