Skip to content
Home » News » RISE Partners with The Postman for Holiday Hope Donation Drive

RISE Partners with The Postman for Holiday Hope Donation Drive

Spread love to a child who has lost a parent to gun violence.

The loss of a parent can be a harrowing experience for anyone, but especially for a child. RISE is the only organization in Washington state that has a distinct focus on children who have lost a parent to gun violence. Donate Now

Join us for our HOLIDAY HOPE DRIVE

 

This year we will support 30 families across Washington: 70 children total and their mothers, which brings the total to 100 people!

A $40.00 donation covers the cost of one gift per child.

Please consider sponsoring a family for this holiday season. If you would like to give directly, we welcome donations in person for unused/unwrapped toys, clothes and or gift cards.

Cash donations are welcomed via our website rise4us.org/holiday2022

On behalf of the children in the city of Seattle and across Washington, Resilient In Sustaining Empowerment would like to thank Rainier Arts Center for welcoming this year’s event and The Postman Seattle for partnering to collect in-kind donations. 

Families Enrolled in This Year’s Holiday Hope Program

Here is a list of fathers across Washington who were killed by senseless acts of gun violence. The following families have enrolled in this year’s Holiday Hope Program:

Adriel Webb 18 years old
https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/07/monday-night-23rd-and-cherry-shooting-victim-identified-as-former-garfield-student/

Jason Hobbs Jr. 21 years old
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/law-justice/prosecutors-a-july-shooting-was-the-suspected-motive-for-the-november-killing-of-21-year-old-man-in-renton/

Aaron Hopkins 23 years old
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/law-justice/skyway-woman-charged-with-murder-in-shooting-death-of-sleeping-boyfriend/

Christphoer Roberts 23 years old
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/law-justice/prosecutors-two-men-killed-in-rainier-beach-shooting-werent-the-intended-target/

Cleden Jimerson 24 years old
https://patch.com/washington/renton/renton-murder-victim-identified

Jawuans Swift 24 years old
https://tacomastories.com/2018/01/31/second-tacoma-homicide-of-2018-jawuan-swift/

Stephen Stewart 24 years old
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle/man-killed-in-shooting-near-seattles-rainier-playfield-the-second-in-a-week/281-456938633

Steven Dedeaux
https://tacomastories.com/2019/01/18/second-tacoma-homicide-of-2019-steven-dedeaux-jr/

John Williams 25 years old
[news article not located]

Darereon Newton 28 years old https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle/3-dead-4-hurt-in-separate-seattle-shootings-sunday-morning/281-93c9a05f-daaa-4fd8-a8e9-7089b947f0e3

Marcus Golden 28 years old
https://www.kentreporter.com/news/man-fatally-shot-on-east-hill-in-kent-identified-as-marcus-golden/

John Dale 28 years old
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/law-justice/man-fatally-shot-in-licton-springs-seattle-police-say/

Terrance Paige 29 years old
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/man-charged-fatal-shooting-after-hours-nightclub-tacoma/ETY43QENP5BTHB7DOUO2JKNFLY/

Nathaniel Mitchell 29 years old
[news article not located]

Tshaun Bennett 31 years old
https://komonews.com/news/local/king-county-sheriffs-office-investigating-shooting-near-tyee-high-school

Jevon Jimerson 31 years old
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/security-video-captures-killing-father-six/YZ7XW42V3JCF5COUVMCWIC2J4I/

D’vonne Pickett Jr. 31  years old
https://seattlemedium.com/seattle-man-on-shooting-spree-creates-tragedies-claims-life-of-dvonne-pickett-jr/

Antonio Kidd 31 years old
[news article not located]

Antoine Matthews 32 years old
https://www.thefactsnewspaper.com/post/in-loving-memory-of-antoine-d-matthews-jr

Marcos Cruz 34 years old
https://edwardsmemorial.com/tribute/details/31434/Marcos-Cruz/obituary.html

Deshawn Jimerson 37 years old
https://www.wtvq.com/man-dies-in-early-morning-accident-2/

How you can help support

Share flyers within your community, pour love into your community. If you reach one person, you’ve helped make a difference in the community. – RISE Family

DROP-OFF LOCATION: 

Tuesday, November 22nd to Wednesday, December 16th, 2022

Location: The Postman Seattle

Address: 1143 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Map / Directions

Hours:
Monday thru Friday 9AM – 6PM
Saturday 10AM – 5PM
SUNDAY (CLOSED)

Phone: (206) 257-4623

Resilient In Sustaining Empowerment is a registered 501c3
Federal Tax ID #85-1218118