RISING STAR OUTREACH

LIFTING THOSE WITH LEPROSY
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Since 2001, Rising Star Outreach non-profit has been dedicated to empowering individuals and families to rise above the stigma associated with leprosy and to live healthy, productive lives through quality education, medical care, and community development.

 

Our three-pronged approach was developed to eradicate the devastating effects of leprosy throughout India from multiple angles. This approach is a comprehensive method of healing that addresses the various contributing factors to why leprosy is still on-going despite the fact that it is a curable disease. By supplying and strengthening efforts in medical care, community, and education we can create real sustainable change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities for generations to come.

EDUCATION

Create and support educational programs for children living in leprosy colonies and neighboring villages to foster equal opportunity, integration, and confidence in the rising generation. Quality education has the power to erase stigma, restore dignity, and pave a path for a bright future.

MEDICAL CARE

Through mobile clinics and partnerships with area hospitals and health professionals, we provide critical medical care, dental care, mobility assistance devices, vision care, and an aggressive screening program to identify cases of leprosy for proper vaccination and treatment.

COMMUNITY

Facilitate infrastructure, growth, and community development within India’s leprosy colonies, that contributes to improving living conditions, productivity, self sufficiency, and long-term sustainability for individuals, families and for the community as a whole. 

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 situation in India is tragic, with mounting cases and record deaths due to a second surge of the virus spreading rapidly across the country.

    Our team has kept a close pulse on the situation, particularly how it impacts people affected by leprosy. Fortunately, people in the colonies have been able to get food and supplies until now; but as the shutdowns continue and resources wane, these necessities are becoming more and more difficult to obtain. The time to step in is now.   
      We are gathering funds and preparing for a second wave of emergency relief efforts that we hope will support over 50,000 people. You can be a vital part of helping our efforts succeed.

      Our initial efforts are focusing on providing basic survival necessities including things like non-perishable food, hygiene supplies, and critical medicines.  

      Please consider donating today to help provide these lifesaving supplies. The care you have shown in the past to these vulnerable and almost forgotten people has changed many lives; during this terrifying crisis, they need that care more than ever. Please join us in this fight.

       

      A new sponsorship program like you have never seen before!

      The Sponsor A Child Program that we know and love just got even better!

       This revamp into the STARS program (Sponsor To A Rising Star) is an enhanced experience for both students and sponsors and will allow for a more enriching and rewarding sponsorship.

      • New and exciting blind survey match up process
      • A hands on envelope reveal of the match up results
      • Mentoring with students through live video chats
      • New welcome box experience for first time sponsors

      Sponsors and students can expect a friendship and cultural journey they will never forget. 

      Get matched up with a student today! 

      Watch and share this video with those who are interested in getting involved and making an impact in the lives of some of those who need you most. 

       

      IN OVER 60 LEPROSY COLONIES ACROSS INDIA

      This past year, we administered more than 36,300 medical treatments, issued over 193 rotating micro-grants, and we supported the education of 800 children.

      Here’s How You Can Get Involved

      Join our efforts in helping to empower those affected by the stigma of Leprosy. There are lots of ways you can help.

      SPONSOR A STUDENT

      Connect With A Student Who Needs Your Support & Encouragement On Their Educational Journey

      WORK WITH US

      Interns & Volunteers Are A Big Part Of What Keeps This Meaningful Work Moving Forward

      BE AN AMBASSADOR

      Help Spread Awareness About
      Our Mission & Programs

      START A FUNDRAISER

      Host Your Own Fundraiser Or Campaign To Support the Empowerment of Those Effected By Leprosy  

      ATTEND 2021 GOLF EVENT

      Join Us 8/24/2021 For Our Annual Golf Charity Invitational

      SUPPORT A PROJECT

      COMING SOON!

      WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST

      The number of NEW leprosy cases in India just last year

      The number of children from India newly diagnosed with leprosy just this past year

      %

      Of the worlds cases of leprosy come from India

      Our educational programs and projects not only support our K-12 school in Southern India, but also the education and well-being of other leprosy affected children in multiple locations throughout India. We are thrilled to be expanding our efforts to Northern India where we are building our second school and welcoming 187 new students to our Sponsor A Child program.

      For less than a dollar a day you can support the education and well-being of a child who is attending one of our non-profit schools for the leprosy affected. As a sponsor you will also have multiple opportunities to develop a closer connection with your child and their educational journey. 

      CONTACT US

      PHONE
      801.820.0466

      EMAIL
      hello@risingstaroutreach.org

      OFFICE
      3521 N. UNIVERSITY AVE, STE 250
      PROVO, UT 84604

       

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