It takes someone with compassion to see a need. It takes someone with perseverance to achieve a goal. Dozens of Americans who hold prestigious positionsaactors, athletes, politicians, business leadersawork 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 promiseaand kept itato 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 peopleas lives? You are never too youngaor too oldato 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|
|Publisher||:||Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc. - 2010-12-23|