logo

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Celebs Giving Back? #545453 08/31/09 04:15 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 97
BellaMia Offline OP
Amoeba
OP Offline
Amoeba
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 97
Anyone know what celebrities are doing a lot to give back right now? I know Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean just won a humanitarian award at the BET awards for their charity organizations. Very inspiring and made me curious what other celebs out there are using their celeb status for good?

Re: Celebs Giving Back? [Re: BellaMia] #545457 08/31/09 04:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,420
M
mary-tea1 Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala
M
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,420
I like the celebrities we don't hear about..these are the ones who are really giving back....

but one that is recently "out there" how about Michael J. Fox fighting for parkensins (spelling) disease?


Mary Caliendo


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Tea Forum
Re: Celebs Giving Back? [Re: mary-tea1] #545461 08/31/09 04:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
Chelle - Marriage Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
Paul Sorvino actually opened a free clinic for kids with asthma whose parents cannot afford medication.

He himself has asthma, and sings opera and feels his singing has greatly improved his lung capacity - so they work with the kids on breasthing techniques - not just on meds.


Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Re: Celebs Giving Back? [Re: Chelle - Marriage Editor] #545786 09/01/09 07:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,420
M
mary-tea1 Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala
M
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,420
That's very cool!

How about Ellen DeGenerous(generous)not only does she love animals, she is kind and passes out money and does other things on her show to give away things people can't afford-She was also from Louisiana and gave alot for Katrina.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Tea Forum
Re: Celebs Giving Back? [Re: mary-tea1] #546068 09/02/09 07:44 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 62
M
MadamPeachy Offline
Amoeba
Offline
Amoeba
M
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 62
I heard that Jay-Z is hosting a benefit concert for the New York Police, Fire Widows� and Children�s Benefit Fund on 9/11 at Madison Square Garden. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouOVBZbPiyo Looks like Fuse will be broadcasting the concert live. Also found this Fuse ticket giveaway for going to the benefit concert if your interested: http://www.fuse.tv/ontv/shows/jay-z/sweeps.html

Last edited by MadamPeachy; 09/02/09 07:44 PM.
Re: Celebs Giving Back? [Re: mary-tea1] #547721 09/10/09 04:49 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 97
BellaMia Offline OP
Amoeba
OP Offline
Amoeba
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 97
Originally Posted By: mary-tea1
I like the celebrities we don't hear about..these are the ones who are really giving back....


That's true but I think sometimes it nice to hear about things people do. It makes me want to get more involved. I might check out that Jay-z benefit concert on Fuse tomorrow to see what its about and show my support, its on at 9pm. Not that that is really much to do but I will feel involved at least, and maybe they will tell us more ways to be involved smile

Last edited by BellaMia; 09/10/09 05:02 PM.
Re: Celebs Giving Back? [Re: BellaMia] #548183 09/13/09 01:08 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 95
T
Tricia -- Charity Offline
Amoeba
Offline
Amoeba
T
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 95
For an entire list of all celebrities and the charitable work they have done, check out this really cool and informative website, Look to the Stars: Look to the Stars

I think that most celebrities are giving back in some way, whether we know about it or not. They frequently give large cash contributions, or support charities they are passionate about. Many go so far as to start their own charities -- Michael Jackson, Lance Armstrong, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Newman (Newmans' Own, anyone?), Elton John, and Kevin Bacon are just a few. Even young stars are getting involved, like Rihanna, who started The Believe Foundation to help terminally ill children. And, there are many celebrities who give huge amounts and deny any publicity, like Bruce Springsteen. The only people who know about his charitable givings are the ones who have benefitted directly.

Either way, I think the real celebrities are the average Joes who are giving back. Many people who volunteer their time or money have the time or money to give, but many more do not. Many people give knowing they, too, could use some help. And they don't get the credit the way the celebrities do. That's why I like volunteer awards programs, like CNN's Everyday Heroes program or The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for young volunteers. If you know someone who can inspire others through their volunteer and charitable acts, why not nominate them so others can be inspired too?
Youth Volunteer Awards Program Underway
CNN Everyday Heroes

Who inspires you to be charitable?



Tricia Krietzberg, Charity Editor
Charity Website
Charity Forum


Brand New Posts
2020: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy - 08/09/20 06:35 AM
Astro Women - Birthdays
by Mona - Astronomy - 08/08/20 07:30 PM
Transforming grace
by Lynne - ChristianLiving - 08/08/20 05:17 PM
Remake of Hitchock's Rebecca Starring Lily James
by Angela - Drama Movies - 08/07/20 11:56 PM
Alpha Centauri – 10 Facts about Our Neighbor
by Mona - Astronomy - 08/07/20 12:40 PM
Sewing - a Human Endeavor
by Cheryl - Sewing Editor - 08/05/20 10:32 PM
A giant hug to all the people of Beirut
by Monika R Canada - 08/05/20 05:05 PM
The Solar System - for Kids & Others
by Mona - Astronomy - 08/05/20 09:08 AM
Mars - Facts for Kids
by Mona - Astronomy - 08/04/20 08:41 AM
Zoom Crop Time During Coronavirus
by Kathleen - Scrapbooking - 08/03/20 04:14 PM
Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2020 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3