The charitable spirit seems to run in the Guetta family, as it shows, father David Guetta, and his son, Tim Elvis, love to use their influence to help good works.
This is the case for legendary French record producer and DJ David Guetta, who as the COVID-19 pandemic began to run rampant through cities around the globe, collected 600,000 euros in Miami during his first United At Home charity DJ set in favor of organizations fighting against the coronavirus, and then came back for more to make his contribution through yet more live streams.
After the huge success of his first set for “United At Home,” the artist delivered an incredible set from New York City’s Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center. The stream has been virtually viewed by more than 25 million people across the globe and has raised more than $750,000 USD for relief efforts provided by multiple organizations. He kept stepping up, continuing the series in cities like Paris, with a show in front of the Louvre Museum in December 2020, and Dubai, from Burj Al Arab helipad in February 2021.
For the one-year anniversary of the iconic Miami stream, Guetta announced that he will be dropping an NFT (non-fungible token) that will directly benefit UNICEF and Feeding America. The official United At Home webpage was updated with the announcement but no other information has been made available yet. Those interested in purchasing the NFT can sign up on the web for updates and a notification when the bidding begins.
In total, he raised more than US$2 million for charity to date –over half a million dollars per show– a real success, which surely inspired his eldest Tim Elvis, who at only 17 years old has presented his very own charitable project, with the aim of introducing football to underprivileged children in Senegal.
With much pride, the DJ unveiled on social networks the launch of his son’s charity project, posting a short duo video presentation and commenting: “I’m so proud of my son! He just created a charity called United for Football to help young people in Senegal through football,”
Tim Elvis named the project United for Football, and the objective is to help children within the African continent, through the practice of the round ball, as well as education and meals for people in need.
In further comments, his father has specified: “The idea is to go to Africa after professional football coaches and all the necessary equipment in order to give children the joy of sport when they are not as lucky as us and do not have the means. The sums collected are used entirely to finance and develop local infrastructures “,
And the choice of country is perhaps no accident: Tim Elvis’ mother, Cathy Guetta, was herself born in Dakar, Senegal. And, with immense pride as well, she also echoed the announcement on her Instagram account, that her son Elvis had set up a fundraiser to help children in Africa in need through sport.
Alongside his mother, Tim explained to Internet users his approach, asking them to “donate if they want and if they can”. The donations are being recieved through the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, and he hopes to raise the sum of 30,000 pounds sterling.
His father made a generous donation of 10,000 pounds, while his partner Jessica Ledon transferred 200 pounds. Model Victoria Silvstedt also participated in the fundraiser. Having started in july, the fundraiser for this charitable project has already recieved 27.200 £, getting very close to reaching the goal of 30.000 £.