“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit,” says, Tonya Sandis, CEO and Co-Founder of Free2Luv, a nonprofit dedicated to ending bullying, spreading love and stopping hate. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, and passionate about getting our FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BULLY program into communities nationwide in 2013.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Free2Luv received – reviews written by volunteers, donor, clients and the public at large. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.
Here is one of the reviews: “Free2Luv is a beautiful non-profit organization that is helping change the world through their youth programs that teach love, compassion, acceptance and understanding in place of hate and violence. Their FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BULLY programs are making schools safer for our children. Our children living with acceptance and peace will not only change the world today but for future generations to come.”
Actress and Free2Luv Ambassador, Thea Gill joins other celebrities, Fran Drescher, Carmen Electra and Gabrielle Anwar to name a few, who passionate about celebrating individuality. Thea wrote “As someone who has experienced and observed bullying in my youth and as an adult, I understand and empathize with those individuals who are looking for someone or a group that will offer a consistent ear and strong guidance during frightening times of alienation and desperation that can lead to self destructive behavior and suicide. When I was approached by FREE2LUV to support this global organization, I found the CEO, Tonya Sandis, to be an exemplary model of kindness, warmth and dedicated hard work. It is these qualities that make this commendable movement one of the most accepting new anti-bullying groups I've been introduced to.”
"We are gratified by Free2Luv for its work,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, "They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support."
Being on the Top-Rated List comes at an important time of the year, as donors look for causes to support during the holiday season. It also coincides with the first year anniversary of Free2Luv, an organization committed to ending bullying and celebrating individuality in our youth. Free2Luv recently released an Anthem song currently available on iTunes to raise funds for their bullying prevention community program.
“Because music is a universal language, we are using it to reach our youth and truly make an impact,” says Sandis. “When we go into schools and communities, we want our children to know that they are powerful and they have a voice, and it is important to use it for good. We believe the bullying epidemic begins with low self-esteem and if we work to change that, we can change the face of this epidemic.”
With the rise in teen suicides, it is Free2Luv’s passion to reach as many communities and children as possible to spread the word that each child has their own unique purpose. Through their social awareness campaign, community outreach, celebrity ambassadors, youth advocates and corporate alliances, Free2Luv is breaking down the barriers of hate and celebrating everyone’s individuality and freedom to love.
You can be part of the change and stand up for love. Visit http://free2luv.org and learn how you can bring Free2Luv’s program to your community.
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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Tonya at 206.495.7464, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.free2luv.org.