Where do Celebrities Donate their Fortunes?
Celebrities are, to many people, nearly as important as religious icons and royalty. We love to soak in every detail of their lives, often emulating what we’ve seen. When celebs choose a charity to donate to they must be certain of its legitimacy and need. This ensures two things: that they are donating their time and money wisely, and fans that donate to the same causes spend their time and money wisely also.
Celebrities draw attention to whatever they come into contact with. This is beneficial for charities. Having a famous person to champion your cause is the most effective method of spreading the word. Here are some charitable celebrities and a number of the charities they donate to.
Queen Bey donates to a lot of charities and supports many causes. One of her pet projects that she actually set up with Kelly Rowland was aimed at helping Hurricane Katrina victims get back on their feet. Now, the Survivor Project assists those affected by catastrophic hardships. This listing is only a drop in the bucket as far as Beyonce’s charitable work goes. Another charity supported by Beyonce is Chime For Change. They focus on helping girls and women have safe access to healthcare and education.
Miley Cyrus is known for her raunchy stage persona, but she is changing with age and maturity. No matter your opinion, the fact remains that she is a very charitable celebrity. The former Hanna Montana actress has always been known to support LGBTQ rights as well as speaking out for those suffering from depression and all the issues it can bring. Miley donates to The Trevor Project, aimed at protecting and assisting LGBTQ youth. To Write Love On Her Arms is aimed at people struggling with depression, self-harm, and suicide. They provide education, support and recovery resources.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Just about everybody loves “The Rock”. He is iconic due to his seemingly kind nature and humor. Dwayne Johnson started his own foundation, The Rock Foundation, to serve underprivileged youth in many backgrounds. This includes poor children as well as kids in the hospital. Dwayne also donates to the Boot Campaign, which provides support for veterans returning from deployment and dealing with a variety of health issues, both mental and physical.
Chris Pratt is a hilarious actor, but many don’t know that his son was born prematurely. Due to their personal ties to premature birth, Chris and his wife, Anna Farris, donate to the March of Dimes. March of Dimes is an organization that helps premature babies and their families medically and financially. Chris also donates to Malaria No More to help stop the spread and effects of Malaria.
Charities are one of the most important avenues we have for helping our world and all of its inhabitants, human and otherwise. When we work together we can accomplish great things for others. Please consider donating to one of these charities, or any other charity that touches your heart. You never know when you’ll be the one needing the help and compassion of others.