The amazing Compassion Collective has launched today with a 48 hour challenge to raise raise one million dollars to aid refugees. To learn more about this wonderful initiative set up by Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, Cheryl Strayed, Brené Brown and Glennon Doyle Melton please click through here. The money they raise will be split between Help Refugees and Together Rising.
We have a plan. You are a part of it.
Today’s refugee crisis is the worst humanitarian emergency the world has seen since World War II. Just as the Greatest Generation’s response to the holocaust defined them, so will our response define us.
We want to be remembered as the generation that chose Love over Fear.
As you read this, thousands are fleeing terror and war – forced from their homes into tiny boats with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the children in their arms. They will cross the sea, walk for days, holding tight to their families and their hope for safety and a future.
This moment in time is asking us a critical question. How will we respond? Let us answer: with compassion.
Compassion will guide us. Compassion is humanity’s North Star. It will always guide us out of the dark, back toward peace, hope and each other.
- Should starving women be fed?
- Should homeless babies be sheltered?
- Should freezing men be warmed?
- Should drowning children be saved?
If your heart says YES: Join us.
Join us in a circle of humanity standing shoulder to shoulder, together saying:
In a fearful world, I stand with love.
WE ARE THE COMPASSION COLLECTIVE.
Our symbol is the compass. We vow to let compassion guide us, one step at a time.
Our goal is to raise one million dollars to feed, clothe, shelter, and save our refugee brothers and sisters. Please click here to give now.
The maximum donation is $25. Donations of $5, $10 or $15 dollars will change the world. Look at what these small gifts with great love have already done. We’ve only just begun, and every penny we receive will go directly to refugee aid.
We are determined to find our compassion tribe, our love army, the rest of our collective.
ARE YOU ONE OF US? STAND WITH US.
Tell us and the world who you are by clicking here to add an overlay to your profile picture. We will be stronger together. You will make your friends braver by showing up. Compassion shows up and shows itself so others might be brave to do the same.
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To visit the Compassion Collective and to learn more about their goal, please click through here.
We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Please click through if you would like to find out more about our work. 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!