“Rebel” child Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo just made a big announcement! The Counting On stars revealed that they’re part of a children’s charity that Jeremy’s mother, Diana Vuolo, began several years ago. Watch the video below for all the details.
According to the link in their Instagram bios — where the two created a video detailing their mission — Jinger said, “As many of you know, music has had a big part in my family’s life. I remember years growing up taking violin and piano lessons and absolutely loving it.” She then revealed that music is still a big part of her life because “Jeremy’s constantly running around the house singing to me,” she laughs. Jeremy added, “Which is why we want to tell you today about a music mentoring program called SWAN4Kids… It’s a music mentoring program for children whose parents are in jail.” He continued, “Many of you may not know that one in every 14 children has a parent or both parents who are incarcerated.”
Recently, the TLC stars made headlines when it was revealed that their one year anniversary was approaching without any babies. Gasp! The Duggars have always been vocal when it comes to their disdain for contraception — but that wasn’t always the case. After welcoming their oldest child, Michelle was on birth control, only to find out she was pregnant. She and husband Jim Bob later lost the baby, and they attributed the miscarriage to birth control.
“As conservative Christians, we believe every life is sacred, even the life of the unborn. Due to our lack of knowledge, we destroyed the precious life of our unborn child. We prayed and studied the Bible and found a host of references that told us God considered children a gift, a blessing, and a reward,” the family has explained. “Yet we had considered having another child an inconvenience during that busy time in our lives, and we had taken steps to prevent it from happening.” For the moment, it sounds like the couple has their priorities set on other things — like helping children in need. Did I mention that they’re awesome?