RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grammy Award-winning artist Scott Stapp wears many hats: musician,
songwriter, author, husband and father. He recently added one more as a
ChildFund International sponsor.
Stapp, the co-founder and lead singer of Creed, along with his wife
Jaclyn, children’s book author, philanthropist and founder of the
Children Are Magical Foundation, are partnering with ChildFund on the
U.S. leg of Stapp’s Proof of Life tour to raise awareness about child
Stapp penned Creed’s biggest hits, including “With Arms Wide Open” and
“Higher.” The band has sold more than 53 million albums worldwide.
Proof of Life concertgoers will hear songs from Stapp’s last two albums,
while also learning about how they can help children and families living
in poverty by sponsoring through ChildFund. The tour includes cities
across the U.S. including Boston, Pittsburgh and Dallas.
Stapp struggled with addiction in the past before receiving medical
treatment in 2014. He views philanthropy as an important part of his
“Each of my three children have been such a blessing and while I can
provide them with everything they need, I know there are others out
there who don’t have the basics like food, shoes, clothes or clean
water,” said Scott Stapp. “I have always been passionate about helping
others, and as a father I am proud to support ChildFund’s efforts to
make a better life for children across the globe.”
Stapp and his wife sponsor a few children in the Philippines, and he is
focusing his awareness efforts to support the Zamboanga del Norte
province. He was inspired to support a community in the Philippines
after visiting the country on a Creed tour several years ago.
In addition to his work with ChildFund, Stapp has a long history of
giving back. He created the “With Arms Wide Open Foundation” in 2000 to
help vulnerable children and families around the world. He also sits on
the board of CHARM (Children Are Magical), which his wife Jaclyn founded
to heighten the awareness of children’s issues and provide
underprivileged youth with the tools to enrich their lives.
To learn more about ChildFund’s work, sponsorship opportunities and
Proof of Life tour dates, visit https://www.childfund.org/Live-Artists-Home/.
About ChildFund International
ChildFund International is a global child development and protection
agency serving 20 million children and family members in 30 countries.
For 75 years, we have helped the world’s deprived, excluded and
vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and
become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance, we
create supportive environments in which children can flourish. For more
information about ChildFund, visit www.ChildFund.org.
Betsy Edwards, 804-756-2722