CAMPAIGNS TO DATE
Here at Love Free Movement we believe in the power of giving back, so we have set up a system that enables us to give back to different charities and organizations every month. Simply bringing awareness to world issues and trends can spark for positive change. Below is a list of programs that we have donated a portion of our proceeds to. We thank you for your generosity and support towards our mission.
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- JANUARY 2018: Sleeping Bag Drive
We are now accepting donations year round! Send us your gently used sleeping bags, blankets, coats, backpacks and warm items to be handed out to the homeless. Buying some staples from the store? Grab an extra pack of socks or double up on your hygiene items and send them to be packaged and delivered. Also accepting non-perishable food items and snacks. These small acts of kindness truly make a difference in your life and anothers. We sincerely thank everyone for all of the donations so far!
Send donations* to:
Love Free Movement LLC
885 Nile St.
Aurora, CO 80010
* Reciept available by request!
- DECEMBER 2017: Aurora Cultural Arts District
For the month of December we partnered with ACAD (Aurora Cultural Arts District) to support local artists and organizations within the city of Aurora, a vastly cultural area. To preserve the roots of the city, ACAD had implemented the ACADIA project that supports refugee and immigrant artists to build a portfolio, following and expansive artistic opportunities. We will continue to support ACAD throughout 2018.
- NOVEMBER 2017: Food For Thought Denver
For the month of November, a portion of our proceeds are going directly through Food For Thought Denver and into the bellies of hungry students across Metro Denver. Food for Thought targets kids within schools where 90% of the student population qualifies for free and reduced lunches. Every other weekend students are given PowerSacks - enough food to feed a family of 4 twice. The mission at Food for Thought is to eradicate weekend hunger for Title I schools in the Denver Public School system. Learn More.
- OCTOBER 2017: Soul Dog Rescue
We recently had a beautiful red heeler/collie mix come into our life through Soul Dog Rescue. After being abandoned, living on the streets and being shot, our sweet Alice was finally rescued and rehabilitated by Soul Dog Rescue. We continue to work with and thank Soul Dog for their proactive and sustainable practices and for changing the lives of so many deserving animals! FOSTER | ADOPT
- September 2017: SBP USA
SBP USA specializes in disaster relief, recovery and resilience. After a particularly devastating month of September seeing through Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as large magnitude earthquakes in Mexico and fires blazing throughout the northwest. Through a comprehensive 5-step plan, SBP is proactively preparing us for natural disasters when they strike.
- August 2017: Gender Identity Center of Colorado
We stand in solidarity with our transgender neighbors for the month of August and every month. In response to President Trump's ban on transgender military members, we partnered with the Gender Identity Center of Colorado to help raise awareness for local resources. Visit https://giccolorado.org to learn more!
- July 2017: Blessing Bags
One of our favorite campaigns made a return in July. We put together a Summer Blessing Bag Drive and were able to graciously collect funds to put summer care packages together for those in need around the city. We included items such as bandanas, sunscreen, fruit, water, bug spray and more. Watch our YouTube channel to learn more!
- June 2017: Matthew Shepard Foundation
Embrace Diversity. Eliminate Hate. This is the backbone of the Matthew Shepard Foundation based out of Denver, Colorado. Do yourself a favor and get to know the tragic, heartbreaking and ultimately powerful story of Matthew Shepard and his family who continues his legacy today. In honor of Pride month, we continue to stand with LGBTQ individuals everywhere.
- MAY 2017: The Lunch Money Project
During the month of May we teamed up with a local elementary school as well as several generous donors to help pay-off overdue lunch fees for K - 6th grade students. For families who are unable to afford these daily fees, costs can add up and prevent students from receiving an end-of-the-year diploma. We believe that no child should go unrecognized and hope to continue and amplify this project in the future!
