Celebrities and the Charities they Support
Have you ever wondered what charity your favorite celebrity supports?  Many of us (maybe just me) have noticed celebrities really being outspoken in regards to their passion for giving and why. 

 

It’s not just money that is being given either, it is also their time.  


This means something, at least to me. 

 

I would assume this would affect our society too. Hopefully it would encourage others to give (and not just with monetary funds). We see celebrities showing up to help serve food on Holidays not even realizing that they, at one point, might have gone through a time in their life where they would have needed that meal (Chrishell Stause showed all of us an amazing example of that on Thanksgiving 2021). 


During the pandemic, so many celebrities stepped forward to help, give and support those in need.  We saw an outpouring of what felt like conscious giving. It was something that was needed but also offered many of us some comfort.

Especially now, I feel we are seeing even more celebrities speaking out and giving, especially with all that has been  happening in the world (Ukraine War, Global Warming, Poverty, Natural Resource Depletion, Overdoses, Homelessness, Food Shortages, Generating Unsustainable Waste, Natural Disasters, Women’s Rights, Deforestation, Pollution and so much more).  I feel like our society and our world is in desperate need of help in one way or another. No, help isn't the right word! The world needs immediate assistance, aid, service, cooperation, support, a helping hand and solutions (ASAP)!

 

This Blog post has taken a bit of a turn - I am going to bring it back around to what you can do now in your own community and what celebrities that you follow are doing in theirs.

 

Here is a list of some celebrities that are giving their time and in many cases money to organizations, foundations and charities.

 

You might be moved to give in your own community or, if you have some items in your closet or in storage that you want to donate, send them to us directly and let us work together to help your charity.

 

 

Elton John - Elton John AIDS Foundation 

 

Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation 

 

Taylor Swift - World Health Organization and Feeding Africa

 

Barbra Streisand - The Streisand Foundation 

 

George and Amal Clooney Southern Poverty Law Center 

 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Jolie-Pitt Foundation 

 

Miley Cyrus - Happy Hippie Foundation 

 

Denzel Washington - Fisher House Foundation

 

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend - The Show Me Campaign 

 

Beyonce - Keep A Child Alive 

 

Lizzo - Planned Parenthood 

 

Jennifer Lopez - Children's Miracle Network, No Kid Hungry

 

Bethenny Frankel - Delivering Good, Inc., Bstrong 

 

John Cena - Make-a-Wish Foundation

 

Samuel L. Jackson - 21st Century Leaders

 

Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively - Legal Defense Fund 

 

Leighton Meester - Feeding America 

 

Kayne West - Habitat for Humanity 

 

Jack Harlow - Donated to 5 organizations in his hometown of Louisville including: AMPED, Center for Women and Families, Grace M. James Academy of Excellence, Louisville Urban League and Metro United Way.

 

Ariana Grande - Teamed up With Better Help to give away up to $5 million in free therapy

 

Tom Hanks - Children's Health Fund

 

Pharrell Williams - Black Ambition 

 

Mackenzie Scott - Donated 15 million to Farmers 

 

Leonardo DiCaprio - World Wildlife Fund

 

Gwyneth Paltrow - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. 

 

Kelly Clarkson - St. Jude Children's Hospital 

 

Robert De Niro - Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

 

Drew Barrymore - ASPCA 

 

Kim Kardashian - Dream Foundation,The Humane Society, Alzheimer's Association 

 

Let’s all try to help in some way, even if you give to a stranger on the street.  We are tested in so many ways and you never know who might need your help at any given time.

 

Giving promotes social connection and couldn’t we all use a little bit more of that? 

 

I’ve often heard that at some point money and building income doesn’t increase your well being, but empathetically giving does.

 

Let’s all practice affective empathy! 

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