Instead of a baby shower....
  • VegantasticVegantastic
    Posts: 4,225Member

    This is really cool- hopefully it will catch on as a trend among those with more than enough!

    NEW YORK -- What does the baby of the world's most famous Latin American singer need? Nothing, apparently.

    Expectant parents Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona are inviting friends and family to join an online baby shower to benefit underprivileged children. Their own child is expected to be born early this year.

    A UNICEF-hosted website invites those attending the virtual baby shower to buy gifts costing as little as $5, which can buy a mosquito net to ensure a sleeping baby stays safe from malaria -- a leading cause of child deaths worldwide. Guests can spend $10 for polio vaccines to protect 17 children, or $37 for a baby scale.


    "To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations," reads a message from the 35-year-old Colombian superstar, a goodwill ambassador for the UN children's agency, and Pique. "Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us."

    The site also features never-seen photos of the couple, taken in December.

    In a black-and-white image, a shirtless, 25-year-old Pique poses with his right arm around a hugely pregnant Sharika, who wears a bikini top and hip-hugging skirt that shows off her exposed belly.

    A second photograph shows her in a white full-length gown that accentuates her expanding torso.




    "Be the change you wish to see in the world"
    "Don't Panic"
  • gramalibbygramalibby
    Posts: 3,744Member
    Oh man a great idea
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
    Posts: 878Member
    What a great idea!!!
  • GritsGrits
    Posts: 4,370Member
    That's so nice. I wish everyone who didn't "need" a shower would do stuff like this instead of hoarding expensive and totally useless gifts (and I mean those who are wealthy and wouldn't need for anything).
    "I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles." ~Audrey Hepburn
  • beachmommybeachmommy
    Posts: 3,760Member

    Wow - LOVE this idea!!

    My beach is still Sandy....