Our best friend [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Franti[/lastfm] has always been involved in many charities and volunteer work. Here’s the scoop on his latest good works.
[photogallerylink id=51805 align=left]Check out this press realease about Michael Franti’s latest charity work!
Michael Franti Celebrates The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day
March 1, 2011 – New York, NY – On March 8th, Michael Franti will take part in a tribute concert kicking off CARE’s annual conference in Washington DC to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day and the power of girls and women. Franti will join other performers including India.Arie, Crystal Bowersox and Sarah Darling. CARE, one of the oldest and most respected humanitarian organizations in the world, works in 70 countries to focus on the skills and resources people, especially girls and women, need in order to break the cycle of poverty and create lasting change in their communities. In December 2009, as a CARE ambassador, Franti took a trip to East Timor and visited some of CARE’s projects as well as met artists and musicians in the war torn country. To check out a video of Franti’s trip, go here.
Franti will also be taking part in CARE’s CARE Package initiative. “Senders” go online and choose from a variety of CARE programs that symbolize the type of initiatives and solutions that CARE provides in key areas such as maternal health, micro-financing and education. “Receivers,” for example, may include girls in Afghanistan who can attend new schools and expectant mothers in Peru who gain life-saving transportation to the hospital. (Last year, CARE’s work in 70 countries around the world reached 57 million people, more than half of whom are women.) To join Franti’s CARE Package and make a donation go to: www.carepackage.org/franti (more details on joining below)
To Join the Franti CARE Package:
- Go to www.carepackage.org/franti
- Click “Join”
- Click “Register Now” and submit your information
- Click “Add Items Now” and drag your donations into the box
- Adjust to desired donation amount and click “Contribute”
- To complete the donation click “Send your CAREPackage” at the bottom right