Sometimes giving gets you something. In this case, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift’s giving is getting them recognized. All three appear on DoSomething.org’s just released “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good for 2011”.
The site, which is designed to inspire young people to take charitable action, ranks Taylor at #20 for her many charitable efforts this past year. Those efforts include donating $500,000 to help rebuild flood –stricken areas of Nashville and auctioning off the tap water from her home on behalf of UNICEF’s Tap Project Campaign. In all, Taylor gave away more than $1 million this past year.
Miranda and Blake are paired together in the rankings, coming in at #14. Blake is singled out for his hosting of disaster relief concerts to benefit victims like those of the tornadoes that devastated Joplin, Missouri. Miranda is praised for her fundraising to end domestic violence through the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. (They didn’t mention it, but we certainly will here: Miranda’s main charity, MuttNation Foundation, raises money to help animals in need.)
Who was the top celeb on their list? That would be Lady Gaga. For look at the complete Top 20, click here.
Naturally, country stars are known for their good works. Just last week Danielle Peck held her online auction to benefit Nashville’s Safe Haven Family Shelter. What is your favorite star’s cause of charity? Put it here in the comments so others may learn about the good they are doing and how they may get involved.