May 1st, 2014 12:00am
'After attending an event in Phoenix, organized by a friend and hosted by Together We Rise, I was inspired by their cause to help children in foster care. Along with my wife and kids we decorated and filled bags with art supplies, toys, and items kids need. When I heard from Danny Mendoza, CEO and Founder, that most kids in foster care only have a garbage bag that holds all their belongings I was crushed. Having two boys of my own and seeing all they go through I couldn’t imagine what kids in Foster Care experience. Being part of the event and making bags that would be held by one of those kids and bring a smile to their face meant a lot. Danny and I continued to talk and learn more about each other’s companies. He asked if ALINE could help them with the remodel of their new office space in Brea California. Our office made a trip to visit their current space and the new location. Excited to help we assembled plans and a design that would help guide them through the process. We appreciate everything Together We Rise has done for foster children and plan to continue our story together.' - Brian Laubenthal, Principal of ALINE Architecture Concepts.