With so many problems riddling our mother Earth, our celebs have taken it upon them to help make the world a better place.
Womennow lists down the names of a few celebs and their humanitarian works to save the planet
Bon Jovi’s community restaurant
One of the world’s most famous artists, Job Bon Jovi has over 130 million album sales under his name. So, what does a superstar like him do to fight world hunger? Well, he opened JBJ Soul Kitchen, a unique community restaurant with no prices listed on the menu! Customers can savour gourmet-quality meals at the restaurant and that to with no price cap on them. However, if they wish to donate, they can leave the money inside an envelope or choose to volunteer for work in exchange for the meal. Now, how cool is that?
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Sir Elton John has been an active vocalist for the global fight against AIDS since the ’80s. He established the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) in 1992 which has, since then, raised well over $200 million to support HIV/AIDS programs in fify-five countries. The foundation aims at raising awareness and bettering the lives of people suffering from the dreaded disease. Since 1993, the organization has also been hosting the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party thus bringing the much-needed spotlight for the cause.
Angelina Jolie’s Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation
Listed on countless “most beautiful women” lists across the world, the lovely Angelina Jolie is a good samaritan at heart. She is eminent for her appointment by the UN as their UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Her humanitarian deeds have taken her to meet refugees stranded in more than 20 countries including India and Pakistan. She and Brad Pitt co-founded the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006 which, in its first year of inception, donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders. The oscar-winning actor has been bestowed with numerous awards, including the Global Humanitarian Award by the United Nations, for her work with UNHCR and refugees.
Reynu joined WomenNow from the beginning on. She loves writing and combines this with her love for India, the country her parents emigrated from to the United States looking for a better life and opportunities. Studying litterature and journalism helped laid the foundation for her writing skills. She is into badminton and an avid runner. Her dream is to live between New York and Mumbai.