Celebrity Charity Gift Giving
There are many famous philanthropists, some of which we will highlight here. I am always impressed when someone uses their celebrity to better a cause. The good will charity that celebrities and philanthropy draw attention to have made dramatic improvement worldwide. The charity gift giving going on between famous philanthropists, celebrity philanthropists and sports philanthropy go well beyond those we will share with you here. From Brad Pitt charity projects to Oprah's Angel Network, these are just the few of many we'll share.
Brad Pitt charity , Make it Right Foundation, lead by Brad Pitt, builds affordable eco-friendly homes for Hurricane Katrina victims. "We hope to see a huge change here in the next six months," Pitt told a group of local residents.
Bill Cosby - The Hello Friend / Ennis William Cosby Foundation was formed in early 1997 as a public, non-profit organization. It is dedicated to: Being a friend to all people with dyslexia and language-based learning differences, Recognizing and celebrating their gifts, Opening the doors of learning to them And helping them to reach their full potential
Cal Ripken - The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation uses baseball and softball taught “The Ripken Way” to develop character and give disadvantaged youth opportunities to succeed. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation benefits thousands of youth annually through a variety of community efforts.
Christoper Reeve - The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Michael J. Fox - The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research focus is on closing the gap between research and practical treatments. Their unique approach makes it possible. To date, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has funded $115 million in research, either directly or through partnerships.
Garth Brooks - Through a team built with integrity and in partnership with professional athletes, celebrities, organizations, and fans, the Teammates for Kids Foundation, co-founded in 1999 by Garth Brooks, exists to develop and implement innovative concepts that generate funds for the benefit of children's charities.
Richard Gere - Primarily, the Gere Foundation contributes directly to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan community-in-exile to aid in the cultural, religious, health and educational survival of the Tibetan people.
Sharon Stone - Sharon Stone and her sister Kelly, came together to create Planet Hope. Planet Hope programs have been able to offer gratis medical and dental care, new clothes for kids, counseling and image makeovers for homeless women and women that have been victims of domestic violence at our annual summer camp. Planet Hope's mission of providing hope for a better life has made a tremendous difference to thousands of homeless and abused children and their families.Oprah Winfrey - Oprah's Angel Network, a public charity formed in 1998, was established to encourage people around the world to make a difference in the lives of others. To date, Oprah's Angel Network has raised more than $70 million.
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