Together Rising in the News

Glennon Doyle raises $1 million for child immigrants in 24 hours

TODAY | June 24, 2019

After news broke about the deplorable conditions at a border station in Clint, Texas, many felt stunned that children were being held without soap, diapers, toothbrushes or access to proper medical care. While some felt paralyzed, mom blogger-turned-bestselling author Glennon Doyle posted a message on Instagram urging people to donate to her nonprofit, Together Rising.  Continue reading… 


Some Parents Separated From Their Children Are Granted Reentry to the U.S.

TIME | March 3, 2019

There is perhaps no force more powerful than a group of parents intent on seeing their children again. Twenty-nine mothers and fathers from Central America, who were deported in 2018 without their under-age children arrived on Saturday at the U.S. port of entry between Mexicali, Mexico and Calexico, California.  Continue reading… 


29 Parents Separated From Their Children And Deported Last Year Cross US Border to Request Asylum.

Washington Post | March 3, 2019

Al Otro Lado had received more than a million dollars in financial assistance from organizations such as Families Belong Together and Together Rising, which mounted fundraising campaigns in the midst of the government’s separation policy. The lawyer told Ottoniel that the organization would pay for his buses, flights and hotels.  Continue reading… 


Update on Separated Parent

NPR | March 3, 2019

We’ve been following the story of one father separated at the border from his daughter. In the past, we’ve referred to the father as John because he feared reprisals. But he’s comfortable now with using his real first name, which is Elmer.  Continue reading… 


29 Parents Separated From Their Children Cross Back Into US Hoping to Reunite

The Guardian | March 3, 2019

A coalition of immigration advocacy groups including Al Otro Lado, Families Belong Together and Together Rising helped the parents make their way back to the border entry port. They said the struggle to reunite the 29 with their 27 children in the US, one of whom was as young as five, had only just begun.  Continue reading… 


This Group Raised $1M in Just 9 Hours to Help Kids at the Border

UPWORTHY | June 1, 2018

Last week, news of children being torn from their parents’ arms at the U.S.-Mexican border broke many Americans’ hearts. Author and activist Glennon Doyle was one of those Americans. She saw babies, toddlers, and preschoolers being forcibly separated from their parents. Continue reading… 


Glennon Doyle Turns Her Love Warriors Loose on Immigration

Chicago Tribune | May 29, 2018

Author and activist Glennon Doyle is rallying her love warriors in hopes of reuniting children and mothers separated after crossing the border into the United States. “This is not a partisan issue; this is a human issue,” Doyle told me Monday night. Continue reading… 


How Child Parent Separation at the Border is Traumatizing Kids

Salon | May 31, 2018

Glennon Doyle, an author and president of Together Rising, launched a campaign on Tuesday and quickly raised an estimated $1.4 million within 48 hours to hire lawyers and advocates for 60 migrant children who are currently sitting in an Arizona detainment center. Continue reading… 


Glennon Doyle’s Love Flash Mob Buys a House for Addicted Women

TODAY | December 15, 2017

For more than six years, author and speaker Glennon Doyle has been leading “Love Flash Mobs” through her non-profit organization, Together Rising. But it’s her most recent effort, which raised money for women struggling with drug addiction, that has Doyle feeling proud of her fans this week. Continue reading… 


The Kind of Love We Need

TODAY | November 9, 2016

Author and blogger Glennon Doyle and the members of her online community, sponsored a family in need during the holiday season six years ago. They never imagined they’d be helping 700 families just a few years later. Continue reading… 


Compassion Collective Raises $1.3 Million for Refugees

BORGEN Magazine | March 11, 2016

Last fall a doctor with the U.K.-based non-profit Help Refugees, noted a simple, but dire fact: the refugees on the Greek Island of Lesvos could not get dry because of constant, freezing rain. It was this sobering call for help that shifted the people at the U.S.-based non-profit Together Rising into high gear. Continue reading…  


Cheryl Strayed and Elizabeth Gilbert Help Raise $1 Million for Syrian Refugees

Los Angeles Times | December 23, 2015

There are still some people who believe it’s better to give than receive. And thousands of them joined together this week to raise $1 million for Syrian refugees in just 31 hours, through a donation drive arranged by five bestselling authors. Continue reading…  


How to Change the World with $10

The Christian Science Monitor | November 22, 2015

More people are donating small amounts directly to their favorite causes online, bypassing the big philanthropies and changing the culture of giving. Continue reading…


9-Year-Old Girl Builds Mobile Shelters for The Homeless

People | June 12, 2015

It all started with a sandwich. A few years ago, Hailey Fort bought a homeless man lunch. After brainstorming ways to reach even more people, she decided to plant a garden and harvest fruits and vegetables for the local food bank. Continue reading…  


She Can Fly! Girl, 4, Gets Prosthetic Running Legs Thanks to Help from Strangers (TODAY)

TODAY | August 9, 2015

Miranda Todd began the process of adopting her daughter, Ellie, now 4, when she was 15 months old — just a few months after the toddler underwent surgery to amputate both of her legs through the knees. Continue reading…  


To Gabbie with Love: Cards Pour In for 7-Year-Old Who Felt Left Out (TODAY)

TODAY | December 9, 2013

They’ve never met her, but inspired by a parent’s simple appeal online, strangers around the world are reaching out to a little girl to let her know she’s not alone, she’s special and she’s loved. Continue reading…