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
I have been a fan, supporter and donor of Free2Luv since their inception and am so proud of everything they do to make the world a better place for ALL! Their new Free2BeME art project is so amazing. Art brings people together and seeing what's inside kid's hearts is both moving and beautiful. I'm also really looking forward to seeing the LGBT short film they've created to support LGBTQ youth. I can't wait to see what comes next for this passionate group. You can be sure I will support all of their work and I encourage you to do the same. Our youth need each of us! This organization has proven to me that when you care, you can really make a difference in the world.
Your support means so much to us! Thank you for helping us spread the word that LUV is STRONGER than hate.
I am a big fan of this nonprofit! Rather than focusing on the problem, they are solution oriented, empowering youth and reminding them of their strength and purpose. Free2Luv provides a place where youth can feel accepted for who they are and can deal with big issues including bullying and/or struggling with their identity. I love how they use art and music to uplift. Not only do they provide daily inspiration on social media, they also have a website filled with wonderful resources. I am happy to support their mission and thank them for making my life better and the lives of so many others. Way to go, Free2Luv!
We truly appreciate you sharing our movement with the world. Together, we are creating change and we thank you.
Lilly and the team at Free2Luv deliver a great message through their work...that bullying should be at the forefront of societal issues faced today and that it can be combated with respect. With creative, engaging, and *gasp* modern campaigns/messaging, the team really knows how to drive their mission home as evidenced by their growing team of youth advocates and celebrity ambassadors.
Excited to be making a difference in the lives of youth with you, Rafik! Thank you for offering a wonderful platform for supporters to give back. Friends, you can check out our Wish List here: http://www.myfiki.org/profile/Free2Luv. Know that your support helps us grow our movement and is truly appreciated.
My daughter Alexa became an advocate for this organization a few months ago after she witnessed another incident of bullying at her Middle School. She decided it was time she try and do something to make a change. We reached out to Lilly from Free2luv.org and she was wonderful to us right from the start. Making Alexa feel right at home as an advocate and this has been nothing but a positive experience for her. So far she's been able to spread the word about Free2luv and help the movement against bullying. She has written a song for Free2Luv and is making a professional music video. She also did a PSA for them. She has been able to make a difference already! This organization is top-notch and anybody who donates or participates is making a very smart choice and doing a wonderful thing to help this cause.
We are blessed to have Alexa sharing her voice and heart with our movement. She is a true testament to how one person can make a difference. We are a movement of youth for youth and young game changers like Alexa are our future! #GenerationAwesome
I cannot say enough positive things about this non-profit organization. In such a short time, Free2Luv has truly been a wonderful influence and made such an impact in my young daughter's life. The mission of Free2Luv is to celebrate equality and bring awareness to individualistic differences. My daughter is so proud and honored to be a Youth Advocate for this outstanding non-profit organization and encourages others to embrace their anti-bullying mission through her participation in the arts and in her daily activities. She enjoys telling other kids about the Million Sign Mission and to show how fun it can be to "spread love and kindness" among people. All of our communication with the Free2Luv team has been enthusiastic, encouraging and supportive. For example, when purchasing a Free2Luv t-shirt, my daughter received a hand-written letter supporting her efforts to spread kindness in her life. It was so nice that Free2Luv took the time to do this as it brought a smile to her face (she cherishes that letter and put it in her memory box). I believe that Free2Luv should be well recognized and honored for making such a difference in the lives of and empowering our youth. Their mission is true- "individuality is CELEBRATED, bullying is not tolerated & LUV ROCKS". I will encourage my other daughter, and my nieces to get involved as well as I truly believe their message is really important.
Thank you for your kind and heartfelt sentiments. We are honored to have your beautiful daughter and her amazing spirit in our movement. She is a beautiful young role model and it warms our heart to know that she is spreading kindness in her community.
I recently reached out to Free2Luv because my daughter wanted to bring their message to her school. Not only were they responsive, they helped Olivia bring kindness to her classmates. The confidence and excitement my daughter has displayed since she's been empowered and felt part of something is touching. Kudos Free2Luv for really believing in youth and empowering them to make a difference in their own special way. Keep up the good work. Fan for life!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Anytime... It is hard to find people like you out there. We think we are living in a paradise but the reality is much darker. There are a lot of people that don't like bullying and other kinds of abuse... But very few take action to do something about it. Where i live bullying is not such a big deal... even if it is very mild.. . ( more like jokes that all people laugh at even the "victims" . But there are some that go a little bit far.
I know what is going on in the world in general and USA... maybe it is the movies i watch or the TV or the internet. But things go really far there and damage a lot of people mentally... Scars that are so hard to remove later on in life...
That is why i salute you!!! And you have my full support in the cause! And i hope one day i will see a bully free world and all kids treated equally but until that day even 1 kid saved by this movement is a win.
Good luck and gods speed ;D
Thank you for your kind words. We, too, envision a bully-free world and know that each of us can make a difference. That is why we are so passionate about empowering youth because we know when we raise confident, empowered kids, we minimize bullying.
I interviewed Tonya Sandis, co-founder of Free2Luv on Pay it Forward Radio. I love what they do to help our youth feel strong and brave. Their missions speaks volumes to me: 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 and they can use their voices for good. They walk the walk. I am happy they are making a difference in the world. It does my heart good!
Kathy, thank you for all you do to rock kindness in the world! Super happy we connected and thank you for helping us spread our collective message.
How can I give this nonprofit more than 5 stars? They really do deserve it. Bullying affects everyone in society whether we like it or not and the fact that FREE2LUV is standing up against bullying says a lot about their character. FREE2LUV has done more for anti-bullying than any other NP I know and I don' think they have been around all that long. I don't know if they organize the concerts or not, but if you go to their YouTube channel, there is a lot of really good music and celebrities associated with them. We all need to pitch in and do our part to end bullying in our schools and neighborhoods.
Thank you Sarah for your kind words. We believe in the power of music and the arts to create change. We know that it can heal and make a big difference in the lives of youth and are excited to use both as a vehicle for change.
Every year for my birthday, instead of asking for gifts, I ask friends and family to donate to a charity of my choosing. This year I selected Free2Luv. I wanted to support an organization that catered to anti-bullying programs, which is something very important to me. I grew up as a victim of bullying myself, but what kids go through today is far, far worse than what I experienced. It breaks my heart, and I wanted to make difference.
I couldn't have chosen a better organization than Free2Luv. They have been amazing to work with, and I know that they're fighting hard to make change. The youth empowerment programs they have in place are spectacular, and give me hope that those in need will not have to feel powerless or alone. I would recommend this organization to anyone looking to get involved, and especially to those that need somewhere to turn for help.
David, we feel blessed to have crossed paths with you! Your generosity and big heart touches ours and we thank you for all of your LUV and support!