When we think of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, we’re happy that they’ve become successful. These people don’t just enjoy fame and money, but they also realize their importance in this word. Having a good heart is something they can use to change lives for the better and they’re a good example of this.
We at Bright Side were inspired by these celebrities and would love to share their stories of kindness with you to help us all remember that love and care are everywhere.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio and his mission of protecting the world’s last wild places
Leonardo DiCaprio is not just an actor, but he’s also a great environmentalist and philanthropist. In 1998, he created a foundation dedicated to securing a sustainable and happy future for our planet. Under his lead, 200 projects were founded, 132 different organizations were supported, and 50 countries got aid. That’s massive!
The actor confirms that he has achieved a lot of things and that happiness is not about achieving great wealth or success, but contributing in some way to the world around you. And DiCaprio proves his words to be true through his actions.
2. Matt Damon and H2O Africa Foundation
We love Matt Damon for his smile, that gives away his kind heart. His humanitarian work is very commendable and the H2O Foundation that he established proves it. He’s also an ambassador for other nonprofit organizations, which includes improving the lives of children at home around the world. So far, Damon has helped 16 million people.
These charity projects make him happy. “You will never get there with philanthropy alone. You have to bring in the real money,” said the actor. And he does just that.
3. Pharell Williams and From One Hand to AnOTHER
Pharrell Williams is another celebrity who does a great job at changing “the world one kid at a time by providing them with the tools and resources to meet their unique potential.” His foundation, From One Hand to AnOTHER, provides lessons and activities for children. That sounds like a wise decision because they’re our future!
4. Emma Watson and the HeForShe campaign
Emma Watson accepts with full comprehension that “not all women have been afforded the same rights that I have.’’ Even at her young age, Watson realized that fighting for women’s rights has nothing in common with man-hating. She says that if you hate someone, that’s not a solution. The actress just helps others to make their lives better with her campaign, HeForShe.
5. Justin Bieber and his constant donations
Believe Charity Drive started with the release of Justin Bieber’s album, Under the Mistletoe. The singer encourages his fans to help people in need, live mindfully, and contribute their time to worthy causes. Not so long ago, in February of 2020, Bieber donated $200,000 to women’s shelters.
Bieber explained, “With your help, we can make a change…never say never.” Each of us could contribute, according to the singer, to a better future.
6. Ashton Kutcher and his mission of defending children
Thorn organization was born in 2012 by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore based on the sentiment that “kids deserve to have the best and brightest minds defending them.” This is a nonprofit organization. Together with TED, they gave away $280 million in 2019. By developing technology, he wants to improve children’s lives.
The goal now is to develop law enforcement agencies to identify where children are and to reduce the time it takes to find child victims.
7. Selena Gomez and her huge philanthropic activity
Selena Gomez has built a great career and became a role model for many girls. But it didn’t just happen because of her talent — it was due to her kind, open heart. She’s a great philanthropist. Gomez raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, threw some benefit concerts to donate money, and participated in the UNICEF Tap Project.
8. Daniel Radcliffe and auctions to help others
We know Daniel Radcliffe as an actor and producer, but in addition to this, he’s also a humanist. Radcliffe has supported various charities and encourages his fans to donate as well. He once made a huge announcement that he and Emma Watson donated their used jeans for a refugee initiative. It received a huge response!
9. Alicia Keys and her volunteer mission
Alicia Keys is a huge advocate for making the world a better place. After visiting children from many African countries, Keys released a documentary entitled, Alicia in Africa: Journey to the Motherland. Keys is a co-founder and global ambassador that provides medicine for families with HIV and AIDS in Africa.
On top of that, this beautiful lady is a volunteer for many projects. She’s quick to help others and doesn’t ask for anything in return.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo and a global platform as a force for good
Cristiano Ronaldo is a generous man. He constantly donates to different charities and organizations like Save the Children, for example. Ronaldo gave £100,000 to the hospital in Madeira that saved his mother’s life from cancer, so that they could build a cancer center on the island.
11. Kristen Stewart and $500,000 for charity
There was a big discussion some time ago about how Kristen Stewart donated $500,000 to charity. All the money went to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, she’s helped other organizations like Red Cross and Oxfam.
12. George Clooney and his efforts to put an end to global poverty
Activist, humanitarian — and a handsome man! His name is George Clooney. With a net worth of $239 million, he helps fight against global poverty. This actor does all this through donations and self-made organizations. More and more, he’s becoming well-known for his charitable work. We’re happy to have such a wonderful man in this world who uses his fame for good.
What have you donated to help others? Do you think even something small can change the world? Please share your stories with us!