I don't know if you knew this about Shakira, but not only do her hips not lie, she has a really good heart, too. Now that she's expecting her second baby, she found a really special way to honor the arrival of her new little one. Along with her husband Gerard Piqué, Shakira is holding a baby shower for UNICEF, which means instead of registering for typical baby gifts like toys and tiny outfits, Shakira and Piqué are asking friends, family, and fans to donate money and supplies to children in need.
When they had their first baby, they also had their first World Baby Shower, and it was incredibly successful. It managed to fund things like polio vaccines, mosquito nets, and food packets, and now, they're going for round two.
Shakira and Piqué announced their plan via Facebook, this time with a new twist: they want to encourage even more people to get involved — and maybe even hold UNICEF baby showers of their own.
If every expecting mother having a baby shower decided to include among her gift registry some of these “inspired gifts” that UNICEF offers, we could collectively save and change the lives of hundreds of thousands of children all over the globe so they can enjoy a happy childhood free of easily preventable diseases. Every baby deserves to have the best possible start and because we all can and should help.
If you needed another reason to love Shakira, this is it. But it's hardly the first time her halo has shown. Over the course of her career, Shakira has made philanthropy a huge priority of hers, especially when it comes to helping children.
The Pies Descalzos Foundation
According to Shakira's website, the singer was just 18 when she founded with the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which works to give low-income children in Colombia public education. They also aim to improve the nutrition in the schools they support, and take on volunteers to work as godparents to help sponsor children in these schools.
The ALAS Foundation
Shakira works with another foundation that works to improve Latin American schools: The ALAS foundation, made up of Latin American leaders who aim to advocate for quality Early Childhood Education.
She's A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Shakira's baby shower isn't the first time she's worked with UNICEF. Since 2003, she's been one of the organization's Goodwill Ambassadors, which allows her to focus on helping children on a global level. In her time with UNICEF, Shakira has "increased awareness of UNICEF’s work in areas such as HIV/AIDS, education and child protection."
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