The mega boy-band continues to sell out major concert venues and use their celebrity to support great causes. Last year, the band raised nearly $350,000 for Stand Up To Cancer. They also support organizations such as Comic Relief, Global Poverty Project, Greenpeace, Alzheimer’s Association and Sport Relief.
2014 was the year Demi Lovato broke free of her teen-girl image and became a woman. With a courage rare in someone so young, she went on tour and shared stories about her struggles with self-esteem and mental wellness. She has donated and given her support to anti-bullying charities, children’s mental health awareness and LGBT organizations.
Chris Pratt first made people take notice in “Parks & Recreation,” but it was his turn as the Star Lord in the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” that really put him into the stratosphere. Chris’ easygoing likeability was put to good in use in 2014, as he surprised a group of kids watching the premiere of his film through the Children of Promise and Variety the Children’s Charity of New York, and signed autographs, chatted with the kids and their families and acted like a genuine real-life hero. Pratt also visited L.A. Children’s Hospital dressed as his character from the hit movie, and hung out with ill children for a few hours.
The best-selling singer and actress with nearly seven million Facebook followers and five million Twitter subscribers has been active in social charities such as Communities in Schools, PETA and Convoy of Hope, and is also doing work on behalf of UNICEF, urging teenagers in the United States to help raise money for less-fortunate kids in the developing world.