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Change Rooted in Compassion, Nurtured by Understanding and Seeded in Connection. Befriend believes in the limitless power of our common humanity to make positive change in our lives, communities and the world. When we harness that power by connecting with others whose lives are different from our own, we learn just how much more alike we are. On that common ground, friendships are seeded, compassion grows and transformative change takes root. Our mission is to make those connections, foster understanding and bring us all closer together.


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Connection through Compassion— Mollie Reinhart and the Befriend Movement
[ Westhampton Living, November 2022 ] Mollie Reinhart and her family have lived in the Westhampton neighborhood for more than 15 years, but now, …

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EventDec 01
Eat. Talk. Write
Eat. Talk. Write:  A Culinary Experience with Culture Encounters & Befriend on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 6:30pm at The Mantu Modern Afghan …

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