For the month of April we teamed up with a local Colorado cyclist to help her raise funds for an expedition to Malawi. During this expedition, volunteers will bike an 800 mile journey through small villages, getting to know the people and the medical needs of the Malawian community. Tany set a fundraising goal of $4,000 and has currently raised over $4,500.
- MARCH 2017: The Feminine Hygiene Project
In the month of March we will begin creating and distributing feminine hygiene packages throughout the city of Denver to women in need. These packages include fresh underwear, tampons, pads, soaps, lotions, oils and other hygiene products as well as notes of love and encouragement. Ending the stigma surrounding feminine hygiene will only allow us to better serve our friends, sisters, mothers, daughters. Learn More.
- DECEMBER 2016: Standing Rock
December is #NoDAPL Month of Action. Join us in the fight for protecting Indigenous rights, land, water and the betterment of economic development. Educate. Donate. Prayer.
"Treat the earth well. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
- Native American Proverb
- NOVEMBER 2016: Walk2Connect
We are very grateful for our ongoing collaboration with Walk2Connect, a whole-health walking platform for people of every background, lifestyle, shape and size. This is a group of thinkers and doers who learn by moving beside nature, each other and self. Please do your mind, body and spirit the gracious favor of joining a walk nearby: Walks | #Lifeat3MPH | Shop Walk2Connect
- OCTOBER 2016: Vote, Vote, Vote
- SEPTEMBER 2016: Music Mural & Arts Project
Since MMAP was founded in 2001, they have helped over 25,000 at-risk students connect with creative opportunities and mentors through mural art and hip-hop music. The amount of research, design, expression, and development that goes into every project is truly life changing. Not only are these programs activating the community, they are also engaging in a curriculum that supports growth derived from historical events. The learning doesn’t stop there. The programs also offer employment experience for students with opportunities for resume, portfolio and professional expansion. Learn more about this incredible organization by tapping the link HERE.
For the second year in a row, we hosted a month long fundraiser to collect donations to put together care packages for the homeless community in Denver and surrounding areas. These packages include basic necessities that are too often taken for granted and are handed out while we are parked and driving around downtown. Please contact us for more information or questions on how to start creating your own blessing bags!
- JULY 2016: The Blue Bench
The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) is metropolitan Denver's only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. Since 1983, the group has worked tirelessly to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and the community. The hope is to one day live in a world where sexual assault no longer exists; where there are no more victims, friends and families suffering in its wake. Inspired by the courage of one another - as survivors, activists, advocates and community leaders, The Blue Bench has helped hundreds of thousands of Denver-area women and men find the courage to move from victim to survivor.
- JUNE 2016: Step 13
Step 13 is a recovery program for men located in the city of Denver, Colorado. Through a structured environment, sober programs, workforce training and job placement, Step 13 is able to treat those who suffer from addiction with head-on strategies and results. Here at Love Free Movement, we continue to support a sober lifestyle and addiction recovery. Through personal connection, we can attest to Step 13 as a life-saving organization.
- MAY 2016: Firefighter Appreciation
Our goal is to raise money to put towards items that will be donated to local fire stations as a "thank you" for everything they do for our communities. With the donated funds we will be able to purchase useful items such as: bottled water, baked goods, fruit, granola bars, utensils, paper plates and more! Visit https://www.gofundme.com/2vhyf4z8 to donate or share!
Metro Denver Partners has been providing guidance, education and role model support to Denver’s youth for nearly 50 years. Through one-on-one mentoring and valuable relationships, Metro Denver Partners has allowed at-risk youth to develop and flourish in a safe and growth-oriented environment. The group was formed in 1968 as a way to combat the rise in juvenile delinquencies throughout the city of Denver. As a result, nearly 17,000 youth have been positively affected through the mentoring programs.
- MARCH 2016: National Women's History Project
In honor of Women's History Month we are teaming up with the National Women's History Project, founded by a group of women in the 1980's in Santa Clara, California who lobbied to get the Congress and the White House to recognize March as Women's History Month and March 8th as International Women's Day. Join us in acknowledging our highly influential history backed by trailblazing women.
