Build-A-Bear Foundation Sponsors Free2BeME Workshops

We’re spreadin’ the LUV with a special series of Free2BeME workshops hosted by Advocate Lauren Suthers at Boys & Girls Clubs. Kids are exploring their inner talents, interests, and passions through art in a space free of judgment as they discuss topics including bullying prevention, the importance of kindness, following your passion, and celebrating individuality. This series was made possible by the generosity of Build-A-Bear Foundation. Thank you for your support.

If you’re an Advocate and would like to host a workshop or if you know of a group who would like to participate in one of our workshops, contact us at info@free2luv.org.

Build-A-Bear Foundation Sponsors Free2BeME Workshops 2017-12-07T18:27:16+00:00

Celebrate Pride And Support LGBTQ Youth: #Bows4Pride

Happy Pride Month! We’re super excited to announce a collab with San Francisco-based neckwear designer BOWS-N-TIES and LGBTQ nonprofits, SAGE and the SF LGBT Center for #Bows4Pride. 100% of the sales of stylish rainbow bow ties provide outreach and support for LGBTQ youth, the elderly and equal opportunity for the community at large. You can now look good, do good, and make a powerful statement of support for basic human rights.

When you purchase your tie you help support our LGBTQ outreach.

Celebrate Pride And Support LGBTQ Youth: #Bows4Pride 2017-12-08T17:33:04+00:00

Together we can enhance and save the lives of youth

NOW MORE THAN EVER it is time to let our youth know we are here for them. That expressing their individuality is vital. That each of them deserves to thrive in a safe and supportive environment. Now thru May 10th, help us give the gift of empowerment.
Your donation will bring underserved youth to our Free2BeME empowerment workshops where they can express themselves through art and storytelling – free of charge!
Every dollar helps and supports our mission to rock individuality, spread kindness and stand up to bullying. THANK YOU!

Together we can enhance and save the lives of youth 2017-12-07T18:34:58+00:00

Free2Luv and Audra McLaughlin Launch NASCAR ‘BE LOVE’ TOUR

 

Super excited to be rocking the raceway again this year! We are on a NASCAR ‘BE LOVE’ tour with Celebrity Ambassador Audra McLaughlin and can’t wait to rock kindness with y’all. First stop, Daytona! Hear Audra live, get your VIP Access to Kindness lanyard and rock the #MillionSignMission with Audra.❤️

Free2Luv and Audra McLaughlin Launch NASCAR ‘BE LOVE’ TOUR 2017-07-20T21:56:25+00:00

You’ve done it! THANK YOU! With all of your voting, we’ve WON a MoonShare Year of Giving Grant! We are so appreciative of all of your support and super excited to make an even bigger impact on our youth. Thank you Sugarlands Distilling Company for spreading good in the world. Together, we are stronger.

2017-02-07T01:38:16+00:00

A Quick Text Could Save a Life … We need your help

Our new year is off to an AMAZING start! With your help, we can WIN $25,000 to continue to ROCK LUV! It’s simply a text away! Text the message KM287 to the number 499499.  AND, you can help us score extra votes by donating! Every $1 you donate = 10 extra votes!!

A BIG thank you to Givit for this incredible opportunity, The Change for creating this awesome mannequin challenge video (check it out HERE) and each of YOU for voting! We can’t wait to touch more lives with you in 2017!

A Quick Text Could Save a Life … We need your help 2017-01-23T06:02:41+00:00

Your Vote Can Help Us Win $5,000 For Our Empowerment Programs

We have an opportunity to bring in the new year with a $5,000 MoonShare Year of Giving grant for our youth empowerment programs! We’d love your support! Please take a quick moment to VOTE HERE AND you can VOTE DAILY on each of your devices all month!

Thanks so much for your love and support and thank you Sugarlands Distilling Company for helping us continue our work with underserved youth!

