Christian singer Lauren Daigle has donated more than $600,000 to charities through her The Price Fund, an organization with a mission to care for children, the elderly and the needy.
According to the Gospel Music Association, Daigle donated $100,000 to New Orleans' Ellis Marsalis Center, Roots of Music, NOCCA, KidSmar, and Young Audiences of Louisiana during her Christian shows in New Orleans.
It was the latest in what amounts to about $681,000 that she donated to charities for the fall 2022 season as part of The Price Fund, The Christian Post reports.
"I'm truly moved and inspired by the passion and commitment that I've seen from every single person involved with all of these organizations – not to mention the tireless and seemingly endless work done by their volunteers," said Daigle. "The thousands whose lives they touch each and every day not only provides light and hope for so many in need, it sets an example for all of us to follow and shows us what we do mean to each other."
Daigle launched The Price Fund in 2019. Concert-goers can make donations via ticket sales, merchandise sales, and streaming options. Since its launch, the fund has disbursed more than $2.2 million to 37 nonprofits around the world.
"I know that not everybody wants to be told about God," Daigle told The Christian Post. "But I have found that people do love to hear that God is love, and He is kind, and He is patient with us. And anytime that people understand God is gentle – He's not always this angry man – their guard is let down. So it's a way to share the Gospel. It's a way to tell others about Christ."
In a 2021 interview, Daigle talked about a prayer she prayed in high school, asking God to give her a "backbone" to stand up for those in need.
"I was like, God,' I want a backbone of boldness. Give me some sort of boldness to where I can stand up for people who need to be stood up for, and where even when my peers are persecuting me, I can still make a stand,'" she said.
"And if you ask God for that courage, He will give it to you. He will give you boldness; He will give you courage," she added.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.