string(12018) " 1416881146 <![CDATA[Playing For Change Foundation RSS Feed]]> {path='news'} The News RSS Feed for Playing for Change Foundation. en-us Copyright 2014 2014-11-20T22:03:07+00:00 M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr This year, because of people like you, the world is a better place. There is more love, joy, pride, inspiration, compassion, and hope.
There is music that fills the days—and hearts—of strong, powerful, resilient children who have new opportunities to express themselves and to lift their voices.
We are pleased to share with you an update of some of the incredible things that have happened this year, and our plans for the future.

M20o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Giving Tuesday is a day of giving that came out of the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a call to action to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season. It’s a movement to encourage the creativity and energy of people all over the world to work together for GOOD.

The third annual #GivingTuesday is on December 2, 2014. We hope you’ll remember PFCF on #givingtuesday and Give the Gift of Music so together we can create positive change. Donate at, and help spread the word to your family and friends this holiday season!

M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr On the 4th Annual Playing For Change Day, Project Blue Hands’ #GiveThanks!: Music, Art & Outreach event took place in Victory Square, an outdoor park space in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, BC.

Project Blue Hands Society is a registered non-profit started by Coco Rosario, who became deeply inspired to do something proactive in response to the dire conditions and air of hopelessness prevalent in DTES, an area of the city noted for a high incidence of poverty, drug use, and homelessness.

M60o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr For the second year in a row, Playing For Change Foundation has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Playing For Change Foundation received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.

M80o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr After months of planning, scouting, organizing, volunteering, and promoting, thousands of people around the world came together for the biggest and best Playing For Change Day yet! The 4th annual PFC Day was a record-breaker, with 439 events in 60 countries—nearly 100 events more than we had in 2013! And from Latvia to Gabon to Vanuatu, many countries are being represented on the PFC Day map for the first time and making their voices heard through this yearly event.

M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Calling all artists and musicians!

Global art movement, World Citizens Artists (WCA) , in partnership with the Belgravia Gallery and Playing For Change Foundation, has opened a global art and music competition to promote peace leading into the 2014 holiday season.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Peace” and artists of any level of skill and experience are eligable to enter. Visual artists and musicians are encouraged to create paintings, sculpture, drawings and original songs that express the idea of peace. Those who are interested in participating in the contest can apply at: Submissions in all categories are due on November 16th, and winners will be announced on December 5th.

M120o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the global community came out to show their support for the 4th Annual Playing For Change Day. The Playing For Change Foundation school in Mali, Ecole de Musique de Kirina, has actively participated in PFC Day since 2011, creating an event and sharing the joy and love with their community each year on this special day.

Weeks before the event, the students and teachers at Ecole de Musique de Kirina began making preparations for PFC Day 2014. This year’s celebration included performances by students, teachers, special guests and some of Mali’s finest musicians. The most exciting part of this PFC Day is that the students were able showcase what they’ve learned at the school for their community and the world.

M140o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Tickets are on sale now for this very special event featuring performances by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and bluesman, Keb’ Mo, plus San Francisco favorite LUCE Band, and Danish sensation Claes Cem. This world-class line-up will perform at an intimate gathering on a private estate in Portola Valley on Sunday, October 5, 2014, with all proceeds benefitting the Playing For Change Foundation’s music education programs in underserved communities all over the globe.

M160o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr After many months of preparation, the time has come to celebrate! Saturday, September 20th, marks the 4th annual Playing For Change Day, a day when musicians and music lovers – people like you—unite through music and spring into action to create a positive global vibration and support the Playing For Change Foundation’s music education programs for kids. Here are a few highlights of the events happening all around the world, from Australia to South Africa to France to California…and many stops in between.
Join us on the journey and have a Happy PFC Day, wherever you are!

M180o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr On August 29, 2014, Inkster Cares celebrated its first month of business by also hosting the first Playing For Change Day worldwide, in partnership with Yadibox and Impact Hub Philadelphia! There was great food, great people, great music and spoken word, all in celebration of the potential of music to create a more peaceful and equitable world.

The Playing For Change Foundation is the flagship partner for Inkster Cares, a company that designs, prints and sells high-quality, fashionable t-shirts on behalf of its nonprofit partners. For partners, Inkster Cares provides the opportunity to have your community wear your cause, and for everyone else to support their cause and look great doing it.