Hollywood's biggest names know that it's good to give back. Click through the gallery to see some of the non-profit and charity projects they've participated in or supported recently.
On Sept. 30, The Bachelor star hosted the Pickle! for Purpose pickleball tournament with The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, which raised awareness and funds for the Targeting Emotional and Mental Stability Act.
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen
The couple co-hosted the Hilarity for Charity Brain Health Dinner in Austin, Texas on Sept. 30, where they raised $400,000 for HFC to continue its work in Alzheimer's awareness, education, and caregiver support.
The singer joined Dream Day Foundation, Questscope and Playing For Change Foundation for the grand opening of the Zaatari Music and Arts Center in support of Syrian refugees.
Vince Spinnato, Lorna Luft and Susan Williamson
The trio posed together at the Mission Plasticos Gala on Sept. 9, 2023 in Newport, California, where Lorna served as a special guest speaker.
Vanderpump Rules alum Lala Kent told ET, "I had the honor of advocating on Capitol Hill [on Sept. 20, 2023], urging members of Congress to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act, which aims to halt new cosmetics testing on animals in the United States. I am fully aware of the significance of voices like mine in bringing an end to these inhumane practices. I am unwavering in my commitment, and I will not rest until animal testing in the U.S. is completely abolished in the very near future."
Ryan Seacrest and Adam Cohen
Ryan Seacrest and Adam Cohen celebrated the grand opening of Seacrest Broadcast Studios at Cohen Children's Medical Center, in partnership with SNAX-Sational Brands and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, in Queens, New York, on Sept. 19, 2023. This partnership between healthcare and entertainment industry leaders highlights both their commitment to children's well-being and access to quality medical treatment.
The comedian volunteered at Feeding America's Hunger Action Day event at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on Sept. 15, 2023.
The singer-songwriter joined the Fit For The Cure and The Battle Against Breast Cancer at Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace in New York City.
The actor is honored with the Universal Smile Award at the Operation Smile 7th Annual Smile Gala in Houston, Texas on Sept. 16, 2023.
Jason Momoa and Eva Longoria
On August 24, 2023, Jason Momoa and Eva Longoria attended the Night Market series at The Bungalow in Santa Monica, California, where they raised over $25,000 to support the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Maui Strong Fund and the Maui Humane Society.
Tiffany Haddish treated students in Los Angeles, California, to lunch after revealing that she’s partnered with the Arby’s Foundation to donate $1 million to help relieve school lunch debt nationwide on Aug. 21, 2023.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is partnered with Morgan Wallen, the Morgan Wallen Foundation, Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association Youth Development Foundation to lead the community revitalization of the historic Black baseball and softball complex, Parkwood Community Club, in north Nashville. Together, MLB-MLBPA YDF and Morgan Wallen Foundation donated $500,000 each, totaling a $1 million investment in the project.
On Aug. 10, 2023, Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas attended The Children’s Place Best School Day Ever event at the Boys + Girls Club of America chapter in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Hundreds of kids enjoyed a private acoustic set by the Jonas Brothers, and had the opportunity to create their own fashionable and fun back-to-school swag.
Quavo attended the Quavo Cares and Tender ATL Ultimate Back 2 School Giveback at The Gathering Spot on Aug. 5 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The billionaire philanthropist spoke at The Union League Boys and Girls Club in Chicago, Illinois during his Kickz for Kids charity about his quest to donate $1 million worth of high-end sneakers to Boys and Girls clubs across the U.S.
Chuck Lorre, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Richard Ayoub, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marianne Williamson, and Tim Robinson
Project Angel Food CEO Richard Ayoub posed with Chuck Lorre, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marianne Williamson, and Tim Robinson at Project Angel Food's Rise To the Challenge Ground Breaking Ceremony on Aug. 3, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Elissa Kalver and Blippi
In July 2023, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Elissa Kalver, founder of WeGotThis.org, and Blippi celebrated the launch of WeGotThis.org’s Cancer Patient Registry at Posh & Petite Playhouse in Woodland Hills, California.
The rapper supported children’s cleft charity, Smile Train UK, at their Summer Reception event on July 20, 2023 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England.
On June 30, 2023 in Anaheim, California, the television host spoke at the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference.
On June 23, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois, the country music singer's foundation donated $100,000 for the revitalization of South Chicago’s Bessemer Park baseball field, totaling $250,000 granted for revitalization efforts.
Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz
On June 17, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California, Dana Carvey was presented with an award by Jon Lovitz at The Heart Foundation Gala. The comedian was honored for raising awareness about heart disease and promoting early detection and prevention, and also shared his own heart health story.
Danielle Cabral and Ubah Hassan
New Jersey meets New York! On June 14, 2023, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Cabral showed support for new Real Housewives of New York City star Ubah Hassan at the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research's Young Professional Committee Annual Midsummer Angel Gala at the Ned Nomad. Hassan was honored for her work in raising awareness and funds for cancer research.
Meadow Walker appeared at the World Oceans Month reception, hosted by Oceanic Global, on June 8, 2023.
The Emily in Paris star kicked off World Oceans Month at the UN Headquarters with an evening reception, hosted by Oceanic Global, on June 8, 2023.
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen
The couple hosted a Brain Health Dinner with Hilarity for Charity (HFC) on June 9, 2023, at Neuehouse Madison Square in New York City.
Kim Kardashian, North West and Alice Marie Johnson
Kim Kardashian posed with daughter North West and Alice Marie Johnson, who celebrated five years of freedom. Kardashian was honored with the Champion of Justice Award at an event for criminal justice reform on June 8, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.
The country music icon is among a number of A-list stars who are using their platform to get the word out about The Rocket Fund, created by the Elton John Aids Foundation in partnership with Donatella Versace and several other notable philanthropists. The Rocket Fund -- officially launched on June 5, 2023 -- is a $125 million, three-year initiative to accelerate efforts to tackle rates of HIV infections in vulnerable communities across the globe.
Flo Rida and Nancy Davis
The rapper and the founder of Race to Erase MS spoke onstage during the 30th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala on June 2, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.
John Driskell Hopkins, Jennifer Hopkins, Tyler Stephenson and Graham Ashcraf
Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell “Hop” Hopkins, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2022, is joined by his wife Jennifer, Cincinnati Reds players Tyler Stephenson and Graham Ashcraft and presented with a $125,000 check for his Hop On A Cure Foundation during MLB’s third annual Lou Gehrig Day, honoring the Hall of Famer’s legacy, raising awareness and funds for research of ALS, and celebrating the groups and individuals who are leading the pursuit for cures.
Country singer Mickey Guyton performs a heartfelt rendition of "How You Love Someone" for Alzheimer's Association Music Moments Campaign in honor of her grandmother to raise Alzheimer's awareness and encourage more conversations during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness month.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
The Abbott Elementary star partnered with Sonic Drive-In to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week as the brand donated up to $1.5 million on May 9, 2023.
Kimora Lee Simmons
The model hosted SmileTrain's Mother’s Day Lunch at The Hideaway in Beverly Hills, California on May 9, 2023.
Viola Davis, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tiffany Haddish, Octavia Spencer and Chloe Bailey
On May 6, 2023, the stars joined the City Year Los Angeles for their 12th annual Spring Break: Destination Education benefit in Culver City, California, which raised over $2.2 million to help thousands of students across L.A. thrive in school and in life.
The actress attended PATH's (People Assisting the Homeless) 2nd annual Taste of Home Food Festival at Sunset Las Palmas Studios in Hollywood on April 29, 2023. The event featured food from over 30 local Los Angeles vendors, all in support of PATH’s work to end homelessness.
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans
Talk about superheroes! The two action stars made a Super Bowl bet that the loser would visit a children's hospital in the winning team's city. After Pratt, a Seattle Seahawks fan, lost the bet and stopped at a Boston hospital, the duo decided to extend the goodwill to the Emerald City as well, visiting Seattle's Children's Hospital in March 2015.
