Philanthropic Travel: Celebs' Cash to China at Cannes
When you're lolling on the Med in southern France it's easy to forget the rest of the world continues to have its own problems. (That's always been our excuse, anyway.) So it's pretty cool that actress Zhang Ziyi took time out from promoting her new movie "The Horsemen" (costarring Dennis Quaid) to raise awareness for the earthquake relief efforts in her native country.
Having personally donated a million yuan ($140,000) to help people who lost family members or their homes in the quake, Zhang bore a placard wishing "good fortune" to Sichuan province and encouraged other stars to step up to the plate. (Houston Rockets star Yao Ming just shot several PSAs for the Red Cross in the US and China to spur donations.)
If you would like to give to the relief efforts in China, check out nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator's list of top-ranked charities, all of which are either working directly in the disaster zone or have well established partner agencies there.
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