You see, sometimes I find myself whining about my steak being overcooked, having to wait in line at airport security, or having to get up early for a morning meeting.
And then I watch the videos of a trip my wife and I took to Kenya. I see the joy in the kids’ faces when clean water is brought to their village, when they receive chickens whose eggs will provide a continual source of food, and when a young child is adopted into a new home!
It puts life in perspective – and we all need that at times.
There’s a Proverb that tells us, “He who helps the poor will never want.” I challenge you to see if that Proverb is true!
For years, I’ve worked with non-profit organizations that provide tour support for both major artists AND indie artists doing at least 25 gigs a year. These organizations are diverse — providing for orphans, adoptions, the AIDS issue, community development, micro-enterprise loans for businesses, livestock, clean water and so much more in third world countries.
It’s the ultimate win-win situation — helping the artists and helping the people the charities are serving.
The response from participating artists’ audiences has been extraordinary! Over a billion and a half dollars has been raised for the poor because of artists who have taken the time in their shows to provide some inspiration and make others aware of people’s situations around the world.
What about you? Would you like to help others around the world through what you do on the stage? There are many organizations looking for someone like you to partner with.
If you have questions about how it works, start with our Tour Support Q&A here…
And if you already partner with a charity, let us know in the comments below who it is that you have chosen to help. Has it been worth it?