Allison Holker, Weslie, and Maddox Boss
On April 28, the family volunteers at the NAMI WLA Annual Mar Vista Boys & Girls Club Youth Mental Health Event presented by Alo Yoga in Los Angeles, California, and teams up with Erin Ryan, Executive Director of NAMI WLA and their family foundation, Move With Kindness, to launch the Hearts and Minds program dedicated to Stephen "tWitch" Boss.
The rapper performed at the Power To The Patients event in support of Healthcare Price Transparency on April 27, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
L Morgan Lee
The actress and singer attended the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation New York Dinner at The Modern on April 20, 2023 in New York City.
Keke Palmer, Ts Madison and Karamo Brown
The celebrities posed at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which raised over $1 million to support its lifeline services and advocacy benefiting the LGBTQ community during The Center Gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza on April 22, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Palmer was honored during the event.
Erika Jayne, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Sutton Stracke, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais and Annemarie Wiley
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars attended the Homeless Not Toothless Hollywood Gala at The Beverly Hilton on April 22, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
On April 24, 2023, the actor visited ACES, a high needs school in Los Angeles, California, to kick off Paper Mate’s Thanks to Teachers initiative, where he surprised the school with a $20,000 donation and brought teachers gift bags full of Paper Mate supplies ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week.
The singer performed on April 17, 2023, in Los Angeles, California, for the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter benefit gala at the Skirball Cultural Center, raising over $550,000.
Garcelle Beauvais, Kate Linder and BJ Korros
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and the actors helped out at the Los Angeles Mission Serves Easter Dinner for the Unhoused on Skid Row on April 9, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Adina Porter, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Marlee Matlin, Lamorne Morris, and Julie Bowen
The actors helped out at The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank event in celebration of National Volunteer Month along with Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot. The group sorted fresh produce to distribute to families in need on April 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Julie Bowen and Justin Long
The actors helped out at the Feeding America Hosts Volunteer event at Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on April 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Robert Stone, Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle
Robert Stone, Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle attended the City Of Hope's Golf Classic at the Riviera Country Club on April 2, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
The 30 Rock star helped with Easter food distribution through Food Bank NYC at Queensbridge Houses on April 4, 2023 in Queens, New York.
The singer attended Operation Smile's 11th annual Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge presented by Alphapals, Barefoot Dreams and the St. Regis Deer Valley on April 1, 2023 in Park City, Utah.
Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler
The couple visited Children's Hospital Los Angeles to support the hospital's Make March Matter Campaign, where the actor participated in a jam session and played Jenga with patients, as the model led an arts and crafts project and painted hearts and houses with them.
Jake Thomas, who played Matt Mcguire in Lizzie Mcguire, came into Wagmor Pets Dog Rescue to meet and help these puppies get them a new home. The pups are all named after the cast of Lizzie Mcguire.
Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett
On March 15, 2023, the actress and her husband spent some quality time reading to patients at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in support of the 8th annual Make March Matter campaign.
The New York Giants quarterback teamed up with The Children’s Place to hand deliver Easter baskets to pediatric patients and surprise 7-year-old patient and football fan, Shane McCooe, at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey on March 3.
The Summer House star volunteered with The Assistance League of Los Angeles for its annual Prom Day 2023 event, which provides underprivileged high school girls experiencing homelessness, or who are in the foster care system, the chance to shop at a pop-up boutique to find the perfect dress, shoes, accessories, and makeup for their big night.
Alice Cooper and Mike Mills of R.E.M.
The two rockers perform at The Warburton in Palm Desert, California on Feb. 23-26 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Santa Clauses star brought some Christmas joy by giving back to those in need and serving out meals at the 43rd annual free Christmas dinner and show at The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, California, on Dec. 25, 2023. Apart from food and laughs, the annual event provided free toys for kids, as well as free flu shots, COVID-19 shots and health screenings. Allen volunteered at the event, as well as performed on-stage, alongside fellow comics Tiffany Haddish and Tom Dressen.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The couple took part in a meet-and-greet, said hello to Santa and took home boxes of her viral baking mixes that have sold out multiple times at the Westfield Century City Mall in Los Angeles. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Los Angeles Food Bank.
The NBA star handed out pairs of his signature Why Not Zero shoe from Jordan to students, and treated them to a hot chocolate station, a photo booth and a special basketball performance from the hoop bus in Los Angeles.
Kimora Lee Simmons
On Dec. 8, 2022, Kimora Lee Simmons and her sons partnered with the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles to provide much needed support and services for underprivileged families.
The actress attended the 9th Annual Winter Wonderland Celebrity Toys for Tots Drive, presented by Alive + Well Foundation and hosted by Jordan Kuker, Katie Welch, Danielle Degregory and Mo Mostashari, on Dec. 7, 2022 in Los Angeles.
Jamie Lee Curtis
The Halloween actress attended the Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Disco Ball, where she was honored with the Hollywood Icon Award on Nov. 30, 2022 in Beverly Hills.
The Teen Wolf actress is helping spread awareness by sporting a JOIE x CARE shirt in support of the two brands merging to assist women all over the world as well as the global hunger crisis.
Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian
On Nov. 29, 2022, the famous mother-daughter duo kicked off the holidays by supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities on Giving Tuesday in Los Angeles, California. The reality stars were at the Hollywood chapter to meet with families and build gingerbread houses, a favorite annual holiday activity for the Kardashian-Jenner family.
The country singer, in partnership with Minted, writes holiday cards for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville, as part of his GLOW Holiday Tour.
On Nov. 17, 2022, the NBA pro helped pass out Thanksgiving meals at Jesse Owens Park in Los Angeles, where he grew up playing sports as a kid. The event was put on thanks to the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation, Chef D’s Original Catering, who provided the meals, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star posed at Kathy Hilton's sleepwear launch party, Sant and Abel. The event also doubled as a charitable donation where guests brought gifts for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Nov. 14, 2022.
Kathy Hilton and Kris Jenner
Kathy Hilton launches her new sleepwear line, Sant and Abel with Kris Jenner attending along with family and friends, at her home in Bel-Air. Guests bring gifts to donate to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Nov. 14, 2022.
The Euphoria star is the 2022 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 14th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel on Nov. 12, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. The event raised a record breaking $2.2 million.
The actress attends the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 14th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel on Nov. 12, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. The event raised a record breaking $2.2 million.
Ludacris and Jane Fonda
The actress, who founded the charity GCAPP (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential), was joined by the rapper as she hosted this year's event to celebrate her upcoming 85th birthday and to help raise money for the organization in Atlanta on Nov. 10, 2022.
The Insecure actor makes his way to the 12th annual AmfAR Gala Sponsored by Picticular which took place in Los Angeles on Nov. 3.
The singer and actress attends the 12th annual AmfAR Gala Sponsored by Picticular which supports the mission to help cure AIDS on Nov. 3 in Los Angeles.
The Disney icon joined up with the City of Hope Junior Board to host the organization's inaugural Halloween For Hope fundraiser at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 29. Raven-Symoné also posed for snapshots with Junior Board members Alex Kim, Alyla Crow, Board President Riley Jackson, Zoey Marsh, Maggie Christian and Caitlin Herron ahead of the fundraiser gala.
The Jonas Brothers
The singers attended City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States on Oct. 27 in Los Angeles.
The British actress speaks at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) New York Symposium & Awards Luncheon in New York on Oct. 27.
The Crazy Rich Asians star takes a moment to speak about major key points in her book to help uplift women at the MAKERS conference in California on Oct. 24.
The actress attends and speaks at The MAKERS Conference is taking place in Dana Point, California, Oct. 24 about paving a new way for representation, racial justice, reproductive rights, workplace equity, what’s next for women in Hollywood, new models for equality in sport, developing the blueprint for a diverse, inclusive and better tomorrow for all.
On Oct. 22, 2022, the rapper performed at the Lipton Fam Fest in Nashville, Tennessee. The event celebrated the power of community and awarded the Nashville Black Market with a $10,000 grant to further their efforts to spotlight and amplify Black-owned businesses.
