Kathy Griffin Salutes the Troops
STARS GIVE BACK
From giving gifts to dishing out dinners, these celebs make it a point to help those in need
The actor visited Ethiopia, where unsafe drinking water is a leading cause of child death. "As a father, this crisis really resonates with me-but it's a solvable one," says Damon, cofounder of the nonprofit Water.org.
Proceeds from water bottles-designed by Matt Damon's brother Kyle-will go toward clean water projects. gift.water.org
"It is truly important to do as much as you can to help those in need," says the actress, who served meals last Thanksgiving at the Los Angeles Mission.
The actor lent a hand and gave out gifts to homeless children at a Christmas event for Toys of Hope in New York City last December.
TORI SPELLING & DEAN McDERMOTT
The couple joined forces to wrap donated toys in Los Angeles for 2Family.org, a charity that connects mentors with disadvantaged youth.
Last year the singer visited his hometown Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas to give out toys as part of his Compound Foundation's Giving Tour. "Helping kids know they are loved, that's happiness," he says.
"I'm a kid at heart and I love picking out all the toys I would want if I were still little," says the former Playboy playmate, who hosted her Holly Jolly Christmas toy drive last December in Nevada.
The singer hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for local community friends and families at her Miami restaurant Bongos Cuban Cafe.
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