6000 Moms: A Story of Real Life Change

December, 2022

Photo retrieved from https://6000moms.org/get-involved/

The story is about a group of women in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, who started a Facebook group in 2018 to discuss the crisis at the border with families seeking asylum being separated. The group was created to harness the power of 6000 moms in the area and to make real change for families in crisis.

The group initially consisted of women from the local community who shared information, offered support and assistance to families seeking asylum, and even provided legal assistance. One member of the group offered to let a family in need live in her home. Over time, the group evolved into a non-profit organization with a mission to build up families and defend those seeking legal asylum in the US.

The group was successful in providing support and assistance to multiple families seeking asylum and became a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The story highlights the power of community and the positive impact that can be made by individuals coming together and making a difference. It also demonstrates how the internet can be used as a tool to connect people and make real change in the world.

Website: https://6000moms.org/

Submitted by: Leslie Hatch Gail, PhD, USA

Update 3.29.2023:

The 501c3 organization, 6000 Moms, has made significant progress in its efforts to support immigrant families. The group has now established a private fundraising buy and sell marketplace, where all proceeds go towards the organization’s activities. Additionally, the group maintains the original Facebook page, where thousands of members share and request information on a range of topics such as transportation, translator training, local resources, and odd jobs for the families. With a growing membership base, the organization has expanded its reach to provide comprehensive aid to immigrant families through the establishment of “Care Teams”. There are now 10 teams that leverage the talents and generosity of the entire 6000 membership roster, drawing in anyone who wishes to contribute, no matter where they are located.