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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shakira Announces Another Virtual World Baby Shower for Baby #2 for UNICEF

Shakira and her long time partner Gerard Pique, a football player recently announced another virtual baby shower for their 2nd baby for the benefit of UNICEF. Shakira looks so gorgeous and blooming as she shows her baby bump on a photo with Gerard and their firstborn Milan. Shakira said:

"In 2013, we welcomed Milan, our first child into the world. Thanks to your generosity our first world baby shower for UNICEF was an incredible success!  
Now that we're expecting our second child, we want to invite other expectant parents to host their own world baby shower. You don't have to be a celebrity to make a difference - the birth of your child can be a blessing that also saves thousands of children's lives around the world!"
Photo Source: worldbabyshower.org

 Shakira and Gerard met back in 2010 when Pique was featured in the music video of Shakira's song, "Waka Waka" for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Africa. Shakira later in 2011 confirmed their relationship. Gerard is a member of the FC Barcelona football team.

According to worldbabyshower, in 2013 (Milan's virtual baby shower), people who participated were able to help deliver:
-3.8 tons of therapeutic food that saved children from severe malnutrition
-around 80,000 polio vaccines
-200,000 oral rehydration salt sachets
-Over 1, 000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets that protectred children from contracting malaria, and...
-Over 150 portable scales to weigh babies and toddlers that helped with the early detection of malnutrition and illness.

Anyone who wants to participate can either invite their friends via email or social media. If you're interested in buying a gift, there are many items to choose from. Prices range from $4.00 - $1, 956.00. Complete list of Shakira and Gerard's gift registry is listed below:
POLIO VACCINE  - $4.00
MEASLES VACCINES - $12.00
BLANKETS - $14.00
VACCINE CARRIERS - $40.00
THERAPEUTIC SPREAD - $73.00
BABY SCALE BUNDLE - $111.00
FIRST AID KIT - $140.00
BASIC FAMILY WATER KIT - $182.00
MIDWIFERY KIT - $1,956.00
Shakira's Story Book - $7.00
Gerard's Football - $7.00
Some of the items in their gift registry that people can choose from
This is a very brilliant project in helping the needy and I'm happy to learn that Shakira and Pique decided to do this again. I'm not a die-hard fan of these two but I know Pique because my husband was once a football player and he knows many international football players. I got intrigued as to how the virtual baby shower worked so I tried visiting the website. Had I known this before Nate was born, I could've probably done virtual baby shower - anyways, we chose not to have a baby shower for Nate anymore to save on expenses and just prepared for our hospital bills instead.

I tried browsing through their website and you will have an option to give gifts by choosing in the gift registry the item you'd like to buy or you can also host shower.

Photo Source: worldbabyshower.org
If you are pregnant or know someone who's pregnant, you can also organize your own World Baby Shower by going to www.babyshower.org.  Anyone interested in having a virtual baby shower will have to create an account and fill out all the information needed in order to set up your own shower page and UNICEF support team will notify you when it is ready.

Photo Source: worldbabyshower.org (creating an account to host a virtual shower)
Once ready, the host will be notified via email so she can then start inviting her friends to buy Inspired gifts. If you are planning ahead but isn't ready to create an account just yet, you can also just add your email address and the date you anticipate hosting the shower, or your due date and UNICEF support team will remind you in the future so you can set up your page.

I hope that God will bless their hearts and those that gave and will give gifts to the needy children. This is a wonderful initiative to help little kids and every little help will surely count.

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References:
ETonline, WorldBabyShower.Org, PerezHilton, People, Wikipedia.

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7 comments:

  1. I did not have any baby shower too but this is a nice idea because you can help other moms.

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  2. Nice. This is a great idea not only for new moms but to engaged couples as well. :)

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  3. It's really nice of Shakira to hold a UNICEF baby shower. She was able to help a lot of children.

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  4. This is wonderful. Nice to hear Shakira and Husband did this for a cause.

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