Family Strong – Raquel in the Middle

Friends, meet the O’Brien family. Look at this beautiful group! Mom, Raquel, is the one right in the middle. This is fitting, because, as her daughter Felicia wrote in to tell us, Raquel is a shero. She has stood firm in the middle of her family, holding it together through sickness and heartbreak. Here is how…

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Meet Our Shero – Jasmine

Friends, meet one of our Sheroes! We first met Jasmine when her friend, Sarah, nominated her for our May 2015 Sheroes Love Flash Mob award. Taken into a life of prostitution when she was only a teenager, Jasmine struggled with abuse, drug addiction, and homelessness. When she decided to get out, her trafficker threatened to kill her if she tried to leave.…

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Letters from Casa de las Niñas

Together Rising was contacted by an aid worker working in Latin America. He told us about Casa de las Niñas in Managua, Nicaragua. A part of the Nicaragua Institute for Human Promotion (INPRHU), this girls’ home offers both residential and outpatient care for female victims of domestic abuse aged 7-18. The program gives victims of…

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Everyday Giving – NC Girls on the Run!

  Earlier this year, we received a request to get our little sisters running (and rising) in Moore County, NC.  A grandmother wrote in to tell us about the community in which her three young granddaughters live – a neighborhood with a high military family presence and many families struggling to pay their bills. The community lacked in healthy activities…

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Mother’s Day Love Flash Mob – May 2016

  Mother’s Day Compassion Collective Love Flash Mob was held in May 2016. We launched a Mother’s Day campaign, continuing our work with refugees and extending our mission to include caring for homeless youth in the United States. Because love is not Either/Or.  Love is And/Both. Our communities rallied again and raised over $560,000 to fund…

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You Are Saving Lives. This IS The Love Revolution. Don’t Miss This.

An update on Together Rising’s work with refugees, written by Glennon Doyle Melton and originally posted on Momastery.com: Friends, it’s time to update you on The Compassion Collective and our work to care for refugees in Europe. All the stories you are about to read — stories about the lives saved, the people fed, the shelter given—they…

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There’s No Such Thing as Other People’s Children

An update on Together Rising’s work with refugees in Europe, written by Glennon Doyle Melton and originally posted on Momastery.com: At the end of last month, you and I and 41,000 of the biggest-hearted people on Earth came together to respond to today’s refugee crisis, the worst humanitarian emergency since World War II. This response—The…

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Together Rising & Refugees in Europe

An update on Together Rising’s work with refugees in Europe, written by Glennon Doyle Melton and originally posted on Momastery.com: You’ve noticed I’ve been quiet lately. That’s because two months ago, you trusted Together Rising with hundreds of thousands of dollars to help refugees in Europe. After the Love Flash Mob, Amy led us as…

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Global Love Flash Mob – October 2015

  Together Rising Global Love Flash Mob was held in October 2015. We raised $475,141 in 24 hours, with an average offering of $22, to provide funds to build a wing for the Heartline Maternity Center in Haiti. We lifted up warrior mamas and midwives in Haiti by supporting an organization dedicated to giving women the…

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The Gift of Connection

Friends, meet precious Devon and his mama, Jaclyn. Devon was born with some serious heart conditions, he has been in the hospital almost non-stop since birth. Devon’s great aunt Holly wrote and told us about Devon, explaining that the hard situation is being made harder because, while this little family lives in the UK, Jaclyn’s family…

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