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To Write Love on Her Arms: The Music

To Write Love on Her Arms: The Music

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Hope. Help. Support. These are some of the words that describe To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit organization that seeks to present hope and help for people who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide by encouraging, informing, inspiring, and directly investing in treatment and recovery. Their vision is clear, and is a noble one at that. 

The organization—founded by Jamie Tworkowski in 2006—has had a recent surge in prominence through various endorsements of celebrities and bands, including Miley Cyrus, Joaquin Phoenix, Cristina Perri, Skillet, and many others, and continues to raise funds to aid in suicide prevention.

But what does this have to do with music?

“Music is a huge part of our story. We believe in the songs of our friends.”

Who are these friends of TWLOHA who have supported the organization? Some of these artists may be familiar; others may prove to be diamonds in the rough. Either way, check them out below, find out what charities they have involved themselves with, and turn up your speakers!

Switchfoot

You may know this San Diego band for their stellar live shows, but you might not know that they are also involved with quite a few charitable organizations. You may have seen TWLOHA merchandise with the phrase, "Love Is The Movement"; that's one of their songs.

Charities: 

TWLOHA
DATA
ONE Campaign
Keep A Breast Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
Invisible Children
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Switchfoot Bro-Am Surf Contest

Choice hopeful lyric:

Love is the movement 
Love is a revolution 
This is redemption 
We don't have to slow back down

 

 

Anberlin

Charities:

TWLOHA
Faceless International
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

Choice hopeful lyric:

And when you're in doubt
And when you're in danger
Take a look all around
And I'll be there

 

 

Evanescence

Both the band and frontwoman Amy Lee has been thanked for supporting TWLOHA. Lee has also been a spokesperson for epilepsy foundation Out Of The Shadows.

Charities:

TWLOHA
Out Of The Shadows
Campaigned against sex trafficking
Written music for charitable causes, including the Haiti Relief Fund
Donated items to local charities

Choice hopeful lyric:

Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe
We can break through


 

Thrice 

In addition to TWLOHA, Californian rockers Thrice have donated a portion of record sales to a new charitable organization—for each album.

Charities:

TWLOHA

Choice hopeful lyric:

Come all you weary with your heavy loads
Lay down your burdens find rest for your souls
Cause my yoke is easy and my burden is kind
I’ll take yours upon me and you can take mine 

 

 

The Almost 

Charities:

TWLOHA

Choice hopeful lyric:

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saves a wretch like me
I once was lost
And now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

 

 

Paramore

Charities:

TWLOHA
Invisible Children
Save The Franklin Theatre
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Stand Up To Cancer
United Service Organization 

Choice hopeful lyric:

And I won't let you fall away 
From me
You will never fade
And I won't let you fall away
From me 

 

 

Bayside

Charities:

TWLOHA

Choice hopeful lyric:

If our world falls down tomorrow 
You be sure I'll be there with a net 
To catch the pieces falling


 

The Rocket Summer

Musician Bryce Avary created the clothing company Call It Captivate, partnering with a variety of charitable organizations (including Doctors Without Borders, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, International Adoption, These Numbers Have Faces, and others), where 25% or more of each item purchased goes to charitable causes.  

Charities:

TWLOHA
Call It Captivate 
Doctors Without Borders
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
International Adoption
These Numbers Have Faces 

Choice hopeful lyric:

Here are your new eyes
It's time to see life with brand new sight
How could I now never see positively?


 

Check out some more TWLOHA-affiliated bands.

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