None of this would be possible without the generosity of you, our incredible supporters. But today we would like to thank a very special group of people…who have been quietly moving mountains and mobilising the incredible compassion of the masses. They have supported us unequivocally and allowed our work to reach people we never dreamt would be possible.
Today we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts our friends, the Compassion Collective, and your thousands of supporters for the work you allow us to do. Your generosity has literally saved and helped countless lives.
Please do read and share their incredible message and update of the work we have been doing with their support in the link below x
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN
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 Compassion Collective—was led by the communities of Elizabeth Gilbert,Brené Brown, Cheryl Strayed, Rob Bell and Momastery. As The Compassion Collective, we joined together to ask these questions:
Should drowning children be saved?
Should starving women be fed?
Should freezing men be warmed?
Should homeless babies be sheltered?
Together, you answered YES. You decided this:
And THEN: This. In increments of 5, 10, 20 dollars- you gave one million dollars in 31 hours. By the end of 2015—our total was $1.3 million. Every penny is going directly to refugee aid.
Featured image: love by Beat Tschanz on Flickr
We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Many of the refugees we help are fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Others are trying to escape political oppression in countries like Eritrea. All are human beings like us. As well as providing immediate physical assistance, we want to help refugees maintain their dignity.
Please click through if you would like to find out more about our work in Calais, Dunkirk, Lesvos, Samos, Idomeni and other locations. If you would like to know how you can help refugees, please check out our Get Involved section where you can find out how to fundraise for us and how to make a donation. Thank you!