Kids are giving valentines to the Latin pop star as thanks for his Save the Children #Hearts4Kids campaign.

By Hollee Actman Becker
February 10, 2016

Turns out, Enrique Iglesias really is a hero, baby—and he's about to be recognized for it.

When the Latin King of Pop shows up to headline a pre-Valentine's Day concert at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut tomorrow night, nonprofit Save the Children will be on hand to show Iglesias some love. Why? The singer teamed up with the organization to launch the #Hearts4Kids T-shirt project in support of the Children's Emergency Fund, which pre-positions lifesaving supplies before an emergency, responds immediately to a crisis, and works to protect the lives of children and create a sense of normalcy.

The design of the T-shirt was inspired by the heart Iglesias drew on his bloodstained T-shirt during a Tijuana concert last year, after he had injured his hand. So far, the "Hero" singer's #Hearts4kids partnership has brought in $25,000 for kids in crises, and now Save the Children wants to thank him. At tomorrow night's concert, the organization will present the pop star with handmade valentines from children in typhoon-affected communities in the Philippines to show appreciation for his efforts.

Credit: Denvie Balidoy/Save the Children

How sweet!

"Disasters like Typhoon Haiyan can take a tremendous toll on children," says Carlos Carrazana, COO of Save the Children. "Yet, when given the proper care and support from their families and communities, children can pick up the pieces in their lives and move forward."

If you'd like to join Iglesias's effort, you can make a donation to the Children's Emergency Fund or purchase the special-edition heart tee online. All proceeds from sales will go to the fund.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website for more, and follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.


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