An 11-year-old girl from Paradise Valley, Arizona, is using her music to give children silenced by abuse a voice. Rosevelt Sings will be raising awareness and one million dollars to benefit recovering youth through her new self-titled album, featuring a duet with Dick Van Dyke of the song Rosie from Bye Bye Birdie. The iconic actor appears in her music video and congratulated her for this new opportunity to make a nationwide impact for children in crisis.
All proceeds from her album and digital download sales will directly benefit Childhelp and its programs. Rosevelt’s visit to one of the Childhelp Advocacy Centers in Phoenix allowed her to experience an integrated treatment facility providing children in harm’s way a world-class team of professionals in law enforcement, the medical field, forensic counselors, legal experts and even some special four-legged friends, loving therapy dogs, to comfort hearts in need of healing. She was amazed that children who had suffered so much were able to regain trust and learn to smile again.
“It is a delight to welcome Rosevelt as a Childhelp Youth Ambassador. She’s an 11-year-old girl with the voice of an angel and the heart of a warrior. She wants to make the world a better place one child at a time,” Childhelp Co-Founder and President Yvonne Fedderson said.
Rosevelt wants to share her heart for philanthropy and her love for the children of Childhelp. Inside her album and in her photo gallery are pictures with founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, candid moments with Dick Van Dyke at their recording session in Malibu, and the captured joy of a celebration afterwards at the ocean.
“Rosevelt reminds us a little of ourselves when we started this mission. We were just 19 years old. We began singing but soon learned our voices were needed in communities around the country to rescue children, in the halls of Congress to change laws, and in the boardroom ensuring we were part of a vision to secure America’s most vulnerable children,” Childhelp Co-Founder and CEO Sara O’Meara said.
O’Meara and Fedderson were Hollywood Actresses who first used their voices in 1959 to bring hope & joy through music, which led them to save children in need. For the Love of a Child, a film regularly broadcast on the Lifetime Movie Network, shares how they were performing in a variety show for American troops overseas when they discovered 11 orphans in a Tokyo typhoon that started their journey toward saving millions of abused, neglected and at-risk children. Their story inspired people of influence from Hollywood, the music industry, business, and philanthropy to join them in increasing much-needed awareness and support.
Rosevelt joins the ranks with other Childhelp ambassadors, which include Kathie Lee Gifford, Jayne Seymour, Cheryl Ladd, Betty White, John Stamos and Cameron Mathison among others. These ambassadors work alongside thousands of volunteers to support a national mission dedicated to create positive change for the love of a child.
Learn more about Rosevelt and her mission to help end child abuse at RoseveltSings.com