6Singer-songwriter Carey Keavy, a Mineral County native, is following her dreams, but in a most unusual way.

In 2012, she was approached by a virtual stranger who had heard her music online. To her shock, he wrote her a check for thousands of dollars to help her record her first single, “Distant Lands”.

Her single will be released on May 30 and in an effort to “pay it forward”, Keavy will be donating 100 percent of all pre-sales to a local charity in her hometown of Minneapolis.

The local charity that Keavy has chosen is called the Sheridan Story. The Sheridan Story began in North Minneapolis, when it was discovered that children were hording their school lunches on Fridays because many of them ate little to nothing all weekend. The charity helps many children in the Twin Cities by helping to feed them when their government-funded school lunches cannot.

“I love the idea of music being used for good,” says Keavy. “The thought of kids right here in our neighborhoods going hungry is heartbreaking to me. It brings tears to my eyes every time I watch the Sheridan Story video. I’m happy to help in any way I can.”

Pre-sales of Keavy’s album can be purchased at www.careykeavy.com. An online concert will be held on May 30 at 8 p.m. CST.

Keavy grew up in Mina and attended Mineral County schools. She now lives in Minneapolis with her husband and sons.