Billy Crawford named ambassador of child-caring institution
nternational performer Billy Crawford is now the ambassador of goodwill of Virlanie Foundation Inc. (VFI), an institution that helps disadvantaged children.
Crawford thanked the VFI for trusting him and giving him the chance the show his passion to help others who are in need, especially the young ones.
"Definitely it's a big pleasure... to be acknowledged as an ambssador. I think it's a blessing in my behalf and also for the kids. I'm here for them."
VFI is the largest private non-sectarian child caring institution in the country which operates 12 residential homes providing shelter, food, education and love to over 1,000 disadvantaged children.
It also operates support programs that help their personal development, and outreach programs that seek to fight poverty and injustice experienced by children.
VFI runs a volunteer program and facilitates individual sponsorship from local and foreign benefactors of children both in the VFI homes and in the poorer communities of Manila.
Crawford said that he is happpy because aside from touching lives of other people through dancing and singing, he could be of service to the kids that VFI is helping.
"So I mean this is what I'm here for, I'm here to inspire people, I'm here to do good deeds," he said.
Crawford, along with UN World Food Programme ambassador KC Concepcion will be part of the foundation's annual fund-raising concert on September 18th, Thursday.
The concert dubbed as “Somebody Someday” is a tradition of annual performances which will highlight the talents of the Virlanie children.
Other guest performers for the concert include world class prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, Concert Queen Pops Fernandez, and singer Pinky Marquez.
Crawford is busy hosting ABS-CBN's Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2: Uberture. He will be staying in the country till the end of October.
Billy Crawford or Billy Joe Crawford in real life, 26, is Filipino-American. His mother is a Filipina.
Crawford became known around Europe and Asia with hit songs such as "When You Think About Me", "Never My Love", "Steamy Nights" and "Bright Lights".
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