Taylor Swift Tops The List of Most Giving Celebrities of 2012. Sure, we all spend a lot of time talking about Taylor Swift and her romances, and of course, her music, which consistently tops charts in country and beyond. Yet, this time Taylor has topped an entirely different, more charitable chart. Turns out, TSwift has taken all that notoriety and money she’s been earning, and used it for good. For 2012, the 23 year old singer tops the list of the most giving celebrities according to dosomething.org. This year Taylor gave the largest sum ever to Nashville’s Country Hall of Fame Museum to the tune of $4 million! She was also the youngest winner of the Ripple of Hope Award which honors leaders in the community demonstrating a “commitment to social change.” Swift also spends time and money supporting the battle against cancer for young people. So, let’s all just take a collective moment, and appreciate the fact, despite what you might think about her relationship status or musical skills, TSwift is one of the folks willing to give back when she wins big. I’ll tip my hat to that.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Lend Habitat For Humanity A Helping Hand In Haiti. In association with the 29th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, country singers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have traveled to Haiti to aid the efforts of non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity! According to CountryWeekly, this is the second time they have provided their support in Haiti. The mission for this trip and this project is to restore 100 homes in Leogane, Haiti, an area that has been suffering since the devastating 2010 earthquake. Garth and Trisha are setting such a shining example of good works! I’m truly impressed that these two country stars are spending their free time helping not only people in need, but people who are far removed from their way of living. So great!