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Rise UpWard & Be Free

A Becon for those who are in need, Deprived, and Fallen

Our mission is rooted in assisting individuals in vulnerable situations and extending a helping hand to those in need. We strive to cater to the essential needs of the homeless, ensuring they have access to food, clothing, and everything necessary to lead dignified, purposeful lives with UpWard spirit.

Join the Cause

Play Your Part for a Better Future through Charitable Giving

Become a Volunteer

Empower others. Volunteer today and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Donate to Support

Transform lives through your generosity. Your donation helps us provide vital support to those in need.

Become a Partner

Drive meaningful change together. Join us as a partner and create a positive impact in our community.

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Explore More About Rise UpWard

Nourishing Lives: Cooking with Caring for the Homeless

Our Nonprofit Organization, Rise UpWard, is dedicated to making a positive impact in our community in every way possible. Our mission is rooted in giving back while spreading a powerful message of love, positivity, and the reminder to embrace personal growth and liberation. Our support stretches over the following areas and beyond:





Recent charity campaigns

Raised Funds 70%
Homeless Shelter




Raised Funds 85%
Financial help for poor, needy families




Join Hands for Those in Need

Together, Let's Create a Brighter Future for Those Seeking Hope

We aspire to establish our own homeless shelter, a safe haven where individuals in need can find solace and support. Your generous contribution will bring us closer to realizing this vision and enabling us to help as many people as possible.


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Meet Our Spirit Lifters

Jamal Wilkins
President, Treasurer, Founder & Director

A US Army veteran and charitable community advocate leading our organization. His passion for holistic advocacy and herbalism drives positive change.

Jujuan Jones
Media Coordinator/Director
An audio engineering graduate who brings a wealth of experience in media and audio to our team.
Sonya Faison
Vice President/Senior Advisor

Sonya Faison brings extensive expertise in home and aid as a residential manager. Her role as Vice President and Senior Advisor enriches our team.

Cornelius Jackson
Wellness Coordinator/Director

A culinary arts graduate with a rich food handling and catering background. As our Wellness Coordinator/Director, he ensures a holistic approach to wellness.

Anthony Holmes
Program Coordinator/Director:

A US Army veteran with over 10 years of experience in automotive interior customization, he serves as our Program Coordinator/Director.

Sarah M Founder

I am proud to support this incredible organization. Their dedication to helping those in need is truly inspiring. Seeing their impact on the community gives me hope for a brighter future. I will continue to donate and be a part of their mission.

Mark D Founder

I have witnessed firsthand the difference this organization makes in the lives of people who are struggling. Their commitment to providing essential resources and empowering individuals is commendable. It is an honor to contribute to their cause and be a part of their journey.

Jennifer S Jenny Smith

I cannot express enough gratitude for the work this organization does. Their unwavering efforts to uplift spirits and bring positive change are remarkable. I am proud to be a donor, knowing that my contribution directly impacts the lives of those in need. Together, we can make a difference.

Our Testimonials

Their Contribution Brought Ultimate Satisfaction!

We deeply value the support and contributions of our Donors and Volunteers. Their unwavering commitment and compassion have fueled our mission and empowered us to create positive change. We are immensely grateful for their partnership in bringing hope, joy, and transformation to our community.


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Join Rise UpWard, Be the Change You Want to See!

With your contribution, we can make a lasting impact and bring hope to those who need it most. Join us today and be a catalyst for change. Together, let’s create a brighter future.