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CHANGEmakers: Ashton Kutcher

Most people know Ashton Kutcher as the witty, funny good looking actor from That 70s Show, Dude Where’s My Car and of course Punk’d. What most people don’t know is that Ashton is a passionate advocate against human sex trafficking and exploitation of children. He created a foundation called Thorn to fight against such atrocities….

CHANGEmaker: Colleen Ballinger

A talented performer with over 4.8 million subscribers on YouTube and her own show Haters Back Off renewed for a second season on Netflix, Colleen Ballinger (aka Miranda Sings) is also quite the charitable person. In 2015 Colleen started a GoFundMe to raise money to fight childhood cancer and raised over $40,000 for St. Jude…

CHANGEmakers: Gina Rodriguez

The Golden Globe winning star of Jane The Virgin is passionate about giving back and giving opportunities in the arts to people who don’t have them. She started “Movement Mondays” on her social media pages to highlight and support the Latino community. “With all this Oscar Talk and lack of diversity I decided to start…

CHANGEmakers: John Cena

DoSomething.org honored John Cena by placing him in the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good for 2016, and awarded him the #2 spot in 2015 for the Athletes Gone Good. The WWE Superstar starred in the powerful Ad Council’s “We Are America” video for the Love Has No Labels campaign– which you can watch here. John is…

CELEB DYK: Yara Shahidi

“Giving back isn’t something you do when you’re old, it’s something you do when you’re young as well, and that means right now.” – Yara Shahidi Yara Shahidi is living proof teenagers can change the world. On top of starring on the ABC hit show Black-ish, Yara is a self-described “current humanitarian” with a 4.6…

CELEB DYK: J.K. Rowling

Long before she had fame and success, J.K. was active in the world of charity. After college she worked for Amnesty International, and from there became an ambassador to One Parent Families where she was awarded the honorary position of President in 2007, after being an ambassador for 7 years. J.K. was also a Patron…

CELEB DYK: Chance the Rapper

Chance The Rapper is not only a three-time Grammy Award winner (as of last night!) — he is also incredibly active in giving back to his native Chicago by being very hands-on. In 2014, he started the social media campaign #SaveChicago with his father to combat the increasing murder rate in Chicago. Because of the…

CELEB DYK : Queen Bey

We all know Beyoncé broke the Instagram record for photo with the most likes (congrats on the twins!), but did you know DoSomething.org named her the most charitable celebrity of 2016 in their Celebs Gone Good list? In 2016 alone, Beyoncé raised $82,000 for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan by asking her fans to…

CELEB DYK : Meghan Markle

Our Celebrity Did You Know posts will spotlight influencers in the arts, sports, entertainment, and business worlds who are using their fame to do good for their community, country, and the world. We begin, with Meghan Markle and her work with World Vision. Known for her role on the USA Network hit show Suits, Meghan Markle…

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