Celebrities Giving Back

Celebrities Giving Back

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It takes someone with compassion to see a need. It takes someone with perseverance to achieve a goal. Dozens of Americans who hold prestigious positionsa€”actors, athletes, politicians, business leadersa€”work tirelessly every day to improve the lives of people around the world. From Bono to Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Carter to Tony Hawk, the stories in this book will amaze you. One of the richest men in the world left his company to develop programs to cure AIDS. A popular Latin American musician was so saddened by the sight of homeless children that she named her charity after them. Another woman made her dying sister a promisea€”and kept ita€”to educate women about breast cancer. These people were not content to allow suffering to happen. They have brought great changes to the world, and their good deeds have inspired others to take action. How can you become involved in your community and improve peoplea€™s lives? You are never too younga€”or too olda€”to make a difference.Since Oprah Winfrey opened a leadership academy for girls in South Africa in 2007, the $40-million school has offered free tuition, books, and housing to 450 students annually. She announced that in 2011, she would shift her focus from heranbsp;...

Title:Celebrities Giving Back
Author:Kayleen Reusser
Publisher:Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc. - 2010-12-23


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