Singer Eric Benet has some pint-size activists on his hands! His daughters, 8-year-old Lucia Bella and 6-year-old Amoura Luna Benet are junior Ambassadors for their mother’s In A Perfect World Foundation.
Eric Benet shares Lucia and Amoura with his wife, Manuela Testolini. He also has an older daughter, India Benet, from a previous relationship. Testolini founded In A Perfect World to help at-risk children in high-need communities and her husband and children have been its biggest supporters.
Manuela Testolini’s ex-husband, the late pop icon Prince (who also happened to be very charitable), helped Manuela Testolini create the In a Perfect World Foundation in 2005 and helped pick its name. In his honor, Testolini created two schools in Prince’s name through the foundation. In A Perfect World creates and supports programs that provide education, artistic expression, and mentoring to underprivileged children around the world and encourages them to “take action and make a difference.”
As junior Ambassadors, Lucia and Luna are all for doing their part to help. Whether it’s feeding the homeless, hosting “Trike-a-Thons” for sick children, or donating backpacks and other school supplies to students in need, Lucia and Luna are happy to be involved in their mother’s foundation and help make a difference in the lives of children who need it.
Lucia and Luna have both been regularly featured on In a Perfect World’s Instagram page. In a recent post, Lucia read a story, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand to raise awareness for childhood cancer. The video was captioned:
“Lucia’s Storytime: Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand. For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lucia is sharing the story of Alex and The Amazing Lemonade Stand. Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand tells a sweet, true story of a little girl named Alex. This story shows how even the littlest people can make a big difference. Today, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.”