Sunday, February 24, 2013

Beyoncé Knowles Charity Work, Events and Causes

Beyoncé Knowles – the 26-year-old soulstress from Destiny’s Child – is not only one of the great survivors of the music industry, but also someone who cares deeply about people.

The list of charities she supports is both long and varied, but perhaps the greatest contribution she has made is the Survivor Foundation, an organization she founded with fellow Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The foundation’s accomplishments are many, including the Music World Cares Christmas Carnival that enabled over 300 low-income households to enjoy a fun-filled day of food, entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus and free toys from the toy giveaway. The singer also held a series of food drives before her concerts in 2006 to collect the food that was so desperately needed by victims.

Beyoncé was also an Ambassador for the 2005 World Children’s Day, and released “Stand Up For Love,” the anthem for the event which takes place annually around the world on November 20 to raise awareness and funds for children’s causes.

Beyoncé donated a handbag to an auction benefitting Women's Fund for Scotland. But her concern for people is sometimes more discreet, as was shown when she visited two people who were injured during a fireworks accident at one of her concerts, arriving at the hospital shortly after the concert ended. Head nurse Darryl Williams said, “She was just very concerned about the people injured in the audience. It was unannounced and we kept it very low-key so that she could spend time with them.”

Beyoncé Knowles has supported the following charities:

American Foundation for AIDS Research
Artists for Peace and Justice
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
Candie's Foundation
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
Clothes Off Our Back
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Feeding America
Food Bank For New York City
Kids Wish Network
Love Our Children USA
Miami Children's Hospital Foundation
Music Rising
Phoenix House
Save The Music Foundation
Stand Up To Cancer
Survivor Foundation
The Lunchbox Fund
The Samburu Project
Women's Fund for Scotland

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