John Legend Turns Things Around

R&B Singer and Grammy Winner, John Legend, credits teachers with helping him stay on track and excel in school.  At the young age of 10, Legends parents divorced.  The divorce affected Legend.  Legend was literally traumatized by this life changing event.  

Legend states that it was teachers that were concerned about his grades and well being and kept him on the right track. He states that teachers made him accountable for his own academic success. 

These teachers had a profound effect on him. So much so that he participates in an academic program called, Turnaround for Children. Turnaround is designed to give the teachers what they need to understand the social an educational needs of children, particularly children from low-income communities.   Legend knows that well equipt teachers are necessary to have a great outcome for children.  To learn more about this program, log onto turnaroundusa.org.

Posted on November 5, 2014 .

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is at it Again!

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Jessica Simpson, aka, businesswoman, mother, singer and philanthropist has been involved with charities for at least  a decade.  This celebrity lets her STAR POWER shine beyond her celebrity career.  Simpson is a spokesperson and ambassador for a variety of charities including, Skin Care Foundation, 9-1-1- for Kids, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and just recently Soles4Souls where she participated in autographing shoes at an auction with Taylor Swift to donate the money raised to the Soles4Souls charity.  

Jessica has built an empire of her "Jessica Simpson" brand and generously shares with people in need through her charitable endeavors.  She serves as the international spokesperson for 9-1-1 for Kids where she has participated in many of the organizations events to help bring awareness and help to the organization.  Simpson is a big supporter of the organizations educational events for the 9-1-1-Kids.  

Simpson, who also supports the Skin Care Foundation also did a concert in Central Park to help benefit the foundation.  

Jessica also worked with Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make the wish of one little boy come true!  Her fan, Christian wanted to meet her.  Not only did Simpson meet with one of her favorite fans, she took him with her as media interviewed her, she allowed him and his family of four to come to her trailer where Christian  interviewed Simpson and she autographed Christians memorabilia for him.  Christian's parent's stated, that the evening their son and family shared with Simpson was "truly magical."

Posted on October 13, 2014 .

Alicia Keys Is On Fire!!!

Keys Helps To Keep Kids Alive!!!

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Keeping a child alive is crucial to the Crucial Keys musician better known as Alicia Keys.  This musical phenom burst on the music scene in 2001 with her debut album, "Songs In A Minor" and has climbed the music charts and climbed into the hearts of millions of her fans.  

One thing that fans, supporters and her musical peers know is close to her heart is the charity she founded in 2004, Keep A Child Alive (KCA)."  Keep A Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving AIDS treatment, care, nutrition, support services and love to children and families effected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.

The mission of her charity is to provide the essential nutrition, shelter, support and education to help ensure the pills  are taken properly an effectively. KCA does more than just distribute pills and medicine to those fighting HIV/AIDS in India & Africa, it gives children hope and dignity to live life.  

A winner of Charity Navigator's "4 Star Charity Award" KCA exemplifies the great work that KCA has done with charity work in regards to helping others in need.  According to KAC, to date 34.2 million are infected with HIV/AIDS worldwide, 30.0 million people have died from HIV/AIDS worldwide and 16.6  million children worldwide have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.  Keep A Child Alive provides comprehensive care for children with HIV/AIDS to give them hope and an opportunity to have a full and productive life.  KCA provides treatment, food and orphan care to help keep a child alive.  

By providing free treatment to these children, KAC is instrumental in providing access to children who need the medicine.  As reported by KAC, only 54% of the 15 million people affected with HIV/AIDS have access to this important medicine.  another important component KCA helps to provide is food.  Food is often overlooked, but it is a key component to help the child and increase the success of the HIV/AIDS medicine. The food and the medicine helps to build the child's immune system which contributes to building the child's overall health.  A critical part of KCA is the orphan care that it helps to provide.  With the help of community based organizations and orphan care programs, the most vulnerable children have the care & help they need to live.  

HIV/AIDS is still transmitted through semen, vaginal fluid, breastfeeding or during pregnancy with an infected mother.  Nearly 5 new people are infected every minute of every day with HIV, totaling 7,000 new cases daily.  Children under the age of 15 years old make up 3.1 million of the people effected with HIV/AIDS which is 91% of all HIV infected children in the world.  The services of KAC alive is desperately needed.

If you would like to make a financial donation, provide in-kind services or products or donate your time, please log onto www.keepachildalive.org.  You can learn how to start your own AIDS/HIV campaign or join as a member to KCA.  Get involved, log on today!


Posted on October 13, 2014 .