The Change That Happens Is The Change We Make

Exciting News! An anonymous donor will match up to $50,000 in new donor contributions to Rising International! Each donation must be from a new donor, and be $500 or greater.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen and grow our programs that support vulnerable women and girls in California, and around the world.

Women and Girls in California are at Risk

  • California has a record number of human trafficking reported cases. Almost double of any other state in the U.S.
  • Santa Clara County women experience higher homeless rates. Higher than national estimates.

Join Rising International in taking action

Your donation will support two groundbreaking programs that help protect women and girls from poverty and exploitation.

If you’re a new donor,
and you’re inspired to
give $500 or more


When you see the ‘CAUSE’
options, please choose
$50k New Donor Match

1) Rising America

This award winning program trains survivors of human trafficking, homelessness and abuse to run their own Rising home party businesses. Think Avon or Tupperware for a social cause. Our local survivor entrepreneurs sell jewelry, home décor and fashion accessories handcrafted by our global survivor entrepreneurs, enabling both groups to rise. Local entrepreneurs in California earn an average of $28 per hour.

Your support will enable us to train and provide on-going support to over 100 more survivors.

Meet the local women who benefit from this program! To attend a Rising Home Party near you, and meet one of our Rising business owners, visit out Event Calendar

2) Safe and Sound Human Trafficking Prevention Workshop

Developed and led by human trafficking survivors, workshops are currently held in middle and high schools on the Central Coast of California. Over 2000 youth have learned from trafficking survivors how to spot and stay safe from potential exploitation.

Your support will enable us to expand these workshops throughout California.

Experience this program first hand!

Email Maricruz Baldwin, our Safe and Sound Coordinator to arrange to attend a workshop.

Rising International started when our founder, Carmel Jud, learned that an entire country was abandoning its women and girls. For five years the Taliban in Afghanistan had held women and girls under house arrest. Carmel was called to action.  Rising International now supports over 4500 forgotten women around the globe, including in California.

It’s our hope that you’ll be called to action too. The change that happens is the change we make

I am a 31-year old woman who has endured unspeakable levels of trauma as a child, teen and also adult. It seems the cycle never ends . . . until I meet supporters like you. The generosity of donors like yourselves doesn’t keep us in survivor mode, it reveals our truest identity as conquerors, victors and overcomers. We will not give up. We need family. We need friends. We cannot fight the war against darkness without your support. You are beyond instrumental to our healing and success as entrepreneurs and successful women. We love to contribute back to our community and globe as much as you and we promise that we will do so with every ounce of our being. We are accountable to our planet, to you and to our Creator. We will never ever forget you and we will sing hallelujah for eternity with the angels over how you displayed shocking kindness and compassion.

– Thank You from a Trafficking Survivor