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David appears at 2:49 and 7:08. but you won’t regret watching the whole video

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David appears at the 3:09 mark, though it is worthwhile to watch the whole video!

Introduction to Rising Star Outreach. Shows David Archuleta and Stacey Tookey washing the feet of leprosy-affected people in India and explains how Rising Star is doing miracles to help that country’s “untouchables”.

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Go HERE to see the slide show that Archuleta Fan Scene put together of heaps of pictures from David’s India trip with Rising Star Outreach.

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So heart warming <3

Thanks AFS and Rising Star Outreach for sharing!

You can also see the photos on David Daily.

More buzz from Just Jared Jr., Ace Showbiz, Modoration and yes!Teen (Brazil).

David appears at the 1:35 mark in this VIDEO.

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It’s estimated that 1 million people in India are currently afflicted with leprosy, a disease many people believe was eradicated long ago.

But thanks to Rising Star Outreach and former BYU and NBA player Shawn Bradley, the goal is to make the current generation the last to suffer from this disease.

Singing star David Archuleta is also involved with the organization. “It’s really taught me a lot,” he said, “I don’t want to leave because it’s really great to be around these kids and all these people.”

Archuleta and his fans have raised over $21,000 for dental and other projects that benefit the children of Rising Star Outreach.

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You might remember Project Bearing Kindness where 6 lovely Angel Bears were hand sewn and donated to Rising Star Outreach. Now, courtesy of RSO and AFS, we have pictures of the RSO children in India playing with the Angel Bears!

See more of these beautiful pictures at AFS!

David Archuleta Sings Somebody out there.
Stacey Tookey and Shaun Perry dance.
The children dancing are originally from leprosy colonies in India



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Chennai Hotels Express Their Spirit to Serve

To commemorate World Leprosy day on January 31st, 2011, Kancheepuram based NGO, Rising Star Outreach and Courtyard by Marriott hotel hosted a charity dinner for the guests and Rising Star Outreach students. To support this noble cause, renowned celebrities and personalities from the U.S.A volunteered to spread the “Spirit to Serve” initiative of Marriott among the social circuit. The program included an evening of performances by the artists followed by a sumptuous Italian buffet dinner designed by our Executive Chef Suresh Thampy at one of the top Chennai restaurants.

The fun packed evening began with the dance performance in the Chennai banquet halls by the Rising Star Outreach students. They were formally trained under a veteran artist from Broadway to the Metropolitan Opera from New York — none other than Shaun Parry. Shaun was all excited and encouraged the children to perform at their best levels and set the stage on fire. Ingenious choreographer, from the “So You Think You Can Dance” fame – Stacy Tookey also joined Shaun Parry and put up a spectacular show.

The highlight of the show was the 20 year old American Idol sensation and the first runner-up of Season 7 – David Archuleta, who drew the crowd swaying with his popular musical notes. David also supports Path of Hope launched by Angels for a Cause (fans of American Idol finalist, David Archuleta) to raise funds needed to furnish a new school being built on the property of Rising Star Outreach in India.

Becky Douglas, Founder of Rising Star Outreach (RSO) was very happy to address everyone at the Chennai airport hotel for the kind contribution and support people have shown towards this noble cause. The initiative – “Spirit to serve philosophy” has been an eye-opener for many across the world and has genuinely helped to better the lives of the children whose parents have been affected by leprosy.

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