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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

10 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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Free2Luv is run by an amazing group of people who are committed to helping youth everywhere! They empower youth to be the best version of themselves and they do this not only by providing education and empowerment but by encouraging those same youth to educate and empower others. I am happy to be holding hands with a group that is so sincere in its efforts to help others!

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Free2Luv 03/03/2016

Holding hands with The Change has been a true delight! These talented young women have huge hearts and a sincere desire to make a difference. They walk their talk (and music) every day and provide a ray of hope to kids struggling. If you haven't heard their empowerment anthem, please check it out: https://goo.gl/J9NwXk. 100% of the proceeds benefit our bullying prevention initiatives.

2 Midge N.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Free2luv is an amazing nonprofit that is run by quality people who care deeply about keeping the world safe and free from behaviors that put down or injure the souls of others. Free2luv is interactive and amazing; always coming up with new ways to spread "luv" to every community. The only draw back is I live too far away to be more physically active in all their awesome fundraisers and programs! Keep Rocking LUV Free2luv... you are AMAZING! I am honored to be part of their board... I only have agreed to do it because I believe whole heartedly in their mission and the quality in which this nonprofit is run!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FREE2LUV is an amazing organization. It is exactly what our teens need to know they have a place where they will be valued, accepted for who they are, and they will have a voice. FREE2LUV offers such creative ways for kids to express themselves and see themselves in the project. As a child/adolescent therapist I see the affects on kids who have experienced bullying first hand and I have talked many kids out of suicide because of what they have gone through; especially our gay teens who don't know where to turn. I have shown several clients this nonprofit website and they have found comfort in knowing that there is support for them In my opinion, this nonprofit is life changing and saves lives. I couldn't be more proud as a gay person that this nonprofit is available and so well run! It makes my heart sing!

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Free2Luv 10/12/2012

Thank you so much for your kind words, Midge. We are proud to stand with professionals like you who are truly making a difference in the world. Keep up your amazing work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With bullying at an all time high, I was very happy to find this amazing nonprofit. Their service and dedication and the way they approach this serious topic is very unique. As an educator, I know first hand the value of using music and art to reach children and Free2Luv powerfully utilizes both to make a difference. It is so inspirational to see their wonderful roster of Youth Advocates; it gives me great hope for the next generation. Free2Luv is a cause that I am honored to stand behind and look forward to seeing this organization change the face of bullying.

2 Rick C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the blessing of supporting the work of Free2Luv and am proud to say, "They Rock!" It is rare to find an organization that steps out in a way that reaches into the heart of a problem like they do. Their 360 degree approach to love, bullying, and inspiring self-esteem in our youth is truly amazing. They make every day count in every way. Keep up the great work.

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Free2Luv 04/11/2013

Thank you so much, Rick! We are proud to stand with visionaries like you who are living in their authenticity and opening the way for others to do the same. Thanks for making the world a more beautiful place.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The work I do as "The Coming Out Coach," invites individuals to build a firm foundation of loving themselves first, so that they are able to love others without detriment to themselves. I had been searching for a "charity of choice" that brought a different perspective to the phrase "being of service." I easily could have settled for any number of LGBT organizations that served the community and worked towards bridging the gaps that exist between society and the gay culture. However, I wanted a partner that I felt wasn't simply serving the LGBT agenda. After all, being gay is just one facet of who I am and is just a little sliver of LIfe Coach Rick. When I found Free2Luv, I knew the synergy, mission, and approach they took towards equality on all fronts was in deep alignment with who I was and my own mission. I have since created a strong relationship with the organization and fully support their intentions to bring a unique light to the world and help our youth grow up in a culture that invites everyone from all walks of life to experience the joy of being Free2Luv...starting with themselves.

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Free2Luv 08/27/2012

Thank you for your beautiful words, Rick! We are honored to stand with you in support of all people, all love, all youth!

2 kbclarity

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FREE2LUV is dedicated to keeping all youth at the forefront and making sure that whenever possible we provide a hand-up, instead of pushing them down. Our youth are vulnerable and need to see active adults working on their behalf every single day that inspire them to love themselves and others. Most of all people need support and courage to speak out loud when they see an injustice occur. FREE@LUV is consistent and provides access and attention to their social media campaign everyday spreading the word that equality is the only answer! That is really cool for all of us. Thanks FREE@LUV, we love you and appreciate the life-saving work you do on a daily basis!

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Free2Luv 11/11/2012

We couldn't agree more, Kristin! We are passionate about spreading the word that you are perfect just the way you are. We want every child to receive this message, and more importantly, believe it! Thanks so much for your love and support!

1 Kristeenah

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this organization. Their dedication to create change and help our youth is so important today in our society. We need to build the self-esteem and self-image of our children to put an end to senseless bullying and teen suicides. Their FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BULLY program will do just that. I personally look forward to sharing their program with my community and know that it will make a difference in every community it reaches.

1 Saidat A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am honored to be part of the Free 2 Luv ! What better way to boost the self -esteem of our youth by inspiring them to believe in their ability to affect change. Free 2 Luv strives to bring people together for one common goal: LOVE.

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Free2Luv 09/27/2012

Thank you so much, Saidat! We feel so blessed and honored to be on this journey with you to bring love, kindness and respect to our youth. Together, we know we can make a difference.

3 Tammy22

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Free 2 luv has a great group of super hard working volunteers.
They are working hard to bring about awareness and look bullying, hatred and negative judgement of others in the face.
They are working to promote the atmosphere of acceptance and to create a culture of love. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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Free2Luv 09/04/2012

Thank you for all of your love and support, Tammy! Your flash mob idea was ingenious and we can't wait to see your troupe rock it out! Thanks for everything!

2 Marsha M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been an anti-bullying advocate for two years and have known FREE2Luv since they began. I was very impressed with their message and how caring they were to everyone they met. They started out as a grassroots organization and now they are a force to be reckoned with, their message is loud and clear, everyone is free to love with no barriers. They are breaking down the barriers with their very clear and simple message and I am so glad to know Tonya who is one of the founders of the group. She is a genuinely caring person and it shows with everyone she interacts with and she and her group are loved by so many. This group has broken down many barriers and the stigma that its wrong to love whom ever you wish. They are a great group, I have a great deal of respect for them and the message they are sending "FREE2luv".

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Free2Luv 09/02/2012

Thanks so much, Marsha! We are honored to be standing up for children with you. We admire your tenacity and spirit and thank you for your support. You are truly a blessing in so many lives.

1 Missy K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization with the great message. Keep up the great work. :-)

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Free2Luv 08/24/2012

Happy to have you aboard! Look forward to rocking this together. Let's spread love!!