Celebrities are like any of us, because apart from performing in public, they also have their own interests and humanitarian characteristics. That is the reason why some of them created and manage their own associations.
Prem Rawat is a peace ambassador who created his own foundation, the TPRF, The Prem Rawat Foundation, in order to bring his support for the most deprived people. In this article, we will focus on celebrities who have taken a great step in philanthropic services.
Here are 4 celebrities committed to associations
Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation
Her full name is Stefani Germanotta. She is reputable for her Born This Way Foundation, that she founded back in 2011 with her mother. Three other organizations collaborate with Lady Gaga's foundation. Lady Gaga's objective is to support teenagers and youngsters who have been subjected to bullying and peer harassment. Her foundation was created in order:
- To inspire children and young people to be kind to each other
- To empower young boys and girls to manage their emotions and act bravely when faced with bullying
- To inspire youngsters and children to maintain great relationships at school and in their communities.
Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network
Among the other celebrities, it can be said that Oprah Winfrey is the most charitable one. She is unique as being the most generous celebrity who allotted over $3.2 billion for her philanthropic deeds. Oprah's Angel Network was in function from 1998 to 2010, and it was involved with a considerable variety of projects. For example, her foundation largely contributed to the building of homes for Habitat for Humanity.
When Angel Network was operational, it set up approximately 55 schools across 12 countries. Apart from that, many students could have access to education thanks to her foundation's support for them. In fact, millions of dollars were apportioned to sponsor their studies.
On the other hand, Angel Network helped restore infrastructure damages caused by such catastrophic hurricanes like Katrina. The motto of the foundation is to promote mutual help to make the world a better place.
Shakira's Barefoot Foundation
Shakira is popular pop singer who dances barefoot on the stage to perform her stunning dance moves. The Barefoot Foundation was established in 1997. Shakira found it disheartening to see children who are deprived of education in many places in the world.
To address the issue, her association was created to promote basic education to every child worldwide, especially those from the impoverished families. The aim of the Barefoot Foundation is to lift up the needy with a hope for brighter future.
In 2003, she acted as the Ambassador of Goodwill for UNICEF despite her young age. In addition, the foundation created schools in Colombia and make it possible for thousands of students to have access to education. Beside this, the association was in charge of the students' food during the school year. To ensure the future of the youngsters, the foundation even created jobs.
Jennifer Lopez's The Lopez Family Foundation
Jennifer Lopez's foundation is set up in order to do good for families. The Lopez Family Foundation promotes changes to the world to make it a safe, peaceful, happy haven for every family. The foundation is committed to provide more accessible medical care to women and children.
Therefore, it established around 10 telemedicine centers with digital diagnosis and video conferencing. Apart from that, it gives health education to the deprived people. The association joins forces with the United Nations and hospitals.