Rising International

Win a Lunch Date with Actor Adam Scott in Raffle to Benefit Local Human Trafficking Prevention Program

LogoActor Adam Scott, best known for his role in the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," is donating lunch with him, to help raise funds for the Santa Cruz-based charity, Rising International. Scott, born in Santa Cruz, joins a long list of prizes that all share a "Santa Cruz" theme. The Santa Cruz Celebrity Experience Package, for example, includes lunch with Scott, along with the Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane, a personal voicemail recorded by Santa Cruz "American Idol" favorite James Durbin, and wine tasting with radio announcer Laurie Roberts of KPIG radio.

Rising Iinternational and Carmen Kitchens and Baths 5th Annual Global Marketplace Holiday Sale

LogoOn Friday Nov. 28th Carmel Kitchens and Baths will once again transform its kitchen showroom into a stunning global marketplace just in time for holiday gift giving. Holiday shoppers will find unique and meaningful gifts handmade by women living in countries considered to be the hardest for a woman to survive. Countries such as the D.R. Congo where violence against women is used as a war tactic, and Afghanistan where learning to read or write could cost a woman her life.

Local Celebrity Soup Servers Serve Up Spoonfuls of Kindness

LogoOn Saturday, November 15th please join Lynn Robinson (Mayor of Santa Cruz), Kevin Vogel (Santa Cruz County Chief of Police), Lex van den Berghe (Contestant from Survivor: Africa and Survivor All Stars) and Brittany Nielson (News Anchor KSBW Action News 8) for the special fundraising event, “A Spoonful of Kindness.” The event takes place at St. Francis Catholic Soup Kitchen and features soup served by notable locals, a raffle, silent auction and a global marketplace for holiday shopping.

Rising International Announces It's Rising America Initiative to Train 100 Under-Employed Women to Be Social Entrepreneurs

LogoJust because summer is almost over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Rising International wants to give you one more getaway to look forward to. This Bay Area-based nonprofit organization is holding a raffle for a VIP getaway to Pebble Beach—not too far, but definitely far enough to make you feel like you’re on vacation. All proceeds from the drawing will support Rising America, an initiative to train 100 underemployed women in Northern California to run their own Rising International businesses and earn vital income.