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From Hollywood celebs to the kind-hearted kid next door, we’ve rounded up the latest in philanthropy and charity news to spotlight the inspirational good that people do.
Between the Oscars and Fashion Week, celebrities have been busy dressing to impress while accepting awards. These A-listers have taken their moment in the spotlight as an opportunity to draw attention to causes and charities.
Variety teams up with united4:good to hand out awards to some of the most philanthropic Hollywood stars, while fashion favorites Karlie Kloss and Natalia Vodianova host a carnival during London Fashion Week to raise money and awareness for Natalia’s charity.
And, demonstrating that philanthropy is not just a one-time effort, Sean Penn and Bill Clinton continue their support for Haiti’s recovery; and Robin Williams’ family honors his legacy as a philanthropist by setting up a charity in his name.
Read on for the latest in charity news.
- Halle Berry, Ewan McGregor, and Aaron Paul are a few of the Hollywood award winners who were honored for their philanthropic efforts during Variety’s and unite4:good‘s second annual event, unite4:humanity. – Variety
- Bill Clinton and Sean Penn continue their support of Haiti’s economic recovery during a charity trip. – Daily Mail
- Robin Williams’ family sets up a non-profit organization, the Robin Williams Fund, as a way of continuing his longstanding humanitarian efforts. The fund will provide prosthetics to, and support for, disabled athletes. – Contact Music
- Radio personality Keith Singer debuts new radio segment Making a Difference – a show that gives celebrities a platform to talk about their charitable efforts and philanthropy. First guests include actor Patrick Dempsey, opera singer Andrea Bocelli, and former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. – Look to the Stars
- Supermodels Karlie Kloss and Natalia Vodianova host a “fashion fair,” raising 450,000 euros for the Naked Heart Foundation, Vodianova’s children’s charity. – Fashionista
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