Do It For the Love is a amazing global, non-profit, wish-granting foundation I learned about last night at the Soulshine Tour in Boston, and thought you might want to know about it too! If you are a believer in music, yoga and/or happiness in general, this will speak to you.
It was founded by Michael Franti (of Michael Franti & Spearhead), and his partner. The goal is “to bring hope and joy, through the power of music, into the lives of people all over the world.” Below is the mission, as stated on the foundation’s website:
What We Do:
Do it for the Love is a global nonprofit wish granting foundation. We draw upon the power of music to provide empowering moments for people living with life-threatening illnesses, children surviving severe challenges, and wounded veterans. By bringing together a network of artists dedicated to using music as a transformative experience, we are committed to facilitating a range of personal encounters and live concert moments. Our goal is to offer lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma. We believe in the greater good and the importance of giving back! Approximately 5% of our funding goes towards projects we believe in: mainly grassroots programs that uplift communities facing poverty and natural disasters.
Music heals. Just listening to a song on the radio can brighten up a bad day, but seeing one of your favorite musicians live and in person? That is powerful stuff. Getting to do yoga with one of your favorite musicians playing live throughout the class and getting a hug from them? That is priceless.
I have no doubt of the positive impact an experience like this would be to someone going through a very difficult time in their life. My soul is certainly shining after such an incredible day, and I am so inspired by Michael, Trevor Hall and all the other talented musicians taking part in this amazing cause. I am planning to make a donation, and also hoping to put together a yoga class soon in the Boston area with all proceeds going directly to this cause. I hope you will be able to join!