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Charity Donations – The Best Examples Set By Celebrities

There are some celebrities who like showing off just how much money they have and there are others who would rather put their wealth to good use. It’s always nice to see celebrities using their hard-earned money to help those who are less fortunate.

In fact we all need to donate to the poor and need. Here is how popular people have set examples by donating a lot.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra donated a whopping $1,555,500 to her own charitable foundation, aptly named the Barbara Streisand Foundation. The donation was distributed among numerous charities and was used to help the Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education Program at Cedars-Sinai, a non-profit hospital in Los Angeles.

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via Dolfijnfm.com

 Meryl Streep and her husband Donald Gummer

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via Nydailynews.com

Meryl and her husband made a very sizeable donation of just over $2 million to the Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts. Over $1 million of this donation went to Vassar College, a liberal arts college in New York.

 Gisele Bundchen

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via Jpost.com

The world’s most successful supermodel donated a very generous $1.5 million to the Red Cross for Haiti Relief, to help the people of Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Jerry Seinfeld

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via Vybzzz.tv

The actor made a huge donation of $1,766,000 to the Jerry Seinfeld Foundation, with funds going to support health associations, Jewish organizations, children’s services and education.

Taylor Swift

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via Tasteofcountry.com

Taylor’s known for being charitable and regularly gives donations to a number of different organizations. In 2012, she donated a huge $4 million to music education institutions.

J.K.Rowling

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via Taringa.net

The novelist’s many charity donations have actually knocked her off Forbes’ billionaire list. Back in 2010, she donated a whopping $7 million to set up a multiple sclerosis research clinic. In 2011 she gave away over 10% of her fortune, with over $100 million in donations made to various causes.

LeBron James

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via Cbssports.com

LeBron regularly works with the Boys and Girls Club of America, a charity that provides after-school activities for young people. LeBron made a huge donation of $2.5 million to the charity so that more young people can realize their full potential.

Mel Gibson

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via Hotstarz.info

A huge check worth a staggering $6,853,020 was made out by Mel to the AP Reilly Foundation, which supports a private, independant catholic chapel.

Matthew McConaughey

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via Zap2it.com

Matthew donated $1,537,292 to the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, which aims to help teenagers lead active and healthy lives and supports after-school wellness and fitness programs in needy areas.



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