There are No Strangers Here


There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met. –William Butler Yeats

The Irish poet, W.B. Yates, has a perspective we like around here at Stand Up Eight.  What a charming way to look at others – albeit sometimes difficult to imagine – and as a start-up nonprofit, we’ve taken it to heart.

At Stand Up Eight, we’ve been fortunate enough to make lots of friends who have made it possible for us to tirelessly support adoptive families over the last year.  And we couldn’t be happier about it.  

But, as blessed as we’ve been by our friends, we’re always on the lookout for more people who care about what we care about.  

One of the ongoing needs we have is warm-hearted people who can help us fulfill our mission to help children not only heal from their abuse and neglect, but thrive in spite of it.  Without people, without friends, our work is impossible.

So, between now and February, we’re doing everything we can to meet new friends, and then celebrate our friendships – young and old – at our first-ever event on February 6, 2018, that we’ve aptly named our February Friendraiser.  Its whole purpose is to love on our friends and meet new ones, all while showing the impact our friendships have made for adoptive families.  

We hope to pack the house full of our friends and the friends we have yet to meet! Please join us!

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00p-8:30p

Where: The Roosevelt Room on West 5th in Austin

What: A night-on-the-town to 1) meet other Stand Up Eight supporters, 2) hear more about the impact Stand Up Eight is making, 3) enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks, 4) buy chances to win swanky prizes, and 5) shop with our talented friends, Waterloo Style and Weather & Story, who will be there showin’ their stuff.  There’s even talk about a potential Plinko situation!  AND, we’ll debut our new video, thanks to One Story Productions.

We hope to see you there!

Jen Reichert