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Carry The Future
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Dedicated to providing baby carriers and relief to displaced refugees in Europe
Dedicated to providing baby carriers and relief to displaced refugees in Europe

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#CTFAthensTeam5 member and CTF Midwest Regional Director James Faircloth is featured in Wake Forest Magazines's current issue. He shares his experiences on the ground and his inspiration for joining #CarrytheFuture. http://ow.ly/ruLd301d6lN
#CTFtripjournal #WhyICTF #refugeeswelcome #wearallthebabies #withrefugees

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This week, Team Athens traveled to over ten camps in Northern Greece who had recently been affected by significant rainfall and flooding. In partnership with Allied Aid, a grassroots NGO, Carry the Future was able to provide refugees and their families needed items of aid including food, warm clothing, shoes, and of course baby carriers!
While the needs across Greece continue to be significant, organizations like Carry the Future continue to have a demonstrated impact in the lives of refugees as we are able to adapt and flexibly respond to their needs. Thank you Rita Continakis and the rest of Team Athens for your amazing work. 1200 km. 10 camps. 2 days. Amazing!
Photo Credit: Rita Continakis http://ow.ly/i/jOzgw http://ow.ly/i/jOzgD
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#CarrytheFuture Volunteer Vanessa Gongora was named one of Charleston's 50 Most Progessive by Charlie Magazine. We are so thrilled that she received this honor and are grateful for all of her hard work.

http://ow.ly/T64y300CPuQ #wearallthebabies #grassroots #me2you #refugeeswelcome #safepassage

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http://ow.ly/NlCq300zauM #CTFAthensTeam8 members hosted a baby shower for expecting and new mothers during their trip to Greece. This event inspired #CarrytheFuture's newest venture. Continue to follow us for an upcoming announcement with all of the exciting details!
#CTFtripjournal #safepassage #me2you #RefugeeCrisis

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We are happy to announce that our Midwest shipping center is bursting at the seams, and we can no longer accept carriers there. Thank you to all of our donors for your generous support. If you have carriers to donate, please send them to either the Glendale or East Coast center until further notice. #RefugeeCrisis #grassroots #me2you #solidarity #refugeeswelcome #safepassage
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"When asked what my mom does, I always respond, "Well, she is a Jill of All Trades." She went to beauty school, owned her own business, makes beautiful cakes (including my wedding cake!), and now has learned to drive a tractor! I grew up seeing an example in her that I could do whatever I set my mind to.
From my very first steps as a toddler to watching me board planes for countries afar, she has been my lifelong cheerleader, supporting me in everything I've done...including quite a few things she wished I hadn't, but there she was...rooting for me, helping me and loving me through it all.
With the Syrian Civil War weighing heavily on my heart for several years, I knew I was called to help in some way. So it was no surprise to my mom when I told her I was going to Greece to fit refugee families with baby carriers. She was in familiar territory. Wanting to tell me "no" to keep me safe from the unknown, but knowing I had already set my mind and my heart on this and there was no changing it. So, instead of protesting, she did what she always does, she asked how she could help me...well, really, TOLD me she was going to help me!
As my involvement in Carry the Future grew, so did her support. As fear grew in relation to the word "refugee" and I lost the support of some of the people closest to me, ‪#‎MyMotherCarriedMe‬ with her unwavering support and kept me going. This...this is the measure of my mother's love...her love for me and others in need.
As Vice President of Carry the Future, I have had the honor of helping form a global force of action and hope through our 5000 worldwide volunteers and distributing thousands of baby carriers and aid to refugee families fleeing unimaginable violence and persecution. Just because you are called to something doesn't mean that it will be easy, but I am blessed with the strong-willed nature of my mother and so very thankful for the example she set for me growing up and still today.
I love you, Momma...Happy Mother's Day!"-Desi Burns Porter http://ow.ly/i/j12r6
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This Mother's Day, we are sharing stories of inspirational mothers who carried their children both literally and figuratively. Here's one from a #CarrytheFuture staff member.
"It's because of my mother that I am who I am today. For as long as I can remember she's helped those around her when they needed her. Even when she may not have had the resources on hand to do all that she wanted, she did all that she could. She had her best friend, Anita, move in with us when Anita had cancer and needed somewhere to live. She had my grandma spend her last days in our house so she wouldn't be alone. She picks up and stays with my Aunt Marcia, who is currently battling cancer, to do whatever she can to ease Marcia's and her family's pain. She is there for a phone call, there for a pick me up text, and there for anyone she loves no matter the cost to her. Because of my mom I have a relentless need to ease the suffering of those around me. She is the reason I am a humanitarian. She is the reason my heart is so full. #MyMotherCarriedMe"-Jill Manrique
We would love to hear your stories too! Use #MyMotherCarriedMe and #CarrytheFuture
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#CarrytheFuture always considers it an honor when we are mentioned alongside other incredible organizations that are making a difference in the lives of refugees. Check out this incredible story of clowns bringing smiles to the faces of refugee children. And see if you can spot us! http://ow.ly/4ns4gl #safepassage #RefugeeCrisis #refugeeswelcome

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"My heart is forever broken that she is gone and will never carry my babies. She died too young from a horrible disease and I went on to raise thousands of dollars and walk hundreds of miles to support breast cancer research. She was a strong and independent woman and supported our family by working hard and thinking creatively. I know all my best traits are because of her and I know she'd be proud of everything that I've done. If she were still around, I think she'd be one of our loudest supporters. In the last weeks of her life, our relationship reversed and I became her support and caretaker. #MyMotherCarriedMe and in the end I carried her too."-Emily Marlow
Share stories of your inspirational mother using #MyMotherCarriedMe and #CarrytheFuture
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