Grantee Stories


Showing Christ’s Love to the Underrepresented

Drew Willey had his future mapped out in front of him. The Arlington, Texas, native graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a master’s in accounting in 2010. He secured a position as an accountant at an oil and gas company. He was attending law school in order to be a corporate tax attorney “making big dollars.” And then he met Marvin.

Drew received a We Raise Foundation Emerging Leader grant for his Houston-based non-profit organization Restoring Justice, which provides legal representation and social services for people imprisoned because they cannot afford legal counsel. It’s a great fit for Drew, who values We Raise’s focus on working at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality. “With We Raise, I felt like I had found a place where I could totally be supported in my mindset of showing Christ’s love while working within a broken system,” he says. “It’s such a breath of fresh air.”

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