This month, we’re featuring a very special charity called Together Rising. It was founded by Glennon Melton Doyle—the brains, wit, and heart behind the popular mom blog, Momastery. Together Rising has demonstrated the power of giving by asking its community of fellow moms to help lift women in need. “We do something called a Love Flash Mob."
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Through a collaboration with Microsoft, the “Monkees” of Momastery and Together Rising helped bring life-changing projects and technology to a special education school in Maryland.
Whenever we have a featured charity, we write weekly blog posts about that charity to share stories about the work they are doing. This month, however, we’re going to share stories directly from the founder of Together Rising, Glennon Doyle Melton of the popular blog Momastery. Frankly, she’s a great writer and author, and I wouldn’t do her work justice if I tried to summarize it. But I also don’t want to strip her voice—and her raw emotion—from the stories.
“Within two days of completing treatment, I found myself in the middle of the worst poverty I had ever seen, on a planned family trip to Africa,” said Poole. “It hit me like a brick. I had to do something to give back for my life being saved.” And so she did. She founded BTFF and opened a daycare and preschool in Tanzania. BTFF also started a Village Bank and Entrepreneurship training program for women. Most recently, the organization started a new project called Serengeti Scholars in January of 2015, which will soon be BTFF’s largest project and area of concentration. Serengeti Scholars currently sponsors 50 secondary school students who attend thirteen of the top-ranked Tanzanian Government Schools in and around Arusha.
This week, Society B is joining many others to call attention to a cause that has, for too long, been buried beneath other headlines: Syrian refugees. And to help us understand the situation in Syria, we’re going to defer to one of our favorite voices of reason and master uncomplicator—John Green. John breaks it down in an incredibly moving video. We hope you’ll consider supporting Mercy Corps or a number of reputable organizations working in the region to respond to this humanitarian crisis.