25th Anniversary

With the coronavirus pandemic, the past couple weeks have been filled with fear and uncertainty. Some of us are sick, some of us can’t find any toilet paper, and some of us don’t know when our next paycheck will come. To get through times like these, we HAVE to count on each other.

The #CountOnMeChallenge exists to let the people in your community and beyond know that they can count on you, and to shine a light on the people you’ve been able to count on—the people who have shown you love through all this craziness.

25 years ago, Grammy award winners CeCe Winans and Whitney Houston recorded “Count on Me”: an anthem celebrating their own friendship and the power of relying on others in tough times. Today, the song’s message is more relevant than ever. It feels good to know you’re not alone—there’s someone out there you can count on.

By calling attention to the helpers, the #CountOnMeChallenge will inspire more helpers to join in.


Do you want to be a part of something special? We have the opportunity to spread the hope and kindness through the use of video.  If you would like to be a part of the 25th anniversary of CeCe’s version of this song, please Send a 15 second video (preferably horizontal) of you giving encouragement to someone during this pandemic. Join me on this movement and let’s spread some love. #CountOnMeChallenge. Email your video to info@countonmechallenge.com.

Version 1 – Help Marketplace

If you have the means to help someone, or if you need help, post about it! Use #CountOnMeChallenge and tag @cecewinans. Help each other, spread positivity, and inspire others to do the same!

Version 2 – Acts of Kindness

How have you been a light recently? Have you ordered takeout from a small business, dropped off a meal for a friend, or FaceTimed a friend to keep them company? Share a video with “Count On Me” playing in the background, use the hashtag #CountOnMeChallenge, and tag @cecewinans for a chance to be shared.

Version 3 – Tag Chain

Who have you been able to count on recently? Whether it was big or small, who came through for you when you needed it? Who can you turn to when the going gets tough? Make a post/story with “Count On Me” playing in the background, use the hashtag #CountOnMeChallenge, and tag 5 people you’re thankful you can count on. Tag @cecewinans for a chance to be shared!