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Enrique Iglesias Celebrated As A Changemaker By Save The Children
GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Enrique Iglesias has been named a Changemaker for Children by the Save The Children. Everyone's favorite "Hero" has harnessed the power of his huge global fan base to raise over $353,000 for the charity, to support kids in need around the world, including with literacy and arts programs.
An active supporter of the organization since 2015, he has been recognized for his support, among the 60-plus other Changemakers. Save The Children has honored this group of "people who raise their voices to drive change for children in need" as they celebrate their 100th birthday.
Enrique Iglesias & fans | Photo: Courtesy of artist
"I have the best fans on the planet," Iglesias said in a press release. "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."
Iglesias encouraged fans to donate to important cause via online contributions, fundraisers and auctions, special merchandise and even meet and greets with the star himself. These efforts raised $353,000 (and counting!), of which $75,000 is earmarked for the org's HEART (Healing and Education Through the Arts) programs in Mexico.
With help from Microsoft, he also donated $200,000 of software for literacy programs for elementary school-age children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru.
Earlier this month, on Oct. 4, Iglesias released Greatest Hits, celebrating 24 years of his catchy Spanish and English ballads and pop jams.
For more information on how to make a donation to Save the Children on behalf of Iglesias, and to shop his exclusive charity-supporting merch, visit his website.