The Tribe of After community is one of the best places on earth. Not only are you committed to caring for yourself and others inside grief, many of you have asked if there’s a way to support people you don’t know, and will likely never meet.
There’s so much pain in the world. I’m so glad to be part of a community that knows that taking care of each other is the best way forward. Whether you’ve got more than enough resources to spread around, or you’ve got just a little bit extra you’d like to share, we’ve got three ways for you to help:
Send books to grieving communities
Gun violence, terrorism, severe weather events, and community-wide accidents aren’t new, but we’re certainly experiencing these with new intensity. In the face of such widespread grief, it’s hard to know what to do. In addition to writing your elected officials, giving blood, and advocating for change in your chosen arenas, you can help the RIG team deliver grief support directly to communities affected by violence or disaster. Join Sounds True and the entire RIG family in donating cases of the book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK, to communities reeling from large-scale loss and grief. So far, we’ve sent hundreds of books to communities in the US and around the world. Together, we can do more. Donate to the #disasteroutreach fund by clicking the button below. Sounds True and I use these funds to send cases of the book to communities in need.
Click this button to make your donation. You’ll be taken to paypal, where you can designate where you’d like funds allocated. Any amount is welcome.
Help low income folks get the support & community they need
Grief can take a huge toll on your financial situation. We’re mindful of the privilege stitched into our lives. We strive to make our programs and courses available to those whose financial circumstance would otherwise bar them from participating. We award scholarships to those in need, use our platform to speak on social issues, create free content, and donate a portion of all revenue to socially-aligned, effective non-profits. If you’d like to contribute to the Writing Your Grief scholarship fund, use the yellow button below to make your donation. You’ll be taken to paypal, where you can designate where you’d like funds allocated.
Click this button to make your donation. Any amount is welcome.
Be part of a secret team spreading love & kindness
Loooking for a fun and creative way to help random strangers? You can read all about the Tribe Love Letters campaign (and watch a video introducing the project!) in lots more detail at this link. The short description of our #tribeloveletters campaign is that people (just like you!) buy a copy of my book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand, write an inscription or enclose a card with a message of compassion and support, tuck that love letter inside the book, and leave it in a public place where someone can find it.
When you leave a copy of the book with your card, you act as an invisible source of love for a stranger. Your love letter is like a message in a bottle, a gift sent out into the world for someone to find when they feel alone, sad, and misunderstood. Your gift can mean the difference between a terrible day, and a day stitched with beauty. There’s no “donate” button for this one, but when you leave your Tribe Love Letter, be sure to tag us @refugeingrief and #tribeloveletters so we can see your fine handiwork.
Looking for your personal invitation and encouragement? Check out this one minute video on why we’ve opened up donations:
Changing this grief-averse culture is a gigantic group effort. Thanks for being part of the Tribe of After, helping us reach more and more people every day. If financial support is not within your reach, help spread the word about the book, our community, and the Refuge in Grief website with friends, family, and random strangers. It doesn’t cost anything, but it’s worth so much to us.