Jimmy Wayne to Perform for Special Group of ‘Angels’
Since bringing his Meet Me Halfway walk across America to an end in August, Jimmy Wayne has tirelessly continued to spread awareness for teen homelessness. This evening (Wednesday, October 6), Jimmy will take part in the 12th annual Angels in Adoption Gala in Washington, D.C., saluting those who are working to make a difference for children who need families. Jimmy has been asked to perform 'Elephant Ears,' a song he wrote about a child growing up in the foster care system -- a topic he knows well, as he once was a homeless teen himself.
"It's such an honor to be able to sing a song that I fought hard for because I believed in it, just like I believed in songs like 'I Love You This Much' and 'Paper Angels,'" Jimmy tells The Boot. "I believe in that song. It may not be for everybody, but its for somebody. It's obviously for somebody because I got invited to this event because of it."
This year's honorees at the Angels in Adoption event include actresses Kristin Chenoweth and Rhea Perlman, TV's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' and 140 others who have worked to support children in foster care or adoption.
"I'm totally going to feel like the outcast in the room," Jimmy notes, "but hey ... isn't that what a homeless kid feels like? I'll be representing every one of those kids tonight."
Read our exclusive interview with Jimmy about his emotional Meet Me Halfway journey here.