Playing For Change Day is a creative day of action that uses the universal power of music to create positive social change. Musicians from all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes to bring 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 born so that everyone could get involved and become a part of our global community.
In 2011, PFC Day had 225 amazing events in 41 countries on six continents sharing the love! We raised over $68,000 which is now supporting our programs in Nepal for one year; it also helps fund our teachers in three schools in Africa which serve more than 400 kids every week, as well as provides some of the costs to run these schools.
Your donation or participation contributes to a positive vibration that connects and inspires us all.
Play a song. Change the World.
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 eight music schools and programs in South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, and Nepal. 600 children participate in regular music instruction. We’re constantly working to strengthen our existing programs and to expand our programmatic reach worldwide. We have plans to create new programs in America, Thailand, and other places as funds allow.
Playing For Change Day is a unique opportunity to advance our mission by fostering even greater connections as we come together to Play For Change. We are so grateful for all of the generous support, the dedicated event creators, and the new friends and partners we met through our first Playing For Change Day in 2011, and we’re excited to be working with the global community to create an amazing Playing For Change Day 2012!
To learn even more about our programs and who we are, please visit the About page on the foundation’s primary website.