Save the Children is honoured to be the beneficiary of Alessia Cara’s generous donation from the royalties of her new THIS SUMMER: LIVE OFF THE FLOOR EP for the next 21 years.
Bill Chambers, President and CEO, Save the Children, said in response to this announcement:
“This incredible support will provide much-needed funds to advance the rights of children in Canada, Yemen and over 100 countries around the world. Through this partnership we will help the most marginalized and deprived children in crisis have the opportunity to survive, learn and be protected from harm, no matter who they are or where they’re from.
“Recent events have turned children’s lives upside down and we are seeing the devastating effects. Hundreds of millions of children are now out of school and families have lost income hindering their ability to put food on the table. As a result children’s mental health and wellbeing is being deeply impacted.
“Every day our teams are working around-the-clock to prevent the affects of crises on children and to ensure their rights are upheld. With this gift spanning more than two decades we will be able to reach even more children with life-saving support, and help the youth of today and future generations fulfill their potential.
“We congratulate the extremely talented Alessia Cara on the release of her new EP, THIS SUMMER: LIVE OFF THE FLOOR, and are grateful for the ongoing support to transform children’s lives and the future we share.”
Alessia Cara said:
“I put out an EP last September and shortly after recorded a live off the floor version, which was set to come out this summer. Then the world flipped upside down, so I decided to donate all my proceeds from this EP for the next 21 years to ‘Save The Children’, a global organization that saves and improves the lives of children who have been denied their rights by ensuring they have shelter, food, protection, healthcare, and education. This includes the 12 million kids currently suffering in Yemen, Indigenous children in Canada, children of colour in vulnerable communities, and anyone who needs help across 117 countries.
Recent events have made it even more evident that we need to uplift and care for the youth as much as possible. There are so many kind, colourful, intelligent, and driven kids who don’t have access to the resources they need in order to become the best future leaders or simply live a life they deserve. We won’t see a better world unless the ones who can one day change it are equipped to fulfill their true potential. Thanks to my team for getting on board, and to the wonderful musicians who played on this record. Hope this will be a bit of light in a (for lack of a descriptive enough term) weird time.
THIS SUMMER: LIVE OFF OFF THE FLOOR, out July 17th.
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