Kelly Rowland Helps Raise Almost $800,000 For Homeless Charity
Mothers day is celebrated by millions of people throughout the world every year and what you decide to do on that day depends on what’s close to your heart. Her mom passed away in 2014 and she is also a new mommy to her son named Titan Jewell so Kelly Rowland decided to give back this past Mothers Day.
Mothers Day weekend Kelly performed in Melbourne, Australia at a fundraiser for the Magpie Nest Housing Project that helps create homes for the homeless. The event was a true success and raised almost $800,000 for homeless families.
“I was delighted to… support a program that provides housing for the people of Melbourne without homes,” Rowland told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper.
According to Aussie Collingwood Football Club
Collingwood’s Magpie Nest Housing Project takes people sleeping rough on the streets and in unsafe rooming houses and provides them with quality and safe accommodation, reduced rents, and wrap-around case management support with links to mental health services, employment and training assistance.
The first trial phase of the joint initiative between the Collingwood Football Club Foundation and the Salvation Army has seen the establishment of eight Magpie Nest houses now operating in Melbourne with 24 beds.
More than 300 homeless people are listed with the Salvation Army as looking for safe accommodation across Melbourne. As part of Magpie Nests, Salvation Army Case Workers, funded by the State Government identify and mentor participants and oversee the day to day operation of the houses.
Collingwood Football Club Foundation ambassador and Collingwood player, Dane Swan has spent time with a number of the Magpie Nest tenants in their houses and said the project’s success so far has come through its ability to create meaningful relationships with the Magpie Nest tenants.
Kelly has sold over 27 million records as a solo artist and 60 million records when she was a part of Destiny’s Child.