"Thank you to everyone that donated and made Dahlia’s 1st birthday extra meaningful and special!" Anne wrote in a tweet. "We want nothing more than for all children to have the best start in life! Thank you for joining us in helping Filipino children."
Anne and Erwan actually launched the fundraiser to "help vulnerable babies get the right start in life by getting proper health care and nutrition." According to UNICEF, the fundraiser, which ran from February 2 to March 15, initially earned P800,000 through a crowdfunding page. Anne and Erwan actually promised to match whatever amount would be raised. They actually donated ~one million pesos~ themselves, resulting in a total amount of P1.8 million. Aww. Such generous hearts!
"I actually read all of the messages that you left on her fundraising page and some of which were very heartfelt," Anne shared in a video. "I was deeply moved by the stories that you shared. Thank you so much. I can't wait to compile all of them, turn them into a book for Dahlia, so when she's older she can read it and just see how everyone came together on her birthday to help Filipino children."
Anne was officially named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in February 2019.
Happy first birthday, Dahlia, and congratulations!