Shining Stars

UPDATED 04/25/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/25/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT

KELLAN LUTZ

Advocate for: St. Bernard Project

"I love using my voice and my hands to build homes for people who are still in need," says Lutz of his work for the organization dedicated to helping Katrina survivors.

To learn more, go to: stbernard project.org

SANDRA BULLOCK

Advocate for: Warren Easton Charter High School

"The students make me feel confident that our future is in very capable hands," says Bullock of the New Orleans high school she helped rebuild post-Hurricane Katrina.

To learn more, go to: warreneastoncharterhigh.org

MATT DAMON

Cofounder: Water.org

"This issue really resonates with me as a father," says Damon, whose organization helps people in developing countries gain access to safe water.

To learn more, go to: water.org

JENNIFER GARNER

Advocate for: Save the Children

"I don't believe we have to accept childhood poverty as an unsolvable problem," she says.

To learn more, go to: savethechildren.org

GEORGE CLOONEY

Cofounder: Not on Our Watch

"For the few of us who have gotten very lucky in life, there are scores who haven't. It seemed to me that the people of Darfur and south Sudan are some of the unluckiest. Anything I can do to help is the least I can do."

To learn more, go to: notonourwatchproject.org

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Founder: Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation

"I created a foundation and through that was able to build an animal shelter in my hometown. To see love is to see the face of a pet."

To learn more, go to: thecatsfoundation.com

SANDRA LEE

Advocate for: Food Bank for New York City

"The basic need of food for our nation's hungry children must be a priority," says the Food Network chef.

To learn more, go to: foodbanknyc.org

PETRA NEMCOVA

Founder: Happy Hearts Fund

"We bring education to children after natural disasters," she says. "Seeing their suffering pushes you to make a difference."

To learn more, go to: happyheartsfund.org

JOHN STAMOS

Advocate for: Project Cuddle

"This organization saves babies from abandonment or worse," says Stamos. "My involvement is the most important thing I've done in my life."

To learn more, go to: projectcuddle.org

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