We’re rockin’ Bullying Prevention Month with a special benefit concert to support our bullying prevention initiatives and you’re invited! We’re honored to be the charity of choice for the Chixx That Rock STAND UP TO BULLYING Benefit in Sacramento on October 8th! We invite you to rock out, support our mission and enjoy some of the best talent in Northern California! Tickets available at the door. RSVP HERE
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Stand Up Against LGBTQ Youth Bullying Fundraiser
Who: Free2Luv is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to standing up against bullying and helping to save the lives of our LGBTQ youth community by rockin’ individuality, celebrating equality, and spreading kindness through arts & entertainment. We empower, engage & enlighten youth to be their true, authentic selves and know that they are perfect just the way they are. FREE2LUV teams up with Celebrity Ambassadors, Youth Advocates and corporations who believe LUV is STRONGER than hate and BRAVER than bullying. We hold hands with our partners to create thought-provoking awareness campaigns, support and produce community outreach events, and create a cool line of cause inspired merchandise designed to create change.
What: Patxi’s Pizza is partnering with Free2Luv by donating 10% of all sales for a day registered in the restaurant, including dine-in, take-out and delivery orders. It’s part of their 52 Weeks of Giving.
Where: Patxi’s Pizza is located in downtown Ballard at 5323 Ballard Ave NW in Seattle. For delivery or carryout, go to PatxisPizza.com or call 206-946-1512.
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 11am to 10pm.
Why: According to the CDC, the LGBTQ youth community is 4x more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. When people stop in, order lunch for their office, buy a gift card, or even have Patxi’s Pizza deliver, they are standing up to bullying and helping to save lives.
We’re super excited to be joining the LGBT+ community to celebrate our 1st Give OUT Day, the only 24 hour online fundraiser dedicated to supporting LGBT nonprofits. Your support will help us empower LGBTQ youth and let them know they’re not alone.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to bring our new Free2BeME Project to the LGBTQ community. Your support can make this a reality and help so many youth struggling with their identity, finding themselves and suffering from bullying. It’s truly a life-changing gift.
Lil Websta kicks off her racing season ready to put a red flag on bullying! We’re so proud to be holding hands with Jenna Webster, 2015 Ladies League Champion, whose passion for racing and spreading kindness is truly game changing. Jenna’s car features Free2Luv on the hood and FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BULLY on the tail. At every race, Jenna meets young fans, shares our collective bullying prevention message and gifts empowerment backpacks with her custom FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BULLY tee, wristbands and empowerment postcards. Congrats on your win today, Lil Websta! Here’s to an amazing season filled with rockin’ kindness on and off the track!
Check out Jenna’s feature on ABC’s WMTW!
We were so proud be invited as community leaders to hold hands with Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray and our beautiful LGBT+ family to raise the Pride flag in honor of Pride Month. It was a very moving experience and one we were honored to be a part of on behalf of all the LGBTQ youth we serve. There was a lot of LUV and PRIDE in the streets of Seattle! The City of Seattle also proclaimed June LGBTQ Pride Month. Check out the photo album for more pics of the celebration!
Free2Luv is racing against bullying at NASCAR’s Indy 500, one of the largest sporting event in the world. We’re SUPER excited to be feature our 2016 anti-bullying PSA, a special message from Youth Advocate and racing champion Lil Websta and our empowerment anthem BE THE CHANGE by the fabulous all girl funk band The Change. This year marks the 100th Running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and our bullying prevention messaging will air on jumbotrons reaching over 1.4 million people to spread the word that bullying needs to STOP! The Indy 500 is more than just a race; it’s a cultural event complete with pomp and circumstance, and we are proud to represent bullying prevention.
We had an awesome time rockin’ LUV at the 2nd Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE event. We hosted Celebrity Ambassador Gabbie Rae’s meet and greet, rocked the Million Sign Mission and met some amazing new friends. It was truly an honor to be a part of this fantastic celebration for a great cause. Here’s a sneak peek of the day’s festivities … click on our photo album to see more.
We’re SUPER excited to be premiering our NEW anti-bullying PSA, a special message from Youth Advocate and racing champion Lil Websta and our new empowerment anthem BE THE CHANGE by the fabulous all girl funk band The Change, at NASCAR’s Daytona 500. Our bullying prevention messaging will air on jumbotrons reaching over 1 million people at this Super Bowl of NASCAR and spread the word that bullying needs to STOP!
We are super excited for the release of our NEW empowerment anthem written and created by Youth Advocates and all girl funk band, The Change! ‘BE THE CHANGE’ will be available for download Feb 15th and 100% of the proceeds benefit our youth empowerment initiatives. A BIG THANK YOU to The Change for rockin’ their voices for good.