This world has a clear division of status. While some people are starving in the streets, begging for food, there are others taking their private jet to Italy for some authentic pasta. It goes without saying that people that have more than they need, should want to help those that go without. These celebrities have gotten that memo and are doing their best to do their part.
George Michael was one of the most generous celebrities out there.
Unfortunately, because of his desire to remain anonymous, not many people knew about his willingness to help others until after his death. Michael was the biggest benefactor to the non-profit group, Project Angel Food, which prepares and delivers food to those that are terminally sick with HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
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Adele wanted to give back to those that give so much.
She made a visit to the Grenfell Tower firefighters. When she arrived she had cakes in hand and sat down to have some tea with them. After joining them in a moment of silence, Adele visited the homes of local residents that were affected by the fire.
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You probably know Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, but there’s more to him than meets the eye.
Ruffalo is an extremely active supporter of clean energy and is known for his support of his campaign The Solutions Project, which is pushing to give 100% clean energy for everybody. Not only is he a member of Artists Against Fracking, but he’s working on a film about a massive oil spill. He also won The Humanitarian Award at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards for his work with Water Defense.
Don Cheadle began advocating for human rights when he worked in the film “Hotel Rwanda.”
Ever since playing the role of a hotel manager during the Rwandan genocide, Cheadle has made it his mission to campaign for the end of the genocide in Darfur and Sudan. He also co-authored a book titled “Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond.” His activism earned him the BET Humanitarian Award. Cheadle also shared the Summit Peace Award by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome with George Clooney.
Matt Damon understands that clean water is essential to life.
So with Gary White by his side, they founded the non-profit organization Water.org. They provide small loans to families all over the world to provide them with clean water and sanitation. After launching a global campaign to raise awareness for water problems in developing countries, they teamed up with the beer company Stella Artois. Stella Artois donates a small percentage of their sales to help support Water.org.
Leonardo created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998.
DiCaprio set out to support the well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants. He wants to protect the Earth’s wild places and implement solutions for a more sustainable relationship between humans and nature. DiCaprio’s campaign conducts fundraisers and attracts media attention to environmental issues. He does everything from creating renewable energy to protecting sharks in California, and elephants in Africa.
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Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, visits children’s hospitals in almost every city he visits.
He spends time talking to the kids, singing to them, and even bringing them presents. Martin does whatever he can to make them feel a little bit better.
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Before Zach Galifianakis became famous he was washing his clothes at a laundromat where a woman named Elisabeth Haist worked.
When Galifianakis had learned that the woman had become homeless, he bought her an apartment and paid her rent for her. He wasn’t the only one to help her. Renee Zellweger also helped by decorating her apartment.
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Taylor Swift continuously proves that she has a generous heart.
She showed up at her oldest fan’s Christmas party and sang to the 96-year old, and his friends and family, in his living room. She also visits children’s hospitals, visits fans that are sick, sends gifts to fans, and also donates large amounts of money to different charities.
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Beyoncé donated $7 million to Temenos Place Apartments in Houston, Texas.
The foundation provides affordable, furnished housing to the homeless community. They also provide counseling to help the homeless become financially independent.
Tyra Banks knows the importance of feeling good about yourself.
Banks founded the TZONE Foundation in 1999. It focuses on helping young women fight for their dreams by helping them build up their self-esteem. Ever since they started, Banks has helped inner-city girls all around the country by fostering a discussion around body image, beauty and battling poverty.
Elton John plays a huge part in fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
He founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has spent the last two decades providing funding to organizations that help populations that have suffered from the epidemics. The organization strives to provide efficient testing, diagnosis, and treatment and to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. They also fight against the discrimination that patients receive on a daily basis.
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Keanu Reeves may not like the attention, but he definitely likes helping others.
Reeves has a private foundation he uses to donate money to children’s hospital and cancer research. Ever since his sister was diagnosed with leukemia, he has donated quite a bit of money to leukemia research too.
George Clooney may be known for being on the big screen, but he has a bigger passion in life than movies.
Clooney has been playing a huge role in anti-war activism since 2008, and he’s served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace. He organized the Hope for Haiti Telethon to raise money for victims. Clooney was arrested in 2012 while protesting the war in Darfur outside of the Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C.
Charlize Theron may have played a monster on the big screen, but she’s the total opposite of that in real life.
She founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. Theron was given the title of United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2009 for her work with HIV prevention and eliminating violence against women. She spent time in South Africa fighting against violence towards women, as well as becoming the voice for the Rape Crisis Center in Cape Town.