12 Celebrities That Give Back In Ways That Mean The Most

12  Celebrities That Are Giving Back To Those In Need And Making A Difference With Their Fame

You can do a lot when you’re in the spotlight.

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The glitz and glam come with a pretty sufficient check that anyone celebrity could donate. Although, continuously supporting and standing by a cause throughout a career makes a pretty big impact, especially from someone of celebrity status.

Around the world, there are many different causes that are being founded and supported by celebrities through donations, portions of sales, and help from a rather large fanbase.

From Oprah Winfrey to Rihanna, these celebs stand by their causes and work towards a better tomorrow.

1. John Legend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATQZVOWOCKk

In 2007, singer and songwriter John Legend founded the Show Me Campaign. This organization works to help children receive a quality education and alleviate the severity of poverty. Legend continues to ask his fans to donate to help his mission to reach out through his nonprofit.

2. Rihanna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxJ8b3UkVGg

Miss Fenty established the Believe Foundation in 2006. The organization works to provide medical, financial, and emotional support to children who are suffering from critical illnesses. She also works as an ambassador for UNICEF and helps bring clean water to communities around the world that are without drinking water.

3. Miley Cyrus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syx98bSn10Q

Miley Cyrus doesn't just have a beautiful voice and a blonde wig under her bed, but she is also known for founding her non-profit organization: Happy Hippie Foundation. The organization works to help at-risk populations, such as homeless youth and LGBTQ+ teenagers by providing them with necessary resources.

4. Chaka Khan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAVm2bWulLc

Chaka Khan uses her powerful voice to spread awareness and kindness through her non-profit organization: Chaka Khan Foundation. This organization provides resources for educational and professional development to children, teenagers, and young adults. She also is an advocate for autism awareness through the Chaka Supports Autism Initiative.

5. Elton John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5yIasCH5QE

Singer-songwriter Elton John founded Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides aid for victims of sexual abuse in South Africa and has also raised over $220 million towards AIDS/HIV research.

6. Michael J. Fox

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-j-fox-working-towards-cure-for-parkinsons-one-of-the-great-gifts-of-my-life/

Michael J. Fox has dedicated his life to awareness and funding for Parkinson’s disease research. Through his organization, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, he has been able to raise more than $700 million towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through research.

7. Tyra Banks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaVYKEtknBo

The TZONE Foundation, founded by supermodel Tyra Banks, works to help young girls in inner-city communities to build self-esteem, battle poverty, and discuss positive and healthy body image.

8. LeBron James

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hECYKBcjyug

Last year, basketball superstar LeBron James opened up Promise School in Akron, Ohio. He desires for the children to finish school, be curious, ask questions, respect others, and live a healthy life. James admitted that he missed school when he, himself, was an elementary student in Akron and wants to help children in his place finish school and become successful leaders.

9. Oprah Winfrey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DlrqeWrczs&feature=youtu.be

Oprah Winfrey has given back to the community and has used her voice for awareness since the beginning of her career. Oprah's Angel Network has given millions of dollars in scholarships for young adults who are pursuing higher education. She has also opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa, that provides quality education to students in nine charter schools throughout the country.

10. Ashton Kutcher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXwKGZHmDc

Ashton Kutcher founded Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, a non-profit organization that is targeted towards saving children from sex trafficking rings. The Stop Sextortion campaign also works to provide awareness for abuse and exploitation.

11. Angelina Jolie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7x6zfbIIE

Angelina Jolie launched the Jolie-Pitt Foundation with her former husband, Brad Pitt, which helps with humanitarian crises around the world and partner with organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Global Action for Children. When her twins were born, she allowed the press to take photos of them, as long as the proceeds went towards her organization. The first photos of the twins were sold for approximately $14 million dollars with all of it going to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

12. Bill Gates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvRM4fHKTQI

Microsoft mogul Bill Gates and his wife founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to provide quality healthcare, support those in pursuits of higher education, and alleviate poverty, among other humanitarian actions. It is recognized as the largest private foundation in the world, as over $28 billion has been donated by Bill Gates, himself.

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10 Reasons Why Tom Holland Is The Definition Of Total Boyfriend Material

He's the adorable British dork of our dreams.

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Tom Holland first stormed onto the scene as Spiderman in "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016, and we all loved his performance in the movie. However, now that time has gone on, there's another reason he's stolen all of our hearts: He's one hundred percent boyfriend material! He's absolutely adorable, is a complete dork without ever meaning to, and he loves all dogs. There are so many reasons Tom Holland is perfect boyfriend material, but here are ten of the most important reasons.

1. Let's start with the obvious: He's Spiderman.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bve18NAH2tM/

What girl wouldn't want to date a superhero? Spiderman is one of the best superheroes ever so it would be amazing to date the actor who plays him. Also, if you didn't cry during Tom Holland's final performance in "Infinity War", you're lying.

2. He loves dogs.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvfOZzyHKPB/

Not only does he have a cute pit bull named Tessa, but he also seems to make friends with every dog he meets. It would be so wonderful to play with dogs with him!

