Pregnant Shakira is showing off her baby bump for a good cause! The star, who announced back in August that she was expecting her second child with her partner Gerard Piqué, is taking her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to the next level by hosting a World Baby Shower to benefit children in need.
To promote the worthy cause, Shakira put her growing tummy on display in a set of gorgeous pictures, including a family photo that features Piqué and the couple's adorable son Milan Piqué Mebarak (above) and a stunning solo shot of the singer (below).
Shakira and her family are encouraging others to host their own World Baby Showers, where guests can access a special gift registry that allows them to donate food, vaccines, and other supplies that directly benefit UNICEF's work with kids in some of the poorest and remotest places on earth.
"Now that we are soon welcoming our second child we want to help other children around the world and also contribute to a long-lasting solution for getting children living in extreme poverty the supplies they need to survive," Shakira said in a statement on UNICEF's website. "We also want other parents to feel compelled to do the same. With the explosion of social media, celebrities aren't the only ones who have platforms that can reach mass audiences, and we want this movement to keep going long after our baby shower has ended, so we want to invite them to host their own baby showers with UNICEF as well."
She went on to discuss the importance of the cause: "Every woman who’s expecting has the power to use the blessing of her child’s imminent birth to save the lives of other, less fortunate children around the world."
"If every expectant mother having a baby shower decided to include among her gift registry some of these 'inspired gifts' that UNICEF offers, we could collectively save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children all over the globe," she said.
To support the cause and donate to the UNICEF World Baby Shower, visit worldbabyshower.org.