Your Vote Can Help Us Win $5,000 For Our Empowerment Programs 2017-01-05T00:03:08+00:00

LGBT SHORT FILM ‘PIECE OF CAKE’ MEETS WITH RAVE REVIEWS

Did you know 9 out of 10 LGBT teens have reported being bullied at school because of their sexual orientation and 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBT? Can you imagine not loving your child based on their sexuality? Coming out isn’t always a PIECE OF CAKE. We’re delighted to have co-produced the award-winning LGBT short film, PIECE OF CAKE with The Riot Life to support LGBTQ youth. YouTube star of NowThisIsLiving channel Shannon Beveridge and actress & filmmaker, Ella Lentini shine in this production that has raised over $10,000 to date to support our youth empowerment programs and LGBTQ youth.

“Proud to stand with Free2Luv and be a part of a film that gives back to a cause that means so much to me.” ~ Shannon Beveridge

What does PRIDE mean to you? Check out this heartfelt, beautiful letter to LGBTQ youth from Ella.

PIECE OF CAKE has met with critic acclaim, winning several film festival awards and the feedback from fans was overwhelming and moving.

At Free2Luv, we believe every story matters and we’d love to share yours. Tell your story of coming out, experiencing bullying or overcoming hardship and be part of our THIS IS MY STORY series. Your story matters.

LGBT SHORT FILM ‘PIECE OF CAKE’ MEETS WITH RAVE REVIEWS 2018-06-16T18:22:19+00:00

Free2Luv and World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation Join in Global Educational Effort to Stop Bullying

We’re happy to announce the upcoming release of the emotionally charged feature film TIME FOR A CHAMPION and our association with the film’s international distributor. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Free2Luv and other organizations throughout the world. This family film is an inspirational and powerful story which not only provides an intimate look at the epidemic of bullying and homeless teens but also leaves the viewer feeling uplifted. TIME FOR A CHAMPION which is supported by such screen luminaries as Edward James Olmos, will be showcased at a number of film festivals around the world this fall in the anticipation of its release in 2017. 

“We’re honored to partner with Free2Luv on this vital educational venture,” says Paul D. Hancock, President and CEO of the film’s distributor, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation. “Free2Luv is respected by educators and civic leaders for its influential sponsorship of programs to illuminate the ethical choices that young people face every day in our challenging society. For them to choose our film as part of this effort is immensely gratifying.”

“We know firsthand the power of the arts to heal and inspire youth,” Sandis observed. “This is a groundbreaking film that will promote a much-needed dialogue. It shows the very subtle yet devastating and pernicious effects of bullying, and ultimately demonstrates the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity. We believe that all children will benefit from seeing this film, and look forward to being in the vanguard of that discussion.”

TIME FOR A CHAMPION was produced by PSJA Southwest Film Society, a production company headquartered at PSJA Southwest Early College High School in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD) in South Texas. The inspirational sports story portrays the efforts of a homeless Latina girl to overcome a background of neglect and poverty. Enrolled in high school by her new adoptive parents, she must then confront bullying in the classroom and on the athletic field. The screenplay was written by Barry Glasser, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Together he and former Univision executive, Sarvelio Carreon, produced and directed the film, which was staffed by more than 80 PSJA ISD students and faculty.

Free2Luv and World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation Join in Global Educational Effort to Stop Bullying 2016-09-21T00:49:36+00:00

We’re Spreadin’ LUV … Enter to WIN!

Give us your best LUV hashtag HERE! Every response counts as an entry for our #LoveWins dog tag necklace giveaway designed by Magda Molina Designs. Get creative!

LOVE, PEACE & UNITY
Celebrate our beautiful differences and support equality by wearing one of these powerful, handmade, unisex silver and copper necklaces.  They’re ON SALE NOW HERE to benefit our youth empowerment initiatives.

LOVE WINS every time! What is your definition of LOVE?  TELL US for a chance to WIN a beautiful necklace from the #LoveWins line by Magda Molina Designs. COMMENT HERE
Magda has an amazing line of jewelry that she has created to benefit our youth empowerment initiatives. See full line HERE

We’re Spreadin’ LUV … Enter to WIN! 2016-09-04T19:01:11+00:00
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