Celebrities Do Volunteer Work. How About You?
Today, every person knows the example of Angelina Jolie, who volunteers a lot. The famous actress has supported so many refugees and survivors of natural disasters that her contribution to the social sector is unarguable. But as long as every media covers this experience, we will try to concentrate on the celebrities whose volunteering activities are not so well-known to the public.
It could be your wake-up call
Justin Bieber is the number one celebrity in our ranking of famous volunteers. The reason is that he helps in the education center! Not only does he play with the ill children and act as a friend to them. Indeed, you don’t have to teach the children to volunteer. He has also assisted in building the school in Guatemala. As a part of the organization Pencils of Promise, Justin Bieber managed to sift concrete to help in the building process. He also played with the kids who came to speak to him. No doubt, one day these children will be extremely happy to go to this school.
Having broadcast the visit to South America in 2013, Justin Bieber said that volunteering with children had become a “wakeup call” for him. That time, he claimed: “Each and every one of you, no matter how young or old you are… you can make a difference”.
It’s also known that Justin Bieber donated 10 thousand USD to the charity in 2011. Among the organizations that expressed gratitude to him, there was the House of Blessing in Stratford. This foodbank used to serve more than 6500 people. It turned out that, when Justin Bieber was a teenager, his mother used the service too.
Let’s enjoy the sound
Miley Cyrus has worked a lot with American kids and underprivileged children in Haiti. When the celebrity was 18 years old, she went to Haiti as a part of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Miley Cyrus expressed her pain after seeing the suffering of children who could not hear because of health problems. She also said that music means the world to her. So, it was simply impossible to imagine how it is to be deprived of the right to hear. That’s why, among the numerous volunteering tasks, Miley Cyrus has chosen exactly this one. And she succeeded in bringing the hearing aids to more than 400 children.
She shared her impression after the first mission to Haiti: “I felt so drawn to helping others hear… and immediately wanted to look for another chance to go back and help again”. The second trip has made a deep impact on Miley Cyrus, as well. “I grew up around music and couldn’t imagine what it would be like… if we couldn’t hear the magic of music… I just want everyone to enjoy sound as it was intended”.
Education is the best help
Ben Affleck is famous not only for his outstanding acting. He has also spearheaded the Eastern Congo Initiative. This not-for-profit organization helps kids by making real numerous education projects. His impact is worth attention.
Well, if you also want to make a difference, why don’t you join our initiatives, too? You don’t have to be a celebrity to make this world a better place. Just get in touch with us at 1HOUR and start volunteering.