Since 2012, October 11th has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The date aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges that girls face, while promoting their empowerment and the fulfillment of worldwide human rights.
Kacey Musgraves, Meghan Trainor, Sia and others decided to celebrate the occasion by partnering with humanitarian organization CARE and the beloved Care Bears to design collectible one-of-a-kind vinyl stuffed toys inspired by the group’s global efforts. Musgraves designed the Earth Magic Bear, while Trainor opted for a “Youth Are the Future” Bear and Sia made her own Youth Empowerment Bear. Each item will be auctioned off on eBay for charity at ebay.com/CARE and all the creations can be found below.
“Young people today are leading the movements to end violence and protect our earth,” Trainor said in a statement. “Youth Are the Future Bear honors all of the youth who work to make a difference and reminds the rest of us to contribute to a world in which our youth are nourished, taught kindness, and inspired to lead. This is the perfect message for International Day of the Girl, which this year spotlights the unstoppable force created by empowered girls.”