Our organization is based on the Japanese proverb, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight. It is a saying about perseverance and never giving up no matter how many times life knocks you down. This is a message we live by and a message we relay to our supporters and recipients. All of our recipients have fallen on hard times. Get Up 8 will be there to help pick them up no matter how many times they fall. With some perseverance, Get Up 8 and our supporters will help our recipients get up and stay up.
Get Up 8 Foundation was formed by a small group of friends who believed in the importance of a strong, well-supported community. Get Up 8 Foundation is putting into place fund development opportunities to help aid individuals, families and groups in our community who are in need. This is a foundation about helping people bounce back from struggles that life has thrown in their path.
Sometimes because of our own pressures and stress, we don’t have time or energy to concern ourselves with those around us. The Get Up 8 Foundation is also a movement to help people reach enlightenment on their ability to give back to their community.
Get Up 8 Foundation is a 501 c(3) Nonprofit Corporation incorporated through the California Secretary of State as a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation under the California Nonprofit Corporation Law. All Get Up 8 Board of Directors and staff are volunteers. No salaries or retribution is paid in working for the organization.