Celebs Open Up Their Hearts And Wallets to Charity

It's easy to forget how fortunate we are. And it's important to remember that there are millions of people on this planet that don't have access to so many of the things that we sometimes take for granted every day, like water, food and shelter. It's great to see that some of our favorite stars recognize this, and are using their fame to help and bring awareness to those who are less fortunate.


Psy and Yoon Shi Yoon have announced that they'll be traveling to Africa to volunteer. Psy has donated money to the Nepal Hope School and has signed up to volunteered and mentor as well. The international star says that he was inspired to help children in need while traveling around the world promoting “Gangnam Style.”

I was already falling for Yoon Shi Yoon's endearing character in "Flower Boy Next Door" but after hearing about his charitable personality, he climbed up my "love" list even more! Yoon Shi Yoon will be heading to Africa this month to work with starving children. Over the past 8 years, he has also hosted the event "Food Truck of Love" and has volunteered in other capacities often.

Song Hye Gyo, star of the currently-airing drama “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” donated all her earnings from her work on a public interest campaign, to the establishment of a Chinese elementary school. The star said she wanted to return the love that Chinese fans have given her in the past!

Song Hye Gyo donated money to a school
Yoo Ah In donated US$77,000 to a campaign to help children in shelters get proper nutrition. The actor also expressed his belief that, although anonymous donations are good, public donations are better because more people will be aware of it, and follow the lead. Look out for Yoo Ah In's drama "Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love," which will be live in April. 

Yoo Ah In donated $77,000 to children
Some of our favorite charitable American celebs are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who spend almost as much time supporting humanitarian efforts as they do filming blockbuster movies. Just a few other big-name celebrity philanthropists and activists include George Clooney, Sir Elton John, and Matt Damon.

It's very heart-warming to see these celebs doing trying to do their part to make the world a better place for everyone. Is there something that a celebrity has done that has especially moved you? Share it with us in the comments!