It's nice to know some famous people who would rather exercise their superpowers to change the world as opposed to throwing their cash away in superfluous houses and gadgets. So we'd like to recognize these do-gooders. Here our two of our favorite celebrity charities!
OPERATION LOOKOUT® National Center for Missing Youth - is an nonprofit organization that is dedicated to provide support for the families and loved ones of missing or abducted children, as well as the runaways and the abandoned. They have made it their mission to be a source of comfort for fearful families, and regardless of circumstance, they reassure them that their services will be completely free-of-charge. Their "revenue" only garners from the simple generosity of individual donations. Some of their search methods include computers with a special type of software (including programs that can digitally determine how some long-gone children could eventually look like present day), detective casework, victim support, court advocacy, and even emotional counseling for affected families. They're a member AMECO - Association for Missing & Exploited Children's Organizations, an international association that works to give good publicity and upgrade credibility for its brother/sister organizations. A known supporter of the cause is actress, director, and writer Dyan Cannon. She is an International Executive spokesperson for the charity and is one of the reasons why the organization has become visible to the public.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation - is a charitable organization that focuses on finding treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and cures for other neurological disorders. Not only that, they are determined to improved the lives of people greatly affected with disabilities. Their motto is: 'Today's Care. Tomorrow's Cure.' The late Christopher Reeve and the late Dana Reeve dedicated their lives to the cause after the actor's infamous riding accident in 1995 that left him to be a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. The organization was originally called the American Paralysis Foundation in 1982, with Christopher ironically being a supporter of the research and the fight to cure for spinal cord injuries. However after Dana Reeve's death, 17 months after her husband's, the charity decided to honor their hard work and dedication by changing its name to the Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation (one year after she passed on).