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"In 2008, a young traveler named Sean traveled through eastern Congo to learn about a war he knew nothing about. Just a few days later he found himself in a military encampment, where he met five boys being held prisoner by the national army. The boys had been child soldiers, taken from their homes and forced to fight for two different rebel groups, until one night they escaped and ran to the national army for refuge. One boy told him of children too small to carry guns being sent to the frontlines, armed with only a whistle. He went home that night and wrote the Falling Whistles journal. A single story of a single day. It was originally sent to about 80 friends and family, who forwarded it around the world. Thousands of strangers wrote back asking: What can we do? Peace in Congo, or peace anywhere for that matter, won’t come in a single dramatic leap. It will be the accumulation of millions of steps, day after day, away from oppression and toward liberty. Run with us." Join @CasaColibri @CoffeeandRainbows @UpsideDownMama and @Natashaswinter as we partner with @FallingWhistles in June 2015 for an effort to not only raise awareness, but funds for the Falling Whistles Foundation and their numerous projects in the Congo. #WhistleForPeace Our greatest weapon is our voice, our awareness of the struggles in and around the Congo, and the support that we can offer the Congolese people. Goal: $10,000.00 USD (we have already raised a little over $5,000 via our GoFundMe page ( How We Will Get There.... Along with hosting a month-long yoga challenge under the #WhistleForPeace hashtag, we will be offering WEEKLY RAFFLE PRIZES courtesy of our generous August sponsors. All donators will receive a chance to win the raffle bag for the week that their donation comes in. Details: $5 = 1 entry For every $1 above $5, an addition entry is granted. Examples: -$5 donation = 1 entry -$7 donation = 3 entries -$10 donation = 6 entries #WhistleForPeace


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