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Neil Patrick Harris is known for his diverse talents as an actor, singer, dancer, producer, emcee, writer, and even magician. Dude's got serious skills.

Off screen and offstage, he's also known for his diverse philanthropy, lending his fame and resources to various causes including cancer and AIDS research, green building initiatives, clean water access, hunger, LGBTQ support, and books for children in low-income communities.

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I recently spoke with Harris and asked him how he chooses what charities to support. He said that his personality doesn't really lend itself to choosing a singular cause—for him, it's more about the integrity of a charity. "I'm interested in knowing what organizations are actually giving a large percentage of what they get back to the actual charity itself," he says. "And then getting to know the people behind the charity. I'm kind of a stickler for authenticity in that way."

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Country music legend Willie Nelson has a 700 acre ranch in Texas called Luck, and the name is no misnomer, especially for the 70 horses who live there.

They get hand-fed twice a day and have a wide expanse of farm land to roam around on. But most importantly, almost all of them were rescued from slaughterhouses.

Nelson's horse rescue mission has been ongoing over the last several years, and is actually a large part of why he named his property Luck Ranch in the first place.  

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Back in 2013, Rachel Lapierre of Montreal, Canada, won the lottery.

She was to receive $1,000 a week — $52,000 a year — for the rest of her life. And what a difference that extra income has ended up making!

Well, not to her personally, really — but to lots of other people in need.

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It's an undeniable fact that Dolly Parton is America's sweetheart.

Don't believe me? Twitter is full of evidence.

First of all, she's a hilarious meme queen.

Dolly's able to take any old photo of herself (or even an animated GIF!) and find a way to make people laugh.

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