Lady Antebellum Launch New LadyAID Children’s Charity
Lady Antebellum have enjoyed some serious success over the past few years. Now, the popular trio is ready to pay their happiness forward by helping children who are in need.
The group has launched its own non-profit organization, LadyAID, to help children in need locally, nationally and globally. The multi-level organization will work through a number of channels to reach a wide population of kiddos who need a little help.
LadyAID will reach children in Tennessee through Monroe Carell Jr., Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To obtain a national reach, the organization is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. On a global level, the 'We Owned the Night' hitmakers have used their new charity to reach out to myLIFEspeaks and The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
“The opportunity to play music on stages all around the world has given us so much happiness,” explained Lady A’s Dave Haywood in a statement. “By establishing LadyAID, we’re going to be able to put a new focus on accomplishing an off-stage goal we have as a band, which is to help children in need.”
Frontwoman Hillary Scott is excited about using LadyAID to reach out to children in Haiti -- a country she feels very passionate about.
“There are children all over the world who are suffering because they don’t have the resources to get the help they need,” she said. “My heart has specifically been lead to the children of Haiti. By partnering with organizations like UNHCR and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, we’ve already seen children be given access to medical care they wouldn’t otherwise have in their country. It’s so inspiring, and anything we can do to help that cause, we’re going to do.”
Lady Antebellum will host fundraisers to collect donations for their new charity. Given their ever-rising popularity, they'll probably have lots of luck finding donors!
“We’ve witnessed firsthand what these organizations are doing to help kids and their families. I’ve been personally touched by the children’s hospital visits we’ve made around the US over the last few years,” Charles Kelley added. “We hope that with the help of our fans, we can all combine our energy and resources to help provide some relief to these families.”
For more information, visit LadyAID.org.