United Nations celebrate International Day of Charity
Charity is one of the most praiseworthy and most noble acts done by human beings anywhere and at any time of the year, because in addition to contributing to the strengthening of bonds, it makes people feel good about themselves.
Date established by the UN eight years ago, on September 5th, the International Day of Charity serves to recognize the fundamental role of institutions and people from all over the world who practice charity and alleviate the suffering of others, bringing love and joy.
This 5th of September is the International Day of Charity. According to the UN, charity contributes to more inclusive and resilient societies and can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises. The date was chosen to honor the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who died on September 5, 1997 at 87 years old.
For more than four decades, the nun and missionary has worked to care for the poor, the sick, orphans and people on the verge of death in India and other countries. Born in Eastern Europe, in 1948 she became a citizen of India, 20 years after arriving in the country, where she founded the Order of Charity Missionaries of Calcutta.
On this International Day, the UN says that charity helps provide health, education, housing and child protection services. The act of charity also helps with the advancement of culture, science, sports and the protection of cultural heritage.
Celebrities who love to do good
The celebrity world is full of talent, but it doesn’t stop there. There are several celebrities who love to do good and exude empathy and solidarity – and of course, we become even more fan of them. Connect!
Angelina started to develop interest in the causes of refugees when she visited Cambodia to shoot a film in 2000. Since then, the actress has started traveling with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), as an ambassador of Good Will, to give visibility, assistance and protection for homeless people.
The singer has always been linked to social causes and has participated in several projects and charity. But it was in 2010 that she created The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support children and adolescents with disabilities and serious illnesses.
The singer, who experienced this skin problem, was an ambassador for an anti-bullying campaign called Mean Stinks. What’s more, the diva has been spending the last week in Kenya, Africa, doing volunteer work alongside the We Movement organization.
The singer is very active with social causes. He has already performed for the homeless in Newcastle, England, and taught composition classes at an institution that helps people who have nowhere to live. Oh, and it doesn’t stop there… The cat has already donated clothes for an auction, and the money obtained would go to a medical center.