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Christian group NewSong is partnering with Samaritan's Purse this Christmas to raise funds and awareness for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), an organization that collects presents for less fortunate families.
The group is sending money from all sales on December 4 and 5 of their original Christmas song "White As Snow" directly to support OCC's mission to bring shoebox gifts-and the word of God to millions of children around the globe annually.
"White As Snow" may be purchased at newsongonline.com.
"NewSong has a deep respect for the work of Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse," said Eddie Carswell, founding member of NewSong in a press release. "Operation Christmas Child is one of the best efforts we know to bring the real meaning of Christmas to children in need around the world, so it is our privilege to offer our music to help in that endeavor."
"Operation Christmas Child is thrilled and grateful to be partnering with NewSong to share the true meaning of Christmas and the gospel of Jesus Christ with children all over the world," said Assistant Director, Promotions, Operation Christmas Child USA, Samaritan's Purse, Jeremy Bentley in a release.
"White As Snow" was written by Eddie Carswell, Russ Lee, Stephen Carswell and Seth Mosley, and is from NewSong's Swallow The Ocean: Christmas Edition digital exclusive.
NewSong is getting ready to venture out on the "Very Merry Christmas Tour" along with Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets, Jason Castro and special guest Love & The Outcome.
NewSong will be only playing songs from their Christmas albums this tour, The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope, as well as their upcoming Swallow The Ocean: Christmas Edition digital exclusive.
The album includes three new recordings: "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," and the group's next holiday single, "White As Snow," written by Russ Lee, Eddie Carswell, Stephen Carswell and Seth Mosley.
NewSong's "Very Merry Christmas Tour" begins on November 30 and will move through 15 cities including: Wichita, Kansas; Marion, Illinois; Lancaster, Ohio; and Pascagoula, Mississippi, among other cities, before wrapping up December 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NewSong has recorded 18 albums since 1981, and have 20 #1 Christian radio singles. They have one GRAMMY Award nomination, and were placed in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame,
They also founded The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for three consecutive years.