By Elizabeth Willoughby on
At each of singer Carrie Catherine’s performances, she brings with her a small box. It’s filled with photos of children, and on behalf of those kids and World Vision, she asks her audience to consider choosing one of them to sponsor.
Through sponsorship, World Vision is able to provide children with life necessities and more. Not only do the children receive food, vitamin supplements and safe water, but World Vision is able to provide them with an education by paying for school uniforms, school fees, hands-on skills training, training for local teachers, and even building classrooms.
Catherine says, “I’m very honored to be representing World Vision and giving audiences an opportunity to sponsor a child at the shows. I became a sponsor of Prince from the Democratic Republic of Congo not too long ago, and the experience has been really profound. I urge you all to check out World Vision’s website and change someone’s life right now.”
Last week’s Earth Hour – where the world was asked to shut off all lights from 8 to 9 pm – fell upon Catherine’s 29 March performance. Not a problem for this artist – the venue simply shut down it’s power and an acoustic jam session filled the hour.
Still on tour, the audience has responded favourably to Catherine’s plea for the children through both sponsorship and donations. “I’m so grateful to those new sponsors. It’s great to see kids go home with someone.”
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