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RISE Partners with The Postman for Holiday Hope Donation Drive

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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

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

Jason Hobbs Jr. 21 years old

Aaron Hopkins 23 years old

Christphoer Roberts 23 years old

Cleden Jimerson 24 years old

Jawuans Swift 24 years old

Stephen Stewart 24 years old

Steven Dedeaux

John Williams 25 years old
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Darereon Newton 28 years old

Marcus Golden 28 years old

John Dale 28 years old

Terrance Paige 29 years old

Nathaniel Mitchell 29 years old
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Tshaun Bennett 31 years old

Jevon Jimerson 31 years old

D’vonne Pickett Jr. 31  years old

Antonio Kidd 31 years old
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Antoine Matthews 32 years old

Marcos Cruz 34 years old

Deshawn Jimerson 37 years old

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


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

Location: The Postman Seattle

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

Monday thru Friday 9AM – 6PM
Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Phone: (206) 257-4623

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