Rising International is proud to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2013. The organization and its supporters are dedicated to helping to reduce poverty, trafficking and other horrific conditions for women locally and globally … and to actually economically empower them. Through local and global purchases of beautiful hand-crafted products made by Rising International artisans from 20 countries using the popular “home party” model, these women make enough money to improve their living conditions and leave what were previously hopeless situations. It is a simple and effective approach that has changed thousands of lives here and abroad over the past decade!
Rising International will hold its 5th Annual Hands of Hope Luncheon on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey (Regency Conference Center), 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey. This not-to-be-missed inspirational and important annual fundraising event, featuring a keynote presentation by the world-renowned Jacki Zehner, will include a Wine/Networking Reception at 11:00 a.m., Lunch and Program at Noon, followed by the Rising International Global Marketplace featuring exquisite handmade products made by Rising International artisans at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $30 and VIP Tickets for the After Party are $50. Tickets are available online at www.risinginternational.org/events or via mail with checks made payable to Rising International, 300 Potrero Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95030 (831) 429-RISE (7473). This event sells out so order tickets early. Those unable to attend the event can donate to the organization and also shop online at www.risinginternational.org/shop. Rising International is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, #26-040721.
Learn how Rising International is dramatically changing lives around the world and here at home. At the event, attendees will hear profound stories of hope from remarkable women around the globe. From Monterey to Democratic Republic of Congo, women are rising above their circumstances through micro-enterprise. Nyasa, a Rising entrepreneur and conflict survivor from D.R. Congo will share her story from hopelessness to hope.