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One of the best qualities of high-profile celebrities is that many give back to their community. Whether it’s through creating awareness funds or advocating through social media, celebrities have the accessibility to make a difference through their platforms. It’s always a hopeful sign for humanity when they give back, especially to their community.

Why not spread kindness to fans who continuously support your career?

With that being said, here are three Latino celebrities who have invested their money and time in helping their community. 

Much respect to these kind souls that make moves to give back! 

America Ferrera

The “Gentefied” director is one of the celebrities in our Latino community that shows up for her people. She’s known to be a huge activist, often involved in Voto Latino campaigns and creating a digital space, Poderistas, to empower Latinas.

On top of all that, she co-founded the non-profit Harness, a platform to “advance racial justice, gender justice, and civic justice by applying an intersectional lens to all of our work and centering the priorities and needs of those most impacted by injustice.”

Ricky Martin

The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” is not only an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, but he also helps out financially when he can. When a tragedy in the form of a massacre struck in Orlando, Florida, Martin reportedly helped raise $49 million to fund a permanent memorial for those who passed away in the shooting of 2016. 

He also used his voice to aid Puerto Rico when the natural disaster of Hurricane Maria occurred in 2017. Besides financial help, Martin uses his social media platforms to raise awareness, urging his followers to “unite to fight against attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, and speak up for the most marginalized among us.”

Selena Gomez

The “Only Murders in the Building” actress is one of the constant mental health advocates on social media. It’s reported that through “her Rare Impact Fund, Gomez is committed to raising $100 million over the next ten years to help give people access to the resources they need to support their mental health.” 

Simultaneously, she raised millions of dollars for charities like Global Citizen and Lupus research. Through social media, she also campaigns for mental health awareness, where she has 332 million followers on Instagram alone. How’s that for change?