3. He's always down for adventures.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsj6FpInD8x/

One of the best parts of dating someone is getting to try new things and go on adventures with them. Since Tom travels the world all the time to promote his movies, you and he could maybe take time every now and then to try something new, like surfing!

4. He's that adorable British boyfriend you've always dreamt of.

https://weheartit.com/entry/292722044

Yes, celebrities like Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch have a more "suave Brit" personality about them, but Tom Holland is the "adorable Brit" every girl has ever dreamt of dating. He's pretty much cornered the market at this point.

5. He's just a really big dork.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myIgq-mxYGo

I mean, just look at him! I don't think there would be anyone better to laugh or do dorky things with than Tom Holland.

6. He's got a great group of friends.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxQF-5nFzgB/

I don't know about you, but I would love to hang out with Zendaya and Jacob Balaton. All three of these guys just seem like perfect squad goals.

7. He truly loves and appreciates the people in his life.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv1iSiyH0d5/

Tom always shows his gratitude for every opportunity he's been given and never hesitates to support his co-stars. That, to me, is true friendship.

8. He's got a great sense of style.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxYLG9dlQX_/

That is one classy outfit right there. And the muscles are a great bonus.

9. He's well-traveled.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhk23hzF4gt/

How awesome would it be to see the world with Tom as he goes on promotional tours? Think of all the cool things you could experience together!

10. He's a pure ray of sunshine who deserves the world.

https://weheartit.com/entry/293981700

Breaking News: Local Boy is a Literal Angel. He is the Brightest Ray of Sunshine.

So ladies, if you're looking for the perfect boyfriend, look no further than Tom Holland.

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7 Things We Should be Talking About Instead of James Charles

Not to sound like Shane Dawson, but did the government put them up to this publicity stunt?

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If you're an avid YouTube watcher such as myself, I'm sure you're fully aware of the drama between James Charles and Tati. If you're not, it's really okay, and I'm super impressed with your ability to NOT become wrapped up in trending drama and gossip. Unfortunately, this argument that is BLOWING UP social media could not have come at a more inconvenient time. Young people are so distracted by this sugar fluff honey bear scandal that they aren't talking about real news that actually matters. I mean think about it, what other trending topic surfaced at the same time as this one? That's right-ABORTION! Our nation's most controversial topic that literally has to do with life and death is being overpowered by a conversation about sponsorships and apology videos. I may have been watching to many of Shane Dawson's conspiracy theories lately, but doesn't it seem like the populace should be talking about more pressing topics? Is this all a publicity stunt to divert our attention away from subjects that matter-such as the laws that literally weave the fabric of our nation? Not to be dramatic or anything, but I can think of 7 things off the top of my head that I'd rather hear people talk about than James Charles.

1. The abortion bills

I'm not one to encourage political arguments, but I'd much rather consider a well-thought out conversation about things that are changing our nation's history and possibly reversing Supreme Court decisions than millionaires with makeup. Women are being robbed of a life-altering choice and the nation is more worried about the "tea" about James and Tati? I don't think so.

2. India's water crisis

Because of drought and serious climate change, villages in Delhi, India don't see water for 10 days at a time. They need it for drinking, bathing, cooking, cleaning, and washing, so the few jugs they can fill up when a water truck comes has to be rationed over more than a week. Can you imagine using only one jug of water for 10 days? James Charles can save his ass and use his fortune to donate some water to India.

3. Climate change, and people not believing in it

More than one-eighth of ALL of Earth's species are at risk of extinction. Over a million animals, plants, corals, and insects are on that list. President Trump and his administration are not prioritzing the environment or the obvious effects of climate change-such as the California wildfires which he claimed started because the mountains "just need more raking and cleaning". Let's talk about ways we can be more sustainable in our everyday energy use instead of using technology and our own energy to talk shit online!

4. Bill Nye's inspiring comeback

If Bill Nye has to come so far out of retirement from the point we thought he was dead just to tell us we're f*cking up our planet, we must really be f*cking up our planet.

5. An extinct species of bird came back from the dead

Okay so we're talking about makeup moguls more than a literal LIVING ZOMBIE? The white-throated rail quite literally evolved and re-populated the island it once left behind. Science is crazy.

6. Taiwan was the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

We love a good leader. Especially a ballsy one who gives people the rights they deserve despite an entire, large continent around them disagreeing.

7. Anything else...at all

Talk to me about how paper is made or how our bodies break down enzymes or some shit. Let's watch paint dry and listen to classical music. All of these options bode a better result for our mental health as well as our society.

It infuriated me that shootings in schools close to home and terrorist attacks all across the world are more expected to pop up in the news than a teenage millionaire losing fans due to inappropriate behavior. What we expect from our media is incredibly reflective of our society, and I'm sad to say it's pretty embarrassing that the masses, including myself, know more about James Charles's career than the 2020 election or the explosions that injured tourists in Egypt.

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