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Rise & Shine Resilience - Thanks To Foundation Partners And Community Support


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 9:39am

It was a double whammy early this spring that left Rise & Shine/Neighbors in Ministry facing a deep hole in its budget and deep worries about whether it could continue serving as an acclaimed after-school tutoring program for economically disadvantaged scholars.

First, in January, came the closure of its longtime financial supporter, United Way of Transylvania County. Then COVID-19 forced the cancellation of Rise & Shine’s only annual spring fundraiser, Motown Memories.

“Everything happened at once,” said Kelly Land Cislo, the organization’s director of development. “We were rea...

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