Enrique Iglesias Salutes Fans for Helping Raise Over $350,000 to Save the Children
GRAMMY® Award-Winning Global Artist Enrique Iglesias Salutes Fans for Helping Contribute Over $350,000 to Save the Children
Enrique Named a 'Changemaker for Children'; Invites a Superfan to Present the Check to the Global Humanitarian Organization
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2019 -- GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias with the help of his fans has raised a third of a million dollars for Save the Children. In appreciation of this fundraising milestone, Save the Children and Enrique would like fans to know that their generous contributions made the world a little better for children.
Enrique and his team invited superfan Lillian Robinson to sign a life-size symbolic check on behalf of fans who participated to support the global humanitarian organization. For more information on how to get involved and to donate, please visit via link below.
Enrique, a strong supporter of Save the Children since 2015, was recently named a "changemaker for children" by the international humanitarian organization for raising his voice and mobilizing his fans to raise funds for the most vulnerable children.
Through Enrique's encouragement, fans from all over the world rallied to support his favorite cause through online contributions, fundraisers, auctions, merchandise and meet and greets that contributed to $353,000 and counting. This total includes more than $75,000 for the organization's HEART (Healing and Education through the Arts) programs in Mexico, see photos here. In addition, through a partnership with Microsoft, Enrique donated $200,000 in software to strengthen literacy programming for elementary school-age children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru.
"I have the best fans on the planet," says Enrique. "They never cease to amaze me with their incredible compassion and support. I am so proud of what we have accomplished and I am thankful for my partnership with Save the Children. Together, we are making the world a little better for children."
In celebration of Save the Children's 100th year of changing children's lives, the organization is honoring changemakers like Enrique who have used their influence to drive change for the most marginalized and deprived children in the United States and around the world.
As a changemaker for children, Enrique Iglesias joins the ranks of CEOs, philanthropists, policymakers, educators and advocates. To see the current list of changemakers for children, go to savethechildren.org/changemakers.
He's undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history achieving 154 #1 single's across Billboard charts with a total of 27 #1 singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart. He currently holds the record for most number ones in the chart's history. Enrique Iglesias is known as pop music's most influential singer/songwriters of our time with the highest success in English/Spanish crossover. He has collaborated with megastars such as Pitbull, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Juan Luis Guerra, Marco Antonio Solis and more.
Enrique has been celebrated with countless awards as a singer and songwriter that include multiple GRAMMYs, Billboard Awards, ASCAP and more. He remains as one of the most streamed and viewed artists with over 14 billion views on YouTube/VEVO and 14 billion in streams. For more information visit: www.enriqueiglesias.com.
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October 23, 2019 4:44pm ET by Pressparty