When the name “Rihanna” is mentioned, people usually remember her music and sense of style. I can’t say it’s not warranted, but the third item on that list should really be his charity work. It’s something that doesn’t get much time in the spotlight, but it’s a big deal for Rihanna and she’s probably won more awards for her charity work than her work as an artist.
Let’s take a look at some of RiRi’s biggest charity projects. Who knows, you might be inspired to do your part and make the world a better place.
Rihanna has a foundation called “Hope” which she created back when she was 18. It has a pretty singular goal, which is to help children with or at risk of terminal illness. Cancer, AIDS, …
The foundation provides resources, clothes, supplies and basically anything else needed to improve the lives of these children.
Her diamond ball
Every year, Rihanna throws a Diamond Ball, one of the most exclusive and expensive. The sole purpose is to raise money for Rihanna’s foundation. Although most of the money comes from the huge entry fee, live auctions also take place. This allows the wealthy to spend even more money to support the foundation.
His other foundation
Yes, “believe” is not the only thing. He owns a foundation called the Clara Lionel Foundation, which has helped the people of Barbados and the recovery efforts after Hurricane Dorian in a small way. In memory of Rihanna’s late grandmother, she donated expensive radiology equipment to a hospital in Barbados. This is the foundation that receives funding from the Diamond Ball annually.
Although Rihanna spends her own fortune on charity, she is also one of the celebrities who occasionally raises funds. Think an H&M fashion collection endorsement to fight AIDS or a stand-up TV special on cancer. Last earned 100 million dollars!
She is fighting for education
One of the biggest advocates for global education, Rihanna became an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, which is part of the Global Citizen Program. While most education-related philanthropy takes place at the local level, this project seeks to improve education and access to education globally.
Of course, owning a cosmetic brand doesn’t seem to be associated with charity, but it’s unique to Rihanna. It is an inclusive brand, which means it has cosmetics for all possible skin tones and colors. It sounds like such a simple thing, but apparently Rihanna should be the first, or at least one, to do it on a big scale. I mean, if that’s where we’re going to put the strap, it seems like enough lifting for all of us, right? Let’s all try to be like Rihanna in 2021!