CHARLESTON, S.C. (CelebrityAccess) – Country star Darius Rucker has made a $174k+ donation to the Just Be You non-profit organization.
The funds were raised through ticket sales for his recently wrapped 28-city co-headling Summer Plays On Tour with Lady Antebellum.
The Charleston, South Carolina-based Organization founded by Beth Rucker focuses on outfitting young adults with the ability to understand and implement self-esteem and self-compassion.
Commenting on the organization, Darius said: “My mom taught me how important it is to give back when I was young. We didn’t have much growing up, but we always did whatever we could to help others. Continuing to give back has been important to me throughout my whole career, so I love that we were able to do that with this tour.”
“Just Be You has been a passion project in the works for a long time,” adds Beth Rucker, who established the non-profit in 2017. “Empowering these young adults through our programming, encouraging them to embrace their unique self, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to identify their own voices and to see them know that they are enough is so rewarding. I am incredibly grateful to the community and fans’ support and am humbled by Darius’ dedication to the establishment of the non-profit and commitment to our mission.”
In addition to supporting Just Be You, the Summer Plays On Tour also benefited Lady Antebellum’s Lady Aid philanthropy.