Celebrities Who Donate to Charities

Celebrities Who Donate To Charities

Following is just a list of a few celebrities you may be familiar with who donate their time and money to worthwhile charities and the charities they are involved with. It gives Americans a good feeling to know that their favourite celebrities are doing good things in the world and encourages more people to volunteer their time and donate a little themselves.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – http://www.gatesfoundation.org
The primary goals of this foundation are to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty on a global level, and to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology in the United States. The foundation, which is based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet.

Ian Somerhalder Foundation – http://www.isfoundation.com
The IS Foundation works to empower and educate to positively impact the planet and all of its creatures. The foundation distributes funds and resources to global conservation, green energy development/deployment and education; it creates awareness that global deforestation can be seen as a risk to humanity; it creates awareness by supporting the most powerful, yet disregarded, disrespected and overlooked population on the planet, our youth; it assists in working to end animal cruelty and promoting programs such as: “species specific sterilization drugs” and transferring and re-training of abandoned animals into assistive and therapy guides. The IS Foundation also supports, creates and funds “no-kill shelters”.

Michael Dean Shelton – http://www.facebook.com/michaeldeanshelton
Michael created Snapshots of Hope, a project in which his celebrity friends and acquaintances such as: Snoop Dogg, Fran Drescher, Ringo Starr, and Julie Newmar, used cameras donated by CVS Pharmacy, to capture their versions of hope. The images were then auctioned off to benefit the Aids Research Alliance. He is an avid AIDS/HIV activist, and, in October 2009, he created a team for AIDS Project Los Angeles to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV and AIDS. Michael also works with “Operation Smile”, which helps provide free corrective surgeries and new smiles for children around the world. Michael states that “as both a philanthropist and activist, I am always proud to support the work of Operation Smile. In as little as 45 minutes, and for as little as $240, Operation Smile can give a child new hope and a new chance in life”.

Donating your time, and some money, can give you a real sense of pride and accomplishment. It helps others who are in need and it is appreciated on so many levels.

For a list of legitimate charities in your state, or country, who accept time and monetary donations, please visit charity-charities.org.

**Some statistics and information provided by http://www.bbb.org/charities, http://www.isfoundation.com, and http://charity-charites.org

About Stephane Manos

Stephane Manos has developed several online companies. While working as an online entrepreneur, he fell in love with the sales aspect and recruited some of the best clients and affiliates the companies have ever had. The fun, he found was in building the connections and relationships. One of Stephane's top qualities is being able to motivate. He found a passion in motivating others which in return motivated him. Happy colleagues and clients would send word-of-mouth referrals and increase traffic to his online businesses. Teamwork is something that Stephane promotes. The focus is not on self or individuals but in working as a team to reach the same goals. It is his role as a leader to lead the team by example. Currently, his interest is in real estate investments and financial investments. He is now looking into emerging markets such as the Middle East. He also believes some of the better deals can be found in certain parts of the United States. Many distressed buyers are looking to liquidate. Developing new online businesses, purchasing commercial and residential real estate, and developing rentals has led him to travel around the world. Stephane Manos contributes a portion of his time and earnings to charitable associations and philanthropic groups. His charities are: -Children's Telethon -AHEPA brotherhood and Shriners -REVIVRE Bipolar Support Assocation
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