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This singing sensation can do much more than belt a beautiful tune while shaking her hips. Shakira is the founder of not just one, but two organizations that gives back to children internationally. The Barefoot Foundation and Los Pies Descalzos Foundation, both founded when the “Beautiful Liar” singer was only 18, have provided education for hundreds of children around the world. Shakira has also been involved with other relief and charity efforts including UNICEF’s World Baby Shower and Hope for Haiti Now.
Often, celebrities will partner with charitable organizations to benefit a cause near to their hearts. Reese Witherspoon has done just that! Named as the first-ever Honorary Chairperson, Reese has partnered with the Avon Foundation for Women for many years, serving as their global ambassador. The foundation’s mission is to empower women while also educating them and about raising money to fight breast cancer, domestic abuse and an overall improvement for the lives of women.
When he’s not running up and down the court, Carmelo can be spotted interacting with America’s children. Every year, Carmelo hosts “A Very Melo Christmas” during the holiday season; an event where middleschool students can come to, have a fun time and talk to one another about their dreams and goals. Carmelo is involved with charity efforts across the country, but his heart is in his hometown of Baltimore, MD which is where he does most of his charity work.
Recently named “The most charitable celebrity,” Swift does not “Shake It Off” when it comes to giving back. In 2013, Swift publically gave to 25 different charities! The singer-songwriter gives to many musical organizations including the Nashville Symphony and MusiCares, just to name a few.