LeAnn Rimes doesn't just sing about giving in her new music video, she invited homeless Chicago kids to tell their stories too, USA Today reports.
Shot documentary style, the video for Rimes’ “Give,” shows homeless youngsters sharing the struggles they face. The song is featured on the upcoming album "Lady and Gentlemen," out Sept. 27.
“Not only do these kids not know where they’re going to sleep at night or where their next meal will come from,” Rimes wrote on her website, “these kids are lonely, terrified and hurting…deeply.”
Rimes partnered with Stand Up For Kids—an organization that offers assistance to homeless youth nationwide—and called the experience “life changing.” She said that her eyes were opened to the everyday challenges homeless children encounter and described her nervousness about realistically depicting their experiences.
Rimes went on to write that she hopes the video will shed light on the problem of homelessness in the United States and praised Stand Up For Kids for their work with the community.
“They’ve supplied food, housing, paid their rent for a few months, found them jobs, sent them to school and most importantly, given them some kind of figure in their life to help guide, listen and be a constant,” Rimes wrote on her site. “The emotional support they provide is crucial to helping these kids get back on their feet.”
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