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Diane Birch Supports SOS Children’s Villages Through Her Music

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diane-birch-live I spent part of my childhood in Zimbabwe and feel a great affinity for the country, its culture and its people.  SOS Children’s Villages is a remarkable charity that supports children who have been abandoned or orphaned (often through AIDS) and integrates them into a loving family environment.  They are nurtured and supported by an SOS 'Mother' and other children in their SOS home, who become their SOS brothers and sisters.  SOS Children's Villages has expanded to almost 500 villages in 132 countries. It’s now the world’s largest orphan and abandoned children’s charity; in Zimbabwe alone, there are three villages that are helping children to build their own future.

When it came time to release my album I wanted to try and involve this wonderful charity somehow in our plans. By allowing people to host a widget on their own page or blog, every time someone buys the album, $1 is donated by my record label, S-Curve, in the host’s name to SOS (or one of the other charities on my website).  I feel very privileged to have my songs released, but most importantly it has allowed me an opportunity to try and support children in a country that holds so many wonderful childhood memories for me and has served as inspiration for some of my music. I cannot thank you enough for your time and support. Oh, and I hope you enjoy the album too!

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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.

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