RISE UP Rockaway was officially born on November 1, 2017. It is truly an interfaith group, comprised of local citizens, religious leaders, business owners, and others whose goal is to improve the quality of life for those in Rockaway, NJ and beyond who are seeking a healthier, happier life.
RISE UP is recognized by the IRS as a 501-(c)-3 not for profit corporation and is registered in NJ as well. All contributions to RISE UP are completely tax deductible.
According to Rev. Dr. Jack DiMatteo, Executive Director, "Our goal is to rise up with, and for, our neighbors to promote self-sufficiency and greater participation in the wider community."
We believe in empowering others to strive toward their highest potentials, economically and socially. We're not trying to duplicate existing social services groups in Morris County, but we do seek to collaborate with these groups, and in some cases, fill in the gaps where these groups are unable to provide resources or relief.
Your generous one-time membership contribution, of fifty cents to fifty dollars, ensures your official membership in RISE UP. Our organization is run strictly by volunteers, with a compassion and a creative enthusiasm, to make a difference in our community.