While the world eagerly awaits her new music, Lorde took some time recently to make a significant donation to a New Zealand children's charity. Posting under her given name (Ella Yelich-O'Connor) on a fundraising page for the Fuel The Need charity, the "Royals" singer wrote on Wednesday, "Good on you Manuel and Fuel the Need -- hope this helps a little bit. Lots of love from a former kid who is passionate about all kids having access to food at school."
The $14,500 donation ($20,000 NZ) to the organization that helps provide lunches for children who don't otherwise have access to food was a big help to the organization, according to founder Manuel Dalton. "All sleepy eyed I looked at my notifications and saw one from Givealittle and had to do a double take at seeing $20,000," he told Stuff. "I wasn't aware who Ella Yelich-O'Connor was and when people told me it was Lorde, I said 'gosh, oh my Lord'."