It’s Important We All Give Back
Throughout the years I have been involved in different charity events around the world. I deeply feel that we all have an obligation to support the people in need. My main focus has especially been on children, education and the unfortunate people in our society.
Please take some time to look at the organizations below and support in whatever way you can financially – or even by sharing the message of these charities that are near and dear to my heart.
Christel House is transforming how kids, their families and future generations permanently escape poverty. Much more than a school, Christel House provides high quality education, nutritious meals regular health care, character and life skills development, and career counseling to the most impoverished and at-risk students.
At learning centers in India, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S., Christel House helps students grow into confident, hardworking young adults who give back to their families and communities.
Anita is officially a Christel House Ambassador, and use her title to spread awareness about this great organization. She has performed benefit concerts for Christel House in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. To date, the concerts have raised over $330,000 for the charity.
Read more & Support Christel House: www.christelhouse.org
United Nations (UN)
“Music To Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking” is a collective fight by the music community to make a social statement and end human trafficking.This triple album is initiated by Rukus Avenue Music Group, in partnership with the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, managed by the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), and the United Nations Blue Heart Campaign.
Over 65 renowned artists and dignitaries from around the world participate in this project including: multi Academy Award and Grammy Award winner AR Rahman ; several artists signed to 28 time GRAMMY Winner Quincy Jones ; former President Jimmy Carter ; Bollywood music legend Sonu Nigam and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actress Tatyana Ali. Other notable artists and bands include Anita Lerche, Joss Stone, Michael Franti, Vanessa Carlton, Anoushka Shankar, Ellis Hall, G Yamazawa, Garbage, Karmin as well as Daryl Hall & John Oates.
All proceeds from the “Music To Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking” album will benefit the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund, as one of the largest unified fronts of artists ever assembled for a charitable music album. The goal is to not only uplift the victims of one of the world’s most profitable crimes, but to also bring social awareness, so change can be made in communities to stop this from persisting.
As a musical artist Anita is seeking to make a positive difference in the world in which we all live. Human Trafficking is a global problem affecting millions of people, and it is heartbreaking to know that the bodies and futures of entrapped and exploited victims are not their own. It is Anita’s hope that the music and voices can help bring focus on this important global issue.
Purchase and Support this initiative here: Music To Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking
LittleBigHelp works to create better opportunities for street children and children living in slum areas of Kolkata, India. LittleBigHelp work to secure their basic human rights such as education protection, basic health care, and nutrition- each and every day. We cannot help everybody, but our belief is that everybody can help some. And your support will get us a long way!
Anita has been supporting this great cause since 2010 by performing at some of their Charity Events in Denmark, and by spreading the word about LittleBigHelp in her international network.
Read more & Support LittleBigHelp: www.littlebighelp.com
Pingalwara - A Special Home
Pingalwara was established back in 1948 by Bhagat Puran Singh, who devoted his life to the homeless and unfortunate of the society – the homeless orphans, cripples, incurably sick, mentally and physically handicapped citizens. There are more than 1600 people living at Pingalwara now – and there is an incredible atmosphere of love – just like one big family.
It was a heart touching experience for Anita to visit Pingalwara in Amritsar (Punjab, India). She sang and danced with all the kids and had a very special and memorable meeting and interaction with the mentally challenged women.
Read more & Support Pingalwara Charitable Society: www.pingalwara.org