Free2Luv

Rating: 4.93 stars   147 reviews

Address:

4701 SW Admiral Way Suite 378 Seattle WA 98116 USA

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Free2Luv is an organization that is changing lives! It has been incredible to a small part of what they are doing for our youth. My daughter Maddy Vance, singer-songwriter, has written an anthem for their organization, Crashing Down, in hope to inspire other teens to stay strong & stay true to who they are. Free2Luv has been such an inspiration to Maddy, to give back with her music in positivity & be confident in who she is. And I have personally witnessed their incredible sacrifice and dedication to spreading awareness on this important issue, first hand.

A quote by my 16 year old daughter, "It's organizations like Free2Luv that truly do change the world with their words and actions. Kindness is something that we all deserve to feel, and I am lucky to be a part of something that radiates this much love, " says Vance.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We are blessed to have your beautiful family in our organization. Maddy is a bright light and inspiration to many. We thank her for sharing her moving music and big heart with Free2Luv.

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My name is Audra McLaughlin , I was on NBC's The Voice season 6 on Blake Shelton's team.
I joined Free2luv as a Celebrity ambassador about a month ago and I am so honored to be apart of an amazing Nonprofit organization such as Free2luv.. I was a victim of Bullying growing up and I always told myself that one day I would get involved in an organization that helps others get through the same struggles I have been through... I am so happy to be apart of the Free2luv family, its amazing to be able to help others. I hope that I help and inspire as many people as I can

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We're thrilled to have you in our family, Audra and thank you for helping us spread the word. We know together we can touch the lives of kids. We know how powerful and healing music can be. Keep spreading your light!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I joined Free2Luv a few years ago and I'm still very proud of that decision. They have been making the most of the social media, using them to raise awareness and providing the opportunity to people all around the world to get involved. I strongly believe in their work because they have been trying to eliminate bullying by launching campaignes which are supported by the advocates who wish to make a change. They also have been supporting the victims of bullying and showing them that they don't deserve to be treated in a mean way. The message that Free2Luv has been communicating is to respect uniqueness and individuality. Furthermore, it is important to mention that Free2Luv has been making efforts to make people who remain bystanders, stand up for the mistreated. What they have been actually trying to do is change society to the better in the way they can. Show people how the society will be if that change was made. When an organization has an aim like that, they have a great responsibility to the society because they have to guide people in how to make the change and has to feel how important that is. Free2Luv does that and I believe that this is what makes it efficient and motivates all the people involved to push forward, keep up the great work that they have been doing and be part of the change.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for your commitment and passion for our mission, Anastasia! Your continuous support has helped us extend globally and we're thrilled to have Greece standing up to bullying and celebrating individuality with us. Thank you for being YOU!

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

FREE2LUV is an amazing non-profit organisation that has been motivating teens to join them in putting an end to bullying and gives them the opportunity to come together and try to solve this huge problem of our society. They have been active on their twitter and facebook accounts with posts that make each and every one feel special and that someone has their back which is exactly what makes everyone passionate about supporting them. Furthermore they are well-organised and always willing to give more details about their work to anyone interested. This passion and willingness makes everyone feel they have someone to turn to, feel safe and share their experiences without fear. I strongly believe that they have been doing an exellent job and that as long as they keep it up like that, the lives of many confussed teens who have been bullied will be saved. Considering that the suicides have been many lately, such organisations can be proved of great help in reducing these rates.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks so much, Anastasia! You are a wonderful Youth Advocate and we look forward to you helping us spread the Free2Luv word. You have amazing ideas, fabulous enthusiasm and a great spirit. THANK YOU!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Having my daughters Merit Leighton and Marlowe Peyton be a part of Free2Luv, helping #RocktheLuv and spread kindness has been an amazing opportunity. Please help stop bullying and let everyone show their individuality without fear!

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We're so delighted to have you and your amazing girls in our organization. It is so awesome when the youth of today use their voices to create change. Looking forward to continuing to hold hands with you to #RockTheLUV!

Rating: 5 stars  

Free2Luv is a wonderful organization with a really big heart! Everyone involved with Free2Luv cares deeply and passionately about our youth and their well-being. They provide a safe space for kids who feel isolated or different and remind them that being different is a good thing. They encourage everyone to be who they are and embrace every part of themselves. It's a message we could all use a lot more of. Keep up the amazing work, Free2Luv!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

It has been awesome to watch this amazing organization grow in size and impact! They have made a difference in the lives of so many youth and are truly spreading the word that Friends Don't Let Friends Bully. I feel honored to be a part of the Free2Luv family and I urge you to take the time to learn more about them. You will find yourself inspired and passionate about creating change. Our youth deserve it!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for helping us spread the word that Friends Don't Let Friends Bully! Your support rocks!

