The phrase "to give is better than to receive" rings most true during the holiday season. With Thanksgiving already here and Christmas not too far behind, we recognize the stars that make philanthropy a year round priority. Remember: A heart that's full feels better than a belly that's stuffed. For inspiration, click through some of our favorite charitable celebs.

Essence.com
Nov, 24, 2009


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The phrase "to give is better than to receive" rings most true during the holiday season. With Thanksgiving already here and Christmas not too far behind, we recognize the stars that make philanthropy a year round priority. Remember: A heart that's full feels better than a belly that's stuffed.
For inspiration, click through some of our favorite charitable celebs.