Best of 2008

Giving Back: The Year's Big-Hearted Celebs

From Oprah & Drew to Brad & Angelina, look back at the stars whose good deeds shone in 2008. By Cara Lynn Shultz


Now that's a "big give!" Appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show in March, Drew Barrymore announced her $1 million donation to the World Food Programme to help feed children in Africa. "I have seen with my own eyes what a difference a simple cup of nutritious porridge can make in a child's life," the actress said. She couldn't have picked a more appropriate spot for her announcement: This year, Winfrey was named the most charitable celebrity in the U.S., having donated more than $50 million.