Free2luv

Rating: 4.92 stars   124 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Education, LGBTQ, Bullying

Location: 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 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

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Life-changing

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2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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!

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1 person found this review helpful

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.

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Life-changing

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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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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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2012

 
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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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.

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3 people found this review helpful

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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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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!

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2 people found this review helpful

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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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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.

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2 people found this review helpful

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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2013

 
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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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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2 people found this review helpful

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

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Life-changing

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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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

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1 person found this review helpful

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

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Free2Luv (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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