UPRISE: Our Catholic Generosity Commitment

Even though society may try to sideline your faith, you still have a passion for serving others.
Your faith on fire is inspiring a unified revolution of love and generosity.

It’s time to offer each other Catholic mercy.
It’s time for an Uprise!

Uprise and defend your faith. Uprise against outside forces pushing you away from your faith. Uprise for a better, more loving world by making your Catholic Generosity Commitment.

No, we’re not talking about money — generosity isn’t always about that. You can be generous with your time, your talents, your resources, and your networks of friends. That’s what Uprise is all about. It’s a global, social media movement starting right here in West Michigan. It’s a generosity commitment led by young adults in families, schools, and parishes coming together to inspire acts of kindness focused on Catholic causes, organizations, and experiences to help those in need.

Join the Uprise movement and together, we can create a more loving world, one life at a time.

Make the Commitment

It doesn’t take much, but it can mean so much. Giving your time to help someone out; sharing your passion to empower others; even gathering your friends to brainstorm an idea that could make someone else’s day — an idea that will surely make yours, as well! When you make a commitment, you are simply choosing to keep Catholic causes a priority throughout your life, to look beyond yourself and serve others in need. Your generosity can change their lives and your own — it can even change the world. It might be hard to imagine one person making that big of a difference, but when you and others join the Uprise movement, you will!

Others Have Shared Their

Stories of Impact

Check out these awesome stories across social media showing the beginnings of Uprise in your community, and all around the world. Learn what other Uprise movement makers are doing. This is the stuff that’s making a difference! Get inspired!

 

06 November 2019

“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do […]

30 October 2019

Give to the poor (Almsgiving)   Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the […]

23 October 2019

“If I saw one of my people who had died and been thrown behind the wall of Nineveh, I used to bury him.” Tobit 1:17 […]

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Ideas to Uprise

Check back here often for new ideas and opportunities to perform acts of kindness.

Families

Though Uprise is a young adult movement, parents, as our first teachers, model generosity for their children, and they, as well as grandparents and siblings, play an important role. By encouraging and supporting the movement, parents and family members help strengthen and grow family relationships and community faith, while empowering young adults to actively participate, deepen their faith, and help make the world a better place.

Schools

When classmates, teachers, and principals take part in the movement, a community of caring forms, a sense of togetherness grows, and a local Uprise of support and service occurs! Creating awareness of the program and inspiring young adults to form Uprise clubs unifies the school’s community and lifts up participants and supporters, encouraging them to share their generosity together locally, and beyond.

Parishes

With the blessing of the universal church community, Uprise is supported and strengthened in youth ministry and social justice activities. Local Catholic Churches reinforce the goals of Uprise and widen the circle of people working to bring the generosity through service vision to life, helping to reach the goal of a better, loving world for all.

Individuals

As today’s multitudes of the Millennial and GenZ generations, you are filled with hope…you have big plans for your life, and you have a passion for service! You all stand to make an incredibly-large mark and impact on the world, based on the social organizations causes, events, and experiences that are most important to you. What you choose to do to best share your one-of-a-kind, unique time, talent, treasure and ties with others - in your families, schools, parishes, and communities - will create a positive difference in others lives, and in your heart and spirit, as well. Uprise, Catholic generosity commitment is an open invitation to you, to keep a priority throughout your life, Catholic causes thru the works of mercy, that will fundamentally enhance your life, and improve the lives of others.

Campus

Partnering with the leadership of a variety of Catholic college and universities who are dedicated to offering campus ministry to help support a culture of service through the works of mercy with a variety of community service organizations. Uprise provides service learning experiences, helps build and empower campus ministry leadership development and over time, builds personal networks of those who share a service passion for others in need.

Community

A variety of community organizations, causes, events, and experiences are widely available to lift up opportunities of service throughout the works of mercy - in your local community, and around the globe. Catholic groups, as well as organizations who reflect the Catholic social justice teachings, are helpful partners to all Uprise generosity commitment-makers. Community neighbors and charitable organizations are finding today’s Millennial and GenZ young adults very ready, willing, and open for engaging in creative, hands-on, individual and group service learning. Reach out directly to any one of the Uprise Partners for service learning and volunteer opportunities, as well as share with us your favorite group We’d like to be introduced to their mercy-mission!