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200 Days of Service
Today’s Sunday post is dedicated to the 200 days of service David has provided on his mission. We often discuss how long 2 years seems, how the time is passing so slowly, how we’ll miss having a Christmas tour this year etc… it’s easy to get caught up in the fangirling, swooning and squeeing aspect of being a Fan of David, but today’s post will focus on something David has role modeled since day 1 – the importance of giving yourself in service to others.
I had lunch with Pam & Patti yesterday and we were discussing how much David has inspired us to strive to be better people, to be kind, thoughtful and caring in our everyday interactions and that small acts of generosity can have profound impact. Before David, I had never heard of Invisible Children, Rising Star Outreach or ChildFund. I supported many different charities, but these were never on my radar until David decided to share his thoughts about them. To him it might have seemed a small thing, mentioning these organizations and the important work they do, but the impact has resonated with fans all over the world who responded with amazing support and fundraising efforts.
There are so many great causes that David supports – too many to cover all of them in this Sunday post – but we can celebrate a few that inspired many fans to stand up, take action and make a difference to help others.
Rising Star Outreach
Vlog – Days off – Rising Star Outreach (credit: theofficialarchuleta)
“Just talking about what has gone on this week. I know it’s not that exciting haha. But just thought I’d share what’s been going on. Also if you want to learn more about Rising Star Outreach go to Risingstaroutreach.org. Thanks!” – David
Vlog – India Trip (credit: theofficialarchuleta)
“Had an amazing time in India at Rising Star Outreach! Very humbling to go there and even though it was a short trip it was a life changing experience. Just makes you appreciate things more and gives you a different perspective of things. Sorry for the rambling babbling and still not really getting to everything I wanted to explain, but hopefully we can get a Q&A sometime soon!” – David
David Archuleta’s Trip to India (credit: pabuckie)
Crush – Benefit for RSO (credit: dougamigo)
Vlog – Invisible Children (credit: theofficialarchuleta)
“K first off, sorry for being so confusing and out of it. I tend to do that after being on the American Idol stage lol. But anyway.. I’m actually in the school room at American Idol!! Where Allison Iraheta now spends most of her time. It’s really cool to be back and see everyone. Go to Invisiblechildren.com to find out more about The Rescue, which is something that’s going to bring awareness to the kids in Uganda who have gone through a lot. If you can show your support that’d be great! See ya in the UK!” – David
David Archuleta and the Invisible Children (credit: msrxamontreal)
Vlog – Phil’s BBQ (credit: theofficialarchuleta)
“Sorry for all the noise in the background with the yard workers. And sorry if I look a little scary and seem a little loopy. I’m not a morning person haha. But thought I’d make a blog while I had the time. In LA rehearsing for the My Kind of Christmas Tour this week. Had a great time shooting the “Wait” music video in Hong Kong. Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice was last week with Mannheim Steamroller and will air Nov. 27 on NBC. Going back to Utah for Glad Christmas Tidings CD promo. Went to San Diego to visit the Invisible Children Offices and went to Phil’s BBQ. Working with Child Fund on the tour.” – David
Say Yes to the Child (credit: DArchSiteVids)
Caring for others is the real meaning of the season. In this video, shown during all shows of his “My Kind of Christmas” Tour, David Archuleta talks about the benefits of sponsoring a child through ChildFund International. If you cannot get to one of David’s concerts you can still “Say ‘Yes!'” to a child: visit http://www.childfund.org to learn more and sign up for a child sponsorship now. Help a Child. Change a Life.
David Visits ChildFund Philippines (credit: childfundtube)
Childrens’ Miracle Network Hospitals
CMNH Miracle Jeans Day Event (credit: childrensmiraclenet)
CMNH – Lean On Me (credit: AttractionsMagazine)
Hope for Haiti
Vlog – Hope for Haiti (credit: theofficialarchuleta)
“All right, I’m sorry for that amazingly annoying clicking noise! I didn’t hear it while I was making the video. But it’s too long to redo the whole thing.- Sorry that this is so long! But I just felt like I needed to talk a little more about helping Haiti. It’ll make up for the lack of blogging right? haha. I’ll try and teach myself how to shorten them in the future. But Thanks everyone who’s been donating and helping Haiti! I had a great time in Central America and can’t wait to go back! Can’t wait to start more writing sessions next week, and thanks on behalf of me and my sister for all the Japanese culture items! haha” – David
Somos el Mundo on EXTRA (credit: archiedorable)
Somos el Mundo (credit: Univision)
MS Charity (credit: JRforDA09)