People like to complain. Taylor Swift was recognized as the years most charitable celebrity and all some can do is find fault. They complained the organization only recognizes young people. Taylor Swift doesn’t deserve it because a $100000 donation to a symphony doesn’t warrant that kind of recognition. They say that charity is so much more than throwing your money at a cause. They go on to imply that we need to look at the largest charities that the public donates to, i.e. Goodwill, and see the celebrity behind that organization. They should be the true honoree.
False. First of all, Taylor Swift gave FAR more than $100000. That was simply her most recent donation to her hometown symphony that was in dire need. Im not going into specifics of where every dollar went but she gave an astronomical figure and likely some that we don’t know about. In reference to the point that charity extends beyond money….we finally agree on something, and so does Taylor. That may be why she took a soldier to an awards show, why she visits children in the pediatric cancer floor of the hospital, why when a little girl was hit by a car in route to her show she made sure her family had an unforgettable experience at the next one. Was that what you meant? Because thats what it means to me.
The organization behind the award is DoSomething.org, a non profit for young people and social change. According to their website…We have 2,439,780 members (and counting!) who kick ass on causes they care about. Bullying. Animal cruelty. Homelessness. Cancer. The list goes on. DoSomething.org spearheads national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact – without ever needing money, an adult, or a car. Over 2.4 million people took action through DoSomething.org in 2012. Why? Because apathy sucks.
This organization has officially moved to the top of my list to support. Why? Because they get it. They get that the fresh ideas and creative juices running out of our youth can run circles around the rest of us. They get that there are many charities needing our attention. They get that you can give back in simple ways. They get that it takes a movement to change the world from one that is constantly complaining, like referenced above, to one that creates people aimed with the tools to change it.
View the complete list of Celebs Gone Good here:
1. Taylor Swift
2. One Direction
4. Paul Walker
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Kerry Washington
8. Ian Somerhalder
9. Ryan Seacrest
10. Carrie Underwood
11. Jennifer Lawrence
12. Alicia Keys
13. Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul
14. Miley Cyrus
15. Demi Lovato
16. Blake Shelton
17. Mindy Kaling
18. Kevin Durant
19. Kendrick Lamar
20. Justin Bieber
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