We Fight Poverty with Innovation.

At Community on the Rise, our innovators are survivors of homelessness. The hands of our community are changing recycling options in Birmingham, Alabama, and they are doing it while they also work to restore themselves and reimagine their lives. We are reclaiming value: of our beautiful earth by transforming plastic waste into sustainable goods, and of our beautiful community by reminding them of their divine worth.

When you contribute with your financial gifts or purchase our beautiful recycled plastic products, you help us break barriers for our community so that more people can escape homelessness and find abundant life.

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Our innovative social enterprise is giving plastics and people new jobs! While working for Community on the Rise, our team members also receive free housing, compassion-based group therapy and individual counselors, a practical life skills curriculum, and dignified paid employment.

Our products are made by survivors of homelessness using #5PP Recycled Plastic. One of the best ways to support our mission to break barriers and fight poverty with innovation is to purchase our beautiful purpose-driven and earth-friendly goods!

We Build Relationships.

We Believe in People.

At Community on the Rise, rebuilding lives begins with healing in community. We need each other, especially when life feels heavy and hard. We prioritize time together at our weekly Community Table, during our Maker Space & Conversation time, and throughout our programming. Our work culture is people-focused and compassion-centered, and we appreciate a good laugh, an impromptu dance, and a heartfelt hug.

You Belong Here.

No matter where you are in your journey, we welcome you. Everyone deserves to know their own value.  We hope you’ll come spend time with us in community soon!

Your Support Matters.

Your generous contributions make our work possible.  They change lives by creating opportunity.  Consider these gifts:

$25:  Covers the Cost of a Birth Certificate

$40:  Covers the Cost of an ID

$150:  Covers a Utility Bill for Marigold House, our safe home for survivors of homelessness in our WHOLE Program

$500:  Helps us run our recycling workshop and marketing/packaging of sustainable, recycled products

$1000: Pays a survivor’s salary for one month

$20,000: Sponsor a survivor in our Housing + Employment Program for one year!

Each and every donation counts and sustains us!  Thank you!

Cheers to 3 Years!

Community on the Rise has been removing barriers and advocating for survivors for 3 years! Check out our progress:


Join our Journey of Rebuilding & Recycling for Restoration.

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