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Free2Luv is an awesome organization that spreads the message that we are all unique and amazing in our own way. I think their message is a very important one and one that every kid needs to hear. When we follow our heart and be who we truly are, we can share our gifts with the world and that is what Free2Luv is all about. I'm proud to be part of this organization and help spread the word.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Free2Luv is so important to this world because it relentlessly advocates for tolerance and acceptance. They highlight individuality and the beauty in thinking your own thoughts without fear of rejection. I think that is crucial for people to know nowadays, not just for kids or teenagers but for everyone. In a society where we are force-fed media bullshit on how we "should act" what are "popular trends" and what celebrities we should "idolize" it is very hard to be yourself when we are constantly being told what not to be. Creating labels only enforces stereotypes and anyone who is outside the expected norm is then bullied and made to feel less of a person. It has become an epidemic that has taken the lives of countless oppressed people. I love Free2Luv because they are sick and tired of letting bullying become tolerated. They are pissed off and mobilized for change and I respect that. Together, we refuse to stand back and let this continue; we demand for a change. When more people can go to school or work and just be themselves that will make the world a better place. Free2Luv has a drive to change minds and break stereotypes and I am very proud to be apart of a movement to help reset society to an age where self love and acceptance is held at the upmost importance.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Beautifully stated, Kaitlyn! We are honored to have your powerful voice in our family. We are passionate about celebrating each of us in all of our splendor and uniqueness.

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Any nonprofit that works as hard as Free2Luv does should be recognized and given the highest honors. They are working hard to stop bullying and while everyone else says they want to do something, Free2Luv and everyone associated with them actually is. If you do anything for anyone else in your life, helping a bullied kid will have the most impact of all. They need our help and free2luv is making sure they get it. From the time I first heard about them and through the support process, they make it easy for anyone to pitch in and spread their message of hope and empowerment.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your kind words! We are passionate about empowering youth and creating a compassionate and loving environment for youth to thrive. It is with support like yours that we are making a difference.

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Hi! My name is Kira Taylor! I am a 14 year old singer, songwriter, performer, and proud Free2Luv youth advocate. Ever since I became a youth advocate for this awesome organization a year and a half ago I have felt more confident about my self and I feel like I am helping people realize it is okay to be different. Trust me I just realized now that I am unique and different but in a good way. I was bullied in elementary school and 6th grade and know how it feels when you think nobody likes you because you are different so remember #FriendsDontLetFriendsBully. Trust me it does not feel good to realize when you are young that you are different and nobody likes you because of that. So please help stand up to bullying by going to http://free2luv.org/print-your-sign/, print the sign out and take a picture of yourself with the sign then share and send it to Free2Luv!

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Kira, we are so blessed to have you in our family! Your journey is proof that believing in yourself and loving yourself truly changes your life. What makes us different is what makes each of us amazing! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hi, my name is Jaden. I absolutely love your page and what you stand for. Throughout my life I've always been a victim of bullying. I wasn't the smartest, prettiest, coolest girl around, and I'm still not. A lot of the time I let it control my life and who I was. About two years ago I decided I wanted to change that. I didn't want to have everybody making me who I am. I wanted to be who I am. So I stopped dressing like everyone wanted me to. I colored my hair black. Then it was black and every color of the rainbow. I came out as bisexual. And recently I cut my hair. Short. At first it was a pixie cut, now it's almost a tear drop cut. It's partly shaved and shorter than I ever dreamed two years ago. I've gotten a lot of crap for this. Rumors going around that I'm a lesbian and I use my boyfriend as a cover. People will come up to me and call me "dyke" or "freak". But I've learned something; happiness. The key to happiness is loving yourself. And it's pages like this and others that help me and many others, keep that love for ourselves. Thank you

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much Jaden for sharing your beautiful story! You have discovered something that often takes people years (if ever) to discover. Loving yourself is the key to your happiness. Loving and accepting yourself as you are is so much more important than anyone's approval. We want you to know we think you are amazing! We know your story will move others as it has moved us.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've had the pleasure of working with this wonderful and amazing organization as a photographer. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the volunteer models and staff and I share their mission for empowering youth and taking a stand against bullying. Everyone in this organization cares about kids and making a difference in their lives and it is refreshing to work with such a positive team of people. When you support this organization, you can help but feel uplifted yourself!

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with our organization! Your photos rock and we truly appreciate all of your LUV and support! Thank you!!!