- FEBRUARY 2016: Sleeping Bag + Blanket + Sock Drive
For the month of February we are teaming up with our friends at Highlands Church Denver to host a Sleeping Bag + Blanket + Sock Drive. Find us parked at North High School on W 32nd Ave & Eliot St on Sunday the 14th, 21st and 28th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. All donations will be collected and distributed to our homeless neighbors in need.
- JANUARY 2016: Virunga National Park
Home to Africa's oldest park, precious wildlife and thick vegetation, Virunga National Park and Virunga Alliance are working to restore, rebuild and renew the Congolese community of over 4 million people and thousands of threatened exotic animals. Through peace, prosperity, and development, projects are being completed to advance local resources and standards of living.
- DECEMBER 2015: Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront is a platform for service men and women to connect with others through Upcoming Events around the nation as well as a Current Needs forum with individual stories and crowdfunding opportunities. 92% of every donation made through Operation Homefront goes directly to the needs of these heroes and their families.
- NOVEMBER 2015: Food Bank of the Rockies
For the month of November we are partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies to share Thanksgiving with those who need an extra hand. Nearly 1 in 7 people in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado do not have the means to provide themselves with a nutritious meal and nearly 1 in 4 is under the age of 18. Food Bank of the Rockies provides over 44 million meals to over 400,000 people annually. 96% of every dollar donated goes directly towards food distribution. $1 donated = 4 meals provided.
- OCTOBER 2015: The White Helmets
The White Helmets is an organization of Syrian volunteers, both men and women, that is focused on helping those trapped in the harrowing midst of Syria's violence. When bombs and missiles are dropped on schools, homes and bakeries, they are the first to respond, digging for and rescuing helpless civilians. Over 30,000 men, women and children have been saved so far, but not without nearly 100 volunteer deaths. They believe that every life deserves a second chance, regardless of political or religious affiliations. Every purchase through the month of October will go directly towards supplies for The White Helmets. Learn more about these amazing heroes and the Syrian conflict here.
- SEPTEMBER 2015: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are donating 10% of all of September's proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the hopes of playing a small role in bringing families some hope and peace of mind. St. Jude receives the majority of their funding for daily operational expenses solely through donations made by the public. Please follow along as we get to know some of the precious souls battling cancer while bringing awareness to these devastating illnesses and life changing treatments.
- AUGUST 2015: Blessing Bag Fundraiser
Blessing bags are care packages filled with useful products that can be handed out to individuals who are looking for a helping hand. This month we have created our first fundraiser in the hopes of raising enough money to create over 200 Blessing Bags to hand out to individuals in Denver and surrounding communities. Learn More.
- JULY 2015: The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Kennesburg, CO is a 720 acre facility designed to house lions, tigers, bears, leopards, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions and other large carnivores in wide open habitats. Many of these animals are rescued from poor and abusive living conditions, rehabilitated and reintroduced to other animals where they are free to roam and live happily. The sanctuary is a non-profit organization that relies solely on the donations of others to give these animals the highest quality living conditions.
- JUNE 2015: The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national resource for suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth who are struggling to make sense of their sexuality. This organization has been providing educational and supportive resources since 1998, in hopes of preventing devastating losses and allowing teens and young adults to have a comfortable and safe place to turn to in times of need. Watch the short film TREVOR to see what started this inspiring organization!
SUICIDE HOTLINE: 866-488-7386
- MAY 2015: Good Karma Bikes
Transportation is crucial for low income and homeless individuals. Good Karma Bikes is an organization based out of San Jose, California where they host Bicycle Technician programs and employment opportunities for individuals who can't afford the high price of owning a car. Once they have completed the program they earn a bike of their own and become a trainer for others who are looking to improve their lives as well. Visit their website to meet the crew!