Henry Golding and Pritika Swarup
The actor and model, who serve as Smile Ambassadors for the organization, attended the Operation Smile gala and helped raise over $300,000 on Oct. 22.
The actor attends the 16th annual God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards on Oct. 17 in New York.
The actress makes an appearance at the 16th Annual Golden Heart Awards on Oct. 17 in New York.
The reality TV star attends 16th annual God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards on Oct. 17 in New York.
The actress spoke onstage during the Compassion Gala for the international animal rights organization Last Chance for Animals (LCA) on Oct. 15 in Beverly Hills, California.
Breland performed at the St. Jude Country Cares Seminar, benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, on Oct. 8, 2022.
Julie Bowen and Shanola Hampton
The Modern Family actress and Shameless star volunteered at Hunger Action Day, hosted by Feeding America along with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, at St. Ferdinand's Church on Sept. 23, 2022 in San Fernando, California.
The actress lit The Empire State Building pink with William P. Lauder in honor of The Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Campaign's 30th Anniversary on Oct. 3 in New York City.
Lauren Miller Rogen, Seth Rogen, and John Mayer
The couple and the singer posed at Hilarity for Charity's 10th Birthday Extravaganza, which raised $877,000 for Alzheimer’s care and education, on Oct. 1 at Rolling Greens in Los Angeles, California,
The actress received the Humanitarian Award at the International Medical Corps 2022 Annual Awards Celebration, which raised $781,895, on Sept. 29 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Kim Kardashian, Henry Winkler and Zoe Winkler Reinis
Kim Kardashian, Henry Winkler and Zoe Winkler Reinis attended the TIAH 4th Annual fundraiser for This Is About Humanity event on Aug. 27 in Los Angeles, California. This extraordinary organization brings aid to needy families at the Mexican border.
Kicking off the back-to-school season, The Children’s Place and Kevin Hart unveiled the first community learning center at NYC Parks' Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center today in East Harlem in New York City on July 26.
The 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer performed on stage at the Los Angeles Mission Kick-Off event for the Skid Row Revitalization Project on July 25, and met with the LA Mission's Pastor Troy Vaughn during the celebration.
Lamorne Morris and Harry Shum Jr.
Actors Harry Shum Jr. and Lamorne Morris volunteer with Feeding America at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica to pass out produce from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and raise awareness for Summer Hunger on July 14.
Danny Trejo and Pharrell Williams
The two stars were all smiles as they gave back to the community and served food at the annual Los Angeles Mission Christmas event on Dec. 21.
John Cena and Hailee Steinfeld
The Bumblebee co-stars brightened the day for a few Make-a-Wish kids, bringing them along during the actors' ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in NYC on Dec. 20.
The Golden State Warrior surprised Covenant House of California’s Oakland campus to serve food and give away pairs of his new Under Armour shoe on Dec. 16. The event was attended by roughly 40 homeless youth and was catered by the NBA star's wife, Ayesha Curry’s, restaurant. The couple spent several hours hanging out and taking photos with the youth and staff. The initiative is part of the Warriors’ “Season of Giving” campaign and was sponsored by Door Dash.
The country crooner is putting his money to a good cause. On Dec. 10, Oklahoma University’s Children’s Hospital Foundation announced on Twitter that the Voice star helped establish the Blake Shelton Cancer Research Program. Shelton dedicated the program to his cousin, Aspen Van Horn, who received treatment for a neuroblastoma tumor when he was a 5-month-old infant at the hospital's Jimmy Everest Center. Shelton previously donated $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Center in 2016, while he was playing a concert in Oklahoma City.
The Younger star gifted Cubcoats to children from Operation Progress at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles on Dec. 10.
The This Is Us star signed a Balsam Hill ornament this holiday season to benefit Operation Smile. Ventimiglia's co-stars, including Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz and Susan Kelechi Watson, were among the celeb ambassadors who put their John Hancocks on ornaments, all of which will be auctioned off on eBay for the non-profit.
Inspired by her annual volunteer initiative, Have a Hart Day, the YouTube star hosted a bake sale in New York City for No Kid Hungry on Dec. 8. Along with pals Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig, Hart and company decorated cookies at a local bakery and then sold the sweet treats in Madison Square Park to raise funds for kids in need this holiday season.
The "I'm Yours" singer made the day of kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital, performing surprise mini-acoustic concerts in the halls and individual rooms when he visited patients in early December.
The 30-year-old model helped some adorable little ladies -- in total, 30 childhood cancer survivors and fighters -- down the catwalk during the Runway Heroes to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research event at Kleinfeld in New York City on Dec. 10.
The former Poison frontman hung out with a group of amazing kids before performing in the Toys in the Sun Run charity concert event at Markham Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Dec. 9. The event benefited Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
LL Cool J
The actor-rapper hit the court at the Champions for Charity event at the Americana Manhasset on Long Island, New York, on Dec. 1, where he was a celebrity auctioneer. Proceeds from sales at the shopping center that evening went to Jump & Ball, the basketball camp the NCIS: Los Angeles star launched in his home borough of Queens in 2005.
The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story star helped deliver the keys to three new homes to deserving families in Loíza, Puerto Rico, in early December. Martin's organization, The Ricky Martin Foundation, has been at the forefront of helping rebuild the area after hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. "Our goal and social legacy is to reconstruct 225 homes in Loíza, Puero Rico," he said in a statement, reaffirming his desire to do good in the area.
Yvonne Orij and Aisha Hinds
Along with 100 other volunteers, the Insecure star and the 911 actress joined JetBlue in the Dominican Republic for a three-day service trip in late November. The duo participated in the airline’s philanthropic pillars of youth and education, the environment and community, which included projects like restoring a school for students with special needs and helping build sustainable and affordable buoys to protect the island's coral reefs.
The "1999" singer headlined the Billy Ball Fundraiser concert at The Globe Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 30. The charity performance was held to benefit Billy Clayton, a young English musician who was has spent the last three years battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. A GoFundMe page set up by Clayton's mother is still collecting donations for her son's treatment.
The Will & Grace star read to kindergarteners in New York City during Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27. The event supported Pajama Program, a charity promoting a comforting bedtime routine for children affected by instability in order to help them thrive. "[The non-profit] teamed with @sleepnumber and created a day for these children full of reading that ended with the kids being sent home with a new pillow, a pair of pajamas and books," Messing wrote on Instagram. "I'm so thankful to have been a part of it."
The Wild 'N Out host brought his adorable twins, Monroe and Morrocan, along with him to the Food Bank for New York City's Community Kitchen in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood on Nov. 21, showing them the importance of the Feeding America movement as the trio served pre-Thanksgiving meals and helped seniors shop for food for their pantries.
The Hills alum and his wife, Kaitlynn Carter, hosted "A Night Benefitting Malibu Wildfire Relief Efforts," presented by One Love Malibu & SHOREbar, in Santa Monica, California, on Nov. 20. The evening allowed for guests to make food and supply donations to help those affected by the wildfires in nearby Malibu.
The Shooter star hit the beach for the 1st Annual Celebrity Beach Soccer Match, presented by GACP Sports and Sports Illustrated, at W South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, on Nov. 17. The 7 v. 7 exhibition match teamed up celebrities, athletes and SI Swimsuit models to benefit the non-profit Best Buddies. The game was followed up with an after-party at the hotel's WET Deck that included a poolside performance by Flo Rida.
Kaley Cuoco, Tyson Ritter and Elizabeth Olsen
The trio was among the celebs who bonded at the Sip. Savor. Support. Fundraiser at Wally's in Beverly Hills on Nov. 12. The event raised money for the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Medical Research Foundation, a volunteer-run non-profit raising funds for research of EB, a rare, debilitating genetic skin disorder that currently has no cure.
Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough and 12 of his biggest fans hit the High Roller observation wheel at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 11, to raise funds for Lupus LA, which helps those suffering from the inflammatory disease. “Cheers to all of you for coming out,” Dorough said while toasting fans with JottShots as they soared 550 feet above Sin City. “Thank you for supporting Lupus LA and bringing awareness to this unfortunate disease.” The High Roller was lit up orange in honor of the fundraiser and Dorough, who lost his sister, Caroline, to the illness.
Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed & Sophie Simmons
The Simmons clan stepped out on Nov. 10 for a night of poker at the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation's Heroes for Heroes event, which raised $300,000 for families of injured or fallen LAPD officers and first responders. “There are people in uniform -- our police, firefighters and first responders -- risking their lives right now to save your home, pets and family, and what they get is a few hundred bucks,” said the KISS rocker, who donated $100,000 to the event and was honored for his ongoing efforts in helping the LAPMF.
Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox
All four of the couple's kids -- daughters Schuyler, Aquinnah and Esme and son Sam -- joined their parents at Fox's annual "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" benefit. Pollan, a cookbook author and actor, stunned in Solange Azagury-Partridge jewelry at the gala, which was held at the Hilton New York on Nov. 10 to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox
The actresses, as well as Cox's 14-year-old daughter, Coco Arquette, joined Team Nanci once again to support Hollywood power publicist Nanci Ryder and raise funds for ALS Research during the 16th Annual L.A. County Walk to Defeat ALS at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on Nov. 4.
Laughing for a good cause! The Saturday Night Live cast member performed during the International Myeloma Foundation's 12th Annual Comedy Celebration at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 3. The event was hosted by Kevin Nealon, and comedian Jim Jeffries hit the stage as well.
The award-winning television writer and executive producer delivered the keynote speech at LA Promise Fund’s annual Girls Build Summit in Los Angeles, California, on Sept. 30. Ten thousand young women and girls from schools around Los Angeles County gathered at USC’s Galen Center to hear inspiring words on cultivating civic engagement and voter registration. The event featured an eye-opening dialogue led by Parkland High School shooting survivors and March for Our Lives activists Kyrah Simon and Delaney Tarr, who explained how to mobilize student-driven activism to encourage voter registration. The day closed out with a performance from singer-songwriter Daya.
The Logan star and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, took the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, alongside Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, to announce Verizon Innovative Learning’s mission to raise two million voices for education equality on Sept. 29.
The Pretty Little Liars star, alongside a number of actors and actresses, is joining up with Disney and ABC for a series of cross-network PSAs rallying behind National Bullying Prevention Month and encouraging viewers to #ChooseKindness. The project kicks off Oct. 1
The reality star and her rumored girlfriend, Sophia Hutchins, walked the red carpet together at Face Forward's 10th Annual 'La Dolce Vita' gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 22. Jenner was honored with the Beacon of Hope Award at the event, which celebrated the non-profit's years of providing assistance to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy saves the day! The actress co-hosted an exclusive charity event at Vista Charter Middle School in Los Angeles on Sept. 5 to support the Vera Bradley and Blessings in a Backpack back-to-school tour. The brand's philanthropy pledge will donate 25,000 backpacks filled with food to underprivileged children and their families across America.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and her MLB star hubby spent the day playing with adoptable puppies at their Fourth Annual Grand Slam Adoption Event at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, hours before the Astros faced off against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 2. The happy couple -- who are expecting their first baby together -- cuddled on the field with adorable dogs who were brought to the event from Houston SPCA and Houston Pets Alive. The event also benefited the Wins for Warriors Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering returned military service members and their families which Verlander has supported for several years.
On Aug. 29, the Sons of Anarchy and NYPD Blue alum wore an important message right on his shirt as he helped the city of Los Angeles officially declare Sept. 7 "Stand Up to Cancer Day." That Friday is also when the sixth biennial SU2C telecast will air, which highlights the progress being made by researchers as well as helps raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
Jason and Brittany Aldean
The country crooner and his wife joined friends Shawn Johnson East, Andrew East and RaeyLynn to co-host a charity event supporting the Vera Bradley and Blessings in a Backpack back-to-school tour at Shwab Elementary School in Nashville, Kansas, where the gymnasium was transformed into a super fun midway, complete with skee ball, ring toss and various games and booths for children and parents to enjoy during the fundraiser.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Can you feel the excitement?! Not only are they a perfect husband-and-wife team, they also made excellent ping-pong partners! Kunis and Kutcher got very into their game during Clayton Kershaw's 6th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose event in Los Angeles on Aug. 23.
Just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis on Aug. 25, Hadid visited refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, with UNICEF to promote the well-being and rights of every child and shed a light on the terrible situation overseas. The trip marked the model's first trip with the organization.
The Olympic gold medalist got her game on while co-hosting Vera Bradley and Blessings in a Backpack's kick-off event for a school charity tour at St. Vincent de Paul Center in Chicago on Aug. 15. The elementary school classes were treated to a carnival, where Johnson played ring toss games, made sand sculptures and played basketball with the attendees.
Snoop Dogg, Nelly and Matt Barnes
The "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper and the NBA champion co-hosted the 5th annual Athletes vs Cancer Celebrity Flag Football Game on Aug. 12 in Los Angeles that benefits the American Cancer Society. The event is put on annually by Barnes as part of a weekend-long fundraiser for cancer research and included a bowling tournament and a pool party. Other participants included Andrew Hawkins, Mario and Red Grant.
The Fast and the Furious star made headlines for his previously undisclosed altruism after an investigative report by the New York Times discovered that the actor and rapper has been randomly buying food for people at grocery stores in Atlanta for more than eight years. The heartwarming news about Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, came to light when a woman named Therra Jaramillo took to Facebook to share a story about how the performer stepped in to buy her a cart full of groceries after she didn't have enough money to buy them as she was checking out. The Times' report found dozens of similar stories about Ludacris dating back as far as 2010.
The NBA star and his Why Not? Foundation hosted their sixth annual youth basketball camp in Los Angeles on Aug 3. The camp welcomed over 250 kids, who received a day of fundamental and basic training skills. Westbrook acted as coach and referee through multiple basketball and endurance drills, scrimmages and a mini all-star game. Campers were split by age groups, with sessions for 7-10-year-olds in the morning and 11-14-year-olds in the afternoon.
Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation is dedicated to supporting community-based education and family service programs. The organization works to help children facing hardships of any nature by inspiring, empowering and teaching them to never give up.
On July 30, the newly minted Los Angeles Laker celebrated the opening of his I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The elementary-level school, which operates in coordination with Akron Public Schools, seeks to educate hundreds of at-risk children and give them the resources, extended hours and concentrated attention needed to overcome historic socioeconomic disadvantages. If the students complete the program, James has arranged for them to have free tuition at the University of Akron. "This skinny kid from Akron who missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade had big dreams..." James tweeted the night before the "first day of school" at I Promise. Big dreams for the kids in Akron to give them everything they could need to find their passion, give back to our community and change the world!! This school is that. The people are that. Akron is that."
The pop icon and philanthropist is currently in Malawi to mark the one-year anniversary of the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care. The center, which is funded by Madonna's Raising Malawi charitable organization, is located on the campus of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, the country's largest referral hospital. Since opening last year, the talented staff at MJC has admitted nearly 1,500 patients into its ward, and performed 1,690 pediatric surgeries (more than double the annual average).
“It’s a thrill to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Mercy James Centre, its talented staff, and the committed partners who have worked with Raising Malawi to make this effort a success,” Madonna said. “Our achievements this past year have exceeded our expectations, and we will continue with our mission to better serve the children of this country.”
The Big Bang Theory star posed for a cuddly photo shoot with three adorable kittens from the ASPCA L.A. Kitten Foster Program in honor of Meow Fox Now, the organization's national campaign encouraging pet lovers around the country to foster kittens through their local shelters so that there will be more kittens available during “kitten season” (the time of year when cats give birth). Over 700 animal shelters and rescues around the country are participating in the Meow Fox Now campaign, which ends at the end of July.
Common visited students at P.S. 111 Elementary School in New York City on July 19, for a back-to-school fundraising event in collaboration with Burlington Stores and AdoptAClassroom.org, a non-profit organization that helps teachers and students get classroom supplies. The Oscar winner brought his mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines, along for the visit where he presented the school with a $10,000 check to purchase classroom materials.
