Celebrities spending time with animal-rights organizations is a well-known phenomena, and they are doing a great job within the field of their interest. Quite a few celebrities are also spending a great deal of time caring for humanity and using their star power to good effect. Some are contributing financially while the others are involved personally, and a few are combining both.
Some celebrities are involved in numerous projects and apart from doing their part for animals and social organizations, they are also caring for humanity. Today we will be looking at a few famous individuals who are giving their time and money to provide caring for humanity and are being appreciated for their efforts.
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
- Thurgood Marshall
Anyone who does not know Oprah Winfrey has probably never been close to a television. Her popularity is such that everyone knows this television mogul.
From the very onset, Oprah Winfrey drew attention to various issues and causes throughout the world. She presently operates the Oprah Winfrey scholars program which provides scholarships for students who are determined to utilize their education and return something back to their communities within the United States and in other parts of the globe. She has awarded hundreds of grants through the Angel network to organizations, which are supporting education and empowerment of families within the United States along with women and children. Oprah Winfrey is also providing funding for The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls in South Africa. It is an Academy, which is helping young women who have been involved within their communities and have the ability to create positive and enduring changes.
Jim Carrey is known for his role in the mask, and a number of other movies where he has often been portrayed as a funny character. Jim Carrey began the Better U Foundation in 2005 to address global food security and support the system of rice intensification. The SRI is a sustainable methodology for agriculture, which can significantly increase the productivity of rice and allow farmers to visit the market with their produce to generate a better living for their families.
Charlize Theron from South Africa became popular for her role in “Mighty Joe Young” During 1988 and thereafter received several award nominations for her roles in movies. She is the founder of The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project which helps to keep African youth safe from HIV. The organization manages this task by providing support to community-based organizations that are experts in social and structural relationships within their communities. The organization provides them support the need with grants, networking and highlighting their work.
Bill and Melinda Gates
The chairman of Microsoft and the richest individual in the world is a master player in philanthropy, and the couple together make a great team. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are acknowledged for its activities for improving the lives of people along with their health in developing countries and within the United States. The YouTube channel of the organization also provides great stories of individual success along with educational tools.
Nicole Kidman from Australia is best known for her roles in Moulin Rouge and The Hours. She is also the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and travels across the globe to raise awareness about the infringement of human rights of women. She particularly focuses on highlighting violence against women and in October 2013, she was honored for her activities for advancing women’s rights by the variety magazine.
The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity. Anna Julia Cooper
These are some of the celebrities who are not satisfied just with their success and have decided to walk the extra mile in their attempt to do something for the world at large. When making a beginning with their efforts these celebrities would never have imagined they would be recognized as the people who are caring for humanity. However, their activities have certainly put them in the limelight, and they are presently known as the celebrities who are caring for humanity.