What do monkees, flash mobs and homeless moms have in common?

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Have you wondering? 

Here’s an article that would be of interest to many of our Chix.

The site, Momastery is written by a woman, Glennon Melton who originally hails from the VA area but now lives in FL. She has about 65,000 followers now and has started a grassroots effort called Monkee See Monkee Do where people can donate money to other women in need. She has also started an effort called her Love Flash Mobs when she identifies a BIG need out there. This week she held one of these flash mobs to help a teen mom get a safe place to live for her and her infant. The need was to raise $85,000! The flash mob was only going to be open for 48 hours. If she didn’t raise all that money, then the money would go to other Monkee See Monkee Do needy moms.

Well, her “monkees” as she calls her readers (including me!) raised the money in just 6 hours. At the end of the day, she raised a lot more than the original $85k request so the extra money will go to other needy Moms from her Monkee See Monkee Do network. She only allows a MAX of $25 from each person and was still able to do this. Some of those donating went straight to Project Indy to donate more. It’s a pretty amazing movement that is going on over there.
I’m sure some of our Chix would love to start reading the blog and following on FB and be part of something so grassroots.
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My moniker of Purple Maven was going to be the name of a business I wanted to start. Alas, I have no money, so now I’m Purple Maven on this fine site. I was born and raised in Baltimore County, lived in the city for many years, and then moved south to Edgewater to get closer to the water. (Well, cleaner water anyway.) I graduated from Boston College where my love of football was born (I didn’t grow up watching NFL since my parents never picked another team after the Colts left town on that snowy March night). As soon as it was announced that Baltimore was getting an NFL team, I was a fan that very minute (before we even had team colors or a name). My husband and I were dating and penniless when the Ravens were born so we had to wait a few years before we could afford PSLs. We finally pulled the trigger during the 2000 season. We have 9 seats together with friends and it was the best money we ever spent. Before our daughter was born, we made at least one road game per season including Tampa for Super Bowl XXXV (we didn’t get tickets, we watched the game with Ravens fans at Whiskey Joe’s). Interests I know more about Ravens football (and the NFL in general) than my husband does (and he’s the first one to admit it). I’m a Ravens chick through and through. I even got into a huge fight with a friend recently because he thought I was a little over-the-top. I kicked him out of my house. When I’m not watching the Ravens, I’m raising a 4-year-old Ravens chick, traveling to warmer climates, researching about health and nutrition, and working for Bisciotti’s other business (Allegis Group/TEKsystems).