Country music hit-maker Thomas Rhett‘s wife, Lauren Akins, has teamed up with Ladybird to create a jewelry line to benefit Love One International (linked to 147 Million Orphans). As fans can recall, Lauren is very active in the organization and first connected with her adopted daughter Willa Gray through her volunteer work in Uganda.
The jewelry line features three different choices of material — silver, gold, and gold with diamonds. The necklace charms include a heart, the number one, and a cross. View the collection here and check out Lauren wearing her special design in the video below.
Check out Lauren’s heartfelt message regarding the collection:
I cannot thank you enough for supporting the sweet children of Uganda with me. The impact we are making on these kids’ lives is truly indescribable. We’re shaping communities and rebuilding families through these children. Their bellies are full and more importantly, so are their hearts. I know it is impossible to care for every child’s needs in the world, but we can each love one. This is the idea behind Love+1, and why we created this jewelry line. Proceeds from Lauren Akins x Ladybird will benefit the children Love One International is serving.
What a neat way to support such a worthwhile group and some truly deserving children. Lauren also recently talked to Country Living about what it was like working to bring Willa Gray home and the emotional adoption process.
Goodness, her ‘pain with a purpose’ comment just hits you in the heart. We’re so happy that Lauren and Thomas were able to realize their dream of being parents— Willa and Ada are so loved.
Rhett is currently out on the road on his Life Changes Tour and his family might be making some additional surprise appearances…
2018 Life Changes Tour Schedule
4/19/2018 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
4/20/2018 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
5/3/2018 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
5/4/2018 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Event Center
5/17/2018 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
5/18/2018 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
9/13/2018 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
9/14/2018 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9/20/2018 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
9/21/2018 Syracuse, NY OnCenter War Memorial Arena
9/22/2018 Albany, NY Times Union Center
9/27/2018 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
9/28/2018 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
9/29/2018 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
10/5/2018 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center
10/6/2018 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
10/11/2018 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/12/2018 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/13/2018 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/18/2018 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
10/19/2018 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center
10/20/2018 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/25/2018 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State
10/26/2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
10/27/2018 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
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