Everything about Hollywood stars and their lives is fascinating. From the clothes they wear, the cars they own, their lifestyle and more, everything is closely analysed and followed. But, apart from their lifestyle, not many people know about the charities they own or follow to help the underprivileged from across the world. Here are a few celebrities who went an extra mile and bared their heart on how they wish to help people across the world in their own small way. Here is a list of celebrities who went on to open their own charities, helping people for a noble cause.
Charity Name: The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Purpose: Protecting Ocean life, forests and wildlife
The Titanic actor is known for his brilliant acting skills and blockbuster films that gross millions at the box-office. However, the noble actor has always had this wish to protect our planet from the climate change and the following disasters. DiCaprio is also a Messenger of Peace for the climate at the U.N and to make sure that our planet fights climate change and survives it, DiCaprio initiated a foundation to protect the world’s oceans, forests and wildlife. The charity issues millions as a grant to support the wellbeing and long-term health of all Earth’s inhabitants.
Charity Name: The Joyful Heart Foundation
Purpose: Offers help to sexual assault victims
The beautiful actress who portrays the character of Detective Olivia Benson in the series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hargitay clearly understands the pain suffered by the sexual assault victims. Thus, in order to offer help and heal the sexual assault victims, Hargitay opened her own charity that offers education, advocacy and support to victims of sexual assault in the country. The foundation is 16 years old and has helped hundreds and thousands of people victims from arounf the country.
Charity Name: The H2O Africa Foundation and Water.org
Purpose: Bringing Clean Water to people worldwide
The brainchild of actor Matt Damon, this foundation is committed to clean water and bring in pure drinking water to millions of people across the world. The foundation is making a lot of effort in fighting international water crisis.
ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT
Charity Name: The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation
Purpose: Offers help to children across the world
In 2006, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt established the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in order to help children from across the world. The couple donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders and also Global Action for children, organisations that helped refugee children in the impoverished countries. Till date, the foundation has donated millions of dollars to small helping groups such as the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Namibia Red cross.
Charity Name: HeForShe
Purpose: Supporting Women Equality
The young and very vivacious Emma Watson is not only a brilliant actor, but also the Goodwill ambassador of UN Women. Watson established this small foundation which has only grown and spread its branches across the world with the sole purpose of helping women get equal rights and inspiring the younger generation to stand equal and help one another.
Charity Name: The Laughing Man Foundation
Purpose: Community Awareness
The Australian actor who shot to fame with his X-Men seriesm Jackman initiated this charity with the sole purpose to help and support the coffee farmers community across the world. The main aim of the community is to boost their health, life and prospertity of the coffee farmers across world.