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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Bullying, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Civil Rights, Education, Educational Services, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

Mission: Join Free2Luv where youth are EMPOWERED, individuality is CELEBRATED, bullying is not tolerated & LUV ROCKS! Free2Luv is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to rockin' individuality, celebrating equality, spreading kindness & standing up to bullying through arts & entertainment. We empower, engage & enlighten youth globally to know that they are perfect just the way they are & they can use their voice for good. We form partnerships with celebrities, corporations and youth advocates who are passionate about celebrating everyone’s individuality. We make it our daily mission to empower & uplift our youth because when we raise confident, empowered children, we minimize bullying & teen suicide. We are a movement of youth who are agents for change, inspiring other youth to be their best selves. Success for us is one more child standing up, speaking out and letting their voice be heard.

Results: We have reached over 50 million people through our global social media campaigns, partnered with over 25 celebrities to spread awareness and have created powerful community outreach events to share our message that LUV is STRONGER than hate and BRAVER than bullying. In addition, we have been honored by Western Union's World of Betters as a company who is doing better in the world, won Amway's 'Who Cares' Challenge, received 2015 Charity Goody of the year, several 2014 Goody Awards, named the 2013 Team Goody of the Year, among other honors and recognitions. With your support, we can expand our movement and create a kinder, braver and better world for our children.

Target demographics: Anyone who wants to stand up for our youth and be a voice for change!

Geographic areas served: Global

Programs: FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BULLY is a community program whose mission is to utilize music and the arts to promote kindness, build self-esteem and stand up to bullying.

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Believe Music has the Power to HealMy name is Gabbie Rae; I am a 17 year old singer and I am passionate about standing up to bullying and lending my voice to create real change in the world. As someone who experienced bullying first hand, I don’t want anyone to have to endure the pain and suffering that can come from being bullied and I want to let kids everywhere know they are not alone. I know how powerful and healing music can be and it’s important to me to give back by sharing my experience with other kids through my music and letting them know that their experience with bullying does not need to define them. Three years ago, I teamed up with an anti-bullying nonprofit, Free2Luv (free2luv.org), who utilizes music and the arts to empower kids, celebrate their individuality and spread kindness. I’m honored to be a Celebrity Ambassador for this awesome organization. Together, we have reached millions of families through our FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BULLY campaign. I’ve performed on their anti-bullying anthem and in their ‘Rock Your Own Lyrics’ empowerment concert series designed to encourage kids to follow their dreams and not be afraid to be themselves. My fans that reach out and share their stories move me and I feel so proud to be able to be there for them and be a voice for change. I believe that one person truly can make a difference and I’m honored to stand with an organization that makes it their daily mission to empower youth and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. I’m dedicated to Free2Luv and their mission and I plan to continue to support their efforts to create a kinder world. It would ROCK if you did, too! Sincerely,Gabbie Rae

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Free2Luv We are beyond blessed to have your light, talent and commitment behind our organization. You have inspired so many with your story and your music. Keep following your passion.

Lauren139

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It fills my heart with so much luv and a sense of thankfulness to be an advocate with such an amazing empowering non profit that is bringing so much luv into a world that needs more luv and kindness

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Free2Luv 11/27/2016

We're so blessed to have you in our movement spreading LUV and kindness. Thank you for using your voice to inspire and empower others!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never been a victim of bullying, although I have been called things in the past, it was more sort of from family talking about my weight, they never meant it in a way to make me feel bad even though it made me feel terrible. I wanted to do something about bullying after I experienced something very sad. I witnessed a guy with a slight disability getting mocked by others due to the way he talked, and getting threats of getting beat up. All of this was just because this boy turned around to browse the metro to see who was on.He did not bother anyone at all, but a certain guy wanted to be "Funny" and decided to be very rude. No one laughed but one of his friends. I felt bad for not standing up to the bully even though I so badly wanted to say something. The reason I did not say anything was for the fear of making things worse, and or having this bully hurt me or my friends because he looked like a guy who would be in a gang. What I did do was talk to the victim and make a conversation with him, so that the bully could see that I did not think he was funny, and that this boy could have as many friends and even much more friends than him even with his disability. What matters is who someone is, not what problem they may have. This opened my eyes and let me see how big this problem really is. It made me realize that many people don't stand up to help because of fear.I started to do research on anti bullying organizations and came across Free2Luv. Immediately I became interested in joining the movement and doing anything in my hands to help bring awareness. I decided to do my final project in my civics class dedicating it to bullying, where i will be talking about this amazing organization that can help so many kids and teens, around the world. Free2Luv deserves to be more out there and I want to help by sharing with those I know and hoping they decide to join the movement. This organization is amazing and its shooting for a great cause.

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Free2Luv 05/30/2016

You showed bravery, kindness and compassion and that is what our movement is all about! So often people don't think of the damage their words or actions can cause. Kindness is always the answer! We are happy you have found us and we look forward to having you in the Free2Luv family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Nicole Thomas, and I am a youth advocate for free2luv. I feel like their anti bullying organization is amazing, and has helped so many kids and teens overcome bullied and realize that it is alright to stand up for yourself. You are not alone, and that is the message that they are trying to send. Take the pledge and join the #millionsignmission, and please visit their website for more information free2luv.org and see the truly amazing things that they have done, and I hope to accomplish with them.

