Enrique with children from Save the Children’s programs in Guatemala. Photo Credit: Save the Children
GRAMMY® Award-Winning Global Artist Enrique Iglesias Named a ‘Changemaker for Children’ by Save the Children
Enrique Iglesias Salutes Fans for Helping Contribute Over $350,000 to Save the Children
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct 23, 2019) — GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias has been named a “changemaker for children” by global humanitarian organization Save the Children for raising his voice and mobilizing his fans to raise funds for the most vulnerable 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. Enrique joins the ranks of CEOs, philanthropists, policymakers, educators and advocates.
A strong supporter of Save the Children since 2015, Enrique with the help of his fans have 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 here.
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). 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.”
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