Making A Difference Make a donation, lend a hand, be a supporter, and you will make a difference! When people think of the word “charity” or “donate”, they automatically think of money, am i right? Not only does donating money to charities and foundations help, however giving your time and effort as well. There are many ways for people to give back. With all of these different charities and foundations our world is a better place for everyone. Without open-handed people, having charities and different foundations would not be a choice.
Be a generous person and give freely without expectations of recieving anything in return. There are many famous people that donate to different charities and foundations, one person that I am going to go into detail about is Taylor Swift. I really like Taylor Swift, she is a country singer, and her music has made a great impact on my life. When I was growing up I always wanted to be like her, she was my rolemodel! In seventh grade I done research on her, and she was always giving to other people, which shows that she is a generous person.
She has supported twenty-one different charites and foundations throughout her lifetime, and plans on contributing to many more! Taylor’s mother and grandmother were a big influence on Taylor’s country singing career. Taylor’s grandmother was an opera singer, and her mother helped her in various ways. When Taylor was young she performed at talent shows, festivals, fairs, and karaoke contests. She had won money from these events and she saved it, having dreams and big hopes of becoming a country singer.
With help from her parents to pay for everything, Taylor’s family made it happen! Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania and moved to Wyomissing, Pennsylvania when she was nine. At fourteen years old Taylor moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin a career in country music. In 2003, she signed to Big Machine Records. At that time, Taylor was the youngest song writer ever hired by Sony/ATV Publishing House. Taylor attended high school at Aaron Academy, a Christian school in Hendersonville, Tennessee. She graduated from Aaron Academy in 2008.
Taylor has not made a decision whether or not she will go to college, right now she is pursuing her dream of being a country singer/songwriter. Ever since Taylor has began her career, she has donated money to many different organizations. Some of them include Children in Need, Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, Heroes in Heels, Music for Relief, Red Cross, and Wish Upon a Hero Foundation. Taylor does not donate money just to make herself look good, she does it because the charities and foundations she donates to are meaningful to her.
There are many reasons as to why Taylor chose to donate to these organizations some of them being, homelessness, disaster relief, human rights, poverty, abuse, and cancer. If you have not realized Taylor is not a greedy human being. On September 21, 2007, Taylor launched a campaign to protect children from online predators. Following that in 2008 she donated 100,000 dollars to Red Cross for the victims of the Iowa flood. In 2009 she performed a concert for Children in Need on BBC and donated 13,000 dollars to that organization.
Responding to the 2010 flood Taylor donated 500,000 dollars to help different communities get back on their feet. The money that Taylor has donated was raised by performing benefit concerts and having rehearsals open to the public. If you want to make a difference, communicate, offer your money, and devote your time. Not only will it make you feel like a better person, but you will also be noticed for what you have done. Doing this will leave you with a memory that will last a lifetime. Give a little, laugh a lot, and change a life forever!