Time for contemplation: These stars are particularly charitable

  • The Game

  • The rapper was touched very deeply when he heard that a 7 year old girl from his hometown of Compton was killed in a shooting between street gangs and swiftly gave her family $17,000.

  • Justin Bieber

  • The Canadian is the first musician to fulfil 200 children’s wishes through the ‘Make-A-Wish Foundation’. Respect for that level of commitment.

  • Taylor Swift

  • The singer knows her musical roots and in the last year, she donated $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

  • Madonna

  • The Queen of Pop founded the ‘Raising Malawi Foundation’ in 2006 and provides the children of the African state with regular water, food and medical care.

  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

  • After their daughter North was born, they asked their friends and relatives not to buy any presents for the baby and instead to donate any money they would have spent to a children’s hospital in Chicago.

  • Matthew McConaughey

  • He proved to be generous once again this year by donating $1.5 million to the ‘Just Keep Livin’ Foundation’ which he founded himself. The project aims to help kids not to go off the rails.

  • Jessica Alba

  • The Hollywood star is the proud owner of an organic baby product company and donated useful products worth over $50,000 to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

  • Angelina Jolie

  • Angelina Jolie also donated money to numerous charities, but what is even more important is that she is also a committed UN special envoy. In this role she fights for refugees all over the world.

  • Olly Murs

  • The singer donated some of his clothes for a charity auction this year. The project aims to encourage people to donate clothes to the homeless.

  • Oprah Winfrey

  • The talk show queen is known for her social involvement and this year she invested $40 million to build a boarding school for under-privileged girls in South Africa.

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    We show you, which stars are setting a good example and get involved in charity projects.

    Fundraising campaigns run at full-steam at Christmas time. After all, Christmas is also the time of sharing, and the collection bags in the churches fill particularly quickly during advent. People who enjoy very good financial health seem to know their responsibility and we are thrilled every time we see stars like U2 singer Bono or Elton John really dedicate themselves to charitable projects.

    In contrast to many other people who show their charity mainly in the festive season, some stars are involved in charity events all year round and commit a large part of their wealth to many different projects.

    We have compiled the most interesting charity projects and fundraising events of the stars for you. If one of these actions inspires you, why not get active yourself?

    Thursday, 26. December 2013