- There are times when we may resent celebrities for their fame and wealth, in contrast to many others who are struggling.
- There are celebrities who use their fame, however, to give back to charities and other issues in need of addressing.
- Some celebrities help spread literacy, some raise funds for medical research, and some shine a light on overlooked charities.
With the age of technology and fast-paced news, we have been exposed to and made aware of the many struggles that people face all across the globe. In contrast, some millionaires and celebrities have seemed out of touch to us in their own privileged bubbles, causing many to resent them. Some even demanded action and receipts. But there are still many celebrities who do what they can without feeling the need to brag about it.
Here are five celebrities who have made helping others a part of their lives.
1. Dolly Parton.
The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was launched in 1995 to spread literacy by mailing free books to kids 5 years old or younger. They reached their 150-millionth book milestone in 2020.
2. Misha Collins.
Back in 2010, the actor best known for his role on the TV show “Supernatural” founded Random Acts to help raise money for UNICEF’s relief fund after a devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The organization now raises funds to help build orphanages and schools, advocate mental health, and fight childhood hunger.
He then founded an affiliate, GISH, in 2011. It raises funds for charity through an absurdly fun scavenger hunt.
3. Tom Holland and his brothers.
Marvel’s Spider-Man/Peter Parker heads The Brothers Trust with his brothers Sam, Harry, and Paddy. The trust was launched in 2017 by their parents, Niki and Dom Holland, to support charities that are often overlooked. Tom makes use of his fame to shine the light on these charities.
4. Michael J. Fox.
In 1991, the “Back to the Future” actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. In 2000, he founded The Michael J. Fox Foundation to help find the cure for the condition.
5. Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, founded the Born This Way Foundation to “support the mental health of young people and work with them to create a kinder and braver world,” their website states.
These celebrities are making use of their fame and wealth to give back to others in need.
Share this to inspire others. You don’t need to be a celebrity or a millionaire to contribute — every act of kindness helps.
Source: Inspire More