Back in May, country-pop singer Taylor Swift donated a half a million dollars to the victims of the Tennessee flood. On her last birthday, December 13, she gave $250,000 dollars to various American schools. The 20-year-old who has sold 13 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas all over the world generously gives to numerous causes.
“Because people are the reason why I’m in a position where I’m lucky enough to be able to give back, it’s something that I should do as much as I can,” Swift tells Samaritanmag.com, while doing promotion for her third album, Speak Now, due Oct. 25. “For me, there’s really no list of reasons or guidelines as to whom I will donate. It’s just whatever strikes me that I’m passionate about.”
Since releasing her self-titled debut album in 2006 and becoming an instant success, she has become involved with an Internet safety campaign in Tennessee; donated money to the Red Cross for its Disaster Relief Fund; supported @15, Best Buy’s teen-fuelled social change initiative, and much more, both on small and large scales.
* Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine covering the good deeds of individuals, charities and businesses.