THANKSGIVING WITH RISE

This Thanksgiving we decided to take some time out of our busy day and come together to give back. At first we weren't sure if coming together on this day was going to be a good idea, but to be honest it couldn't have been a more ideal time to put in work. We had talked in the weeks leading up to this day about what we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it and then scrapped everything...

You see we could have done what you typically do when organizing any sort of event but we chose not to plan at all. One of the things we have learned from starting RISE is that people are very willing to volunteer and donate their time , but often don't know where to start. Sure you can always volunteer at a soup kitchen or your local shelter but more times than not it requires you to be proactive about it - fill out volunteer forms, place calls, attend orientations, etc.

"Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try." - Jack Canfield

Our intention on this day was to come together and simply do what we could with what we had. Sometimes it's just a matter of making up your mind and moving forward even when you don't have it all mapped out. We made the decision to approach this day as two people eager to give back with no plan. The night before we picked up gloves and hats and made our way into the city...

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