The Wonder Woman star made a surprise appearance at Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, on July 13. Gadot rocked her Wonder Woman costume for the sweet visit that put a smile on the faces of hospital patients and staff.
Alison Sweeney, Betsy Brandt and Darby Stanchfield
The actresses joined forces with Feeding America and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for a special volunteer event at the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center in Los Angeles last week.
Sweeney, alongside Brandt and Stanchfield, served lunches of chicken jambalaya and brown rice to around 50 kids before partaking in a trivia game and other fun activities. The event was held to raise awareness for Summer Hunger, the months when school is out and more than three million children are in need of meals.
The “Wolves” singer stopped by Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s oncology prom bash in Orange, California, on June 23. Gomez had a blast while posing for photos with fans at the event, which supports teen and young adult cancer survivors, as well as those currently undergoing treatment.
The Panic! at the Disco frontman announced on the Today show on June 29 that he would pledge a $1 million gift through his Highest Hopes Foundation to GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, to provide resources, training and support to students in need.
Kimora Lee Simmons
Travel for charity! In honor of World Refugee Day, which is celebrated on June 20, the fashion designer/ entrepreneur brought her whole family to Greece where she has been working with refugees from the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa alongside The Unmentionables an organization that works to protect refugees from exploitation and trafficking.
Kimora, who was recently named global ambassador of the organization, was spotted volunteering with refugee children in The Unmentionables' Resource Center in Athens on Tuesday along with her daughters, Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons, and son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou.
"I am deeply grateful to support World Refugee Day and that I can expose my own children to opportunities to make true, hands-on impact for the greater good,” the 43-year-old former model said in a statement. “There are so many strife-torn families and separated children that need our collective protection as fellow humans to ensure their safety – how can we turn a blind eye? These kids look a lot like mine – they are young, hopeful, beautiful souls.”
Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson
Oh-so stylish! The chic parents dressed to impress while enjoying a date night at the Rhonda's Kiss Fundraising Dinner "Kiss The Stars" at The Estate Club's Sky Castle Estate in support of cancer patients in need on June 13.
Cowabunga! The Glee alum made a new mystical pal at the Orthopedic Institute for Children's 2018 Stand for Kids event at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica on June 2. Hosted by Debby Ryan, the gala celebrated OIC’s international impact on pediatric orthopedics through outstanding patient care, medical education and world-renowned research.
On May 25, Timberlake paid a surprise visit to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center near Santa Fe, Texas, to meet Sarah Salazar, a 16-year-old victim of the Santa Fe High School shooting. The "Say Something" singer arrived with a gift for the brave teen, who was shot multiple times when a 17-year-old student opened fire at Santa Fe High School on May 18, killing 10 and injuring more than a dozen.
Whitney Port, Darby Stanchfield and Abbie Cornish
The actresses joined forces with Feeding America, volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica - Mar Vista Gardens Branch's after-school program to serve 75 meals before helping the kids and teens with homework in Culver City, California, on May 21.
Russell Wilson and Ciara
The cute couple helped put on a one-night-only benefit concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle to support greater equity and opportunities for youth and access to the arts. The event raised nearly $1.4 million with proceeds benefiting the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Equity Fund, Russell and Ciara’s Why Not You Foundation, and the Seattle Symphony.
Garner posed with City Year AmeriCorps members during City Year Los Angeles' 8th annual Spring Break: Destination Education in Culver City, California, on April 28. The star-studded party, which was also attended by celebs like Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Hough, Anna Kendrick, Terry Crews and Octavia Spencer, included a performance by Charlie Puth and raised $2.2 million for the non-profit, which supports education in the City of Angels.
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star and Tenacious D rocker performed live at the 5th Annual Light up the Blues Concert, a musical gala benefiting Autism Speaks, where he was joined onstage by musician Chris Stills. The fundraiser was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on April 21.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum teamed up with domestic hunger relief organization Feeding America to volunteer at the Downtown Women's Shelter in Los Angeles on April 17. Garth was joined by a fan who won the Feeding America eBay for Charity Auction, and the two helped prepare and serve food to those at the shelter.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star emceed Run to Remember Los Angeles, which was hosted by Steve Robinson and Janet Crown, at The Grove on April 8. The event included a half-marathon and 10K course and honored fallen officers and first responders.
The Rampage star was all smiles as he addressed the audience at LA Family Housing’s 2018 LAFH Awards in Los Angeles on April 5, where he was honored with the organization's Inspiration Award. The star-studded gala, which was the most-attended event in the fundraiser’s history, raised $1.65 million for people and families dealing with homelessness in L.A.
Garcelle Beauvais and Storm Reid
The pair spent their Easter weekend doing good, taking part in a charity event at Los Angeles Mission on March 30.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
The former *NSYNC singer and his husband celebrated a major milestone on March 29: the adoption of their adorable puppies, Chip and Dale! To commemorate the occasion, the dogs enjoyed a pooch-approved puppy cake, which they dug into after making an adorable mess during their backyard shower time with the Waterpik Pet Wand PRO.
Lea Michele and Becca Tobin
The BFFs and former Glee co-stars hosted a ride at Cycle House West Hollywood on March 24 to support the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles' Make March Matter campaign.
A longtime supporter of No Kid Hungry, Curry looked like she had an amazing time hosting a special after-school nutrition education class to public school students in Oakland, California, on March 21, teaching the kids how to make snacks and sharing her passion for culinary arts. "As a mom, I want my kids to have everything they need to grow up healthy and strong,” she said. “All children should have that opportunity."
Mehcad Brooks, Steve Aoki and James Van Der Beek
The trio jumped for joy at the American Red Cross' annual gala and after-party at San Francisco’s City Hall on March 17. All proceeds from the event went to the life-saving programs and services of the ARC with help from presenting sponsor Wells Fargo.
Troian Bellisario and Patrick Adams
On March 15, the husband-and-wife duo volunteered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for Third Thursday, a special service and volunteer day. Bellisario and Adams handed out coffee, hot chocolate and snacks to nurses and doctors and visited with some of the young patients.
The retired NBA pro was honored by the Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation's most prestigious and longest standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, at the foundation's New York City National Ceremony on March 12.
David Schwimmer and Sterling K. Brown
The Friends alum and the This Is Us star teamed up to join the fight against rare cancers at a Cycle for Survival event at Equinox Bryant Park in New York City on March 11. Cycle for Survival has raised more than $175 million since 2007, in support of research into cancer treatments led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The Olympic figure skater partnered with ZICO Coconut Water to host a workshop for local girls at non-profit organization Figure Skating at the Riverside Park Ice Rink in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood on March 6.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming star made a surprise visit to LA County + USC Medical Center on March 1 to personally deliver the first of $1 million worth of toys donated by Funko to Starlight Children’s Foundation as part of the week-long Marvel the Universe Unites charity campaign and visit patients.
Dave Franco and Alison Brie
The couple and nearly 3,000 cancer patients, survivors, doctors, caregivers and supporters rallied together for Cycle for Survival’s indoor team cycling rides in Los Angeles to raise funds for rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Speechless star Micah Fowler was honored with the Trailblazer Award at the United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles Art Of Care Gala at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Santa Monica, California, on March 11.
"I'm so honored to have the opportunity to represent the disabled community and bring awareness and acceptance to all the incredible individuals with disabilities," Fowler told ET.
Fowler was joined by fellow co-stars John Ross Bowie, Kyla Kennedy, Mason Cook and show creator Scott Silveri and producer Mark Kunerth. Also in attendance was Sugar Ray Leonard. The event raised funds for wheelchair-accessible vans for UCPLA's clients.
Randy Flagler, Kara Killmer and Joe Minoso
The Chicago Fire stars showed their support for Cycle for Survival at an event for the non-profit in Chicago, Illinois, on Feb. 10. Cycle for Survival has raised more than $160 million for rare cancer research, led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, since it was founded in 2007.
