From Demi to A-Rod: 15 Latino Celebs Who are Giving Back


From Demi to A-Rod: 15 Latino Celebs Who are Giving Back

  • Sofia Vergara fights against sex-trafficking in her work with the DNA Foundation. The organization, founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, trains law enforcement officers on how to better identify sex-traffickers and has implemented a tech program that deals directly with predators.

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  • Every year, teachers spend an average of $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies. Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato teamed up with the A Day Made Better foundation to raise money for classrooms. In six years, more than 5,500 teachers have received $1,000 worth of supplies.

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  • A-Rod's love of the game extends far beyond it, to his concern for malnourished children. Rodriguez, some teammates and other MLB players have teamed up with UNICEF to help ensure that every child has proper healthcare, immunizations, clean water, sanitation and nutrition.

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  • Inspired by her special-needs sister, Eva Longoria decided to start her own foundation, Eva's Heroes, a non profit organization based in San Antonio, Texas that helps teens and adults with special needs. She also founded the Eva Longoria Foundation with the goal of empowering young Latinas.

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  • George Lopez founded The Lopez Foundation to raise awareness about kidney failure -- which affects Latinos at twice the rate as non-Hispanic whites -- and organ donation. The organization also works with underprivileged children, adults and military families to help them overcome educational and health challenges.

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  • Mom of two Jessica Alba is all about health and family. The "Fantastic Four" starlet is part of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a cause that represents more than 11 million people, including parents and health professionals, who are fighting to enact laws that protect children and adults against harsh chemicals known to cause serious medical problems.

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  • As a supporter of The Ronald McDonald House, Mario Lopez donates his time to kids and families who are currently seeking support or help from the charity. The Ronald McDonald Family room, usually next to pediatric and intensive care units, provides a place to enjoy a warm meal, relax and talk with other parents.

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  • The Jenni Rivera Love Foundation helps underprivileged families get the medical assistance they need for their children. Jenni is also a big supporter of the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, visiting patients and volunteering when she can and.

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  • Penelope Cruz has donated her time and art to the "Whatever it Takes," campaign. The campaign takes artwork designed by the world's most influential actors, sports figures, nobel laureates, fashion designers and sells them to fundraise for underprivileged children.

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  • After helping to rescue three small girls who had been sex-trafficked in India, Ricky Martin founded The Ricky Martin Foundation to bring attention to the issue worldwide. With the foundation, Ricky works to educate and support at-risk children around the world.

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  • Committed to education, Shakira spends her free time working with ALAS, a group of Latino American leaders working to ensure that all young children reach their full potential and to promote change in public policy.

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  • Wilmer Valderama works closely with The Los Angeles Mission to help bring meals to underpriviliged people and children.

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  • Launched by the Black Eyed Peas, the The Peapod Foundation, Peapod Foundation runs an arts school for disadvantaged and foster teens in South Central Los Angeles.

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