Christian artists CD benefits hungry children in the U.S.

During Christian Store Week, September 28 - October 8, shoppers can purchase a benefit CD for just $5. Christian stores are partnering with World Vision to raise awareness of the need for hunger relief among American children.

By Shawna Templeton, World Vision U.S.
Published September 27, 2012 at 12:00am PDT

Out of a deep concern for hungry children in the United States, Christian artists, authors, and retailers have come together to create the benefit CD, Lift Up .

Artists and authors have donated royalties to their latest works, and retailers are taking no profits.

CD compliation benefits hungry children in the U.S.

Available for $5 during Christian Store Week , September 28 - October 8, shoppers can purchase the CD, which includes six songs from top Christian artists, as well as books and Bible resources from leading authors and pastors.

Contributing musical artists include Mac Powell, Big Daddy Weave, Sidewalk Prophets, Francesca Battistelli, Remedy Drive, and Kutless.

The CD also includes 12 e-pub resources, such as:

> Named by God by Kasey Van Norman
> NIV Once-A-Day Bible: 31 Days of Wisdom

> The Me I Want to Be
by John Ortberg
> Praying Circles Around Your Children
by Mark Batterson
> Every Day With Jesus: Treasures from the Greatest Christian Writers of All Time

The participating musicians, artists, authors, retailers, and publishing companies donated all royalties, fees, commissions, profits, and provided in-kind services to make this unique compilation CD available.

More than 400 Christian book and music retailers  across the country are partnering with World Vision to promote the benefit CD and highlight hunger among American children. Many Christian stores will be hosting local food drives and other outreach projects during the week.

World Vision’s work in the United States

World Vision works in U.S. urban and rural areas, providing poverty relief services that give hope to those in need and resources to those who are leading the way in the fight against poverty here at home.

Some of our interventions here in the United States include:

> Providing food assistance to vulnerable families
> Serving at-risk youth through programs that empower young people
> Offering free tutoring from trained volunteers to struggling students
> Expanding the capacity of child-focused organizations already serving in communities
> Providing low-income families with school supplies, personal hygiene items, and household products

How you can help

Pray for children and families in need in the United States. Pray that parents would gain access to the resources they need to escape poverty and that children living in poverty would have what they need to grow up healthy and thrive.

Find a Christian store near you  to visit during Christian Store Week.

Make a one-time gift to help feed a U.S. family of five for three days. Your donation will help deliver nutritious meals to a struggling family right here in the United States — including foods like oatmeal, lentil soup, pasta, and a bean-and-rice casserole.