Now, with anxiety and mental health issues heightened due to Coronavirus, it is crucial that we let our youth know they are not alone, that their feelings are valid, and continue to provide an outlet and safe way for them to explore their emotions through creative expression. This creative outlet can be a powerful tool in managing anxiety and fear of the unknown.
Your support helps heal the pain of isolation, rejection or confusion at-risk and marginalized youth may be experiencing during this time of uncertainty as many grapple with mental illness and cyberbullying, both which have had dramatic increases this year.
Since 2011, Free2Luv has been committed to supporting youth’s mental health through the arts and we remain unwavering, even during these unprecedented times.
With your support, we can continue to positively impact youth in need.
Your monthly gift of $25 provides two youth access to our arts empowerment programming. You’ll give them a safe space to build confidence, creativity, and healthy coping skills.
Your monthly gift of $50 provides five youth struggling with bullying, their identity, or self-harm with our signature empowerment package. They’ll receive a gift filled with inspirational merchandise, our new creative expression mental health activity book and a personal message letting them know they’re not alone.
During COVID-19, your gift directly supports our remote outreach.
Whatever you give, your donation makes a difference. Help us turn the bullied to the brave.
You have the power to make a lasting impact on the life of a teen in need.
Did you know that many employers match funds donated by their employees? That means your $500 gift could become a $1,000 gift. Some companies will even donate for hours you’ve spent volunteering. Talk to your human resources department and find out how you can best leverage your gift and help further our mission to save the lives of youth.
I love how you use film to discuss topics such as ‘coming out’. Piece of Cake was so beautifully done and I’m sure it helped so many come out and share their authentic selves with family and friends. It’s really great to know there is a safe space where LGBT kids can feel a part of something and feel supported. Thanks for being a safe haven for the LGBT community – we need you, Free2Luv!
Free2Luv is an amazing organization that truly operates from the heart. Their mission is a powerful & oh-so important one (actually, more like crucial in this day and age), and their people are dedicated, passionate, creative, kind, compassionate and professional.
I’ve partnered up with them and donate a percentage of my (business) sales to them, and every interaction has been an absolute joy. It is a pleasure and an honor to be involved with this incredible non-profit. THANK YOU Free2Luv for your wonderful work! Ultimately, we all benefit from it.
I joined @free_2_luv last year because I struggled with self-confidence due to the many negative labels given to me. The most commonly used words were nerd, fat, ugly, untalented and annoying. Truth is, I still struggle, but I am lucky to have my family and friends. I know not everyone is as lucky to have that support system, so I wanted to help others. Becoming a youth advocate for Free2Luv was fate! It fell into my lap when I was trying to find my smile again and help others.
I am still working on my self-confidence and really struggle making friends but I am feeling blessed more and more every day.
As a single mother of a teenage daughter, it’s so vital to me that my daughter feels empowered and I found that this organization does just that. They stress the importance of being true to yourself and staying strong in your beliefs and convictions and not falling victim to peer pressure. My daughter had the privilege of participating in one of their empowerment workshops and it was a really powerful experience for her. I love Free2Luv and what they stand for and hope that every teen can be touched by this movement. We look forward to getting more involved!
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 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.
I had the pleasure of working with Free2Luv last year as a grant researcher and writer. I was moved by their commitment, hard work, and professionalism in improving the lives of disadvantaged youth everywhere, whether it’s fighting bullying, helping them to increase self-esteem, developing their communication and job skills, or encouraging them to accept and embrace their individuality. Through workshops like Free2BeMe and Rock Kindness, Kym and Tonya have put their cause to work, getting measurable results and achieving their goal of helping to make the world a braver, kinder place.