Florida based worship team Eleven22 is releasing project titled The Reason. The project was inspired by the life of McKenzie Noelle Wilson.
McKenzie Noelle Wilson, a 15 year old high school student, accepted Christ at an Eleven22 worship event. However, several weeks later McKenzie died unexpectedly from swelling in her brain.
Teachers, coaches, friends and schoolmates described her as a beautiful, kind, responsible and considerate young woman. She was also described as deeply spiritual with passion to positively impact the lives of others, especially young people.
McKenzie Noelle Wilson passed away August 17, 2010. McKenzie’s family organized a foundation in her memory. The mission of the foundation is to help young people by providing programs that encourage caring for others, providing for those in need and helping them grow spiritually.
Eleven22’s album The Reason is a tribute to McKenzie’s life and passion to help others. Several songs from the album were inspired by notes that she wrote in her Bible. All proceeds from the sales of The Reason will go to benefit a boy's orphanage and an abandoned baby home in Uganda, sponsored by The McKenzie Noelle Foundation.
Watch The Reason, the story behind the album
For more information and to support the project, go to http://www.caregivegrow.org/
The McKenzie Noelle Foundation encourages you to join in no matter where you are or how old you are.
How to join:
•Random Acts of Kindness - encourages teens to care for others and take in interest in the welfare of their community by doing acts of kindness and passing on Random Acts of Kindness cards. You can find the list of ideas at http://mckenziecares.org/random-acts-of-kindness/
•Teal Day - on the 17th of each month, we encourage all teenagers to wear teal and do a kind act. We then ask teens to post their stories of kindness on our blog at http://mckenziecares.org/
•Volunteering as a mentor or tutor, at special events, or raising funds for non-profit organizations that support youth development.
•Volunteering gives teens a chance to support and get to know their community, while growing themselves. We currently have over 250 registered volunteers.
•Teens can sign up to volunteer and track their community service hours for school at www.mckenziegives.org.
•Workshops and concerts that guide teens to develop their character and actively practice their spirituality.
•Uniting and mobilizing students to care for others through volunteering and charity.
•Teens are encouraged to start clubs in all middle schools, high schools, youth groups and in their community and to participate in group volunteering and charity projects.
For more information, go to http://mckenziecares.org/