When Sean Carasso visited the Congo on service trips for Invisible Children and TOMS (the charitable shoe company) he witnessed the horror of imprisoned children. The children, escaped from fighting for rebel forces, were now being held captive, and tortured, by government soldiers. That night Sean wrote an impassioned entry into his journal, which he later sent to friends, that included descriptions of the children being forced to the frontlines of war, armed with nothing but a whistle. Wrote Sean, “With Falling Whistles, their only choice is to feign death or face it.”
When friends began to ask what they could do to help, Sean and a partner formed Falling Whistles, an organization whose profits in the sale of symbolic whistles goes to “restoring the lives of war-effected children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” To join their efforts, one can order a whistle from fallingwhistle.com.