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Free2Luv 04/30/2016

Thanks so much, Nicole! We're super proud to have you on #TeamFree2Luv and look forward to rockin' kindness in your community. Together, we are STRONG! ❤

2 jaseminemarie18

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Free2Luv for 2 years now and I have enjoyed everything that they do. I want the entire world to hear about Free2Luv so we can put bullying to an end. This is one of the best anti-bullying organizations I have ever been apart of. I will forever be a Youth Advocate for Free2Luv. Since I have been with them, they welcome you with a warm smile, love and kindness. I have been bullied in my life so when I joined Free2Luv I knew I could help those around me who have/were bullied know that they aren't alone. We, at Free2Luv care about everyone. I can't thank Free2Luv for all the joy they have brought to my life with this beautiful organization. I hope one day I can start my own anti-bullying organization or an organization that helps people in need. I will forever be apart of Free2Luv and the wonderful things they do to help others.

"Together We Can Make A Difference."

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Free2Luv 03/31/2016

We are blessed to have you in our movement and thank you for your commitment to making the world a kinder place. Keep rockin' LUV and kindness!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, I'm Ary'an. I'm a Free2Luv advocate and a part of the band The Change! Last year we were invited to be a part of Free2Luv, and I was so honored. This has been such an amazing opportunity. Free2Luv has been so nice and welcoming and caring. Great people all around.

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Tonya S. 03/03/2016

We feel incredibly blessed to have you on Team Free2Luv and we absolutely LUV your empowerment anthem 'Be The Change'. Thanks for sharing your light with us! Keep rockin' kindness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm Je'Dah from The Change, and I'm an advocate for Free2Luv. We joined last year, and let me just say we are so honored and blessed to be apart of something so beautiful.

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Free2Luv 03/03/2016

Je'Dah, you ROCK! Your LUV and support means the world to us. We are super happy to have your spirit and enthusiasm in our family. We really LUV your rap in 'Be The Change'!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so blessed to be apart of this amazing organization! They do incredible things. Rock luv not hate

1 Tammie2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am honored to share this nonprofit with everyone I know! They are doing such great work in the world and cannot receive enough recognition. Whenever I share Free2Luv and their mission with anyone, I know I am helping them create a kinder world for everyone. It has been a lot of fun to watch them grow and extend their reach. They just brought their powerful anti-bullying message to Daytona 500 which reaches a huge audience and they will be sharing their FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BULLY message at Nascar events across the country. One of the things I find most amazing about Free2Luv is their Youth Advocacy program where kids all over the world join their team to help spread this important message. Every week more kids are joining them to grow the movement. I am really excited to be a part of this organization and happy to support them any way I can. P.S. If you haven't heard some of their inspirational music, I highly recommend you check it out on their website free2luv.org. Make sure to download a tune while you're there and help them support youth being bullied.

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Free2Luv 03/03/2016

It means so much to us to have your continued love and support. You lend a hand at every event and share Free2Luv with everyone you meet and that is truly priceless support. THANK YOU!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud of all that Free2Luv has accomplished and very happy to be able to support this wonderful organization that is truly making a difference. The dedication they show and inspiration they provide youth is awe-inspiring. If someone is suffering from bullying or going through a hard time, Free2Luv is there for them, encouraging them and reminding them they are amazing. Their FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BULLY campaign featuring the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and celebrities are bringing communities together to pledge kindness and bring awareness to this horrible epidemic. Free2Luv reminds each of us that we can be part of the solution by being kind and being there for each other. I will continue to do all I can to spread the Free2Luv word.

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1 LillyMHarper

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I am so excited to begin a new year working with this amazing organization! Every year Free2Luv grows and extends their reach to serve more and more youth suffering from bullying and low self-esteem. A highlight for me in 2015 was having Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray acknowledge our service by honoring Free2Luv with an official ROCK KINDNESS Day and having celebrities and companies come together in celebration. Bringing our important message to underserved youth and sharing our powerful new Free2BeME Project with them was such a thrill. To see youth transform before your eyes and grow a new awareness of themselves and each other is the greatest reward and with Free2Luv, we all have this experience daily. Please support this beautiful group of people in any way you can. They truly are making the world a more loving place for us all.

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Free2Luv 01/14/2016

We are blessed beyond words for your LUV and support and thank you for all of your efforts to help us spread our message. We look forward to a fabulous new year growing our reach and impacting more youth in need. Together we are strong!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am always honored to talk about this fantastic nonprofit. The commitment and passion of everyone who is a part of this organization inspires me on a daily basis. I see the impact Free2Luv is making on people everywhere and I'm so happy to be a part of this family, dedicated to making the world a more accepting, beautiful place. Free2Luv creates an environment where people feel safe and maybe even more importantly, inspired. Sometimes all a person really needs is hope and I'm so proud that Free2Luv offers that and so much more. I invite you to get involved ... you won't be disappointed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Free2LUV they are amazing and has a huge impact on my life! :-* Free2LUV accepts me for who I am and everyone and their individuality and differences, which is AWESOME! ;-) U should all #RockLUVNotHate and join this awesome anti bullying organization, that doesn't care about ur appearance, just who u r ur personality, and giving ppl confidence, who has been bullied before! :-*