Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie weren't the only celebrities at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York last week. Shakira was also in attendance to announce a $40 million dollar donation dedicated to helping Latin American victims of natural disasters. Adding to her impressive generosity, the singer also announced a $5 million three-year project to help impoverished children in the region. While she was in town, Shakira made time to meet with New York’s Mayor Bloomberg to discuss other anti-poverty initiatives. About her philanthropic efforts, she said:
"I believe that some of these issues need a vehicle, a bridge that brings people together and that somehow can affect directly and touch directly our generation."
It's nice to see a celebrity matching words with action. And Shakira's awareness of world issues should definitely earn her an A+ in her Western Civilization course at UCLA.
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