Charitable Celebrities

Most of us are interesting in those who are famous.  What are Charlie Sheen and his “Goddesses” doing?  Has Mel Gibson offended anyone lately?  Which child-actor is in rehab?  Our interest in the lives of the rich and famous is sometimes, insane.  But who am I to argue?  There are celebrities that are top earners who are also top philanthropists.  These ‘beautiful people’ also have beautiful hearts and are making a genuine effort to make the world a better place.  Now that’s right down my Win Win for a Cause alley 🙂

George Clooney is a member of the Board of Trustees of United Way. He is also a UN Messenger of Peace and dedicates much of his time and energy to stopping the crisis in Darfur.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie  –  Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation continues to build new homes for displaced New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina.  Jolie began traveling the world on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and continues to be an advocate for people in need.

Ben Affleck In 2008, Affleck teamed-up with the United Nations, releasing a short film highlighting the plight of refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He continues to explore the humanitarian crisis in Congo.

Madonna The pop icon is a member of Raising Malawi’s advisory committee, and helps with the volunteer organization’s mission to aid orphans in one of the poorest countries in the world by providing water, food, medical care and schooling.

Michael J. Fox – The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has raised over $100 million to date. The money is used for research in combating the disease.

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