Gomez and her band performed at her second annual charity concert at the House Of Blues to benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s work providing lifesaving nutrition, clean water, medicine, safety and education to children worldwide.
“Thank You to all who came out to the show last night at House of Blues on Sunset,” she wrote on Facebook. "That is one of the shows I look forward to the most and cannot wait for next year’s show.
“I don’t have an exact number but together we all raised over 200,000 dollars to benefit Unicef. We’re helping to save the lives of children all over the world.”
Selena was appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in 2009 and has traveled to Ghana and Chile to witness UNICEF’s work first-hand in the field. She has since supported many of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s events, projects and campaigns, including the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, the UNICEF TAP Project and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Selena’s first charity concert to benefit UNICEF was held in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in October 2010.
“Giving back has always been important to me,” said Selena. “This concert allows me to connect with my fans in person which is one of the best parts of my job and to raise money for important causes at the same time I can’t think of anything I would enjoy doing more.”