Zooey Deschanel, Shawn Colvin Contribute to Everychild Within Us CD

Every Child Within Us
Zooey Deschanel’s She and Him group, Burt Bacharach, Randy Newman, David Crosby, Shawn Colvin, Kenny Loggins, Lisa Loeb, Katrina Carlson, Dave Koz and Jim Wilson all contribute tracks to the Everychild Within Us CD which goes to benefit the Everychild Foundation. The CD’s available for $15 at the Everychild Foundation website with all proceeds going to help meet the “critical unmet needs of children.”

“It is with great pleasure that I support the good work that the Everychild Foundation does helping children in need,” stated David Crosby in the announcement of the CD’s release in time for Mother’s Day.

“Some of America’s most legendary musicians have come together to make a difference for children in crisis right here in the United States,” says Jacqueline Caster, Founder and President of the Everychild Foundation. “This album not only provides an array of uplifting songs, but is also interspersed with the actual voices of kids from the gang-ridden neighborhoods of Los Angeles whose dreams of a better future are alive and strong. Proceeds from this compilation album support the work of the Everychild Foundation which works to make these dreams a reality by funding new projects to assist children suffering from disease, disability, abuse, neglect or poverty.”

The Mission:

“The dream of the Everychild Foundation is to have a society where no child suffers from disease, disability, abuse, neglect or poverty. Each year, Everychild annually seeks out and funds a new project directly serving children with tangible results. The goal is to launch new prototypes that can inspire replication across the nation and even worldwide, thus leveraging the grant.

The Foundation also advocates for legislative and public policy changes to assist unaccompanied homeless youth, children in the juvenile justice and foster care systems, and those in the zero to five age group. Everychild is a volunteer organization funded by member dues and contributions. It pays no salaries, no rent and does not host fundraising galas.”

Source: Everychild Foundation – February 8, 2012

Posted by Rebecca Murray