Shakira hosts online baby shower to benefit UNICEF

I just want to share this with everyone. Normally, celebrity couples would sell their firstborn photos to tabloids just to earn more money. What’s inspiring about this couple is that they used this milestone in their life as a way to help others.

International singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué are expecting their firstborn. The couple is inviting friends and fans to join their online baby shower in support of the world’s less fortunate babies.

“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,” reads the invitation from Shakira and Gerard. “Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.”

At the baby shower, Inspired Gifts cost as little as US$5, which can buy a mosquito net to ensure a sleeping child stays safe from malaria, one of the leading causes of child death worldwide. For US$10 guests can buy polio vaccines to protect 17 children from contracting this incurable viral infection, while US$37 purchases a baby-weighing scale to monitor growth in the first critical years of life.

The highest ticket item is US$110 is for life-saving Therapeutic Food, a peanut-based paste that can save an acutely malnourished child.

The link to the Shakira and Gerard Pique’s Virtual Baby Shower is here: http://uni.cf/baby

Source: UNICEF

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