Colombian sex symbol and pop singer Shakira, who is 9 months pregnant with her first child, hosted an online baby shower on Jan. 15, asking fans to donate their gifts to UNICEF.
Shakira, who has been given an honorary title by UNICEF of Goodwill Ambassador, posted an invitation on You Tube and Twitter, asking fans to donate to underprivileged children throughout the world in lieu of sending she and her husband, soccer player Gerard Pique, baby gifts.
The invitation came via a You Tube vido:
“Dear Friends, Having our first baby is such an incredibly happy time for us. That’s why we want to invite you to our baby shower with a twist. Rather than asking you to give gifts to our new baby, we’re asking you to honour him by supporting UNICEF in giving underprivileged babies around the globe a healthy start in life. It would really mean a lot to us.”
Items requested include malaria bednets ($5 donation), vaccines ($10 donation), baby scale ($37 donation), Oral rehydration salt ($50 donation), and therapeutic food ($110 donation).
Fans can visit Shakira’s online baby shower here.
The couple are expecting their baby boy to arrive in any day.