The 46-year-old actor and the winners of the Feeding America eBay Charity Giving Tuesday Auction volunteered at the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 9. The Scream actor has been a member of Feeding America’s Entertainment Council since 2008.
The former Vampire Diaries star made her fan, Hannah Stever's, dreams come true with the help of Make-A-Wish. "I wanted to make sure that her first trip to California be even more memorable than just hanging out with boring old me," Dobrev wrote alongside an Instagram pic of herself and Stever in front of a helicopter on Jan. 30. "I decided there's no better way [to see Los Angeles] than a bird's eye view!"
The country singer surprised patients at St. Jude Children's Hospital with a live performance. Eldredge has teamed up with Lyft for its Round Up & Donate initiative, with allows riders to support St. Jude with each ride, impacting the lives of children affected by cancer and life-threatening disease.
ET's Cameron Mathison hosted Childhelp's 14th Annual Drive the Dream Gala at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, on Jan. 13, where the Fuller House star was honored. Stamos was recognized for his longtime support of the organization, which has been treating and preventing child abuse for nearly 60 years. Guests who attended the event were later treated to performances by Jewel and CeeLo Green.
The All-American Rejects singer and his bandmates performed at An Evening for DREAMS -- an event supporting California's homeless youth, hosted by Covenant House California and presented by Delta Air Lines -- at The Highlight Room at the DREAM Hotel in Los Angeles on Jan. 17.
The Charmed alum joined Ady Barkan at the Los Angeles Supports a Dream Act Now! protests at California Senator Dianne Feinstein's office in the City of Angels on Jan. 3.
Victoria Arlen and Tom Bergeron
It was a Dancing With the Stars reunion at the launch of Arlen's new charity, The Victoria's Victory Foundation, during the Winter Wonderland Giving Gala in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Dec. 16. The non-profit's mission is to give others a chance to achieve their own victories by providing scholarships to individuals and organizations that provide support and training for overcoming obstacles and making lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The iconic rock band took part in the second Band Together Bay Area benefit concert at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Dec. 14. The event supported victims of the devastating fires int he North Bay, with 800 seats donated to individuals and families who were impacted by the blazes.
The Witness singer brought kids at Seacrest Studios in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston on Dec. 11, dressing up as Santa and spending time with all the patients. Perry also played for the children, performing "Roar," "Firework" and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
The reality star visited animals at Farm Sanctuary’s shelter in Acton, California, on Dec. 9.
The "Family Table" singer posed with actor Austin Stowell at the second annual Evening to Remember benefit for Brown's non-profit, Camp Southern Ground. The fundraiser raised $1.7 million for the Fayetteville, Georgia-based camp, and guests included Chris Hemsworth and chef Emeril Lagasse. Brown also took the stage with his namesake band for a private performance that celebrated the camp's successful year.
The Dancing With the Stars alum returned to his Ohio hometown to bring holiday cheer to ten Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati families facing economic hardship. The visit was part of St. Nick’s Day, an annual event Lachey participates in that includes a special holiday dinner with gifts, clothes, household cleaning supplies, new bedding and more.
Jessica Alba's husband helped hand out thousands of Pair of Thieves socks at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles in honor of National Sock Day on Dec. 4. The sock brand, which Warren co-founded, has donated more than one million pairs of socks this year and aims to donate over twice that by 2018.
Carol Burnett and Kristin Chenoweth
Legend alert! Burnett presented Chenoweth with the Icon Award at The Trevor Project's 2017 TrevorLIVE gala at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Dec. 3. The Trevor Project is a non-profit crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on ending suicide among LGBTQ youth.
The Life Sentence star spread some holiday cheer when she visited the Children's Hospital Los Angeles in early December. Hale played an undercover game of Words With Friends 2 with a 17-year-old patient named Laura, later revealing herself to her very excited fan. The pair chatted about Laura's college dreams, holiday plans and their mutual love for French fries with dipping sauces. "I am a huge Words With Friends fan and love playing in between breaks on set with my friends. I am so thankful to Words With Friends for making a donation of $75,000 to support the amazing work that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles does to save lives every day," Hale said of her visit.
Penn Jillette, Wayne Newton, Brandon Flowers and Dan Reynolds
The Vegas powerhouses (all were born in or now call Sin City home) hit the stage together for the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert, the largest fundraising concert in Nevada's history, at the T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 3. The event, which also featured acts like Jason Aldean -- who had been onstage when the tragic mass shooting began during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1 -- Blue Man Group, Boyz II Men, Elton John, Celine Dion and Jay Leno, benefited the Las Vegas Victims Fund. “Today, more than ever, I am proud to be from this city," Imagine Dragons frontman Reynolds said. "Music shows that there is nothing that should divide us. Tonight, we are one. We are Vegas Strong.”
The Bachelorette alum's fiancé, Kaitlyn Bristowe, snapped this pic of Booth sporting a mustache to support the Movember Foundation, a global charity focused on men's health that has the goal of reducing the number of men dying prematurely by 25 percent by 2030. The personal trainer has been a Movember Ambassador since 2015.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Keo Motsepe
The Dancing With the Stars pros attended the Thank the Angels Thanksgiving Charity event at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California on Nov. 22. The next morning, Motsepe, who founded Thank the Angels, passed out gift bags filled with blankets, clothes, toys and Thanksgiving food to L.A.'s homeless on Skid Row.
The "Opposites Attract" singer emceed Lupus LA's Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Nov. 17. The annual event raised more than $300,000 for lupus research, advocacy and patient support.
The Twilight star, decked out in HPE Clothing, hosted a charity fitness event at Rise Nation in West Hollywood, California, on Nov. 15. The fundraiser -- which benefited those impacted by the Northern California wildfires that tore through the region in October -- featured a mixer on the patio after the Rise Nation instructors led guests through an intensive 30-minute VersaClimber workout.
The Desperate Housewives alum attended the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 9th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver, Colorado, on Nov. 11, which raised nearly $3.5 million to fund groundbreaking critical research and medical care that will help improve the lives of people with Down Syndrome.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum helped Visit Anaheim unveil their new campaign, "Heart-to-Heart," donating life-saving CPR kits to local high schools in Anaheim, California, on Nov. 9. At the event, she also spoke about the devastating effects of heart disease and participated in CPR demonstrations.
All eyes were on the "Girl on Fire" singer during her performance at the 8th Annual Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Nov. 7. Lenny Kravitz also played a set, plus there was an after-party hosted by will.i.am and MC Hammer at Pier 48. Sponsorships and ticket sales helped bring in a record-breaking $15 million to the UCSF hospitals.
The reality star heiress flew down to Mexico to meet with residents whose lives have been devastated by the recent massive earthquake, and to donate money to relief efforts. Hilton snapped a number of photos with the children she met during her visit, and shared them to Instagram on Nov. 7. "Yesterday I visited the earthquake victims in #Xochimilco #Mexico. It broke my heart to see all these children & their families who lost their homes," the 36-year-old celebrity captioned one of the photos. "I'm so grateful to have met with @SaveTheChildren to make a donation to build them new homes. It's so important to help make a difference in the lives of those in need."
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg
The Daddy's Home 2 stars made a surprise visit to the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital in New York City on Nov. 9, to meet with young patients and sign autographs before some special screenings of their new comedy. The duo teamed up with the Lollipop Theater Network to facilitate the screenings at the hospital.
Rachel Feinstein, Ray Romano and Nikki Glaser
Comedians Feinstein and Glaser flanked Romano at the International Myeloma Foundation’s 11th Annual Comedy Celebration at Los Angeles' Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Nov. 4. The Everybody Loves Raymond star hosted the event, which benefited the Peter Boyle Research Fund and IMF's Black Swan Research Initiative, and also featured sets from Fred Willard, Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron, Robert Klein and Iliza Shlesinger.
Alisan Porter and Gabrielle Anwar
The Voice winner and the Once Upon A Time star embraced during the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, presented by E11EVEN MIAMI on Nov. 4. Anwar also spoke at the event, which raised $2.3 million for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, a non-profit that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The sports icon teamed up with Stand Together to raise $21 million to help empower Dallas, Texas, residents to transform their lives.
