Singer Shakira is a superstar and trailblazer for many reasons, but perhaps her latest endeavor shows why she stands above many. The singer is reportedly having a virtual baby shower to celebrate the impending birth of her first child but this shower differs among several.
The”Whenever, Wherever” singer is requesting that fans donate life-saving supplies, vaccines and items to children living in some of the most impoverished places in the world.
According to an article by Reuters, the event titled, the “Inspired Gifts” program, will take Shakira and her boyfriend, the baby’s father and soccer star Gerard Piqué out of the spotlight and place the needs of the unfortunate in the forefront.
Shakira, who is an ambassador for the charity, will host the shower and allow her fans to donate and purchase items such as a mosquito net for $5, vaccinations for 17 children and a peanut-based food paste that can help a malnourished child.
Shakira and her boyfriend hope that the event will raise awareness of those who are less fortunate: “To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” the couple said in a statement.
Shakira who announced her pregnancy back in September is also reportedly working on a new studio record and will serve as a coach on the upcoming season of NBC’s “The Voice”.
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Cicely C. Mitchell, MIX 96.5/ Houston