She’s sincere, she’s a dance-a-holic and she’s got jokes. Who doesn’t laugh at Ellen DeGeneres’ sarcastic humor? Her high-profile status has exploded since the launch of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but what’s most humbling is Ellen’s generosity, which is consistently in the limelight. Google Ellen DeGeneres charity and you will find pages and pages of news coverage gawking at Ellen’s sponsorship of Susan G. Koman, Stand Up to Cancer, Toys for Tots, Reach Out World Wide, One and more! The list is endless.
Of all the charities it is rumored that Ellen’s top favorites are St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The Humane Society of the United States. Both have an overwhelming amount of celebrity support and do remarkable work aiding their distressed groups. St. Jude focuses on the so desperately needed research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Humane Society is known as the ‘nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization,’ providing rescue & care and addressing both federal and state legislations to protect all animal rights.
Ellen’s face is a charitable brand. Without giving it a second thought and for the sake of taking a selfie with the multi-celebrity crowd at this year’s Oscars, Ellen raised $3M for both of these charities. That’s just ONE picture taken with HER friends. The donation was made by Samsung (the brand of Ellen’s phone used to capture the memorable moment). One dollar was donated for each subsequent retweet of the photo and assigned to the charities of Ellen’s choice.
Behind the spotlights, laughs, and superstar pals is a hard-working woman who’s proud of her roots, remembers how far she’s come and never lets anyone forget to lend a helping hand.
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*original pic from Buzzfeed.com