This Valentine's day, Pete Wentz
from Fall Out Boy
and singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells
are playing cupid for a cause. Invisible Children
, a media-based organization that provides relief for the war-affected people of northern Uganda, is holding a raffle to win a personalized Valentine's videogram for your sweetheart. Tickets can be purchased as two for $2, four for $5, or 20 for $20 on Invisible Children
's online store until February 11th.
Winners will receive a personal note from Pete or Tyrone to their Valentine via video on February 14th, with all proceeds going to Invisible Children
. The raffle's inception came about with Wells in 2008, who has largely been involved with Invisible Children
throughout the years. Wells has participated in their national event called the Global Night Commute, and by selling the original 'Rough Cut' documentary on the road. Wentz has also been an active advocate for the organization, taking Invisible Children
out on three Fall Out Boy tours, including their upcoming tour in April, along with his involvement in other fund raising initiatives, including his recent art show in Los Angeles with Travis from Gym Class Heroes
's ability to creatively integrate a community of musicians and artists around its mission has generated a global awareness about the longest-running war in Africa in an entirely unique way. With the success of 12 band tours, benefit shows, and music festivals like Bamboozle and Warped tour, Invisible Children
has empowered artists to use their voice in a powerful and inspiring way.
Click on the links below to choose which artist you would most like to send a heart-filled message to the one you love:
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About Invisible Children, Inc.: Invisible Children is a social, political and global movement using the transformative power of a story to change lives. By inspiring youth culture to value creativity, idealism and sacrifice, the movement fuels the most effective, adaptable and innovative programs in the world. Programs on the ground focus on long-term development through education and economic opportunities, while awareness and advocacy efforts focus on educating and inspiring the Western world to use their unique voice for change. The organization was created after the release of the 2004 film "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a revealing documentary about the life of child soldiers in northern Uganda. For more information, visit www.invisiblechildren.com