Rising International

Rising International Announces It's Rising America Initiative to Train 100 Under-Employed Women to Be Social Entrepreneurs

You can help and have a chance to win a Pebble Beach Getaway!


Santa Cruz, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/16/2014 -- Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Rising International wants to give you one more getaway to look forward to.

This Bay Area-based nonprofit organization is holding a raffle for a VIP getaway to Pebble Beach—not too far, but definitely far enough to make you feel like you’re on vacation. All proceeds from the drawing will support Rising America, an initiative to train 100 underemployed women in Northern California to run their own Rising International businesses and earn vital income.

Raffle tickets are $100 each and will get you in the drawing for a 5-day getaway in a stunning Pebble Beach home courtesy of Sanctuary Vacation Rentals for up to six of your friends and family members. This vacation haven is just a short distance away from golf courses and the ocean.

And here’s what you can look forward to during your stay: a private farm-to-table dinner courtesy of leading chefs Tony Baker, Executive Chef/Partner at Montrio Bistro in Monterey, and Jeff Jake, former Executive Chef Pebble Beach and current Executive Chef Silverado Resort in Napa Valley. Guests will even have a chance to visit Serendipity Farms and help the chefs select ingredients for the special evening. A custom wine pairing will be provided by Dawn’s Dream Winery and Galante Vineyards.

There will be plenty of time to walk off that delicious dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where all guests will be treated to a private tour.

Also on the agenda is a golf outing for four at four spectacular local golf courses: Corral de Tierra, Nicklaus Club, Bayonet or Black Horse, and the Pebble Beach Golf Links, which has been rated the No. 1 public course in America.

And finally, a getaway wouldn’t be complete without some sort of detoxification. Portola Hotel and Spa will provide a spa day package.

Only 250 raffle tickets will be sold, which means the chances of winning are great, but you’ll have to act fast. To purchase tickets, call 831.429.RISE (7473) or visit http://www.risinginternational.org/getaway

If you don’t win, you can still enjoy your summer knowing you contributed to Rising International’s Rising America program. This local entrepreneurial program enables individuals, primarily women, to earn an income selling jewelry, fashion accessories, and home décor made by women rising above poverty, war and human trafficking in over 20 countries.

About Rising International
Rising International’s mission is to end extreme world poverty by empowering women locally and globally to find a way out of poverty by running sustainable micro-enterprises. For more information about Rising International, visit http://www.risinginternational.org.