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RaiseUp Families 30th Anniversary Graduation Celebration logo
April 30th, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
on this monumental occasion as we celebrate our 2024 HandUp program graduates! 

HandUp graduates have completed 9 months of budgeting, financial management, and parenting courses and have participated in on going peer support groups.

Their dedication to ensuring their children receive an education uninterrupted by an eviction is matched only by your commitment to ensuring that no family experiences homelessness and that every child has the opportunity for a brighter future!  

$321,822

raised of $300,000 goal
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Valedictorian

  • Erich and Janice Teske

  • Chapelwood United Methodist Church logo

Salutatorian

  • Wilchester Men's Club logo
  • Granite Properties logo
  • Evan and Christy Ray

  • Pam and Mark Callahan

Summa Cum Laude

  • Carlton and Kathy Cook

  • Christan & Matt Fuqua

  • John and Patti Gillies

  • St. Peter's United Methodist Church logo
  • Sarah Holm

  • First Congregational Church of Houston logo
  • Regions Bank logo
  • John and Patti Gillies

  • Nicole and James Spaur

  • Melissa Ratnala

Magna Cum Laude

  • Alexander and Lucy Branca

  • Elizabeth M Chipinski

  • 5th/3rd Bank logo
  • Joshua and Jennifer Brown

  • Inez Branca Family Foundation

  • Don and Joy Haley

  • Bonnie Dienna and Tammy Smith

Cum Laude

  • John and Kari Work

  • Susan &Bob Bolling

  • Shanna & Brett Hetherwick

  • Gary and Angela Burgess

  • Kellie and Richard Gutman

  • Wendy and Eric Mattson

  • Kathy and Wayne Washburn

  • Harvey and Cindy Brown

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In Support of RaiseUp Families
RaiseUp Families stabilizes parents from vulnerable communities who face unexpected financial crises so their children can focus on their education, giving them the opportunity for a better life. These families live paycheck to paycheck and have fallen behind in rent due to an unexpected financial crisis. 
 
Our mission is to stabilize families in their homes before an eviction occurs, then provide them with skills and resources to become self-sufficient so their children can focus on their education, giving them the opportunity for a better life. Established in 1994 as Westside Homeless Prevention (and later known as Westside Homeless Partnership), RUF’s founders completed 2 years of research on how best to create life-long stability. 
YOUR GIFT MATTERS

$25

Helps offset the cost of credit card fees for clients working to get out of debt

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$50

Offers counseling for an hour for a parent working to build new confidence and improve habits

9
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$100

Provides Internet Services for 2 families for one month so they can participate in online peer support groups and career advancement workshops

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$250

Purchases a mattress and bedframe for a child sleeping on the floor

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$500

Offers 2 families with childcare for a month as they pursue their dreams

9
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