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Falling Whistles

August 17, 2009

Restoring the lives of war torn children in the Congo is the simple but seemingly insurmountable cause behind Falling Whistles. On his service trip to the Congo for Invisible Children and TOMS, Sean Carasso was shocked and horrified by the stories told by 5 refugee boys that were now imprisoned by the government’s soldiers for fighting for the opposing rebel forces. These boys were stolen from their families and homes by rebel soldiers and forced to fight. Where the story really becomes heart-wrenching are the accounts that children too small to hold guns are simply given whistles and sent to the front lines to draw attention and serve as a magnet for bullets. If these boys turn and run they are shot by their own side.  “Falling Whistles gives a small window into our world’s largest war. Originally just a journal written about boys sent to the frontlines of war armed with only a whistle, readers forwarded it with the same kind of urgency in which it was written and demanded to know – what can we do?

Please check out this website and learn a little something about how messed up our world really is. You can purchase a whistle to support the cause and to spread the word about the world’s largest war.

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