Selena always tries to help people, so she’s doing alot of charity work, she works with Unicef, she’s the part of Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Selena visiting children hospitals and it already became a tradition to give charity concerts almost every year.
Selena’s work with Unicef
In September 2009 Selena was appointed as Unicef Ambassador, becoming the youngest Unicef Ambassador in the United States, since that time Selena has played an active role in advocating for the world’s most vulnerable children by participating in numerous campaigns, events, and initiatives on behalf of the Unicef USA.
On her first official field mission for Unicef, Selena traveled to Ghana in West Africa where she witnessed the work Unicef is doing to help get kids the things they need to survive and thrive—like clean water, food, education and medicine.
Selena believes that everyone can make a difference and wants young people to get involved by taking action to help children around the world.
Charity Concert Benefitting Unicef
Kicking off 2012 on a high note, Selena held her 2nd Charity Concert benefiting Unicef at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, on January 20. Hosted by Jake Whetter of Radio Disney and joined by special musical guests Big Time Rush and Noah Guthrie, Selena Gomez & The Scene performed a sold-out show that raised over $200,000 to help Unicef proved lifesaving therapeutic foods, clean water, medicines, immunizations, and education to children worldwide.
“Giving back has always been important to me. This concert allows me to connect with my fans in person, which is one of the best parts of my job, and to raise money for important causes at the same time. I can’t think of anything I would enjoy doing more,” Selena said of the charity concert.
Unicef Tap Project Celebrity Tap Campaign
In March 2011, Selena Gomez joined Adrian Grenier, Dwight Howard, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Robin Williams in Unicef Tap Project’s Celebrity Tap campaign by bottling tap water from her home for a Unicef sweepstakes and participating in TV, print and digital PSAs. The Unicef Tap Project campaign raised approximately $900,000 in funds in support of Unicef’s clean water programs.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF National Spokesperson
In 2010, Selena reprised her role as National Spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for Unicef campaign for the third consecutive year, encouraging American children to make Halloween count. In her role as spokesperson, Selena raised funds and promoted involvement through media interviews and social media support. To benefit the campaign, she also donated items to a CharityBuzz.com auction, designed a special Trick-or-Treat for Unicef t-shirt for her Dream Out Loud clothing line, and performed an intimate concert and meet-and-greet in Los Angeles, California. With Selena’s support, the Unicef USA raised $4 million for the 2010 Trick-or-Treat for Unicef campaign and coverage of her involvement in the campaign garnered nearly 1 billion media impressions.
Join Selena today and you can help make a difference for the world’s children!
3 easy steps to take action
Educate your family and friends – Visit teachunicef.org for resources about Unicef’s health, education, clean water and protection work for the worl’d most vulnerable children!
Start a high school club – If you are in high school, join our High School Club program!
Selena’s work with Ryan Seacrest Foundation
Established by Ryan Seacrest, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seriously ill and injured children through unique programs that utilize multimedia and interactive platforms to enlighten, entertain and educate.
RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers, named The Voice, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. RSF’s aim is to contribute positively to the healing process for children and their families during their stay by developing these centers to bring an uplifting spirit to the hospital community. We believe access to multimedia experiences will bring patients exciting and stimulating adventures to encourage optimistic thoughts during treatment and for the future. It is also our intent to reach out to the community and involve students from local journalism schools, colleges and universities to provide them with the opportunity to gain first hand experience in broadcasting, programming and operating a multimedia center.
From the beggining Selena was appointed as an ambassador at Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
“I could tell that Selena really understood our mission. I’m so grateful that she’s decided to take on this larger role with us, joining our efforts to bring hope and spirit to seriously ill and injured kids, with her as ambassador, we will continue to expand our programs at children’s hospitals throughout the country” – said Seacrest.
Selena’s work with A Day Made Better
OfficeMax with Adopt-A-Classroom created A Day Made Better – an annual, one-day event that awards more than 1,000 teachers with over $1,000 each in school supplies.
Did you know the fact that teachers in America spend about $1,000 of their own money for school supplies. With this in mind, OfficeMax associates and participating celebs surprised winning teachers with a box of supplies, including a printer, digital camera and other essential classroom materials. One thousand deserving teachers were presented with the boxes of supplies worth over $1,000 each.
“Teachers inspire and shape our country’s greatest asset, our children, and it is astounding that they are left to cover the cost of doing a good job,” said Bob Thacker, SVP of marketing and advertising for OfficeMax. “We hope today’s surprise events will generate a grassroots movement in support of teachers and demonstrate how easy it is to make a difference in your own community.”
Selena showed her support for A Day Made Better by visiting school in Los Angeles and meeting kids and teachers.
Selena’s support for Alliance for Children’s Rights
The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. By providing free legal services, advocacy, and programs that create pathways to jobs and education, the Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who have experienced foster care are able to fulfill their potential.
Since 1992, The Alliance for Children’s Rights have served 125,000 children. Their efforts are focused in three main areas:
Free legal services and advocacy for children in foster care
Training and education for those who work with or care for these children
System-wide reform to change policies to improve children’s lives
Selena’s work with Make A Wish Foundation
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. Make-A-Wish believes a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides them and inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids them serve.
“I wish to meet Selena Gomez” has been a frequent request since 2007, when the actress began her role on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, and the requests grew with the release of Kiss & Tell, her debut CD in 2009.
Selena has granted more than 90 wishes and continues to grant wishes on her concert tours.
Selena is always so busy, but she always has time to help children and make someone’s wish come true. For few years of support for Make-A-Wish, Selena met many children across the world, brough them to her concerts and shows and made them smile. For her generosity and dedication to wish kids around the world, Make-A-Wish honored Selena with the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award.
Selena shows everyday that its not so hard to help people and YOU can do that too, just visit Unicef‘s web site or became a volunteer at the animal shelter. In generally one of Selena’s dreams to change this world for a better and we are extremely proud of her.