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Dec 22, 2015, 11:42 ET Shay Mitchell and Nina Dobrev wear their passion for changing the world

 Actresses Shay Mitchell and Nina Dobrev are giving back this holiday season by starring in a month-long global philanthropic advertising...


Feb 10, 2015, 09:00 ET Cody Simpson, Colbie Caillat, Cher Lloyd, J.R. Martinez and Marlee Matlin announced to join 16,000 local youth at We Day California

 Today, We Day and Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft, Allstate and Unilever Project Sunlight, announce the star-studded lineup of speakers and...


Oct 14, 2014, 10:41 ET World's Largest Youth Empowerment Event - We Day - Comes to Illinois

 Today Free The Children in conjunction with Allstate announced its expansion into Illinois beginning with the 2014-2015 school year....


Oct 08, 2014, 11:00 ET Free The Children and Outnumber Hunger challenge Minnesota to collect 200,000 pounds of food for We Scare Hunger

 Today, hundreds of students will pack Hopkins High School's gymnasium to celebrate the official kick off of We Scare Hunger, an initiative of...


Jul 03, 2014, 06:00 ET Education advocate Malala Yousafzai makes first trip to Africa

 On her first trip to Africa, education activist and Malala Fund co-founder Malala Yousafzai said she was inspired by the dreams and...


Mar 26, 2014, 12:00 ET Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Magic Johnson and J. Cole come together at We Day California to inspire young people to change the world

Today the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind, We Day, will make its official debut in California at Oracle Arena. Thanks to the...


Feb 12, 2014, 13:13 ET Natalie Portman and Magic Johnson bring largest youth empowerment event to California featuring Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and Orlando Bloom

Today, international charity and educational partner Free The Children announced that its stadium-sized youth empowerment event, We Day, is coming...


Oct 31, 2013, 10:00 ET Attention Neighbors! Stock up on non-perishable food in addition to candy this Halloween; Trick-or-Treaters Getting Ready to Scare Away Hunger

WHAT: More than 140 schools throughout Minnesota are supporting Free The Children's We Scare Hunger campaign, made possible by the General Mills...


Oct 08, 2013, 10:00 ET From Demi Lovato to Martin Luther King III, Celebrities Inspire Thousands of Local Youth to Make A Difference at Free The Children's We Day Minnesota

 WE DAY -  Today, 18,000 students and teachers in Minnesota will join the hundreds of thousands of youth across North America...


Oct 08, 2013, 09:00 ET Media Alert: The Jonas Brothers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bridgit Mendler, Queen Noor of Jordan, Minnesota Vikings and Barbara Pierce Bush take the stage today for We Day Minnesota

 Today international charity and educational partner, Free The Children, along with Title Sponsors Cheerios, Green Giant and Yoplait, will...


Sep 12, 2013, 08:00 ET Carly Rae Jepsen, Bridgit Mendler and Demi Lovato announced to join headliners the Jonas Brothers and Mia Farrow at We Day Minnesota

 International charity and educational partner Free The Children, in partnership with Title sponsors Cheerios, Green Giant and Yoplait,...


Aug 20, 2013, 08:04 ET Demi Lovato Celebrating Milestone Birthday in Kenya on a Me to We Trip

 Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato is celebrating her 21st birthday, today (Tuesday, August 20) in Kenya on a Me to We Volunteer Trip. Lovato...


Oct 02, 2012, 16:10 ET International Nonprofit Free The Children Makes U.S. Debut of Youth-Led Social Change Event in Seattle

 International charity and educational partner Free The Children is pleased to announce the first-ever U.S. We Day, featuring Former President...


Sep 05, 2012, 15:30 ET PotashCorp and Free The Children Partner to Bring New Focus to Global Food Security - We Day Coming to Saskatchewan in 2013

SASKATOON, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) and Free The Children, a leading international development...


Jun 19, 2012, 10:13 ET Double Amputee Reaches Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro

 Spencer West, who lost his legs at the age of five, has redefined his possible by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his...


May 09, 2012, 10:45 ET Man Without Legs to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Raise Money for Nonprofit Free The Children

 For many, summer ushers in opportunities for vacations and leisure activities. But for Spencer West, who at the age of five lost his legs,...


Sep 06, 2011, 09:30 ET Mia Farrow and Craig Kielburger Return from Dadaab Refugee Camp

Humanitarians and activists share their stories from Dadaab, encouraging people not to lose sight of the families affected by the famine and...


Feb 01, 2011, 08:00 ET Oscar Nominee, Natalie Portman and International Children's Charity, Free The Children, Celebrate the Power of Girls

TORONTO, ON and Palo Alto, CA, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Today, fashion meets fundraising with the launch of the Power of a Girl, a unique initiative...


May 21, 2008, 01:00 ET Oprah's Angel Network teams up with children's charity to create change at home and around the world

TORONTO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ - On Monday, May 26, a one-hour episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will highlight the O Ambassadors program...