By Samantha Menjor for CupidsPulse.com
Picture this: You are helping rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy down on the Jersey Shore. You ask a fellow volunteer to give you a handful of nails and when you turn around you’re staring into the gorgeous eyes of Brad Pitt himself! While the chances of that scenario actually happening are slim, it is no surprise that most, if not all, celebrities attach their name to some sort of charity work. Whether they are boosting their image, expanding their brand, or truly helping out those in need, you can always count on seeing a superstar promote an aid organization at some point throughout their career. However, many times it is hard to differentiate between those who volunteer for good publicity and those who are really adamant about helping the less fortunate. Several stars have been accused of misusing funds or misrepresenting non-profit organizations. So, which celebs are serious about joining a cause and making a change? Find out:
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We’ve watched Angelina Jolie grow from a wild child to a doting mother and philanthropist to a plethora of causes. A good majority of her work surrounds her children, three of whom were adopted from different countries around the world. Her want to help others seems to have rubbed off on her partner Brad Pitt who has joined her on many humanitarian efforts. The parents of six started the Jolie-Pitt Foundation in the native country of their eldest son, Cambodia. The organization focuses on eliminating rural poverty and protecting natural resources and wildlife. Since its beginnings in 2003 the foundation has expanded to provide aid in over 60 countries. Jolie is also a special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, a role in which she will contribute to finding solutions for people displaced by conflict. Are you wondering how she does it all? So are we.