Falling Whistles is a Retail-based philanthropic organization (think Toms Shoes) that first started out as a journal written about boys sent to the frontlines of war in the Congo armed with only a whistle. With funds raised from selling these whistles, they spread the word and partner with local leaders to advocate and rehabilitate for those affected by war.
My girlfriend Cole introduced me to Falling Whistles, and I was moved by the stories of boys sent to the front lines of war with nothing but a whistle. I relate strongly to FW’s use of finished goods to generate revenue for the cause and act as a visual symbol that will stimulate conversation, action and change. I look forward to receiving my whistles, and becoming a whistleblower for peace.
Together, we’ll become the voice of a growing coalition for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
To help the children forced to the frontlines of war, the war must end. The first step toward that goal is to change the way we advocate in the West. Sold out of pockets, living rooms, garages, concerts, warehouses and retail stores, the whistle gives you the opportunity to spread the word about Congo and speak up for peace. Wear your protest and elevate the conversation.
For more info, see http://www.fallingwhistles.com/about/