1Love Playing For Change Day unites a global community through the power of music to affect positive social change. Communities will gather as musicians from all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes all with the goal of bringing music into the lives of young people.
In response to the enthusiasm of those inspired by 'Songs Around the World' and the mission of the Playing For Change Foundation, PFC Day was created in 2011 so that everyone can get involved and become a part of our global community.
This year, we are excited to join forces with 1Love, a global foundation started by the children of Bob Marley. 1Love was created as a beacon of world peace with the hope and promise of realizing Bob Marley’s dream that a united human race can build a better world through the work of a compassionate and caring global community.
We are presenting 1Love PFC Day together because of our shared passion and understanding of music’s power to unite people and thereby bring peace and positive change to the world.
Your 1Love PFC Day fundraising efforts will help provide the gift of ongoing music classes for hundreds of children attending our music programs in Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, Nepal, and Thailand.
In 2012, PFC Day had over 330 amazing events in 52 different countries sharing the love! We raised over $150,000, which will keep the instruments, music instruction, and inspiration flowing to many kids around the world in the year ahead.
Your donation and/or participation contribute to a positive vibration that connects and inspires us all.
“Make way for the positive day” ~ Bob Marley
Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) was established in 2007 and is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization. Our mission is to create positive change through music and arts education. We support music schools and programs that are created and operated by the local community, and then purposefully connect those communities around the world.
To date, PFCF has created nine music schools and programs in Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, Nepal, and Thailand. Each week more than 600 children participate in free music instruction, and we’re constantly working to strengthen our existing programs and to expand our programmatic reach worldwide. Recent program evaluations reinforce the real and positive impact of music education and demonstrate change in action. Music education improves students’ learning in math and language, increases students’ self-esteem, and fosters joy.
1Love Playing For Change Day is a unique opportunity to advance our mission and make even greater connections as we come together to play for change. We are so grateful for all of the generous support, and we’re excited to be working with the global community to create an amazing 1Love Playing For Change Day 2013! To learn even more about our programs and who we are, please visit the About page on the foundation’s primary website.
The 1Love Foundation is a public non-profit 501(C)(3) and a global movement created by the Marley family to do good in honor of Bob Marley’s vision of a better tomorrow. Committed to furthering his legacy by fostering programs, spreading ideas, and encouraging good deeds that speak to our three key initiatives: Youth, Planet and Peace. To bring these projects to life, 1Love aligns with charities and causes that support the nourishment and education of children, protect the earth, and promote the wellbeing of humanity in order to create lasting change for generations to come. For regular updates, exclusive invites and information, you can follow 1Love on their Facebook, Twitter or at http://www.1love.org.