These nice celebrities have hearts of gold
With great star power comes even greater responsibilities! We're always so touched by celebs who fight for a cause or give back to society. They don't just play heroes on screen, but off it, too! Let's take a look at some of the most charitable stars.
1. Emma Watson
Emma Watson is known for her continuous work to achieving gender equality. The star made a stirring speech in 2014, commemorating the launch of her #HeForShe campaign. Emma directly addressed men all over the world to help her achieve a dream which required a united help. She famously said: "Men – I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too."
2. Orlando Bloom
The 'Pirates of the Carribean' star was one of the first celebs to visit Liberia following the Ebola breakout. Orlando spent four days in Liberia as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. "Everyone I met was determined to beat Ebola so that they can resume their normal lives," Bloom said in a Unicef statement "Communities have been at the centre of the fight against Ebola and must continue to be supported because of their crucial role in getting to zero cases."
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has always been an outspoken spokesperson for climate change. He has filmed documentaries, marched alongside indigenous leaders at the D.C. Climate March, as well as used his long-awaited Oscar win to draw attention to the climate crises.
4. John Boyega
John Boyega loves to give back to children. The 'Star War' actor has previously worked with Rays of Sunshine, a charity that is run for sick an ill children at the Royal London Hospital. The actor even likes to dress up as Finn from 'Star Wars' and occasionally surprises kids with toys.
5. Taylor Swift
TayTay has always had a heart of gold. She's been known to surprise fans with tickets and private concerts from time-to-time. But Taylor doesn't just stop there. She once donated a lump sum of $4million to the Country Hall of Fame Museum. Talk about a big heart!
6. Ed Sheeran
For Ed, the topic of homelessness strikes a chord in his heart. The singer has been known to give music lessons at Newcastle's Crisis' Skylight center for the Homeless. His experience rattled him enough that he continued his work being the voice for the homeless, giving mini-concerts to help get more signatures for petitions. "Homelessness is a horrifying experience and no one should have to go through it. We need to demand change so that every homeless person can get the help they need," the singer said.
7. Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict throws himself into his charity work, body, mind, and soul. Especially the body part. Benedict recreated Colin Firth's famous scene from 'Pride & Prejudice'; slowly emerging from the edge of a lake, the white shirt barely hiding his toned body. But it was all for the Give Up Clothes for Good campaign. We wouldn't mind a repeat of that, please.
8. Angelina Jolie
Angelina has always worked closely with the UN, Unicef and other world-related organizations. SO it was not a surprise when she joined the UNHCR Special Envoy to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda to campaign against the use of rape as a weapon of war.
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