Celebrities and Charities

28 06 2007

moneybags.jpgIt seems that most celebrities could care less about anyone other than themselves. Many of them spend their time in and out of rehab or jail, partying, and going on lavish shopping sprees day after day while looking down on the rest of us “peasants.” However, there are those few who will actually give back to the world. Though, when I look at the list of charities that they donate to, I can’t help but wonder if the money is really reaching the people in need.  I wonder if it is being used to make a change.  So many of these so called aid organizations have been caught time and time again with their hands in the cookie jar (so to speak).

We all know of the many U.N. and Christian charity fund scandals. Some other Examples of charity organization scandals include (I’m sure there are many more):
Red Cross:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/07/29/eveningnews/main516700.shtml

United Way:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A31702-2004Mar4&notFound=true

You can also check charitynavigator.org to read more about charities and their validity.

Also, I question these celebrities. Are they doing this for publicity and/or tax benefits or are they honestly sincere?  Insh’Allah some of them are sincere. I have my own assumptions about which are sincere and which are not. Though, If nothing else, these celebrities seem to be able to raise awareness as all eyes appear to be on them. I have to give them that much.


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28 06 2007
adikbongsu

Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakahtu,

over in Singapore, there a few cases whereby the management “put their hands in the cookie jar”…and its not a small amount.

i wonder how these ppl can feel at ease after betraying the trust that was given to them….

and its only after common ppl caught them in the act and report them to the authority that all these bad deeds came in the open and we realise that the money we gave for charity do not reach those in needs 😦

am soooo angry wif such heartless ppl…

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