Celeb Causes - Natalie Merchant's Charities
Natalie Merchant is a singer, songwriter and humanitarian. She gives her time and her music and money to many children's charities. Go Nat!
Natalie Merchant and Doctors Without BordersFor years, Natalie Merchant has been donating proceeds of her
Natalie Merchant and The Boys and Girls Club (Jamestown, New York)Natalie was a member of the Girls Club when she was younger, before the club merged with the boys. She's grown up now but she's returned to the club. Natalie's donated time and money to the club which provides counseling, academic programs for kids with learning disabilities as well as help for troubled kids and teen pregnancy prevention.
Natalie Merchant and the Fight Against AIDSLike many artists, Natalie Merchant has also been a part of various AIDS charities. In 1996, she sang on For Our Children Too, a benefit CD for the Pediatric Aids Foundation. She also joined a benefit concert for Red, Hot & Blue and contributed a song to Red, Hot & Rhapsody, a CD to raise money for AIDS research.
Natalie Merchant And Scholastic Writing ContestIn 1993, Natalie Merchant (with her ex-bandmates from 10, 000 Maniacs,) Elektra Entertainment and Scholastic organized a songwriting lesson plan and lyric contest (nationwide) for students from grades six to 12. The program encouraged kids to write and explore their
Natalie Merchant and Other Charitable CausesSome of the other projects Natalie Merchant's been involved in include, the Tibetan Freedom Concert, Mind Body Self Festival for breast cancer and A Very Special Christmas which benefits the Special Olympics organization.
You may wonder when Natalie finds time to write songs, make albums and tour - not to mention take a vacation - but when she has the time she loves to travel to different countries for a little R&R.