- APRIL 2015: Music & Memory
Alzheimer's and dementia patients and are constantly struggling to make connections with the world that they once could. Music & Memory is a program that works to bring iPods into nursing homes, enabling patients to tap into their musical memories in order to awaken a sense that has long been forgotten. Proven by extensive neuroscience research, music is the new medication. Follow along as they change the lives of many.
- MARCH 2015: Gardens Project
Gardens Project is based out of Northern California where they make community gardening a sustainable resource. With programs that work through education, outreach and collaboration they have managed to supply their entire community with fresh and organic produce. Be a part of their journey and learn how you can get your green thumb in action.
- FEBRUARY 2015: Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential figures in the ongoing battle for racial freedom. Through teachings of peace and non-violence, The King Center continues to push for equality and freedom through understanding of injustice. Join this movement to educate yourself and others for positive change!
- JANUARY 2015: Shared Hope International
Human Trafficking is an epidemic that has been hitting the world in a powerful way. Shared Hope International is a platform for victims and healers to come together to fight sex trafficking through prevention, restoration and justice. These programs and awareness efforts have saved many lives and pushed for change. Show them your support and help spread awareness.
- DECEMBER 2014: Blessing Bags
The homeless community is abundant in major cities and makes it possible to lend a helping hand to those in need. Blessing Bags contain items such as gloves, hats, bandannas, sunglasses, hygiene products, journals, food, water, books and more. Putting together blessing bags and keeping them in your car or at work allows you to give back. Every purchase enables us to continue our mission in paying it forward with blessing bags.
- NOVEMBER 2014: Native American Heritage Association
Imagine living in harsh winter conditions with little shelter or heat. The Lakota Indian Reservation is struggling for quality living conditions in the community and many lives are at risk in freezing temperatures. The Native American Heritage Association provides food, heaters and a better way of life for many Native Americans in dire need of help. Visit the link to learn about how you can pitch in!
- OCTOBER 2014: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer is a frightening epidemic for both men and women around the world. Through the Susan G. Komen organization we have been able to learn about symptom information, prevention plans, positive outcomes and the importance of awareness. Continue to spread the word to family and friends to help support the fight against breast cancer.
- SEPTEMBER 2014: Prevent Child Abuse America
Establishing a positive living environment for children is critical to healthy development. Through evidence-based practices, Prevent Child Abuse America is helping to fuel justice for abuse and prevention of neglect. Help them advocate for positive change!
- AUGUST 2014: DonorsChoose.org
Teachers are constantly looking for resources to help them finance running an educational classroom. DonorsChoose.org is a platform for teachers to share their stories, introduce their class and raise funds for certain projects. We were blessed to team up with Ms. Marrero's class to help fund her project, 'Sharp Minds and Cutting Edge' that provided the materials students needed to create their own books.
- JULY 2014: ActiveMinds
Suicide is a leading and threatening pandemic that is sweeping across college campuses. ActiveMinds is an organization that works to empower students to change the way they think about mental health and support each other to fight this devastating battle. Show your support to young minds across the globe through ActiveMinds.
- JUNE 2014: Human Rights Campaign
Equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender humans is crucial in today's race for equal rights. The Human Rights Campaign is a leader in the industry for positive change for marriage rights, understanding of sexual orientation, and open acceptance and support for all walks of life. Join the mission to spread love and eliminate hate!
- MAY 2014: National Park & Rec Association
NRPA is driving communities to help sustain local parks and recreational opportunities. Through conservation, heath and wellness and social equity, they are stressing the importance of taking care of our parks so that they may remain enjoyable for everyone. Follow their journey and get out to enjoy a park near you!
- APRIL 2014: National Stroke Association
Surviving a stroke is subjection to making huge lifestyle changes and battling mental, physical and emotional factors. The National Stroke Association is spreading awareness for the signs and symptoms of stroke, the impact strokes have on the brain, and ways to prevent them from happening. Join National Stroke Association as they pave the way for change of this debilitating health risk and ask you to step it up for stroke!
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