Raisin' Up Some Friends...and Funds

At Stand Up Eight, we’ve been fortunate enough to make lots of friends over the last few years who’ve made it possible for us to tirelessly support adoptive families. 

And we couldn’t be more grateful. 

But as privileged as we’ve been to have friends, we’re always on the lookout for more people who care about what we care about. 


As a nonprofit devoted to keeping costs affordable, one of our ongoing needs is warm-hearted people who support 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, we’re doing what we can to celebrate our friendships, and make new ones along the way.    

One of our favorite ways to do that is with our Play It Forward Friendraiser. 

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We started this event so we can love on our old friends and meet new ones, all while showing the difference our friendships have made for adoptive families.


This year, we’ll be at Antone’s playing team trivia with tacos and drinks, so inviting your pals to join you at a legendary venue for some friendly competition and celebration couldn’t be easier. 

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


When: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:00P – 8:30P

Where: Antone’s Nightclub in downtown 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 Tacodeli and complimentary drinks, and 4) buy raffle tickets to win swanky prizes. 

AND, we’ll debut this year’s video about a Stand Up Eight family, thanks to One Story Productions.


We hope to see you and your pals there!


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Jen Reichert