On a rainy day in November, second grade students gathered together in Room 2A. The excitement was palpable; you could sense the creative energy flowing through the air. The reason for all of this excitement? They knew that it was the day they would get to decorate and fill birthday boxes for Together We Rise. For the afternoon as the rain fell and pattered outside, students clamored over markers and jeweled stickers; they delighted over foam crowns and party poppers. The love the students had for these children they have never met filled the classroom and overflowed into each and every birthday box. The finished products delighted them and will surly delight the children who will be receiving these gifts. Together We Rise provides a variety of service projects and team building activities that assist children who are currently in the Foster Care System. As a second grade class, we were honored to partner with them to make a difference.