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 100,000 festival fans to bring awareness to amazing causes.

See below for a list of the 2015 organizations!



Chicago Cares

 
 
Chicago Cares
About

Chicago Cares creates volunteer experiences that connect people and communities to meet critical needs and build a stronger Chicago. Chicago Cares connects people, communities and causes through volunteerism. As the city’s leading nonprofit service organization, Chicago Cares has engaged more than 500,000 volunteers through 250 monthly programs, corporate programming and annual events. It is the only nonprofit that addresses needs across the full spectrum-from hunger to education to job readiness-by nimbly creating impactful, hands-on programming benefiting hundreds of community nonprofits. In the process, Chicago Cares empowers people to lead and transforms the city for good by offering a platform for collaboration, civic engagement and long-term change.

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HeadCount

 
 
HeadCount
About

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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Love Hope Strength

 
 
Love Hope Strength
About

MISSION SAVING LIVES, ONE CONCERT AT A TIME At Love Hope Strength we turn concerts into lifesaving events. Through our GET ON THE LIST campaign we register marrow donors resulting in matches from concerts around the world.

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Meat Free Monday

 
 
Meat Free Monday
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Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday is a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of eating meat, and to encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week.

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MusiCares

 
 
MusiCares
About

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

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ONE

 
 
ONE
About

ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now. Cofounded by Bono, 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 so governments are accountable to their citizens. ONE does not raise money itself to build schools, hospitals and the like, but does its work by advocacy and campaigning so that government funds continue to flow to programs that make a difference in people’s lives. ONE 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. ONE’s work is strictly politically non-partisan. In recent years, ONE’s members, together with other campaigners, have played an important role in persuading governments to support effective programs and policies that are making a measurable difference in fighting extreme poverty and disease. Partly as a result of these advocacy efforts, more than 9 million people living in Africa today have access to lifesaving AIDS medication, up from only 50,000 in 2002. Malaria has been cut by 75% in eight African countries since 2000, and 54 million more children across sub-Saharan Africa are now going to primary school compared to 1999. ONE is not a grant-making organization and does not solicit funding from the public or receive government funding. ONE is funded almost entirely by foundations, individual philanthropists and corporations. We achieve change through advocacy – our teams in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives.

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Oxfam America

 
 
Oxfam America
About

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.

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PETA

 
 
PETA
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

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Rock The Vote

 
 
Rock The Vote
About

Rock the Vote is the largest non-profit and non-partisan organization in the United States building the political power of young people. Fusing pop culture, politics, and technology, Rock the Vote works to mobilize the millennial voting bloc and the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for an electoral process and voting system that works for the 21st century electorate. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the use of pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity. Now, for almost 25 years, Rock the Vote has pioneered ways to make voting easier by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections for young adults. Rock the Vote has run the largest voter registration drives for young people on record during the past six Presidential elections. In 2008 and 2012, our on-the-ground efforts, online organizing, and cutting-edge tools and technologies made us the largest non-partisan voter engagement campaign in the nation. All of these efforts have resulted in Rock the Vote processing nearly seven million voter registrations, bringing millions more to the polls, and becoming a trusted resource for young people, government agencies, and technological innovators passionate about political discourse and engagement.

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Sober Side

 
 
Sober Side
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Established and staffed by group of passionate music lovers who chose to remain clean and sober at the festival, Sober Side is open to everyone seeking serenity and fellowship in the midst of all the fun.

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Syd Rocks

 
 
Syd Rocks
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The brainchild of 18-year-old Syd Martin, Syd Rocks is Chicago-based foundation that has a mission to educate, raise awareness and fund cutting-edge research for Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), a little known, potentially fatal disease that mainly impacts children. Although Syd was fortunate to have a positive response to the therapy she received, many children do not. Syd Rocks raises money through the sale of its signature Syd Rocks necklaces and other related merchandise, fundraising events, community activities and foundation sponsorships.

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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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