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Mamas Who Rock For a Cause

Last year Forbes covered the 30 Most Generous Celebrities. The list was compiled by The Giving Back Fund and it factored in a lot of data to come up with the list. The reason for such a list was to be a motivator to other celebrities.

Marc Pollick, president and founder of The Giving Back Fund says, “Encouragement by example is the main reason we compile this list. One cannot help but be influenced by the generosity of his or her peers.”

When I looked for moms in the music industry who were passionately connected to charities I found all kinds of ways that they were giving back. Not every musician gave a giant chunk of money. Some also make a huge difference simply by encouraging their fans to get involved.

These mamas raise families, record songs, and plan tours. These Mamas rock. They don’t just rock in a head nod kind of way. They really rock. They rock for a cause.

Mamas Who Rock for a Cause

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    Check out these Mamas who are rocking for a cause

    Not only do these musical Mamas have families and kids they are raising but they also take time to give back to causes that are important to them. 

     

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    Sarah Mclachlan is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    Sarah is more than the soundtrack for those heartstring tugging ASPCA commercials. She set up the Sarah McLachlan School of Music which provides music education to underserved and at-risk youth at no cost. Every three years she also organizes a huge charity concert called Voices in the Park that helps fund the school. 

     

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    Christina Aguilera is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    In addition to being a contributing artist on the 25th Anniversary of A Very Special Christmas, Christina has become seriously connected to world hunger causes. 

     

    She has given many performances benefiting the World Food Programme (WFP) and is now one of their celebrity Ambassadors Against Hunger.

     

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    Mariah Carey is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    Many of Mariah's songs have been used for charitable causes. (Hero and One Sweet Day are just two examples) 

     

    One of her passion projects is called Camp Mariah which is now part of The Fresh Air Fund. Camp Maria is considered a career awareness program and "was formed to expand the education and career options of New York City adolescents, in grades 7 to 9 and through college, while teaching them that the decisions they make today will have a direct impact on their tomorrow." 

     

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    Olivia Newton John is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    Just last year the world geeked out over a Grease reunion when John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited for charity single just in time for Christmas. 

     

    Olivia is pretty amazing when it comes to giving back. After her own battle with cancer she decided to set up the The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre in Heidelberg, Melbourne. She is actively involved in helping families be active when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer.  

     

    Sadly just last month Olivia announced that her sister has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

     

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    Aretha Franklin is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    Talk about Respect! Aretha performed a duet with former former secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice. The reason for the unusual pairing at Philadelphia's Mann Music Centre was to raise money for money for urban children and awareness for music and the arts.

     

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    Faith Hill is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    Hill used her 1999 tour to support a national children's book drive, The Faith Hill Family Literacy Project. The charity was inspired by Faith's father, who faced challenges with literacy. The effort resulted in the donation of 35,000 children's books, which were distributed to hospitals, schools, libraries, and daycare centers in 40 cities across the United States. She continues to set up these drives and has collected more than one million books. 

     

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    Jewel is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    In 2012 Jewel recorded an original song to benefit Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Jewel wanted to be involved with Feeding American because, "There were lot of times I didn't know where my next meal was coming from when I lived in Anchorage," she continues. "Now as a new mom, it affects you differently because you're not just thinking of it from the child's perspective, but from the mom's perspective of what it would be like to not be able to provide for your kid."

     

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    Adele is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    I loved hearing how Adele encourages her fans to think about charity. When someone wins tickets to one of her shows she requires that the winner make a donation to Sands. Sands is a UK charity that supports anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies' lives.

     

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    Stacey Jackson is a mama who rocks for a cause.

    Stacey Jackson is huge in the UK right now and she is heavily involved in charity work. Her music career got a kick start when an album she recorded at a charity fundraiser for Music For Youth in the UK took off. Live it Up, a song she collaborated on with Snoop Dogg is currently number 2 in the UK singles charts. 

     

    Last week Stacey released her new album and the party was a benefit raising funds for Breast Cancer Charities of America.

     

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    Melissa Etheridge rocks for a cause.

    Melissa wrote a song for a charity that became a battle cry for many men and women fighting cancer.

     

    From Melissa's site, "Ford asked me to write a song for their "Race for the Cure" initiative to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer charities. I wanted to write a song that was personal; climb into people's emotions and portray a woman who has had breast cancer but is out of it. The first verse is about a survivor. The second verse is from my own experience and the last verse is for those who have not been diagnosed or don't know anyone with breast cancer yet. We are all running for answers and to make the situation better." 

     

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