Lolla Cares

Lolla Cares

More Than Just A Rock Concert

Ever since the first festival in 1991, Lollapalooza has always been a place where music fans can learn more about how to help the world around them.

Whether it’s becoming more environmentally conscious, registering to vote or saving a life through a bone marrow match, Lolla Cares brings together the best of the world’s organizations and puts them in front of 100K festival fans to bring awareness to amazing causes.



amfAR

amfAR
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amfAR is the Foundation for AIDS Research founded in 1985. The Foundation for Aids Research is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. amfAR has invested more than $388 million in its mission. Recently, amfAR launched “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS”, a research initiative aimed at finding a broadly applicable cure for HIV by 2020. For the past five years, Kiehl’s, amfAR, and our LifeRiders have ridden over 15,000 miles to support amfAR’s effort to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. As of 2014, Kiehl’s has donated $1,025,000 to benefit the cause, funding 6 cure-related research projects. As part of Kiehl’s Fifth Annual LifeRide celebration, we invite you to help donate at the Kiehl’s Michigan Ave & Lincoln Park stores on Monday, August 4th. Stop by one of the information booths for more details & samples. #LifeRide5

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Food Policy Action

Food Policy Action
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Food Policy Action promotes good food policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard. Our mission is to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production.

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HeadCount

HeadCount
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HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower. Our message is not about what party you support or where you land on an issue. It’s that you must speak to be heard.

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ONE

ONE
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ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 4 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and not politically partisan, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs. ONE also works closely with African activists and policymakers as they fight corruption, promote poverty-fighting priorities, monitor the use of aid, and help build civil society and economic development.

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Oxfam America

Oxfam America
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Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We save lives, develop long-term solutions to poverty, and campaign for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. The Chicago Oxfam Action Corps is Oxfam’s local group who engage Chicagoans interested in joining the fight against hunger and poverty, and who advocate directly on Oxfam’s behalf to Illinois lawmakers. Oxfam America has been active in the United States since 1970, and the Chicago Oxfam Action Corps has been in existence since 2008. Our vision: A just world without poverty. Our mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

We need your voice! Make a choice in how you want to fight poverty, hunger, and injustice. You can sign our petition, play our Behind the Brands game, and snap a pic in our Empowered Snacks photo booth. The best part? Grab free music downloads after using your voice to Right the Wrong.

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Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote
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Rock the Vote is the nation’s largest organization engaging and building the political power of young people in politics. Founded nearly twenty-five years ago in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech and artistic expression, Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and cutting-edge technologies to engage and mobilize young people in the political process. We work to ensure they are registered to vote, are educated about their rights, and have the information they need to cast an informed ballot for every election. We give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives. We believe young Americans are an integral part of a strong democracy and engaging this constituency in a way that is meaningful to them – at the intersection of pop culture, new technology and politics.

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Syd Rocks

Syd Rocks
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Syd Rocks funds medical research for Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) and related pediatric cancer and blood diseases. It was founded by Sydney Martin, who was diagnosed with LCH as a 10 year old. Fortunately Syd has been doing well since she stopped treatment in 2008, but many other children don’t respond as well to treatment. Since LCH receives very little government funding, Syd Rocks is a crucial contributor to this cause. The cornerstone of the fundraising is the sale of the very cool Syd Rocks necklaces; Syd’s friends, family, and supporters have made and sold over 6000 Syd Rocks necklaces, and at Lollapalooza, if you make a small donation to Syd Rocks, you can have a pre-made necklace or you can pick the rock of your choice and make your own.

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T.J. Martell Foundation

T.J. Martell Foundation
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The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.  The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability

The Lexicon of Sustainability
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The Lexicon of Sustainability™ is based on a simple premise: to engage, inspire and promote principles of sustainability. The Lexicon uses information artwork, short films, street art, educational curriculum and the new book, Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, to bring awareness to the terms and principles that will define the next economy. Want to get more involved? Here are some ways to engage with the Lexicon projects in your community:

1.) Become a pop-up show curator. The Lexicon of Sustainability™ invites community leaders, students, farmers, activists, gardeners, cooks … anyone to host a pop-up show in their community, spurring dialog about how individuals and communities can work together to strengthen local food systems. Each new curator will host shows that involve their local communities, and then act as a “lending library” so that other schools and community groups can use their show for their own initiatives. Curators are encouraged to get their local restaurants, markets, and festivals involved in the shows. By becoming a Lexicon curator, you can bring change to your own backyard. Curators have the power to transform their community into an “idea incubator,” a localized think tank that generates dynamic coalitions able to make a difference in shaping the community’s relationship with its food, farmers, and local environment. And because these works will be donated to your community once the shows have run their course, the messages will retain their significance and continue to inspire local audiences for years to come. Apply to be a curator.

2.) Nominate a teacher for Project Localize. PROJECT LOCALIZE is a food literacy initiative that gives high school students the tools to discover and document the sustainable practices which define their local food system. Teachers are provided with a free toolkit, including study guides, visual resources, and instructional art tutorials, which enables the exploration of local, sustainable food systems through the creation of powerful information artworks. The materials are designed to assist the teacher in leading the classroom in a cross-discipline method using language arts, visual arts, and environmental science. The final collection of artwork from participating schools will be shared far and wide. The collection will showcase the sustainable solutions of agriculturally diverse regions across America. The Lexicon of Sustainability™ is looking for exemplary teachers and schools to participate in PROJECT LOCALIZE. Selected schools will receive the program at no cost and each participating teacher will have the chance to win the Lexicon of Sustainability Excellence in Education prize in 2014. By reaching students from a variety of agriculturally diverse communities—urban and rural— together we can spread these positive concepts across America, creating a new generation of sustainability literate citizens who will become our future leaders. NOMINATE A TEACHER today. Nominate a teacher.

3.) Paint and share your own street art. The Lexicon of Sustainability™ is excited to present a new way to participate in the movement. Inspired by street artists, the Lexicon has converted our popular information artwork into posters for anyone and everyone to paint and share with their community. Host a painting party with these posters in your classroom, or at your house and invite the neighbors over! This is a great way to spur conversation within a classroom or group setting. Download posters.

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The Love Hope Strength Foundation

The Love Hope Strength Foundation
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Through our partnership with Delete Blood Cancer, LHS spearheads bone marrow drives at concerts and major musical events like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. LHS has added over 60,000 people to the national marrow database and found close to one thousand matches for patients in need of bone marrow transplants. Headquartered in Denver, LHS now has chapters in the United Kingdom, Mexico and Australia.

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Working Bikes

Working Bikes
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Working Bikes rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.

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