Charlize Theron and Geoffrey Zakarian
The Iron Chef joined the Mad Max: Fury Road star on Oct. 30 to host the 10th anniversary of Theron's Africa Outreach Project, which invests in African youth to keep them safe from HIV/AIDS.
The Darkness and Light singer attended the Philly Fights Cancer: Round 3 Fundraiser for The Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine on Oct. 28.
With the help of a 10-year-old cancer survivor named Chrissy, the "Peter Pan" singer turned the Grand Ole Opry's signature barn pink to support the fight against breast cancer at the ninth annual Opry Goes Pink concert in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 24. In addition to Ballerini, Trisha Yearwood was there to perform and introduce Chrissy as this year's honorary survivor. The brave young girl was the youngest person ever to be diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 8 years old, but she is now cancer-free. Additional performers included LANCO (in their Opry debut!), Easton Corbin, Charles Esten, Runaway June and Connie Smith, and $5 of each ticket sold were donated to Women Rock for the Cure, the evening's non-profit partner.
The 38-year-old actress hit the catwalk for a great cause: PAPER Magazine's Runway Benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at The Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles on Oct. 24.
The former Glee star lent his impressive singing talents to the Providence Saint John’s 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration at 3Labs in Culver City, California, on Oct. 21. Criss was joined by the cast of the gospel-rock-n-roll musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! A number of stars turned out for the gala event, including Helen Hunt, Heather Morris, Loni Love, Jay Huguley, Jim Toth and others, and helped raise over $1.4 million for Saint John’s Health Center Foundation and Irene Dunne Guild.
The actress and singer performed on stage at the Rhonda's Kiss charity event at Beauty & Essex in Los Angeles on Oct. 18. She was joined by legendary guitarist Dave Kushner and vocalist Franky Perez at the fundraiser for the organization, which helps cancer patients in need. The event was hosted by comedian Mike Young, while actors Kevin Connelly and Sam Trammell also turned out to show their support.
Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt
The celebrated English musician and the iconic blues queen were honored at this year's Little Kids Rock charity gala at the Playstation Theater in New York City on Oct. 18. Costello was presented with the Rocker of the Year Award by actor Mike Meyers, while Raitt's long-time friend Harry Connick Jr. presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The star-studded event raised $1.3 million for the non-profit, which is dedicated to expanding and restoring music education programs in U.S. public schools.
The Defenders star stepped out in an all-black ensemble to support Childhelp at Riviera 31 at Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills on Oct. 18. The non-profit, which is the nation's oldest and longest dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse, hosted an evening that celebrated "Hollywood heroes" and featured a performance by Bea Miller.
Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens
The former Disney darlings helped man the phones at One Voice: Somos Live!, a fundraising concert in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 that raised awareness and money for disaster relief for those affected by the recent natural disasters in places like Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and Mexico.
The Younger star helped lead a pack of very comfortably dressed walkers across the Brooklyn Bridge on Oct. 14 to help raise awareness for the Pajama Program. The non-profit's goal is to make sure that every child gets a loving, good night's sleep.
The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer celebrated his Ocean Drive Magazine's October cover debut on Oct. 10 at Wall at W Hotel South Beach in Florida. The event doubled as a benefit for Puerto Rico hurricane victims and funds raised at the invitation-only event, which was also partnered with Infiniti, were collected through the Ricky Martin Foundation.
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz
The This Is Us trio was among the many celebs, including their co-stars Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Sterling K. Brown, who stepped out for The Rape Foundation's annual brunch in Los Angeles on Oct. 8.
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold
The actor, singer and Dancing With the Stars contestant came out to the T.J. Martell Foundation's L.A. Family Day event at The Grove on Oct. 7, where he performed his latest single, "Mess." Fisher's DWTS pro partner, Lindsay Arnold, turned out to support the 23-year-old performer. The fun outdoor event raised funds for the Cancer Research Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
The second-time dad-to-be performed at the 2017 Manhattan Light the Night Event, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on Oct. 5.
JoAnna Garcia Swisher
The Reba alum helped out at Smithfield's Make Breakfast, Share Breakfast campaign on Oct. 2, which supported the non-profit, No Kid Hungry.
The retired Chicago Cubs player was in New York City on Oct. 2 to help launch the 2018 Scotts Field Refurbishment Program, which provides product and service grants to five youth-serving organizations that are in need of renovations to existing ballfields.
The "Castle on the Hill" singer found a new A-team! On Sept. 30, Sheeran continued to support the Pablove Foundation -- a non-profit that works to improve the lives of children with cancer through art and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric research -- visiting kids and presenting a check for his donation of $5,000.
Eric Christian Olsen
The NCIS: Los Angeles star is showing off his scruffy side in celebration of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in L.A. on Sep. 24. The motorcycle charity event, which benefits the Movember Foundation, seeks to raise awareness and funding for mental health care and prostate cancer research. Former NSYNC member JC Chasez was one of several other celebrity participants at the event.
The Olympic gold medalist teamed up with the Anthem Foundation, visiting at-risk youth at the Bronx Boys & Girls Club in New York City to teach them ways to implement healthy habits into their everyday lives and encourage them to lead active lifestyles.
Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee and Daniel Platzman of the rock band Imagine Dragons teamed up with Toyota, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival to present a $40,000 music education grant to three Las Vegas area schools. The sizeable grant was awarded at a school-wide assembly at Ed W. Clark High School on Sept. 21 where a group of band and orchestra students performed a cover of Imagine Dragons' hit single "Radioactive," before the group then performed a live set for the students in the auditorium. The education grant will be used to provide musical instruments to the three schools, as well as expand their existing music programs.
The English pop music legend held auditions at Estefan Kitchen in Miami, Florida, on Sept. 20, for his Little Dreams Foundation, where he awarded six young musicians the opportunity to receive his mentorship. The auditions were presided over by Collins, his son Nic, wife Orianne and singer Betty Wright.
Iconic rocker Alice Cooper teamed up with the Starkey Hearing Foundation for a charity event on Sep. 21, benefiting 100 hearing-impaired children and adults in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the gift of state-of-the-art hearing aids. The life-changing event was part of the annual Rock in Rio festival, where Cooper performed. The recipients of the hearing aids were treated to his performance at the festival, and for many, it was their first time hearing live music. Cooper was joined by his wife, Sheryl Goddard, at the heartwarming event.
Kristen Schaal, Jon Lovett and Will Forte
The funny trio posed with furry pals at Beef Relief, a special benefit for the International Rescue Committee, at the Largo in Los Angeles on Sept. 21.
The American Idol winner teamed up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Burlington to surprise three adorable, brave young blood cancer survivors with hundreds of dollars in free clothes for a fun, fall wardrobe makeover. The heartwarming surprise took place at Burlington Stores' New York City flagship location in Union Square on Sep. 19.
Kyle and Kim Richards
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sisters and their kids came out to the Skydog Sanctuary on Sept. 17 to pet and pose for photos with the wild mustangs rescued by the organization and their ranch in Malibu, California. The reality stars were guests at an event the Skydog Sanctuary hosted to highlight their volunteer program in the local community.
While filming his upcoming movie, Between Worlds, in Alabama this weekend, the Oscar winner took time out of his shooting schedule to visit the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile to thank the men and women who put their lives on the line to save people in danger during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Cage met with many members of the Coast Guard and their families and posed for photos while sharing his appreciation.
The Baywatch babe put his muscles to the test at the 31st Annual Nautica Malibu Triathalon, presented by Equinox, at Malibu's Zuma Beach on Sept. 17. James Marsden, Luke Hemsowrth, Beverley Mitchell and Karla Souza were also among the 5,000 participants in the race who helped race over $1.1 million for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program.
A select group of Las Vegas-area high school students who completed the inaugural Young Executive Scholars program got the chance to watch Jennifer Lopez's residency show, All I Have, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood on Sep. 12, then got the opportunity to meet the pop icon backstage after the show.
Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Charles Esten and Tyler Farr
Brice kicked off his inaugural Lee Brice & Friends Guitar Pull by gathering his country music pals together to play a few tunes at Nashville's City Winery on Sept. 10. Jerrod Niemann, Charles Esten and Tyler Farr joined him onstage at the sold-out event, which was sponsored by Diamond Coach and American Born Whiskey. The next day, Brice and his pals took part in the Record Rack Celebrity Clays Shoot, and the combined efforts from the weekend raised more than $100,000 for Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or have been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces.
The Houston Texans player helped out Hurricane Harvey victims in a big way. The NFL pro and his teammates set out to assist at four locations across the Houston area that were greatly impacted by storm. In addition, the Texans players also distributed and donated supplies in accordance with J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, YouCaring.com/JJWatt, which has raised over $17 million.
As Hurricane Harvey continued to devastate Southeast Texas, the country singer and animal lover helped to ensure that puppies were being saved as well as humans. With the help of transportation volunteers, over 70 dogs were brought to a shelter in Lambert's home state of Oklahoma, and another rig was being sent to Houston to rescue even more. "Continue to send prayers and donations," she implored her Instagram followers on Aug. 30, sharing a link to her non-profit, the MuttNation Foundation.
The Teen Wolf star attended the St. Baldrick's Foundation's 2nd Annual Ever After Ball, where he bonded with last year's honored guest, Hazel Hammersley, and this year's honoree, Zein Youseff. The gala took place at CBS Studio Center in L.A. on Aug. 26, and helped kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which begins in September.
Carrie Ann Inaba
Being a cat lady is never bad! On Aug. 15, the Dancing With the Stars judge teamed up with Royal Canin for its National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day campaign, which raises awareness about the importance of preventive veterinary care for our feline friends.
The Victorious alum visited a H&M store in Los Angeles on Aug. 9 to support Girl Up for Back to School. Girl Up is a UN campaign that helps young women in impoverished areas, and Justice has been involved with the organization since it began. "@HM was so awesome to provide each of these Girl Up Champions with backpacks, school supplies, and a gift card for a shopping spree to get them ready to head back to school!" she wrote on Instagram after the event. "They were all so sweet & I feel so lucky to have been able to spend the day with them! #GirlPower #GirlUp."
The former Bachelorette and her daughter, Molly, made some new furry friends in the free-range cat room at the Best Friends Animal Society Pet Adoption Center in Mission Hills, California, on Aug. 7, including this sweet adoptable cat, Jada. Fedotowsky-Manno, who was also joined by her husband, Kevin Manno, was at the center to raise awareness for the #SaveThemAll program to end pet homelessness. She teamed up with with TrueCar, which will donate $1 to the Best Friends Animal Society for every original social media post using the hashtags #SaveThemAll and #TrueCarEntry.
The Pretty Little Liars alum helped the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the All-Stars for Kids program kick off their first-ever Play LA on Aug. 5. She played volleyball with some of the kids and learned a few boxing skills from Laila Ali. Malin Akerman also participated in the event, which included a headlining show by Chord Overstreet.
Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack and Charles Esten
The hunky trio surprised die-hard fan Caitlin Hensley, a 26-year-old Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor, with tickets to the Dayton, Ohio, stop of the Nashville Tour on July 30, which included photos, autographs and a meet and greet. Esten helped set up the VIP experience as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Random Acts of Light campaign.
The actress, author and TV host teamed up with Dairy Queen and took a trip to Children's Hospital Los Angeles to visit young patients and their families, and bring them some sweet treats ahead of Dairy Queen's 12thAnnual Miracle Treat Day on July 27, when $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
To support the 10 Days of Giving program, the Girls star -- a Horizons National Ambassador -- visited students at Horizons Newark in New Jersey on July 17.
The How I Met Your Mother alum brought her daughter, Satyana, along to LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles on July 17. With the help of the Starlight Children's Foundation, the mother-daughter duo got their paint on and helped brighten the day for sick kids at the center.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming star swung by Children's Hospital Los Angeles in late May to surprise patients with a special visit. Donning his official suit from the upcoming superhero film, Holland took pictures and shared stories with the kids.
Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Heather McDonald and Jill Zarian
The country band got a little help from their celeb pals when they performed Sky High Foundation's concert for pediatric cancer research in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 22.
Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Heather McDonald and Jill Zarian
Neil Patrick Harris
Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell
Jimmy Kimmel and Bono
Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker
The country singer took to Instagram on Nov. 16 to share a photo of her husband buying a homeless man a warm meal. "He approached us saying how hungry he was and how he was a veteran from New York. Eric then told him let's walk over and get you some food and the man kept saying over and over again ‘I can't believe it, I just can't believe it.’ He Was so surprised by the kindness," she captioned the snapshot. "I admire Eric so much and am so proud to be his wife. #actsofkindness."
The UN Goodwill Ambassador and her eldest son, Brooklyn, visited Kenya in early October as part of a joint effort by UNAID and Born Free to promote efforts toward the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. During their visit, Victoria and Brooklyn met with families and individuals whose lives have been impacted by HIV, and spent time meeting with government officials and volunteers who are dedicated to the cause. Those who are interested in supporting the efforts of UNAID and Born Free can download the free Donate A Photo app, which is committed to donating $1 for every user who shares a photo from their phone with the app. Click here for more info.
The Deadpool star used his star power to help keep forests healthy and thriving, teaming up with Eddie Bauer and American Forests on their #hug2share initiative and making a special appearance during the campaign's celebratory launch in New York City on Aug. 16. The initiative planted 50 trees for every photo someone posted to Instragram or Twitter that showed them hugging a tree along with tagging @EddieBauer, @AmericanForests, #OneTree and #Hug2Give.
Bryan Adams asked the crowd at his concert in Canterbury, England, to donate money to help 16-year-old Kelly Turner fly to New York City for an operation to help her fight a rare form of cancer. Kelly met Adams before the show to ask for his help, and the Canadian rock star was more than happy to have security personnel pass around a collection bin during the show. By the end of the night, Adams and the audience raised over $13,000, all of which will go toward's Turner's cause.
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter took a night off from daddy duties to team up with fans and raise money to help fight human trafficking at the Rock For Freedom bowling and music fundraiser at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood on July 28. "He's trying to crawl now, but he can’t," gushed Carter about his three-month-old son, Odin. "But his attempts are so cute. I love it!" Fellow musicians Papa Roach and Hoobastank also took part in the event, which was hosted by the Rockers United Foundation and its head organizer, rock photographer Kevin Estrada, and raised $20,000.
Allison Holker and Stephen "tWitch" Boss
The adorable husband-and-wife duo got their game faces on for the 2016 Hollywood Build in Inglewood, California,which was hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and sponsored by Lowe's, on June 3.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry
Kensington Palace shared a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry rocking teal headbands via Twitter. The trio have worked closely with Heads Together to help erase the stigmas surrounding mental illness.
Steven McQueen, Geoff Stults, Scott Eastwood, and Parker Young
The mostly shirtless actors (and trust us, we're not complaining) competed in the Life Time Triathlon on Miami's South Beach on April 3. Eastwood -- who swam the first leg for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- couldn't have been more stoked about the event. "Great morning with great people," he wrote on Instagram. "Get out there and do one thing you've never done before... It starts with one. We are only on this planet for a short time."
Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas
The longtime pals brightened the day of 5-year-old Aiden, a brave cancer patient recovering from a bone marrow transplant, at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. The duo sang "Happy Birthday" to him while visiting the hospital in March 2016.
The Hunger Games star spread some holiday cheer in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, stopping by the Kosair Children's Hospital just before Christmas to spend time with patients. Two months later, Lawrence donated $2 million to the hospital and established the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
New 'Ghostbusters' Cast
Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy donned full Ghostbusters gear during an impromtu visit to The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2015. "Thank you for taking the time out of filming today to put a big smile on our patients faces!" a note on the center's official Facebook page read.