With the launch of her “My Kinda People” charity, country star Lauren Alaina made her first donation to Friends Life Community, a Nashville nonprofit that serves more than 40 adults with special needs and their families, providing the additional support adults with disabilities require to achieve a fulfilling and quality life.
“What the people at Friends Life Community are doing is really amazing and something I feel really passionately about,” say Lauren. “I am honored to make my first donation from my foundation to them.”
On Sept. 19, Friends Life Community hosted its 9th Annual Songwriters’ Night at City Winery in Nashville with Lauren as the headlining performer. Proceeds from the event, including Lauren’s donation, directly fund programs offered at Friends Life Community which create opportunities for teenagers and adults with disabilities to develop socially, grow personally, and enjoy community as they experience life together.
Watch Lauren’s day at Friends Life HERE.
Lauren’s donation to Friends Life Community stems from her new charitable initiative, “My Kinda People,” a philanthropic effort by the recording artist to generate awareness and support for those who need it most.
“I have the most amazing and unique job, and I have been privileged to meet so many people all over the world and hear their stories. Some of those stories are uplifting and some of those stories are painful, but all of the stories have touched me and left a lasting impression,” explains Lauren. “‘My Kinda People’ is a way we can all come together and donate to those causes that mean something to you and to me. We can each help in our own way.”
On this #GivingTuesday, Lauren is asking that donations be made to support Friends Life Community through www.FriendsLife.org/LaurenAlaina.
To learn more about Lauren’s “My Kinda People” charity, visit www.LaurenAlainaOfficial.com/My-Kinda-People. For information on Lauren’s music, touring, images and more, visit LaurenAlainaOfficial.com.
About Friends Life Community:
Friends Life Community believes everyone deserves a place to belong. Founded in 2008, Friends Life Community provides the support and opportunities adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities require and deserve as they transition out of public school systems and other traditional care programs. Friends Life Community offers four services: Day Program, Social Club, Career Coaching, and Life Coaching. Through targeted, person-centered programs, clients become more confident, more responsible, and more productive.
You can learn more about Friends Life Community at www.friendslife.org/.
About Lauren Alaina:
Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of American Idol. This year, Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album,Wildflower, with the release of the eagerly-awaited Road Less Traveled. Selected as one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 and praised as “full of life lessons and uplift” (PEOPLE), the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star includes Lauren’s first No. 1 hit, title track “Road Less Traveled” and her current single, “Doin’ Fine.”
The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Martina McBride. Lauren heads out with Cole Swindell for the Reason to Drink Tour in February.
Lauren is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and she earned her first CMT Music Award this summer for Breakthrough Video of the Year. Lauren recently performed on the 51st Annual CMA Awards where she was also nominated for her very first CMA Award for New Artist of the Year. Lauren has also been nominated for several Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Awards and this spring, she earned her first ACM nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year.
Lauren brings her signature “powerhouse, honey-toned vocals” (Rolling Stone) to country radio with her incredibly moving current single, “Doin’ Fine.” For more information, visit www.LaurenAlainaOfficial.com.