Celebrities often get a bad wrap as selfish prima donnas who only care about fame and the trappings that come with it. But not all stars are created equal. Many are very philanthropic, giving both their money and their time to individuals and organizations in need. Many are shy about their good deeds, and often keep them private. Others use their fame to bring attention to organizations and issues that need attention.
The non-profit DoSomething.org has singled out celebrities that they feel should be recognized for their charitable work. They’ve put together a website list of CelebsGoneGood. We’ve included their picks and some of our own.
DoSomething.org says Swift also donated $50,000 to a little girl undergoing cancer treatment, $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony, $50,000 for arts education in New York and $50,000 to one of her back-up dancers who has a nephew fighting cancer.
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DoSomething.org notes that Legend donated $500,000 to a school district in his home state of Indiana. They've also fed protesters in NYC fighting against police brutality.
DoSomething.org says that she also supports the National MS Society and raised over $175,000 through her Trainwreck Comedy Tour to support the organization.
DoSomething.org notes that she recently worked with Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama to support veteran's programs.
The effort funded 80,000 polio vaccines, 200,000 rehydrating salts and 1,000 mosquito nets.