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Falling Whistles

Maker - David Lewis

Falling Whistles

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A Whistle for Peace

The story behind these simple whistles is both heartbreaking and hopeful.

The heartbreaking part is this: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, where one of the world’s deadliest wars has dragged on for decades, young children too small to carry weapons are sent ahead of troops to the front lines to make a racket and draw enemy fire. They’re armed with only whistles.

The hopeful part begins with Sean Carasso, who traveled to the Congo in 2007, heard about the innocent whistleblowers and started telling their stories. Sean’s determination to help these children inspired the creation of Falling Whistles, a nonprofit organization that aims to restore the lives of war-affected children and advocate for peace in the region. Today, Falling Whistles works alongside Congolese community leaders, funded entirely from whistle sales. If you buy a whistle, 100% of the proceeds will be used for helping war-affected kids through rehabilitation programs and stateside advocacy. As Falling Whistles puts it: You can be a whistleblower for peace.

This holiday season, let’s make some noise.

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Discovered 12/24/2010

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Discovered 12/24/2010

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Maker Story

A Whistle for Peace

The story behind these simple whistles is both heartbreaking and hopeful.

The heartbreaking part is this: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, where one of the world’s deadliest wars has dragged on for decades, young children too small to carry weapons are sent ahead of troops to the front lines to make a racket and draw enemy fire. They’re armed with only whistles.

The hopeful part begins with Sean Carasso, who traveled to the Congo in 2007, heard about the innocent whistleblowers and started telling their stories. Sean’s determination to help these children inspired the creation of Falling Whistles, a nonprofit organization that aims to restore the lives of war-affected children and advocate for peace in the region. Today, Falling Whistles works alongside Congolese community leaders, funded entirely from whistle sales. If you buy a whistle, 100% of the proceeds will be used for helping war-affected kids through rehabilitation programs and stateside advocacy. As Falling Whistles puts it: You can be a whistleblower for peace.

This holiday season, let’s make some noise.