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 2016 organizations, and stay tuned for 2017 organizations.
Bike 4 Life
Bike4lifeChicago, supports and promotes biking for both fitness and travel/commuting purposes. Our goal is to improve the health of individuals by raising awareness of of life threatening diseases; HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Obesity and Breast Cancer. To improve our community & environment, via reduction in carbon emissions. “We Live to Bike, We Bike4Life”
Chicago Cares creates volunteer experiences that connect people and communities to meet critical needs and build a stronger Chicago. As the only nonprofit that comprehensively addresses diverse issue areas – from hunger to education to job readiness – through volunteerism, we have revolutionized the way people take ownership of our city and the way problems are solved. At Chicago Cares, we believe in the power of volunteers to change the city for good. That’s why for the last 25 years, we’ve been strengthening Chicago by creating volunteer experiences to help solve the city’s biggest challenges.
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.
Love Hope Strength
Love Hope Strength (LHS) is the world’s leading rock n roll cancer foundation, and since 2008, LHS has been hosting marrow donor drives at concerts and festivals across the globe via our Get on the List campaign.
This program encourages people to sign up for the International Marrow Registry via a simple cheek swab, taking our concept of, “saving lives, one concert at a time,” to a whole new level.
Music for Relief
Comprised of musicians, music industry professionals, and fans, MUSIC FOR RELIEF is a humanitarian organization dedicated to providing aid to natural disaster survivors and protecting the environment.
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.
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.
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.
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls.
For more than 25 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity. The organization has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.
Our simple purpose is to provide support and information to those who seek the comfort and camaraderie of other clean and sober people at Lollapalooza. The only requirement is a desire to stay drug and alcohol free at the festival. Though we consist mostly of people in recovery from alcoholism and addiction, Soberside exists for anyone wishing to stay clean, sober and those seeking serenity and fellowship at Lollapalooza.
Syd Rocks mission is to educate, raise awareness and fund cutting edge-research for the treatment and cure of Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). LCH is a little known, potentially fatal disease that impacts 1 in 200,000 children primarily under the age of 10. Although founded with a focus on LCH, the foundation joins the fight to end all pediatric cancers. Syd Rocks was created from the support and love that resulted from Syd Martin’s personal battle with LCH, and the signature rock necklaces she created and started selling to raise money for medical research after being diagnosed with the disease. The Chicago based foundation delivers on their mission through merchandise sales, events and using their branded rocks in new and unique ways to build excitement, educate communities and raise funds to find a cure for LCH and pediatric cancer. Syd Rocks creatively interweaves rocks into their storytelling, for every rock can lead to a cure.
Working Bikes rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.