I am thrilled to be partnering with Starbucks again for Every Mother Counts 2012, an incredible compilation album featuring 19 songs. Most are inspired by motherhood, some by parenthood, but all benefit community-based maternal health programs around the world.
Through Every Mother Counts 2011, thousands heard our mission to reduce preventable maternal deaths and improve maternal health worldwide. While selecting artists and songs for the first album, we couldn’t resist gathering names for a second, and I am so happy that we did! This year, we broadened our vision to include male artists (fathers) as well, because our mission is something that everyone who values mothers can support to make a lasting impact.
As with last year’s compilation I reached out to friends first. Bono and the Edge. Chris Martin. Artists who supported and advised me last year. Then I reached out to the many others I had only met and whom I admired. I even knocked on a few new doors and made some friends in the process.
The response was incredible and ultimately everything came together so beautifully. I hope you agree.
Orginally posted on Starbucks.com