The Peace Project was launched in July of 2010 when Lisa Schultz, founder of the online creative community TheWhole9.com posed the question "If one person can singlehandedly establish World Peace Day, what can an entire creative community do?"
Since then, The Peace Project has inspired tens of thousands of artists, donors, corporations, service businesses, art patrons and others in 70 countries on six continents to donate art, money, resources and time which have helped The Peace Project transform tens of thousands of lives in West Africa, the Philippines, the Middle East and right here in the United States. Combining innovative ideas with creative thinking and bold actions, our projects are designed to inspire donors and beneficiaries to believe that change is possible, and then inspire them to provide the money, resources and teamwork to create that change.
In the course of this, we seek to unite those that give and those that receive -- believing that that are no victims and there are no saviors, there are just humans learning how to heal each other, love each other, and help each other co-exist safely and securely underneath this great burning sky.
“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be…” ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.