Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Host Benefit for Children of Haiti
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher co-hosted the Danita's Children benefit dinner in Nashville on Sunday (Oct. 15). An organization close to the couple's heart, Danita's Children is dedicated to educating, empowering, and equipping the children and families of Haiti to become Christ-like leaders.
Underwood shared some photos from the event on Instagram, revealing her gratitude for those who helped her raise $500,000 for the cause on Sunday night alone. Special guests for the invite-only evening included Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Henry Cho.
"What an incredible night last night raising money for @danitaschildren," Underwood writes alongside several photos. "This place and its staff truly provide miracles for so many children and families in Haiti. We are so honored and humbled that so many friends came out to support. I can’t wait to see how many more lives are saved and changed because of that support! Thank you to all who helped out!"
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The organization was founded in 1999 by Danita Estrella Watts with a vision of providing education, nutrition, medical care, dental care and a Christian influence to children and families in Haiti. Underwood and her husband first visited the center in Haiti in 2014 and have supported the cause ever since.
Danita's Children provides 16,000 meals each month as well as educates over 300 children. The organization also provides a home to over 80 children who have been abandoned.
Underwood is a natural at hosting events, and she's got little time to rest before the next one. The superstar will return as co-host of the CMA Awards on Nov. 8 — her tenth year hosting with Brad Paisley. Her 2018 is also picking up, as she was recently named headliner for 2018 WE Fest alongside Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.
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