Our favourite Celebrity do-gooders!
High-rolling, successful Hollywood celebs are said to be more powerful and persuasive than any group of politicians. Their high-profile status and incredible wealth has allowed them to give big to those in need in their own countries and abroad which inspires fans around the world to help others.
From Alicia Keys to One Direction, no matter how hectic their schedules may be, these philanthropic celebs love to donate their time and money to the people who need it most!
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Tay Tay has topped the ‘most charitable celebrity of 2013’ list two years in a row thanks to her support for UNICEF and donations to the Children in Need foundation. She even launched a campaign in 2007 to protect children from online predators and donated her prom dress, which raised $1,200 for DonateMyDress.org.
Coming in second on the most charitable celebrities of 2013 are the hunky 1D boys. Through their rendition of ‘One Way’ for British charity Comic Relief, the talented Brits raised over 3 million dollars! They also support the Alzheimer’s Association and Green Peace.
Headlining and co-founding the ‘Chime for Change’ concert for women’s rights, Queen Bey is all about giving back! She’s also supported the American Foundation for AIDS Research, MusiCares and Survivor Foundation where she donated her time and goods to food banks around the States.
The Vampire Diaries actor started his own foundation ‘IS Foundation’ in 2010 which aims to educate people on the significance of looking after and protecting the environment and animals. He also supports the It Gets Better Project, which strives to prevent suicide among the LGBT youth.
Miss Congeniality dug deep back in 2005 to help re-build the Warren Easton High School after it suffered over $4 million worth of damage. She also has her hands in other philanthropic projects like Doctors Without Borders, donating $1 Million to assist emergency operations.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore has backed Ryan Lewis’ family’s foundation, The 30/30 project which is all about quality health care for all! The ‘Thrift Shop’ rapper also supports Free The Children, GRAMMY Foundation, ONE Campaign and The Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
The late, great Paul Walker built his own charity from the ground up and called it REACH OUT after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. It’s now been running for over four years, supporting those affected by natural disasters. The legendary actor has left an inspiring legacy behind.
Seacrest is the chairman of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation which helps inspire youths through entertainment and education as well as Honorary Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation. The mega rich superstar also supports Clothes Off Our Backs and Soles4Souls!
While Miley may be a bit of a wild child, she does have an impressive list of charities she throws her cash money at.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer supports Libby Ross Foundation (which is aimed at the early detection of breast cancer), City of Hope, Kids Wish Network and more!
Lovato, who publicly spoke about her own experiences with bullying and depression, is the ambassador for the youth empowerment event ‘We Day’ but what’s more impressive is instead of hanging out with mates on her 21st Birthday, the former Disney star was in Africa donating her time to help communities in need with Free the Children. LOVE!
Superstar songstress Keys is the ambassador of Keep A Child Alive, a foundation dedicated in providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment to children and families with HIV/AIDS in Africa.
She is also the spokesperson for Frum Tha Ground Up, which is a charity dedicated to motivating American youths to achieve their dreams.
Lady Gaga isn’t shy about showing support for equality on-stage, so why not continue off-stage?
The ‘Born This Way’ foundation is dedicated to creating a "braver, kinder world" for youths. It promotes safe-spaces, the learning of life skills, and provides opportunities to improve local communities.
She’s also supported Artists for Peace and Justice, It Gets Better Project, The Trevor Project and M•A•C AIDS Fund.
Big Willy has his own foundation with wife Jada Smith, the ‘Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation’ which benefits inner-city community development and under-privileged children and families.
Along with supporting Dream Foundation and Elton John AIDS Foundation these are even more reasons to love this Hollywood power couple!
The ‘Maleficent’ star in no stranger to supporting those in need, with Jolie setting up ‘The Jolie-Pitt Foundation’ aimed at eradicating extreme rural poverty, protecting natural resources and conserving wildlife.
She is also UNCHR Goodwill Ambassador along with supporting Afghanistan Relief Organization, Allicance For The Lost Boys Of Sudan, Care to Learn, Peace One Day and more. Jolie is dedicated to using her high-profile image and power to highlight extreme poverty and violence.
Another former Disney-turned-pop-star was recently crowned the youngest Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF. She also headed over to Africa, travelling to Congo for ENOUGH Project to see firsthand the difficulties the war-ravaged Congolese face.
Sel-Go is also a supporter of 10x10, A Day Made Better, Elton John AIDS Foundation and Ryan Seacrest Foundation.